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December 4th was Jeff Bridges' birthday and while he might be forever known as The Dude, Jeff has made a pretty penny doing voice-overs. I read a pretty convincing article once in something called "a newspaper" that discussed the benefits of hiring a well-known actor to do narration for commercials. Not only does the advertiser have to pay the actor less (he doesn't show his face), but the commercial still benefits because the viewer subconsciously recognizes a famous voice. Obviously not all voice-overs have been done by famous actors, but the following people have made a name for themselves in the close-knit world of narration. Check out the unseen heroes of your favorite movies and TV shows after the jump.
Cult classic "The Big Lebowski" released in theaters 13 years ago on March 6th. On that fateful weekend in 1998, The Dude finished 6th at the box office and only managed to rake in a total of about $17 million in revenue. Since then, the legacy has grown - spawning an annual festival called, "Lebowski Fest", an online religion called, "Dudeism" aka "The Church of the Latter-Day Dude", a shop in NYC's Greenwich Village dedicated to collector items about the movie called, "The Little Lebowski", and a Lebowski-themed bar in Germany (bunch of nihilists!). Fans of the movie are jas dedicated as they come. Need proof? The COED abides - just check out this photo gallery of badass Big Lebowski tattoos.
The Coen Brothers remake of the western classic "True Grit" hits theaters tomorrow. If you haven't seen the previews or opened your eyes in the past week, "True Grit" stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and this 14 year old prodigy Hailee Steinfeld. Bridges plays a tough U.S. Marshal who helps a stubborn young woman played by Steinfeld track down her father's murderer. They showed a clip from the movie on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and she was unbelievably good. Anyway, you should go see it. Also, here are 8 other westerns that should be in your Netflix queue.
Last weekend Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader took the crown at the box office pulling in $24 mil while the combined firepower of A-listers Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie couldn't push The Tourist to crack $20 mil. Meanwhile The Fighter pulled in close to a $75,000 per screen average from 4 engagements. Black Swan is like the Black Hole of cinema, expanding rapidly. This week's entries include an aging love triangle, a talking, stealing bear, platonic parents, and the return of Tron!
The 2010 summer blockbuster season hosted a slew of disappointing flicks, prompting critics and film-goers to crown 2010 "The Worst Movie Year Ever" by mid-July. This verdict is understandable given the mega-flops of the early summer (Robin Hood, A-Team), but it's a bit premature. When 2010 comes to a close, these 8 films might just save the year from being the worst ever.