Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Don LaFontaine RIP

Don LaFontaine 1940-2008

Might never have seen this guy's face, but you've heard his voice. He was Mr. Coming Attractions for years, and, the story goes, the busiest actor in Hollywood for decades. Every limo driver in town knew him, because the studios always sent a car for him.

Made millions -- the catch phrase "In a world ..." was used so often it became his personal cliche. I dunno how summer action movies are going to get along without him -- he was the voice of more than five thousand trailers.

Adios, Don.

1 comment:

Jay said...

I appreciate anyone who can make fun of themselves and Don could do that.
He will certainly be missed.