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Read The Phone Book To Me, Baby

When I read about this list of the Top 100 Voices In The Movies (via Cinetrix),
I instantly thought “Jean Reno,” the owner of what to me is the sexiest
voice ever, anywhere, in the movies or not. And sure enough, he’s on
the list. But #83? Come on. That’s far too low (or is it high?) on the
list. But maybe the criteria are more complex than simply “sexiness.”
If I made a list of the sexiest voices in the movies, he’d be No. 1,
for sure. And Jimmy Stewart, Woody Allen, and Steve Buscemi would most
definitely not make the cut.

5 Responses to “Read The Phone Book To Me, Baby”

  1. snjoseph
    May 26th, 2005 | 8:56 am

    I liked how they characterized Al Pacino as “always over the top.” Yeah, Mike Corleone was one wild-and-crazy guy! How stupid.

  2. cynthia rockwell
    May 26th, 2005 | 9:08 am

    yeah and their blurb about jean reno is very lame: “When Reno speaks English, he manages to blend a “how you say” uncertainty with a deep sense of confidence and wisdom. And, you know, he’s not too Frenchy.”

    they don’t even mention the sexiness! the rasp!

  3. Paul Herzberg
    May 27th, 2005 | 7:31 am

    There are all sorts of wrongness going on in that list. James Mason under Mr T? As I pointed out on my Blog, they don’t have Frank Welker so the really don’t have a clue what they’re talking about and just pulled some names out of their collective ass. Shown by the fact that most of the voices are American and those that aren’t have worked in America. Rubbish, really.

  4. Paul Herzberg
    May 27th, 2005 | 7:34 am

    Oh, and to follow up some of your recent posts, a friend of mine claims Herzog has one of the finest voices in cinema. I’ve just listened to the commentary for Aguirre — it’s pronouced A-gear-uh, who knew? — and I know what he means.

  5. cynthia rockwell
    May 27th, 2005 | 9:20 am

    yes the list is not very imaginative. and herzog has a very odd voice, but i guess it’s a compelling one.