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
Woody - "Toy Story"

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628 741
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Angelica Francine added Bolt - "Thug"

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197 246
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
The Genie - "Aladdin"

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80 94
Charles Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Roger Rabbit-"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

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126 160
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

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138 180
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

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146 195
Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Gollum - "Lord of the Rings" series

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119 159
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added The Great Mouse Detective, The Thief and the Cobbler, Michael Jackson's Thriller - Professor Ratigan, Zigzag the Grand Vizier, Narrator

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103 139
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

10
89 118
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Coraline - "Coraline"

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112 163
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

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133 201
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

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80 125
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

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82 129
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

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4 1
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Shrek 2

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40 63
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave

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88 145
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

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3 1
John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Shrek, Footloose, Interstellar

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3 1
Wallace Shawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story, The Princess Bride, Toy Story 3

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2 0
Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story 2, Monsters University, X-Men: The Last Stand

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2 0
Jason Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Almost Famous, Dogma

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43 72
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Shrek - "Shrek"

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2 1
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

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2 1
Jennifer Saunders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island

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37 63
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mrs. Fox - "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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2 2
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys

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

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2 2
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek

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1 1
Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Finding Nemo, Taxi Driver, The Simpsons Movie

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1 1
Craig T. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Poltergeist, The Devil's Advocate

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1 1
Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant

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1 1
Corey Burton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story 2, Mulan, Hercules

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1 1
Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Raising Arizona, O Brother

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1 1
Wayne Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Jurassic Park, Toy Story 2, Dirty Dancing

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1 2
John Ratzenberger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Toy Story, Finding Nemo

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1 2
Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Shrek 2, Shakespeare in Love, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion

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1 2
James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Monsters, Inc., The Great Escape

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57 103
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Gru - "Despicable Me"

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37 67
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Scar - "The Lion King"

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57 104
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

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40 76
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Donkey - "Shrek"

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34 69
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

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30 62
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

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31 65
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mater - "Cars"

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27 58
Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added 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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27 58
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Iago - "Aladdin"

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18 41
Eleanor Audley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Haunted Mansion - The Stepmother, Maleficent, Madame Leota

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30 65
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Timon - "The Lion King"

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26 58
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Narrator - "March of the Penguins"