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Interview conducted by Tom Stockman March 6th, 2013

It all began in 1986 at the Comedy Store in La where director Robert Zemeckis saw Charles Fleischer perform his stand-up comedy act. The act consisted of a lot of voices and sound effects, but what most impressed Zemekis was what he called ”his vocal presence.” And so when auditions began for the human star of Zemeckis’ upcoming live action/animated hybrid murder mystery noir film Who Framed Roger Rabbit — the part eventually played by Bob Hoskins — they called Fleischer. Not to read for that part, but to read with the actors auditioning for that part. Fleischer eventually got the part providing the voice for Roger.

That was 25 years ago. Charles Fleischer went on to voice Roger in some Roger Rabbit shorts and has acted in movies such as Dick Tracy, Straight Talk and Zodiac and recently provided one of the voices in Rango. »

- Tom Stockman

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