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Fun with Trailers: Can You Identify the Voice of the Robot in Robot and Frank?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 26, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 26, 2012 |

A couple of observations about the trailer: First, the film — about the relationship between a jewel thief and his robot manservant — was a heartwarming hit at Sundance this year. Two: It stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, and DAMNIT, James Marsden can’t land a lead role to save his life. He’s too cute. That’s the problem with Marsden: Cute guys make for lousy leading men because there’s no will she/won’t she tension. OF COURSE SHE WILL. Look at him! And it’s impossible for him to be a jerk, because he’s too cute to be a jerk. WHY WOULDN’T SHE?

Poor Marsden.

Check out the trailer, and try and guess who the voice of the robot is. The name is not mentioned in the trailer, I don’t believe. I’ll give you a hint: It’s NOT Kevin Spacey (which was my first thought), and now that you know it’s not Kevin Spacey, you’ll only be able to hear his voice.

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