Sean Connery

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  1. QLRformer

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    According to IMDb and Wikipedia, his (unhelmeted) likeness was used for Sentinel Prime. Casting Connery as Sentinel would have been, well not as awesome as Nimoy, but still an awesome decision.

    He’d also have made a great Jetfire.
     
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    *In best Sean Connery voice* It'sh too late, the damage ish done.
     
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    If they had gotten Connery to voice him, it would have been cool if, during his fight with Prime, he would have said "there can be only one!"
     
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    I'll just leave this here

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    Sentinel: "Optimush, it'sh your old pal Shentinel. It'sh sho good to shee you after all theshe yearsh. Shhhhake my hand. How are the Autobotsh theshe daysh?"

    "Optimus activates the windscreen wipers on his chest*
     
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    Makes two. Pop for me though.

    Wish he voiced someone in DOTM, even one of the wreckers.
     
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    Even though I loved Nimoy as SP and thought he resembled nimoy alot anyway, if they were going for him to look like connery they should have tried to get him, they had mixmaster look like brendan gleeson and should have got him for to voice mix in rotf.

    I think the characters should be modelled after the VAs in a way like Optimus Prime is because it gives the VA appreciation and their facial movements are more in the character.
     
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    On a similar note, several of my family members thought Optimus was voiced by Sean Connery during the first movie.
     
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    Would have been cool. I mean Sentinel even looks like Connery.
     
  12. TylerMirage

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    Because the early concept art for Mixmaster revealed him to a be a friendlier looking Autobot. His face was fuller and fatter and more human like.

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    Now of course, in the final film he's a Decepticon with a insect-ish/crab-ish looking monster head and no audible English lines (I believe it's simply garbled Cybertronian). So there really would've been no point to have Gleeson in the movie as Mixmaster.

    *Now, on a separate note, I love that Springer/Osprey head design! Looks like he's got goggles on and even a small communique headset! Makes sense, given his aerial alt mode.

    But I agree, I would've like it if the character's faces and models even slightly resembled their human counterparts. Not so much as in Avatar or Shark Tale, but just subtle design influences. But I understand why they didn't, I mean, some of the VAs weren't finalized until a couple of months before the end of pre-production. Why bother designing a head for a character to resemble the VA when you won't know their VA for sure until well into filming? At least they try and work in some of the physicality of the VAs performance into the character.
     
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    "I bring you Shybertron; You're home! And shtill you choosh humanity!"

    "Optimush! You forget your plashe!"

    "You must undershtand, why, I had to betray you!"
     
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    I'm actully a fan of Connery's work so I think for him to voice Sentinal would actully be pretty darn cool.
     
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    With the voice distortion I think most veteran actors would have pulled off a decent SP, Nimoy did a good job.

    My fanboy G spot would have been hit by Connery voicing Destro, or what the hell, even playing him.
     
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    In the first movie, maybe. I still think only a select few could've pulled off Sentinel. The fact that RotF and DotM had very little voice distortion is also a factor. Plus, keep in mind that what we hear of Sentinel in the movie is 99.999% natural Leonard Nimoy. Very little - if any - distortion. The fact that his natural voice fits uncannily well with the character says something.

    Sean Connery as Destro? :bay 
     
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    I'm not sure what I would've thought of Sean Connery voicing Sentinel, but I do see the facial likeness.

    (Coming up with Connery-esque quotes from Sentinel Prime sure seems fun, though. : D)

    Optimus: "Come down here, Sentinel!"
    Sentinel: "Junior...er, I mean Optimus...you forget your place!"
     
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    I wish this happened. I take back what I said about Leonard Nimoy (and sorta Liam Neeson) being the only people who could pull off Sentinel.
     
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    That's the pic I seen, the insectoid look did take over in rotf it seems. Yeah it does seem vas are left to late but surely ilm could have an idea of a character and then slightly modify the character. I know some characters are meant to be alien and resemble different things like wj in dotm who should have been voiced as a german I think with einsteins head. I would be unhappy as a VA if my characters face was made to resemble someone else, someone as famous as Nimoy shouldn't have settled for having a sean connery looking character. Do you know what I mean?
     

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