Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 28 More Actors' Accents | WIRED


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  • Deirdre Maule
    Deirdre Maule 7 hours ago

    Ok now can you analyse some proper South African accents?

  • Token Hempshire
    Token Hempshire 14 hours ago

    Can you try Canada next? Between the provinces and territories

  • A Bookish Obsession
    A Bookish Obsession 16 hours ago

    I cringe everytime he says Texas 'cause as someone raised in Texas her whole life I was afraid that he would play a video of a really bad really stereotypical Texan accent.

  • Finn Haverkamp
    Finn Haverkamp 16 hours ago

    Can he do Famke Jansen in Goldeneye? She has a Georgian accent.

  • Joshua Wells
    Joshua Wells 17 hours ago

    Michael Caine can do a Texas accent. Watch Secondhand Lions.

    • Joshua Wells
      Joshua Wells 17 hours ago

      Also, Austin and Corpus Cristi are not in East Texas. Austin is Central Texas while Corpus Cristi is Coastal or Southern Texas.

  • Sam Tillotson
    Sam Tillotson 17 hours ago

    how dare you call the primary and best Australasian country, New Zealand, antipode >:(

  • Tristan Plaut
    Tristan Plaut 22 hours ago

    You should consider doing your next video on audiobook voice performers

  • Cody Cadwell
    Cody Cadwell 22 hours ago

    My girlfriend noticed something in the Office, Idris Elba's character slips his English accent when he says "Nah, that's weird." It sounds more like "weeard."

  • Rory Bouffe
    Rory Bouffe Day ago

    The Xhosa accent is okay... she's forcing it a bit. She sounds more like a white South African sounds when they're trying to put on a Xhosa accent.

  • AJMC82
    AJMC82 Day ago

    I would like this guy to teach to talk in every accent.

  • Henry Haigh
    Henry Haigh Day ago

    So this is what Dennis is up to now...

  • Ben Blackwood
    Ben Blackwood 2 days ago

    Did you really need to review Daniel Day Lewis? It’s like yeah yeah he’s perfect always we know...

  • MissChanandlerBong12

    I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and it wasn't until I watched this that I realized that cot and caught could be pronounced differently. I'm shook.

  • mayesip
    mayesip 2 days ago

    Спасибо чувак!

  • Martin Connell
    Martin Connell 2 days ago +1

    I like the part where he talks about actors accents

  • Scarlett Felix
    Scarlett Felix 2 days ago +1

    Do hugh laurie in house

  • WakeMeWhenItsOver -.-

    Wait. What part of Wakanda is South Africa. And hmmm makes sense that the most advanced and only African country with technology like that is in the only white African nation 😂
    (I'm just playing. Erik singer is an excellent dialect coach and gives amazing analysis' of each performance. And he circled South Africa because the film's reference to its location was somewhere in
    Southern Africa

  • Chris Fry
    Chris Fry 2 days ago

    I’d be interested in an analysis of more comedic impressions

  • Lauren Brandy
    Lauren Brandy 2 days ago

    I love this😍 keep them coming.

  • Chris Carter
    Chris Carter 2 days ago

    This guy is so good at what he does, I love it so much.

  • Allison Cornell
    Allison Cornell 2 days ago


  • Clair Elizabeth
    Clair Elizabeth 3 days ago

    Southern not a place name. Republic of Ireland. Jesus people took a bullet in the head for this.

  • Ashton Healy
    Ashton Healy 3 days ago

    Wow he is a genius! Through out the video he can do any accent on the spot.

  • PresidentWordSalad
    PresidentWordSalad 3 days ago

    People who got offended over the Vietnamese accent are a perfect example of people ignorantly jumping to conclusions. And I can almost guarantee that none of them were Asian.

  • Louie Neira
    Louie Neira 3 days ago

    Austin, TX and Corpus Christi TX aren't considered East Texas. Austin is Southwestern and Corpus is Southeastern. Houston would be considered East Texas.

    • Louie Neira
      Louie Neira Day ago

      Breanna Deal that’s true, but it’s still not East Texas, is it?

    • Breanna Deal
      Breanna Deal Day ago

      Austin is Central Texas.
      A Central Texan

  • Casey Webb
    Casey Webb 3 days ago +3

    "Somewhere in East Texas"
    "Austin, Corpus Christi"
    Somebody get this guy a map.

  • Brad Rose
    Brad Rose 3 days ago +2

    Did he just say "East Texas, like Austin or Corpus Christi"? 😒😒😡😡
    FIGHT. ME.

  • Deja Williams
    Deja Williams 3 days ago

    Y’all should do a video where he guess what language is being spoken to him

  • Heather Payne
    Heather Payne 4 days ago

    Do Sam Worthington in anything where he attempts an American accent. His accent in Avatar is really grating.

  • Frank'n'Stein
    Frank'n'Stein 4 days ago

    I really would like to see his reaction to Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury now.

  • Merveille van Eck
    Merveille van Eck 4 days ago worries mah dude....ive lived in south africa for a while now and i still struggle with the xh in xhosa...

  • Dereak Columbus
    Dereak Columbus 4 days ago

    Just so's you know, there's an ethnically black American southern accent somewhat different than white Texas/Oklahoma n accent. Subtle difference s everywhere. There's a valley girl California accent and a northern redwood accent.

  • Hideo Schwartz
    Hideo Schwartz 4 days ago

    This is the last thing that i thought i would be marathoning

  • Brian Chang
    Brian Chang 4 days ago

    He should do guess the accent of different movies... or Maybe that's too easy...

