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High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:20 pm

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Here is a fun picture of the man who would become Optimus Prime. Itchie7 of reddit who was a classmate of Peter Cullen posted this high school picture of the big bot himself.

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For comparison, here's a picture of Peter Cullen at San Diego Comic Con 2012 ...

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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby YRQRM0 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:31 pm

Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby megatronus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:44 pm

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YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


Just you ;)
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:53 pm

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megatronus wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


Just you ;)


No. He's not alone. He looks like Shia to me as well. Regardless of that, 'ol Cullen's physical traits haven't changed all that much. :grin:
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby joevill » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:05 pm

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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:07 pm

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YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


I said the same thing to the staff before we posted it. Glad someone else thought that too ... they even have a similar physical build.
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:12 pm

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Seibertron wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


I said the same thing to the staff before we posted it. Glad someone else thought that too ... they even have a similar physical build.


And lets make it 3. although I didn't see it until after it was mentioned. Never knew he was from Canada either. This is sorta like Ewan McGreggor and Sir Alec Guiness
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:19 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:And lets make it 3.


You make 4, sir. Not 3.

PrymeStriker wrote:No. He's not alone. He looks like Shia to me as well.
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:27 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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PrymeStriker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:And lets make it 3.


You make 4, sir. Not 3.

PrymeStriker wrote:No. He's not alone. He looks like Shia to me as well.


To quote Early 90's Barbie "Math is hard"
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:29 pm

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Folks, we have entered the Twilight Zone...

Perhaps this heralds that in the far future, the next Optimus Prime is... Shia Labeouf! 8-}
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby agentcastle » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:37 pm

Motto: "aka crotchimus prime"
much more *buff* than shia... but damn they do look alike
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:11 pm

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to this day, he has the same smile. :D

YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?
Aaah, cannot unsee! :BOOM: :lol: 8-} :P
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby XDMan » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:29 pm

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PrymeStriker wrote:
megatronus wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


Just you ;)


No. He's not alone. He looks like Shia to me as well. Regardless of that, 'ol Cullen's physical traits haven't changed all that much. :grin:
Nah, he looks kind of like Tobey Maguire and Shia Lebouf at the same time.

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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:32 pm

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XDMan wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
megatronus wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


Just you ;)


No. He's not alone. He looks like Shia to me as well. Regardless of that, 'ol Cullen's physical traits haven't changed all that much. :grin:
Nah, he looks kind of like Tobey Maguire and Shia Lebouf at the same time.

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Nope. Not seeing it. Leaning more toward Labeouf than Maguire.
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:44 pm

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Maybe in TF5 (or a later sequel), if they fast forward to a later point in time for the setting, Peter Cullen himself could play an older adult Sam Witwicky, and interact with Optimus Prime also played by himself. ;)
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:47 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Maybe in TF5 (or a later sequel), if they fast forward to a later point in time for the setting, Peter Cullen himself could play an adult Sam Witwicky, and interact with Optimus Prime also played by himself. ;)


Yes, yes, YES!!! :KREMZEEK:

Hear that Bay? THIS is ingenuity at its finest! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Flakmaster » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:17 pm

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Thank goodness I'm not the only one thinking that he looks slightly light Shia Lebouf.
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Autobot Megatron » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:27 pm

Motto: "That's just prime..."
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Sabrblade wrote:Maybe in TF5 (or a later sequel), if they fast forward to a later point in time for the setting, Peter Cullen himself could play an adult Sam Witwicky, and interact with Optimus Prime also played by himself. ;)


Yes, yes, YES!!! :KREMZEEK:

Hear that Bay? THIS is ingenuity at its finest! :APPLAUSE:


I would forgive Bay for all of his mistakes if we got that. Seriously though, the resemblance is amazing, when I saw the thumbnail I immediately thought Shia was coming back to the franchise before I read the headline. Thank Primus that wasn't it, but really, Shia looks so much like him...
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:35 pm

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Autobot Megatron wrote:I would forgive Bay for all of his mistakes if we got that.
Thing is, TF4 is supposed to be Bay's final one, so any later sequels could be directed by someone else, so they'd get the credit of casting Cullen as grown up Sam. ;)
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Sinnertwin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:46 pm

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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Autobot Megatron » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:03 pm

Motto: "That's just prime..."
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Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Megatron wrote:I would forgive Bay for all of his mistakes if we got that.
Thing is, TF4 is supposed to be Bay's final one, so any later sequels could be directed by someone else, so they'd get the credit of casting Cullen as grown up Sam. ;)


You really think Bay will leave after this movie? Hasn't he said he's quitting for every movie?
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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Autobot Megatron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Megatron wrote:I would forgive Bay for all of his mistakes if we got that.
Thing is, TF4 is supposed to be Bay's final one, so any later sequels could be directed by someone else, so they'd get the credit of casting Cullen as grown up Sam. ;)


You really think Bay will leave after this movie? Hasn't he said he's quitting for every movie?
Only for the third one and now the fourth one did he said that.

Also, notice that I said "could" not "will", leaving ambiguity open for the possibility of Bay not leaving. ;)
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Autobot Megatron » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Motto: "That's just prime..."
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Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Megatron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Megatron wrote:I would forgive Bay for all of his mistakes if we got that.
Thing is, TF4 is supposed to be Bay's final one, so any later sequels could be directed by someone else, so they'd get the credit of casting Cullen as grown up Sam. ;)


You really think Bay will leave after this movie? Hasn't he said he's quitting for every movie?
Only for the third one and now the fourth one did he said that.

Also, notice that I said "could" not "will", leaving ambiguity open for the possibility of Bay not leaving. ;)

OH, OK. I wasn't sure about the first one, but I swore he said he was leaving after ROTF. Guess I was wrong. :HEADHURTS: I did also forget about the whole "could" thing, I remember when I read it, that stood out to me as a safety net, a "I never said specifically I was going to leave after TF4, I just said I could."
Anyways, way off topic. Back to talking about Cullen! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby starwarrior1227 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:03 am

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Autobot Megatron wrote:Back to talking about Cullen! :KREMZEEK:


You mean Shia.
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime

Postby Trikeboy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:17 am

So I'm guessing this is a slow news day?
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