The Croods – Top 5 Famous Voices

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The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

The Croods characters are voiced by Ryan Reynolds (Guy), Emma Stone (Eep) and Nicolas Cage (Grug) to name a few.  In this feature we look at the top 5 actors who you may not expected to have voiced characters in films.


Nicolas Cage:

Nicolas Cage is best known for his roles in action films such as Con Air, National Treasure and Gone in Sixty Seconds but is now voicing protective father, Grug in The Croods, released on 22nd March.  The Croods isn’t the first animated film Cage has loaned his voice to, playing Dr Tenma in the 2009 animated action, Astro Boy, Speckles the guinea pig in G-Force released the same year and as Zoc in the 2006 adventure comedy The Ant Bully.


George Clooney:

Renowned for his roles in both film and television since the early 80s, George Clooney has only loaned his voice to one film, as the lead, Mr. Fox in the adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, Fantastic Mr. Fox alongside Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon and Bill Murray.


Vin Diesel:

Before taking on his roles in action films such as The Fast and The Furious and The Chronicles of Riddick, Vin Diesel starred as the lead in the Brad Bird directed, The Iron Giant released in 1999, starring alongside Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr. His only voice credit to date.


Angelina Jolie:

Angelina Jolie has actually voiced characters in several films, starring alongside Will Smith, Renee Zellweger, Robert De Nero, Jack Black and Martin Scorsese in the 2004 DreamWorks release of A Shark’s Tale where she voiced Lola. She has since teamed up again with Jack Black to play the role of Tigress in King Fu Panda 1 and 2 as well as some shorts.


Christopher Walken:

Known for playing a spectrum of roles in films, with a career spanning from television appearances in the 1950s, Christopher Walken took on the role of Colonel Cutter in the 1998 DreamWorks animation, Antz. Starring alongside a host of Hollywood actors including, Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone and Jennifer Lopez. Again, this is his only voice credit to date.

The Croods is released on 22nd March.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.



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