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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Thorin Oakenshield with sound clips and images.
Thorin Oakenshield is the King of the Dwarves and rightful ruler of the Lonely Mountain, which had been taken over by Smaug the Dragon. He is quite stern and haughty and not particularly inspiring or clever as a leader. He has a habit of sitting down and singing about gold, which is most definitely not a sign of his bitterness about his kingdom being taken.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Mon Jul 11 2011, 6 Comments, Add Comment
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The Hobbit (1977)
Thorin OakenshieldHans Conried
Hans Conried
The Hobbit (2003)
ThorinClive Revill
Clive Revill

EDITOR'S OPINION

While Conried's Thorin is competently acted, the softness of his voice doesn't quite demand attention as someone who is supposedly a king. Revill has a harsher, hardier sound for Thorin that better fits his aged and stern persona, so he gets the upper hand here.

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Starscreamsfan
said at 2:55 PM on Fri Dec 19 2014
Both did an excellent job, but I'm leaning more towards Hans Conried.
Ross123
said at 11:24 AM on Tue Jul 29 2014
My vote is going to Clive as he does indeed sound like a grumpy old dwarf leader.

Han was also pretty good too (RIP to him).
Bartimaeus
said at 6:13 AM on Sat Jan 18 2014
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Clive Revill, but Hans Conried is good too. I think it would be interesting if Richard Armitage voicing Thorin in a video game or something, he's great in the movies.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:24 PM on Mon Jan 20 2014
@Bartimaeus I think Steve Blum or Kevin Michael Richardson would be great for an Armitage-inspired Thorin.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 1:54 PM on Mon May 28 2012
I love Conried, but I'm going with Revill.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:23 PM on Sat Jul 16 2011
Both are good fits, but Conried actually did alot better than just that clip suggested. When he was angry or stern, he did a rough voice pretty well.


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