Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 31 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 31 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

Dialect coach Erik Singer takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. To best break down this concept, Erik analyzes some actors playing real people. Just how close was Jamie Foxx’s Ray Charles? What about Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of Bob Dylan? Is Daniel Day-Lewis’ Lincoln accurate?

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20 Responses

  1. Veronica Yabloko says:

    Ok who else agrees that this guy is smolderingggg hot

  2. Ella says:

    I’m such a slut for linguistics, I’ve literally watched every video like this and listened to lots of podcasts

  3. Uncle Ben says:

    Cuba’s version of OJ sounded emotional, OJ himself sounded like a sociopath.

  4. Bolbi says:

    Do Brad Pitt’s Italian accent in Inglourious Basterds.

  5. Dan Smoke says:

    *How the actual fuck is this stuff so entertaining?*

  6. Lexi Kortman says:

    I wish that he’d talk about Peter Dinklage’s British accent in Game of Thrones. I love the character and Dinklage’s acting, but I CAN’T be the only one who thinks he sounds like he’s got a mouthful of bubblegum while he talks

  7. Ernesto Ata says:

    In linguistics, the addition of a sound AT THE END of a word such as in: ‘its’a me Mario’, is not called epenthesis but paragoge.

  8. Mark Nicholson says:

    I bet this guy is really good at using his tongue. Ya know. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  9. Robyn Danielle says:

    I’d *love* to see him analyze Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos, Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious, Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin, Robert DeNiro as Jake LaMotta, Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace, Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman, and Johnny Depp’s (fictionalized) Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing.

    More, more, more! (Please ?)

  10. Alex Endr says:

    Cuba Gooding Jr was so off from OJ in every way its ridiculous

  11. Iminaraaage says:

    id be very interested to see what he says about the New Zealand accent???

  12. brighid says:

    why do these videos make me hot and heavy.. smart guys into languages make me feel things.

  13. Pierce Gepard says:

    Wait the fuck up. John Wayne played Genghis Khan in a movie…u faken wot m8

  14. esotericVideos says:

    14:10 I was hoping you could do a bit better explaining how even though it’s a good impression of Malcolm X’s cadence I can close my eyes and still tell it’s Denzel. What is it about Denzel’s voice that makes it distinct even within his impression?

  15. GermthaVicious says:

    movie accent expert, what an occupation. whats next professional turd inspector

  16. Max Gregory says:

    Can we get a video explaining why no one can recreate a decent Australian accent?

  17. Martin Naranjo says:

    He must talk about Downey Jr Accent in Tropic Thunder!!! *HE MUST*

  18. XenoNova Gaming says:

    Show bob and vagene – Ghandi

  19. bjam89 says:

    has jessie eisenberg ever played any other character type? every time i see him he speaks the same damned way

  20. Daniel Gardecki says:

    Meryl Streep sounds exactly like Julia Child? Are you deaf?
    There was a Scottish twang in: the “That’s”, the “Dooooo”, the “Heart”, the “Bonjour”, and most notably of all, the “Doooo knooooow”.
    How you missed it I don’t know as this Julia Child woman is American.

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