Anton Yelchin Lends Voice to Clumsy in 'The Smurfs'

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Anton Yelchin Lends Voice to Clumsy in 'The Smurfs'


MANILA, Philippines -- He's one of Hollywood's hottest rising young stars. With Anton Yelchin's highly acclaimed performances in "Star Trek," "Terminator Salvation" and "The Beaver" and the upcoming "Fright Night," the Russian-born actor is quickly becoming a household name. Now, he lends voice to Clumsy in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy in 3D, "The Smurfs."

If it wasn't for bad luck, Smurf Clumsy wouldn't have any luck at all - wherever he goes, calamity is sure to follow. With two left feet and an oversized hat and ears, Clumsy's good intentions pave the road for trouble - and this time the road he chooses leads the Smurfs into a strange new place, New York City. But everyone has a hero inside of him, and when his other Smurfs need him, Clumsy will prove that you can be more than a name.

Yelchin's performance as Clumsy is a little different than the Clumsy that die-hard Smurf fans might remember. "I was familiar with Clumsy from the TV series, where he had that Southern twang," he says. "I went back and watched that, and then director Raja Gosnell and I talked about it. We decided to make Clumsy a little simpler, a little sweeter. His voice is pitched higher than my normal speaking voice - it's full of joy, optimism, and enthusiasm for life. Clumsy isn't trying to mess anything up for anybody - he's just clumsy, and actually, he's tired of being clumsy."

"Clumsy is the heart and soul of the movie," says Gosnell. …

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