Movie Trailer Voiceover Legend Hal Douglas Dead At 89

Hal Douglas, the voice of countless movies trailers, died at the age of 89. He will be remembered for his famous voice in movie trailers for the likes of: "Forrest Gump", "Men In Black", "Lethal Weapon", and many more. Hit the jump to pay tribute to this legend.

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By JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014


Hal Douglas who often started trailers he narrated with the phrase "In a world ..." has died at the age of 89. Hal's well known voice graced many famous trailers for films such as "Forrest Gump", "Men In Black", "Lethal Weapon", and "Philadelphia". Hal's career spanned over five decades and voiced well over a 1000 trailers.



Hal's only known on screen role came in the trailer for a 2002 documentary for Jerry Seinfeld the Comedian. More than likely when you sat in a movie theater and watched the trailers, 2 to 3 of the trailers were voiced over by Hal.



Douglas's life and career was told in a 2013 short film "A Great Voice". In this short film you can see some of the iconic trailers Douglas was able to voice. Douglas died on March 7. According to Douglas's daughter Sarah, her father passed away with complications from pancreatic cancer. Douglas laves behind his wife Ruth, a daughter, and two sons.
Source: abc.com
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Pasto - 3/14/2014, 6:46 AM
R.I.P

Jesus Joe, whats with you and death man?
NightWatcher - 3/14/2014, 6:46 AM
Why JoeMomma29?!? Why so much Death. :(
JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014, 6:50 AM
Hey someone has to remember these people and give them a proper send out on this site.
Doopie - 3/14/2014, 6:54 AM
that clip was really funny, may have to give the film a watch
Nomis - 3/14/2014, 6:54 AM
Man, he had some serious pipes on him.

R.I.P.
JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014, 6:54 AM
@ Pasto and NightWatcher

IMO we need a obituary section on this site.
JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014, 7:00 AM
@ GoldenOne

That is why I thought it was important to post this article, this man has inspired a lot of young people just by his voice over in trailers. So I am glad I am not the only one who feels that way.

Hence a proper send off on this site.
NightWatcher - 3/14/2014, 7:01 AM
@joe I hear ya, There is just so many death going around so far this year. R.I.P.

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JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014, 7:02 AM
I hope this one actually gets on main.
MrReese - 3/14/2014, 7:04 AM
Ouch.Right in the childhood. :( R.I.P Mr.Douglas!
TheMexicanSuperman - 3/14/2014, 7:06 AM
RIP good sir.
NightWatcher - 3/14/2014, 7:07 AM
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The legendary Hal Douglas the voice of countless movies trailers dies at the age of 89. He Can be remembered for his famous voice in movies such as: "Forrest Gump", "Men In Black", "Lethal Weapon", and much more. Hit the jump to pay tribute to this legend.
JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014, 7:10 AM
@ NightWatcher

Thank you!
NightWatcher - 3/14/2014, 7:13 AM
@Joe

No Problem! ;)
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 7:27 AM
Joe..."the bringer of death"...it's cool, Nail has his cosplay and concept art, you have corpses haha - I do agree, this guy was iconic in the voice-over dept...RIP good sir...

JediPhilosopher - 3/14/2014, 7:41 AM
"When your life is no longer your own.." "What..what does that mean?" LMAO.
JediPhilosopher - 3/14/2014, 7:42 AM
Yep, I'll miss this guy. I used to try to emulate his trailers, but I could never get it right.
Brainiac13 - 3/14/2014, 8:27 AM
R.I.P
TheClemster - 3/14/2014, 8:28 AM
RIP sir

You will forever remain the voice of trailers

@ Joe

Good job on honoring the fallen
TheClemster - 3/14/2014, 8:40 AM
eveybody seems young to you Gus
Brainiac13 - 3/14/2014, 8:44 AM
@Joe

:)
JoeMomma29 - 3/14/2014, 8:59 AM
Awww thanks Clem and Brain!
Brainiac13 - 3/14/2014, 9:22 AM
I just watched that clip......its really funny.

The guy had a great voice.
Odin - 3/14/2014, 9:26 AM
In a world where comic book movies are most hated by the fans of the genre. One man's death upsets them all, even when many didn't even know about him before he died.

But seriously; R.I.P.
wbrowning79 - 3/14/2014, 1:20 PM
Rip
Blanka1212 - 3/14/2014, 3:24 PM
What? This one not deserving of an exclamation point?
Sparrowsabre7 - 3/14/2014, 5:41 PM
Oh man, seems I've been confusing this guy with Don LaFontaine...
mgeoff88 - 3/14/2014, 7:57 PM
Damn... a lot of those movies were part of my childhood. He was a true legend.

R.I.P. Mr. Douglas.
case - 3/15/2014, 6:15 PM
What a voice.

Thanks Joe.
cimmerian - 3/16/2014, 10:56 PM
Thank you, Mr. Douglas! We will miss you!
R.I.P.

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