We all know that Morgan Freeman has the best voice in movies, right? His syrupy, wise, mellifluous tones are perfect if you need someone to narrate your movie. Or play God. Or tell us how the universe came about.
Or, as we discovered this morning when we called our good chums at Revolver Entertainment, when you need an automated telephone menu system and you’re tired of giving the job to some anonymous, dead-voiced robot.
And we know what you’re thinking – that’s the guy from the More Than adverts, right? No. We checked with Revolver. It’s actually Morgan frickin’ Freeman. How they got him to do it is beyond us, but they did and that makes us think that a) we want one and b) if this isn’t the coolest thing ever, it’s pretty damn close.
Any ideas for who you’d like to see record your answering machine message, readers? Brian Blessed (“PRESS 1 IF GORDON’S ALIVE!”)? The Stath (although he might not be able to manage numbers higher than five)? James Earl Jones? Ian McKellen? Rosie Perez? Leave your suggestions, as ever, below.
Oh, and apologies to Revolver for the volume of phone calls they’re undoubtedly about to receive. Sorry for crashing your system, guys.
buticut Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 17:37
Alan Rickman, Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson or Peter Cullen would be awesome for my answering machine
bill the butcher Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 18:27
choose between one option or the other...
your friend the district attorney or his blushing bride to bbbeeeeee
MoJo16 Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 19:17
Ian Mckellan or Alan Rickman. best British voices ever!
Coro1234 Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 19:24
He should say: " Hello, welcome to Wayne Enterprises."
Turd Ferguson Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 19:37
Fran Drescher. Obviously.
Turd Ferguson Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 19:39
Gilbert Gottfried would be a fine consolation though...
coljohnmatrix Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 21:04
Guinevere Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 22:29
obviously Mark Strong. 'Thank you for calling Evil, Drug-dealing, Sexy Criminals International...'
jillian101 Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2011, 23:08
have to say i agree with all previous comments regarding Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp and Ian Mckellan, but having watched the english dub of Howls Moving Castle i could stand to hear Christian Bale on an answering machine.
sigmaomega Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 00:02
Walken. Could you imagine:
HIII! I'm not here right now. OUT!! Doing what? I don't KNOOOW. But I'll be back - SOON. Leave a message.
skate_ratcomics Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 02:11
threshold Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 04:24
Mark Strong Christopher Lee Michael Clark Duncan Kevin Spacey
dunkah Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 09:04
JimmyThe Saint Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 09:22
Get Connery out of retirement to do the phone message. Presh Shix for Shervice Leave A Messish
stephenhickman2 Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 10:38
Gary Barlow. It has to be.
The most boring voice in the world.
Nobody would ever leave you a message because they would've commited suicide.
tommypocket Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 11:20
Kiefer Sutherland, obviously... I'd like to be wearing an earpiece whilst he's doing a sort of 'director's commentary' on everything I'm doing... like Synedoche New York.
Soothing, husky tones in my ear...
I once nearly bought a 6 CD set entitled 'Johnny Cash Reads the New Testament', thinking it would be great to hear his southern drawl for 12 hours... what the hell was I thinking.
Christian Bale in Patrick Bateman mode would be good - "Hasta la Vista, baby"
bdmrmapf Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 14:41
Christopher Walken.... or the other end of the spectrum, Paul Reubens or Hulk Hogan... BROTHER!
colmshan1990 Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 22:58
James Earl Jones. Followed by Mel Blanc, Christopher Walken, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick (or as I know him, Ferris Bueller), David Caruso, Dan Castellaneta, Jim Henson/ Steve Whitmere (original and current Kermit the frog) or John Ratzenberger. So many voices... I'll pick Jones though. The Vader/ Mufasa combination is hard to beat.
loafroaster Posted on Thursday October 20, 2011, 09:42
Morgan Freeman's coolness just went down a notch for me.
FoximusPrime Posted on Thursday October 20, 2011, 12:17
Ian McKellen: "Your call is in a queue...YOU! SHALL! NOT! PASS!
tommypocket Posted on Thursday October 20, 2011, 22:08
Ioafroaster: His coolness has dropped considerably over the last 5 years or so...
Freeman's presence in a film used to be a barometer for class - he'll show up in any old tripe these days...
Ignoring the Batman films, you have to go all the way back to 2004's Million Dollar Baby for his last great role... and I don't count Invictus; tedious predictability to him playing Mandela.
Gaschau Posted on Thursday October 20, 2011, 22:24
ROSIE PEREZ!! Of course...
Leeorami 2.0 Posted on Friday October 21, 2011, 11:20
Joss Ackland with his "Diplomatic Immunity!" voice from Lethal Weapon 2.
jillian101 Posted on Friday October 21, 2011, 15:30
just had the thought that Jensen Ackles might be quite cool, especially if it was in character as Dean Winchester. from Supernatural for those you not in the know.