I thought the same thing. He sounds ridiculous.\
He''s also starting to look very plastic. But he had a good run of cuteness and still photographs well.
He''s a smoker so it may be the results of all that smoke roughing up his vocal cords.
He had quite the package peeking through the bottom of his blazer during the SNL opening monologue.
thanks reply 3, I didn''t know this was commented on before. It really does sound like he''s trying to sound deeper and tougher.
I think he sounds and looks fine and did great on SNL, and I''m not even a fan.
I noticed that, too, R6.\
I want that suit!
I thought Ryan sounded great. He usually sounds a little immature, but he sounds like an adult now. I don''t know what you nancies are talking about. \
I guess any guy who doesn''t sound gay is faking it to your ears.
Adults don''t put on totally fakey deep voices, R10. He sounds like a little boy playing vocal dress-up.
It always sounded to me as if he was covering up a case of gay voice.
I always thought it sounded fake too.
Not only was his voice weird, but also his skin coloring was strange. Is it natural or a fake tan?
Why, what''s wrong with his voice?
I thought he and SNL were boring as hell last night, It was a disappointment since last week was so funny.
Why did he host? He has little buzz these days...
there is no way his voice went from that to the way it is now. He almost sounds like Sylvester Stallone. Totally faking a tougher deeper voice.
Yeah he''s older now, but there is something about it that doesn''t ring true. He''s putting it on. Making it deeper, tougher sounding then it actually is. I''m not saying his reall voice sounds queeny, but for some insecure reason he feels the need to toughen it up.
Keanu Reeves does it too. I think they probably have a higher/softer voice than acceptable so they were trained how to make it sound deeper. \
Phillippe''s inflections and accent sound kind of put on too. He is from Delaware, he may have had one of those horrible mid-atlantic accents?
Thank you, OP!
[quote]He almost sounds like Sylvester Stallone\
I don''t think so. But Stallone has always sounded fake to me.
Something is definitely going on with his face as well. R4 is right - he''s starting to look plastic.
I noticed that Evan Lysacek is trying (and succeeding) in presently a lower range, much stronger, and more resonant masculine voice in interviews and Dancing with the Stars.\
When Evan does not try for the stronger voice, it tends to be a bit less masculine and a little sing songy, valley girlish - not a lot but just a little.\
From what you say, Ryan Phillippe is doing the same thing.
Ryan P. was probably told that he would be more marketable and get more acting parts if his voice were stronger and lower.\
I''m not sure about the british accent part - that is mystifying.
Yes i notice his fake voice, still no one here will say no to him
It''s way deep and he''s always seems as if he''s surprised about something and is having trouble explaining it, all the while he''s oblivious to the fact that he has a rockin'' hard body that you''re lusting over. \
I find him totally hot, btw.
Didn''t Rock Hudson get forced by the studio to scream until his vocal cords bled, and that''s how he got his deep voice?
If you''re going to put on a fake accent, you might as well make it British.
I wonder if Aaron Johnso (Kick Ass) will be forced to do the same. He has a very brink of pubesence voice.
[R18] the father in that clip is SO gay.
Another attempt at r32 to associate same-sex attraction with prissiness.
I''m with you, R33.\
Also, the queeny father in the clip from R18 bears a striking resemblance to DL''s own MHB.\
Time for a Silkwood shower...
Ryan''s imdb.com board has a thread regarding his voice on SNL last night as well as mentions on other threads. So even the fan gurls and fraus noticed. This is one of the more considered quotes:\
"Another part of his re-invention has been to forced his voice to sound more deep. perhaps to make him self appear more matured and to be considered for older roles. Sadly, his voice sounds so fake that it actually makes other dislike him even that much more.\
Poor guy... but stop faking that voice it''s so annoying because it sounds SO fake!!!"
I remember him on a red carpet with Reese when she did Sweet Home Alabama. They asked him how it was to be with America''s Sweetheart and he said if America wanted her they had to come through him first. He sounded exactly the same as he did on SNL. It isn''t his movie voice but it is his normal speaking voice.
That is just the way he talks. People will find any reason to pick him apart.
I agree something is up with Ryan''s voice. It was noticeably deeper and different than it was only a couple years ago. It doesn''t change that much overnight.
I did notice that he had very pumped out biceps and arms, with noticeable veins. He also looked like he had pretty big leg muscles in the female weightlifter scene.
Does taking steroids or muscle enhancing drugs deepen a voice?
He and Leo DiCaprio have the same problem for me, they seem like little boys trying to play grown men. In The Aviator it was like Leo was a little boy playing dress up.
I was surprised at how short Ryan was. He is a tiny little thing.
You guys who think that''s his regular voice are so in denial. It''s put on and fake. He is not only trying to sound deeper, but also tougher. SO FAKE!
His voice definitely sounds weird to me. There''s something artificial about it.
Speaking of the weight lifting scene, I just saw on the Best of Gilda Radner on SNL her as Jackie Kennedy Onassis vs. Belushi as some Russian weightlifter guy in a celebrity weight-lifting competition.\
They both tried lifting weights. Radner was brilliant in this (and every) sketch.
Ryan said on Howard Stern that he does a lot of working out to deal with depression and make himself feel better.\
Why do people assume it is steroids?
Everyone I know who take steroids gets a thick neck and a fat face. Ryan''s face looks thinner than it has in years and he has a skinny neck.
Ryan and Breckin had a deleted kissing scene in the film "54." It's up on youtube as 54 deleted scene.
For a long time, I thought he went to a vocal coach to have the "gay" taken out of his accent, and this is the result. He doesn't sound anything like Billy Douglas anymore, but he doesn't sound like himself, either.
I have noticed this fake low voice for years. It's especially worse when he's on Howard Stern. I usually just change the channel when he's on because I can't take his voice.
Personally, I'd rather listen to Maryanne from Brooklyn than Ryan Phillippe's fake low voice any day.
It's like that silly voice Ed Westwick did on Gossip Girl.
His voice is "off," but it doesn't sound fake-deep to me as much as if his diction coaching didn't take. He still has a mumble quality that he can't quite work through because, frankly, he's a pretty bad actor. But his voice isn't especially deep, fake or otherwise, just bland and inarticulate.