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Jim Meskimen Performs Shakespeare's Richard III With 25 Different Voices (VIDEO)

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Today marks the approximate birth and death of our friend, William Shakespeare. We would like to mourn the passing of the Great Bard through a silly video by Jim Meskimen, an actor who is perhaps best known for his performance in "There Will Be Blood" (though we love him for his work as a Christopher Walken / Tommy Lee Jones impersonator on "Community," too).

Meskimen hilariously takes on Clarence's speech from the tragedy of "Richard III," a play about the two-year reign of the last king of the House of York. The play begins with the famous declamation by the scheming Richard, who explains his brother's rise to power:

"Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried."

George Clooney, William Shatner, George W. Bush, Woody Allen, and our favorite Austrian, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, all find a place in Meskimen's soliloquy. Check out the clip below and let us know who he's missing!

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