Film The Best Voiceover Performances in Film  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite voiceover performance, not just your favorite actor.

This list contains information about the best voiceover performances in film, ranked by your votes. Several famous actors and actresses have shared their famous voices in film. Some of these celebrities voiced iconic animated characters, while others narrated classic films. Several Academy Award winners have given great voiceover performances.

Who has given some of the best voiceover performances in film? Robin Williams is at the top of the list. Robin Williams' iconic performance as the Genie in Aladdin is one of the best vocal roles in any Disney film. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen also gave great performances as Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films. Johnny Depp brought the character of Rango to life with his expressive vocals.

Some of the best vocal performances come as narrations. Alec Baldwin's soothing voiceover work flavored the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, as he narrated the story of the dysfunctional family. Perhaps the best non-animated vocal performance comes courtesy of Morgan Freeman in March of the Penguins. Bruce Willis also gave a memorable performance in the Look Who's Talking films with his trademark vocals.

Which voiceover performance is your favorite? Vote on this list, and let your voice be heard in the comments section.

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Hanks Woody - "Toy Story"

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Angelica Francine added Randy Savage Bolt - "Thug"

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Robin Williams The Genie - "Aladdin"

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Charles Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Charles Fleischer Roger Rabbit-"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Billy Crystal Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Angela Lansbury Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

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Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Andy Serkis Gollum - "Lord of the Rings" series

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Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Vincent Price The Great Mouse Detective, The Thief and the Cobbler, Michael Jackson's Thriller - Professor Ratigan, Zigzag the Grand Vizier, Narrator

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Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Dakota Fanning Coraline - "Coraline"

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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Matthew Broderick Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Whoopi Goldberg Shenzi - "The Lion King"

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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tim Allen Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Ellen DeGeneres Dory - "Finding Nemo"

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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
John Goodman James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Julie Andrews The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Shrek 2

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Wallace Shawn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Wallace Shawn Toy Story, The Princess Bride, Toy Story 3

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John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added John Lithgow Shrek, Footloose, Interstellar

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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Antonio Banderas Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Michael J. Fox Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

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Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Mark Hamill Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

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Jennifer Saunders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Jennifer Saunders Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island

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Jason Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Jason Lee The Incredibles, Almost Famous, Dogma

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Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Kelsey Grammer Toy Story 2, Monsters University, X-Men: The Last Stand

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mike Myers Shrek - "Shrek"

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Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Jim Cummings The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys

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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Don Rickles Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Meryl Streep Mrs. Fox - "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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Craig T. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Craig T. Nelson The Incredibles, Poltergeist, The Devil's Advocate

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Corey Burton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Corey Burton Toy Story 2, Mulan, Hercules

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Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Brad Bird The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant

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Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Albert Brooks Finding Nemo, Taxi Driver, The Simpsons Movie

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Wayne Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Wayne Knight Jurassic Park, Toy Story 2, Dirty Dancing

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John Ratzenberger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added John Ratzenberger Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Toy Story, Finding Nemo

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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added James Coburn Monsters, Inc., The Great Escape

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Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Holly Hunter The Incredibles, Raising Arizona, O Brother

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Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Rupert Everett Shrek 2, Shakespeare in Love, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Steve Carell Gru - "Despicable Me"

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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Jeremy Irons Scar - "The Lion King"

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
James Earl Jones Mufasa - "The Lion King"

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Eddie Murphy Donkey - "Shrek"

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Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Danny DeVito The Lorax - "The Lorax"

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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Ed Asner Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

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Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Larry the Cable Guy Mater - "Cars"

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Eleanor Audley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Eleanor Audley Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Haunted Mansion - The Stepmother, Maleficent, Madame Leota

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Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Gilbert Gottfried Iago - "Aladdin"

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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Matt Stone South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut -  Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Saddam Hussein / Terrance Henry Stoot / Big Gay Al / Ticket Taker / Jimbo Kearn / Gerald Broflovski Additional Voices

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Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Nathan Lane Timon - "The Lion King"

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Morgan Freeman Narrator - "March of the Penguins"