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Monday, June 13, 2016

15 Actors Who Should’ve Won an Oscar for Their Voice Work

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 2:15 PM

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Peter Sallis as Wallace, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

The English actor has been lending his voice to the character since 1989. Today, Sallis is 95 years old. “I realize now, though it's taken me nearly 100 years, that my voice is distinctive,” said Sallis. “I'm very lucky indeed.” Other nominees: Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Campanula, Ralph Fiennes as Victor Quartermaine and Nicholas Smith as Rev. Clement Hedges in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.


Ian McKellen as The Toad, Flushed Away (2006)

Once a beloved pet of a young Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace, The Toad was 
flushed down into the sewers where he became a crime boss and leader of his gang of henchrats. British villains are even more menacing in designer suits. Other nominees: Maggie Gyllenhaal as Zee in Monster House.


Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego, Ratatouille (2007)

Giving voice to a tough-as-nails restaurant 
critic, O’Toole was exemplary in the role. Not only did he crave the finest meals, he also loved watching people recoil in fear just before he opened his mouth to say something. Other nominees: Ian Holm as Skinner, Patton Oswalt as Remy and Janeane Garofalo as Colette Tatou in Ratatouille.


Mark Walton as Rhino, Bolt (2008)

This under-appreciated animated film was lost in the remarkableness of WALL-E that year, but I still urge you to seek it out, especially for Walton’s hilarious character Rhino, a TV-obsessed hamster that spends the entire film rolling around in his hamster ball. Other nominees: Ben Burtt as WALL-E in WALL-E; Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu, James Hong as Mr. Ping and Ian McShane as Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda.

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