Five Favorite Films with Keith David
The villain of Disney's The Princess and the Frog chats with RT!
Whether you realize it or not, you probably already know who actor Keith David is, even if his name is not immediately familiar. Are you a fan of John Carpenter's cult classic films The Thing and They Live? Have you seen any of Ken Burns' documentaries on PBS? Did you grow up watching the popular animated television series Gargoyles? And more recently, have you played such blockbuster video games as Mass Effect, Halo 2 or 3, or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you know who Keith David is.
The Harlem born actor has amassed an impressive list of credits on stage and in film, television, and video games, earning himself two Emmys and even a Tony nomination for his work. His distinctive voice is one of his trademarks, and this week, he lends it to Disney's latest 2D animated feature, The Princess and the Frog. We had the opportunity to speak with him about his Five Favorite Films, his role in the new film, and what it's like to do voice work in various mediums.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938, 100% Tomatometer)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, 98% Tomatometer)
Double Indemnity (1944, 98% Tomatometer)
The March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934, 100% Tomatometer)
A Double Life (1947, 67% Tomatometer)
Next, David talks about what it was like working on The Princess and the Frog, as well as what voiceover work is like in general.