Gilbert Gottfried

  1. Dustin Hoffman,  Dick Tracy, 1989.   Due to his distinctive, raspy  voice-overs for countess toons,  Gottfried thought director Warren Beatty wanted him for Mumbles. Enter: Dustin! “The only way our names would appear together in the same Hollywood conversation,” the Brooklyn comic wrote in his autobiography, “would be in the sentence: I’ve seen Gilbert Gottfried’s acting, and he’s no Dustin Hoffman.”  Drum roll!
  2. James Cromwell, Big Hero 6,  2014.    Six super heroes. So they naturally require one super-nemesis. Who better than (the masked)Robert Callaghan, head of a robotics at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. The voicing gig for Disney’s first Marvel subject –  after The Big Buy-Out but before Kevin Feige created the  Marvelverse, and  winning the best animation Oscar – was aimed at Jason Alexander, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Jim Carrey, Danny De Vito, John Goodman, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, Michael Keaton, John Malkovich, Eddie Murphy, Jack  Nicholson, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci, JK Simmons, Jeffrey Tambor….plus the great  Gilbert Gottfried, putting the rest to shame by scoring 179 screen roles in 41 years!   They all made way for Cromwell. Ten years earlier, he had created the I, Robot called Sonny, played by Alan Tudyk… here playing Cromwell’s arch rival, Alistair Krei. 

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