Movie trailer voiceover legend Don LaFontaine has died

The voice of over 5,000 movie trailers and the man who coined the now-hilariously cliché phrase “In a world…,” Don LaFontaine, has passed on. Ain’t It Cool News gives us a sweet tribute to the man’s work.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 07:30 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Tony D
    on 2008-09-02 at 12:43
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    I think this may be the saddest celebrity death this year, to me, even moreso than Stan Winston. In five or six months, when trailers without his voice are the norm rather than the exception, it’s going to be a very strange place to be “in a world….”

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-09-02 at 13:07
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    Well… another voiceover legend, Hal Douglas (who is still alive and working), is better know for the “in a world” trailers and, in fact, is known as “Mr. In a World,” although Don LaFontaine coined the phrase (supposedly).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Douglas

  3. Written by Keiji Arumena
    on 2008-09-05 at 01:53
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    What the…..poor guy.

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