Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie?

Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 1:21pm CDT

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According to Darkhorizons.com, Howard Stern was asked to make a cameo in the Transformers Movie and to use his voice for the boombox character, Frenzy (note, it says Soundwave). Also note, he was not actually asked to voice Frenzy himself, the Transformers Movie crew just wanted to use his voice while Frenzy is in his boombox mode to add realism to the film.

Here is what the article has to say:

Radio shock jock Howard Stern was asked to lend his voice to the upcoming "Transformers" movie but had to turn it down at his agent's request.

In one scene Soundwave, a robot who takes the form of small consumer electronic devices, will appear as a radio which was supposed to briefly sprout Stern's voice.

According to Stern on his Monday radio show, he was contacted a week ago in a letter asking him to be in it, but "My agent gets a hold of me. It's almost like he shakes me up and smacks me. I said to him: This movie, The Transformers, it could be a really big movie. And he goes 'So, it won't be because of you, because your f'n voice is on the radio. I thought it might be kinda cool but my agent said 'you don't want to be in the movie as an f'n voice on the radio. And I said, you know, you're right."

Meanwhile some pretty spectacular but brief clips from the film aired during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday and can be seen at MichaelBay.Com.

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Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149945)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:31pm CDT
Night Raid wrote:I am SO glad he refused... With so many people already dissing this movie, we don't need any more STUPID in it.


Word up G, all the homies be dissin this yo.

Creepin out to catch a seen of it is gonna be the dirty downlow of the summer.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149946)
Posted by decepticonjon on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:31pm CDT
Night Raid wrote:I am SO glad he refused... With so many people already dissing this movie, we don't need any more STUPID in it.

i disagree with that.
howards great, i listen to him about every day, but he does talk some shit on his show, but i do not doubt he might have had the chance..
it is a novel idea..
i mean, scatman voiced the original jazz, somewhat cliche' as well if you think about it, but it turned out perfect
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149948)
Posted by Cheetron on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:32pm CDT
Would that have been this movie's "dare to be stupid" moment?
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149960)
Posted by Archanubis on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:43pm CDT
As the article says, Stern was not supposed to voice the character, Stern's voice was supposed to come *out* of the stereo speakers at some point. I can't see Frenzy actually "talking" outside of a few electronic zips or something.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149963)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:45pm CDT
I have to say, Howard's agent made a HUGE mistake. First of all Howard Stern IS a radio personality; he's not an Actor OR a movie star by any means. I sure as hell wouldn't recognize him until he started talking. Furthermore, it's just more exposure for him! I would think that ANYONE approached about being in the biggest movie of the summer, especially one that markets to a different demographic than the majority of his regular listeners, would JUMP at the chance! Beyond that, being that Howard Stern IS a radio personality, it would add yet another layer of every day realism to this movie that they are trying so hard to make "Real". I'm disappointed in Howard Stern's agent.

Now if we could just get Casey Kasem...
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149969)
Posted by Emperor Primacron the 1st on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:47pm CDT
Well, it makes sence since he's not doing normal radio anymore.
Agents can be odd sometimes. But yea, I also think that the film would get an R rating if Howard says stuff he wants to say on that small bit, but they'd probably make him say some watered down stuff, perhaps.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149984)
Posted by Phenotype on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:54pm CDT
I'm glad he's not doing it, keep that misogynist pig out of Transformers. That guy has no respect for women, men that act like him make me sick.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (149988)
Posted by 1337W422102 on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:57pm CDT
It could have been funny if they pulled it off well.

Since Stern isn't going to be in the movie, why not get Casey Kasem instead (Ultra Magnus, you beat me to it!)? He could even be in the middle of his countdown, or something: "And now the #1 song on this day back in 1986..." and The Touch plays. Would have made me laugh.

Another idea would be Art Bell. He could be on his show taking calls about 'shape-shifting alien robots' and doubting the crazies, as usual. Hey, he was good in 'Prey,' he could be good in the TF.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150005)
Posted by City Commander on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:12pm CDT
Put Tim Shaw on that Radio!!!!!
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150010)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:15pm CDT
I listen to him every day and heard when he was talking about this yesterday.

I think Buckwald (his manager) is making a mistake.

Oh he also mentioned how he thought the movie looked extremely cool.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150011)
Posted by ZoneDaiatlas on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:15pm CDT
1337W422102 wrote:It could have been funny if they pulled it off well.

Since Stern isn't going to be in the movie, why not get Casey Kasem instead (Ultra Magnus, you beat me to it!)? He could even be in the middle of his countdown, or something: "And now the #1 song on this day back in 1986..." and The Touch plays. Would have made me laugh.

Another idea would be Art Bell. He could be on his show taking calls about 'shape-shifting alien robots' and doubting the crazies, as usual. Hey, he was good in 'Prey,' he could be good in the TF.

Art Bell would be the most logical choice. I also agree that he was excellent in the "Prey" Videogame/PC Game...
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150028)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:25pm CDT
His super agaent Don Buchwald told him this was a bad idea?

I hope Howard fires his ass
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150047)
Posted by proximus on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:36pm CDT
If he wants to turn that down that's his choice..but I still don't understand his managers reasoning, how is it a bad thing? Am I to assume his manager doesn't want howard to be associated with radios? Odd. Maybe it's an ego thing. "I'm worth more than just a radio cameo..." which, he's not.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150049)
Posted by Bottom Out on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:39pm CDT
i wouldnt mind if it was the coast to coast AM guy....would sort of go well with the movie being sci-fi and all
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150052)
Posted by Anonymous on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:42pm CDT
Good riddance.

The film is better without him.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150057)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:44pm CDT
I second the nomination of Casey Kasem.

Howard Stern, though...no. Don't want him associated with TF at all. People who find his brand of humor funny need to have their heads examined.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150059)
Posted by dragons on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:46pm CDT
im glad he turned it how guys like that treat woman like crap and have wife of there own while the nice guys that are respectuful are single and have trouble getting woman in there life doesnt make much sense to me.

howard stern agent he is an idiot for twlling him to turn it down the part in the film many poeple who have done voice overs or had small voice parts of there voices added in the films have made it big, peter cullen, frank welker, the guy who does the movie commercials and the 2 guys from the matrix one is playing megatron's voice and the other is playing the silver surfer voice.

if theye decide to still go with this idea i wouldnt mind hereing casey casem.
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150060)
Posted by ZoneDaiatlas on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:47pm CDT
Bottom Out wrote:i wouldnt mind if it was the coast to coast AM guy....would sort of go well with the movie being sci-fi and all

You mean George Noory? That's a good choice also, but I think Art Bell would be better since he's been doing these Paranormal and UFO topics on his radio show for years...
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150076)
Posted by decepticonjon on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:57pm CDT
ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Bottom Out wrote:i wouldnt mind if it was the coast to coast AM guy....would sort of go well with the movie being sci-fi and all

You mean George Noory? That's a good choice also, but I think Art Bell would be better since he's been doing these Paranormal and UFO topics on his radio show for years...

yea, art bell would get my vote. that would be pretty cool.. or maybe an old star trek radio show my dad told me about and have spock or something as the underlying track..
Re: Howard Stern turned down chance to be in the Transformers Movie? (150106)
Posted by Fireblast on June 5th, 2007 @ 3:17pm CDT
That guys a creep. This guy's worse than Imus except Imus made racist remarks which if you make in society today your career is pretty much screwed.

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