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

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

Sunday, January 6th, 2013 4:27PM CST

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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.

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

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

High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime
Credit(s): Itchie7 and diablien from reddit
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Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452453)
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 6th, 2013 @ 4:31pm CST
Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452458)
Posted by megatronus on January 6th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CST
YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


Just you ;)
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452462)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 6th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CST
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:
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452469)
Posted by joevill on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CST
Wow!!!
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452470)
Posted by Seibertron on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CST
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.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452473)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:12pm CST
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
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452480)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:19pm CST
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.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452485)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:27pm CST
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"
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452486)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:29pm CST
Folks, we have entered the Twilight Zone...

Perhaps this heralds that in the far future, the next Optimus Prime is... Shia Labeouf! 8-}
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452490)
Posted by agentcastle on January 6th, 2013 @ 5:37pm CST
much more *buff* than shia... but damn they do look alike
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452503)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CST
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
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452527)
Posted by XDMan on January 6th, 2013 @ 7:29pm CST
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.

Image
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452529)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 6th, 2013 @ 7:32pm CST
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.

Image


Nope. Not seeing it. Leaning more toward Labeouf than Maguire.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452536)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2013 @ 7:44pm CST
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. ;)
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452539)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 6th, 2013 @ 7:47pm CST
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:
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452549)
Posted by Flakmaster on January 6th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CST
Thank goodness I'm not the only one thinking that he looks slightly light Shia Lebouf.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452558)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 6th, 2013 @ 8:27pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
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...
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452579)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2013 @ 9:35pm CST
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. ;)
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452585)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 6th, 2013 @ 9:46pm CST
I bet the principal made Peter do all the PA work.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452589)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 6th, 2013 @ 10:03pm CST
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?
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452599)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2013 @ 10:30pm CST
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. ;)
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452626)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 6th, 2013 @ 11:19pm CST
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:
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452640)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 7th, 2013 @ 12:03am CST
Autobot Megatron wrote:Back to talking about Cullen! :KREMZEEK:


You mean Shia.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452683)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 7th, 2013 @ 2:17am CST
So I'm guessing this is a slow news day?
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452693)
Posted by CBratetron on January 7th, 2013 @ 4:07am CST
His smile might be sagging a little but those eyes are still the same.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452828)
Posted by TreyTable on January 7th, 2013 @ 12:47pm CST
YRQRM0 wrote:Is it just me or does he kind of look like Shia Lebouf?


It's not just you. On first glance on the homepage thumbnail I also thought it was Shia.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452866)
Posted by Red 50 on January 7th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CST
Wow. The resemblance is intimidating. The filmmakers would be foolish not to use this.

And as someone said and I'm gonna rephrase in MY way: Sam Witwicky might become the next Optimus Prime.
Re: High school Photo of Peter Cullen: The Man Who Would Become Optimus Prime (1452956)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 7th, 2013 @ 9:09pm CST
Jesus! That's crazy cool. 8) I didn't initially think it looked like him, like I wouldn't have guessed it was him if it wasn't made clear. I tried squinting and a particularly thick cluster of eye lashes positioned themselves over his top lip and :michaelbay: There he is! :KREMZEEK:
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