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Old 06-04-2012, 06:26 AM
Location: Texas
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Here's a neat, though a little repetitive, comparison of the George C. Scott version of Patton, from the movie of the same name, and the REAL George S. Patton, Jr.

Quite a difference, huh?

I guess we don't WANT our heroes to sound like one of the Bowery Boys.

Actual Voice of General Patton starting at 1:15 vs. Hollywood - YouTube
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:56 PM
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I've heard Patton's true speaking voice before and was aware that he sounded closer to FDR than George C. Scott. It is nice to see them paired up like this for instant compare & contrast.

President Lincoln has typically been portrayed on screen by actors with deep voices, but all accounts report that he spoke with a high pitched, midwestern twang. He would have been closer to Jimmy Stewart than Raymond Massey.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:03 PM
Location: On the Chesapeake
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And Jimmy Stewart was from Indiana, PA.
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