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You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til ya understand who's in ruttin' command here. Now we're finishing this deal, ... and then maybe, *maybe* we'll come back for those morons who got themselves caught. You can't change that by getting all ... bendy.

—Jayne
(Adam Baldwin)
[Firefly]
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Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen [8]


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Born:July 28, 1941 (77)
Filmography Rating:6.89 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.55 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.82 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:56.66%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
King Kong [1976](35) => King Kong (voice) (uncredited)
Gremlins [1984](43) => Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
Predator [1987](46) => The Predator (voice) (uncredited)
Transformers [2007](66) => Optimus Prime (voice)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [2009](68) => Optimus Prime (voice)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon [2011](70) => Optimus Prime (voice)
Transformers: Age of Extinction [2014](73) => Optimus Prime (voice)
Transformers: The Last Knight [2017](76) => Optimus Prime (voice)

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The Iron Giant [1999]
  • Peter Cullen, Sean Connery, Frank Welker, and James Earl Jones were considered to voice the role of The Iron Giant, but it went over to Vin Diesel instead.
    Transformers [2007]
  • Throughout the film, Bumblebee communicates using his radio, in a manner reminiscent of the Junkions, denizens of the planet Junk, featured in The Transformers: The Movie, who spoke entirely in the form of television broadcasts. Notable transmissions by Bumblebee include: - The voice of Lt. Uhura from [Star Trek] saying "Message from Starfleet." The role of Megatron/Galvatron was previously played by Leonard Nimoy and Frank Welker, who have also both played Spock in Star Trek. - A line, "Across the inanimate vastness of space," was taken from Orson Welles's infamous 1939 radio broadcast The War of the Worlds. Welles's final film was The Transformers: The Movie, where he voiced the planet-devouring Unicron. - A line by John Wayne from El Dorado. Wayne's voice has long been associated as an influence on Peter Cullen's voice for Optimus Prime.
  • From the original voice cast of [Transformers], Peter Cullen and Charles Adler were brought back. Cullen reprised his role as Optimus Prime; but Adler, who voiced the Autobot Silverbolt in the series, voices the Decepticon Starscream in the film.
  • Peter Cullen described reprising his role as Optimus Prime as "slipping into an old pair of very comfortable shoes that you haven't worn for a while," and was grateful to the fans for wanting and bringing him back.
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon [2011]
  • Peter Cullen's favorite moment in the film is when Optimus Prime meets with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
    Transformers: The Last Knight [2017]
  • Michael Bay originally wanted to pass on directing this film, but was persuaded to do one more by Peter Cullen.