The undisputed master of the movie trailer voiceover, Don LaFontaine, died today at a hospital in Los Angeles. In recent years, Don became a celebrity in his own right, and was far more memorable than some of the films he recorded trailers for. In the couple of interviews I saw with him he really seemed amused that he could do what he did and make money at it, even having a little fun at his own expense on a Geico commercial.
Movie trailers will never be the same because “now, we live in a world” without Don LaFontaine. Rest in peace, Don.