Film Voice-Overs: Top 30 greatest performances ever, ranked worst to best, include Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

Among the most memorable moments in film history, many have come from actors you never see on screen. They are voice-over performers with some as huge movie stars and others are folks whose names you don’t know well — but they have in common a dedication of getting their character right and the skill to pull it off.Although there have been occasional rumblings in the awards world about the possibility of a particularly celebrated voice-over performance becoming an Oscar nominee — there was some talk of Robin Williams for “Aladdin” in 1992 and Scarlett Johansson for “Her” in 2013 — no voice artist has ever received an Academy Award nomination for their performance. One possible reason is that most voice performances appear in animated films, where acting rarely receives its due. But several of the most memorable voice-overs have been in dramas or adventure films, several of which made our list.In compiling this ranked list, ...

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