Impressions are fun. But the only one I can do is Christian Bales' Batman.
It requires yelling, but I nailed "WHERE IS HARVEY DENT?!?" and other great quotes like "Swear to Me!," "I'm not wearing hockey pads!,"RACHEL!" and "I'm not the hero this city deserves, but I'm the hero Gotham needs."
I learned the voice and the face (gotta have big lips protruding) from Pete Holmes' Badman skits where he nails the Batman impression.
I realize the last one is a Commissioner Gordon played by the incredible actor, Gary Oldman. But it works with the rough Batman voice.
And then, everyone can do Borat and Daniel Plainview.
I'm also not terrible at Tom Hardy's Bane impression. "I wondered what would break first... your soul... or your body!"
Anyway... I'm not writing to tell you what impression I can do, rather the 5 impressions I wish I could do.
A word of warning, it would be great to do a Christopher Walken impression, but that impression is so overused by comedians, so I have left it off the list.
It's also a countdown. From my 8th favorite impression to my most favorite.
9. Arnold Schwarenegger
8. Heath Ledger's JokerPete Holmes does Batman AND the Joker! He's a great impressionist! Though he never uses it in his stand up.
Pete Holmes does the joker (at the end) AND the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Jay Mohr. Mohr has a few great impressions himself (including someone who will show up later on the list).
5. Michael Caine
Sadly, the first Michael Caine movie I ever saw was AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER. Since then though, I’ve seen all of his Christopher Nolan films and others like NOW YOU SEE ME.
4. Morgan Freeman
3. Alan Rickman
2. Tracey Morgan
1. Alan Alda
I apologize for the quality of the video.
There you have it, 8 impression I can not do!
What impression do you wish you could do, geeks?