Transformers Cast – Dark of the Moon Actors
Shia LaBeouf – The only indispensible human actor in this robot-driven movie is back, reprising his role as the Slayer of Megatron (well, almost), Sam Witwicky.
Of course, we might need to scratch that “indispensable” label, given that actor Mark Wahlberg is now the lead in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.
In Transformers 1, the boy wonder and his alien car battled other alien cars to better-than-a-standstill, saving the Earth while sending the defeated Decepticons scurrying back to their alt-mode disguises.
In Revenge of the Fallen, Megatron’s master thought it would be a good idea to take a crack at the earth, despite the sound bot-kicking he got in the first installment f the lucrative movie franchise.
It didn’t work out.
Huntington-Whiteley and Labeouf
Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley – With the departure of real-life actress Megan Fox, Sam’s love interest from Transformers 1 and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen – Mikaela – was also dropped from Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon.
British actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley plays his new love interest, Carly.
Will the Transformers 3 new girl be more interested in Bumblebee than in Sam, like her on-screen counterpart? Let’s hope not; I didn’t understand it as a kid, and I wouldn’t understand it now.
On a side note, since actors and actresses often carry on-screen romances off to the real world, if she marries, would her name be Huntington-Whiteley-LaBeouf? Hmmn…
Transformers Cast – Duhamel and Gibson
Josh Duhamel – William Lennox, field-leader of the resident group of human badasses, returns for another go-round with the space-bots in Dark of the Moon, likely backing up Sam at every turn, when needed most.
Josh has played Major Lennox in all three Transformers’ movies, and showed his utility when he and crew took out Blackout Transformers in the Qatari desert.
Tyrese Gibson – returns in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon to play Master Sergeant Robert Epps, the human Ironhide to Major Lennox’s Optimus.
They share the distinction of being the only soldiers that don’t ever seem to get slapped around all that much by alien steel.
Frances Mcdormand – an esteemed actress of stage, Frances plays Marissa Faireborn, of Transformers’ cartoon fame. Thankfully, the uncomfortable suggestions that she was a love interest of either Optimus Prime or Jazz have been utterly scrapped for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, where she will play a role no less grand than the Director of National Intelligence.
That’s a lot easier one to explain to the kids. Heck; it’s a lot easier to explain to me.
John Turturro – one of my favorite actors, big John returns to Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon to play the powerful, manic, and more-than-slightly-whacky Agent Simmons (and Robo-Warrior – see Revenge of the Fallen for all the details).
In his capacity as a Man-in-Black, Agent Simmons was responsible for years for keeping the knowledge of the Transformers classified Above Top-Secret. Sector 7 has been all but zeroed…but, whether on-screen or off, big John makes his own roles.
Hugo Weaving manages to sound uniquely evil, without sounding anything like his apocalyptic Matrix character.
The apparently unkillable Decepticon leader is back for the third (and final?) time in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon; only time will tell whether his speech was at all affected by Optimus Prime’s fusion cannon to his face in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
Peter Cullen – Fittingly, the original voice of Optimus Prime is back. Peter Cullen has pretty much voiced Optimus Prime since the 1980s, and through Transformers 1, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen and now Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. He probably inspires his kids to action merely by speaking.
In Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, it looks like Starscream’s finally decided to go after Sam and girl, himself.
James Avery – Silverbolt’s voice. Not much is yet released on this Decepticon cohort, who was actually part of a team of 4 other autonomous robots that combined to form the massive Superion in the Transformers cartoon.
As of December 2013, the beloved tv and movie actor and poet passed on from this life, and is survived by his wife, stepson and mother. Rest in Peace, Mr. Avery.
Jess Harnell – the voice of the immortal Ironhide, the Autobot weapons specialist and battle strategist… as there have now been 3 movies, his game-plan might need a little work.
Jess also voiced the now-deceased Barricade – killed by none other than Optimus Prime. However, he is set to return in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon.
After all, if Optimus and Meagtron treat death as a temporary setback, why can’t he?
He’s back for the third installment. ‘Bout time he dies (the robot, of course!).