People Explain Which Celebrities Have The Most Instantly Recognizable Voices
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Confession: I could never make it through Mulan 2. The reason? Mushu.

In the original movie he was voiced by Eddie Murphy, but in Mulan 2 he is voiced by an actor attempting to recreate Eddie Murphy's voice. Yeah, no.


The actor was lovely, I'm sure, but Eddie has one of the most easily recognizable voices in the world, Mulan was wildly successful (in large part because of Mushu) and you're just not gonna get away with faking that.

Reddit user pokeboy626 asked:

"Which celebrity voices are instantly recognizable?"

And it immediately made me feel some type of way thinking about the injustice of Mushu and Mulan 2. Let's see who else Reddit thinks is irreplaceable for real, not in the Beyonce way.

The Voice Of God

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"Morgan Freeman"

- Snoo79382

"You are now reading this in Morgan Freemans' voice."

"You're not sure why, but the calm long syllables merge together as words - forming sentences in your mind. You did not seek this, but you got it."

"Oh how you got it."

- pierrehagelberg

"I’m not sure how many ATL rap fans there are reading this, but rapper 21 Savage got Morgan f*cking Freeman to narrate throughout his most recent album, 'Savage Mode 2' and it’s one of the most bad@ss flexes I’ve ever seen in music."

"Such a great piece of work. It feels like a movie at times."

- TylerNY315_

"Recently watched Shawshank Redemption for the first time. I didn't realize the entire movie is narrated by him."

"Easily one of the best films I have ever seen."

- Mallixx

"He's the voice of God. Nuff said."

- [Reddit]

That Awkward Moment When The Celeb Responds

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"Arnold Schwarzenegger; specifically his voice going 'Get to the chopper!' "

- ContributionDizzy235

"I'll be 'bekk.' "

- Blackrap1d

"I think my voice is quite normal."

- GovSchwarzenegger

"Wait it's the actual Schwarzeneggar?!"

"I checked. Oh god it is. Awkward."

- NinbendoPt2

"He's had AMAs, it's the Governator himself."

- DeSteph-DeCurry

"You clicked on this thread knowing you would be named, didn't ya?"

- TheOfficialNathanYT

That's Not His Real Voice!?

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"Gilbert Gottfried"

-BornFast

"Have you ever heard his real voice?"

"There was some show where they played a voice mail he left, it might have been Howard stern. Sounds like a totally normal guy."

-funky_grandma

"I got to meet him after a show one time and he spoke normally."

"Honestly, it was shocking haha. Extremely nice guy though, and it was an absolutely hilarious routine"

- beardedrockerboy

"Waow"

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"Owen Wilson"

- wormwormworms

"Wow!”

- 666MF

"It’s more of a 'waow' ”

- FishingHobo

"I swear, I was having trouble hearing it in my head until I saw your spelling and suddenly it just clicked."

- laflavor

The Voice Makes That Character

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"Kronk! Voiced by Patrick Warburton."

- Peacock-Mantis

" 'Oh right the poison.' "

- Snoo79382

" 'The poison for Kuzco' ”

- throwingitaway724

Obviously

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"Alan Rickman."

"Obviously."

- GreenScarz

"Ob-vi-ous-ly."

- UMustBeNooHere

"Ohhb-vee-uhhs-leeee"

- evilkumquat

"I can't imagine ANYONE else who could have done a better job as Marvin in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy."

- Probably_Not_Evil

"One evening I was walking in midtown Manhattan and Alan Rickman was walking with friends about 30 feet behind me. I knew the voice instantly."

"During an interview I heard, he said he was told in acting school that he would never be a great actor because his voice work was so poor. And yet, voice is what made him unique."

- pdromeinthedome

Mufasa

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"James Earl Jones."

- robyndresser

"Probably the most recognizable one. Especially since in most movies you only hear his voice and don’t see him."

- CamNewtonBurner

"My kids were floored last week when I informed them Darth Vader and Mufasa were the same guy, as we watched The Lion King."

- CaptainAwesome06

Ms. Schall

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"Kristen Schall."

- breakthefifthwall

"Mabel and Louise!! Two of my favorites."

- faeriechyld

"I scrolled way too far to find this answer."

"Most voices take a few moments to click. She's just so very recognizable."

- jtotal

" 'We sent FIVE HUNDRED RAVENS!' "

- Kaldricus

"Her character in What We Do In The Shadows makes me belly laugh. Her annoyance it such subtle comedy."

- [Reddit]

"I LOVE her in What We do in the Shadows."

"Hssssss. We sent 500 RAVENS!?"

- EddieLaneWrites

Creative Cursing ASMR

"Shohreh Aghdashloo."

"She has a really husky voice that’s pretty unique, I generally recognize her voice almost instantly in her roles."

- KAYS33K

"I would pay real money for her to release a GPS voice as Crisjen Avasaralla."

" ‘What is this, f*cking amateur hour? Take your d*ck out of your hand and turn the f*cking car before I die of old age.’ 😂 "

- AndrogynousRain

"Listening to her creative cursing in 'The Expanse' is my ASMR."

- Jaralith

"I don't think I've ever heard a voice more distinct than hers. Instantly recognizable. I want her to read me a book."

- Asorae

"Came here looking for this answer!"

"Admiral Raan in Mass Effect 2 & 3, Avasarala in The Expanse, Grayson in Arcane, she has a voice like well-aged scotch, it’s amazing."

- MrsWhittlebury

We Love Nick

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"Nick Offerman."

"I feel like every now and again I’ll be watching some kids movie and a character he voices will show up and I’ll immediately recognize his voice."

- Forwardbase_Kodai

"My husband and I had a bet on if Nick Offerman was the voice of the logo "Fremulon" after Brooklyn 99 episodes."

"He SWORE it was, and turns out he was right. I was so impressed."

- hamsamith

"Watching Lego Movie the very first time I was like 'That is clearly Nick Offerman doing a caricaturic pirate accent' and boy was that an easy call or what."

- cal_mofo

What celebrity voice is completely unmistakable in your mind? Sound off in the comments.


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