Don LaFontaine, the king of Hollywood trailer voiceovers, died Monday following complications from an ongoing illness. He recorded nearly 5,000 movie trailers and 350,000 commercials, programs, files and other presentations.
Endlessly impersonated and parodied, his pronouncements became part of film folk law: many have passed into cliché. He and his collaborators coined the phrase: “Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no way out”. Then there was: “A one-man army”, or “one man, one destiny” and most ubiquitous of all, his oft-used opener: “In a world where . . .” .
Check out donlafontaine.com for a nice overview of his storied career.