There’s nothing better than curling up with your cat to watch a cat film. You know I’m right! And as any feline-loving film connoisseur will tell you, it takes a really special human to play a cat. We’ve put together this list to highlight the brave actors who have brought cinema’s favorite kitties to life!
Keanu Reeves as Keanu in Keanu
Yes, Keanu Reeves voiced the Keanu kitty in a scene for Keanu the movie. All together now: Whoa.
Sally Field as Sassy in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Many would consider Sally Field’s Sassy the most iconic cat portrayal of all time. And I would have to agree with them one hundred purr cent.
Bill Murray as Garfield in Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, Puss in Boots, and the upcoming Shrek 5
If the ever growing list of films featuring Puss in Boots is any indication, Antonio Banderas will probably be voicing the feisty kitty for the rest of furrever. And that’s okay with me.
Kevin Spacey as Mr. Fuzzypants in Nine Lives
The film was more or less panned by critics and audiences alike, but it’s worth noting Kevin Spacey really really REALLY wanted to play the role of Mr. Fuzzypants. To the point he impersonated (impurrsonated???) a cat to seal the deal.
Mike Myers as The Cat in The Cat In The Hat
The Cat is the most anthropomorphic cat character in this list and probably the most mischievous fictional cat ever. Which is really saying something, because there are some seriously mischievous fictional cats out there!
Nathan Lane as Snowbell in Stuart Little
Who thought of pairing Nathan Lane’s voice with a fluffy cat with a name like Snowbell? I don’t know, but I’m glad they did.
Aubrey Plaza as Grumpy Cat in Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever
When I asked my boyfriend “Didn’t Aubrey Plaza play Grumpy Cat?” he said “No, I think they’re just good friends.” Turns out, it’s both! But that strange conversation still haunts me to this day.
Scott Bakula as Danny in Cats Don’t Dance
Just when you thought Scott Bakula couldn’t be any cooler, here’s a reminder that was the voice behind Danny in the 1997 animated feature Cats Don’t Dance. Take it easy on the cool front, Scotty B! You’re making the rest of us look bad.