Twitter, an app which has been known to raise debates about anything, has now stirred up a conversation about the most iconic voices in Hollywood. Legendary actors James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman were of course at the top of the list as the debate raged on social media.
Between James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman, its hard to choose who has the most iconic voice. Its Mufasa vs. Lucius Fox! pic.twitter.com/mTsnVa7hj3
— Optix (@OptixWasTaken) June 28, 2021
Jones' fans acknowledged Freeman's legendary performances, but still chose the Star Wars actor as the clear winner.
Morgan freeman is awesome and iconic and if it’s for a narrator role then I choose him, but James earl jones just makes his characters have a presence, especially Vader, so him
— Matt R (@MattR1674) June 28, 2021
Many Twitter users apparently regard Darth Vader's voice as "the most iconic voice in cinematic history."
Psst… ^whispers^ Darth Vader is literally the most iconic voice in cinematic history.
— ????SifiChick ???? @ ???? (@Sifichick) June 28, 2021
Others had difficulty in choosing between the two beloved actors.
That's a hard choice. Both amazing voices. Mesmerizing.
— Suzanne (@SuzanneWhitby5) June 28, 2021
Jones' supporters also referred to another one of his iconic performances, playing as the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King.
Oh they both in their rightful form has the most ironic “fatherly” voice, but Mufasa by far is better. When he says, Simba’s name you can feel it in the spirit.
— A Love Novel ???? (@SpeakBlackGurl) June 28, 2021
Jones' most memorable roles also include his performance as King Jaffe Joffer in Coming To America, Mr. Mertle in The Sandlot and Terence Mann in Field of Dreams. Freeman has projected his famous voice in films such as Invictus, Million Dollar Baby and The Shawshank Redemption.
The 84-year-old recently narrated 21 Savage's Savage Mood II, contributing to several tracks. Freeman revealed that he used an iPhone to record his parts, HYPEBEAST reported.
“I think this is the way I think. It’s basically saying don’t suffer fools and when you want something go for that,” the actors said, noting the wisdom he contributes to the lyrics. “If [Savage’s music] is a young people thing, then this is stuff they need to be aware of. So it’s a good thing to do.”
While Jones appears to be the overwhelming winner in the debate, there's no doubt that the two actors have brought joy to many generations of families.