  • hallwaybeats86
    hallwaybeats86 4 days ago

    Request: could you please analyze how horrible Sam Worthington's american accent was in Avatar?
    Loved the movie. His attempt at an american accent was so off putting, I couldn't believe James Cameron let it slide.
    While we're on the subject of James Cameron; his american accent in Terminator Salvation was absolutely dreadful as well.

  • Sam Borley
    Sam Borley 4 days ago

    So I found myself attempting a lot of these... saying house in a Belfast accent by using ice is genius. I would love his opinion on Jonny Lee Miller in Trainspotting because even the Scottish actors were surprised to find out he was English - he stayed in the accent throughout filming.

  • ra.barbara
    ra.barbara 4 days ago

    OMG this guy, his passion and knowledge makes him so HOT

  • Simon S
    Simon S 4 days ago

    Love to see you check out Rami Malek doing Freddie Mercury.

  • Ashleigh Newell
    Ashleigh Newell 6 days ago

    omg we need one of these for rami malek in bohemian rhapsody

  • Mark Pachankis
    Mark Pachankis 6 days ago

    cajun accents? Passion Fish, for example. New Orleans accents: The Big Easy, American Horror Story: Coven, etc

  • Sebastián
    Sebastián 6 days ago

    You should do Dr. House (and other series) as well as videogames

  • BootlegFightVideo
    BootlegFightVideo 6 days ago +1

    Robert Downey Jr.'s African-American accent in Tropic Thunder.

  • Alice Barrah
    Alice Barrah 6 days ago

    omg this beard????? yum

  • Strength_44
    Strength_44 6 days ago +1

    I am SO SO happy that he did Andrew Lincoln’s southern accent and loved it

  • Baron Thomas
    Baron Thomas 6 days ago

    Are you sure Wakanda isn't a real place, because several college professors have been film saying it is.

  • Juki Hiw
    Juki Hiw 6 days ago

    "East Texas, like Austin" um boi

  • Benno Kraehe
    Benno Kraehe 6 days ago

    I wish this guy could teach me how to do a Texan accent. I was born in Texas but I don't have the accent, and sometimes I wish I did );

    • Breanna Deal
      Breanna Deal Day ago

      There is no singular Texan accent. Your accent would have developed based on which part of Texas you lived in. And if you didn't live there for long (you just said born so I assume you weren't raised there) then you probably wouldn't have developed an accent.

  • F X V L 9 5
    F X V L 9 5 6 days ago


  • epif1
    epif1 7 days ago

    please review Olga Kurylenko in James bond movie. Overall she did a pretty good job with "telenovela Spanish", only some of the "R"s give her away

  • hyfy1970
    hyfy1970 7 days ago

    i would rather have had this discuss less accent performances and go more in depth into each....feels rushed and we don't get much of an appreciation of each performance

  • David Philips
    David Philips 7 days ago

    The editing of these videos is so funny (Kidman - "uugghh stop it!") hahaha

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith 7 days ago

    My boyfriend looking at me like im going crazy starin at my phone *with headphones on* repeating words this guy emphasizes on with my trying hard over acted accent. Lol

  • Luvena Susanto
    Luvena Susanto 7 days ago

    Im a fan of this guy

  • Mhor
    Mhor 7 days ago

    Kate Winslet slays the Aussie accent. Every time she does it!

  • Nguyễn Thị Khánh Ly

    I just stopped the video on the map of southeast asia and that is a hella weird map

  • cathy2708
    cathy2708 7 days ago

    this guy should have his own channel

  • allydea
    allydea 7 days ago

    I can still hear very very the Spanish in "Donatella" character way of speaking. I wouldn't consider that very good.


    This is the most intriguing video I've seen all week. You should comment on my accent, Minnesohhhtan. :) We definitely talk different here doncha knoh.

  • thelegendarycorey
    thelegendarycorey 7 days ago

    As a native Texan, I'm impressed that he picks up on the accent difference between East Texas and West Texas. Not many people would notice something that subtle.

  • Florin P
    Florin P 7 days ago

    Coral !!

  • La Patutu
    La Patutu 7 days ago

    This is so neat, I could watch these video's all day

  • Sean Velez
    Sean Velez 7 days ago

    Captain America: Civil War*

  • TheNice CommentGuy
    TheNice CommentGuy 7 days ago

    Just do a entire video on Gary Oldman

  • caderly
    caderly 7 days ago

    More of this guy, PLEASE

  • Cassandra Gidney
    Cassandra Gidney 8 days ago

    How do you bring up Highlander and not use the Sean Connery "I'm not Spanish I'm Egyptian!" line that made my entire generation laugh at how ridiculous it was?

  • Freyjzilla
    Freyjzilla 8 days ago

    Plz do scandinavian :) like girl with the dragon tattoo.

  • Ginger Nightmare
    Ginger Nightmare 8 days ago

    Check out my Georgia and British accent on my videos.

  • Smoof29
    Smoof29 8 days ago

    I find it interesting that Margot Robbie did such a great accent job in I, Tonya but her Harley Quinn left a lot to be desired

  • jgibman1
    jgibman1 8 days ago

    You have to be very attentive to pick up on such subtleties. I've noticed in your videos when an actor does a terrible job with the accent prior to your comment your inner eyebrows point in an upward direction and it's hilarious. I turned the volume down to take a phone call and when I went back to watch it again you were ripping into the actors every time.

  • Daniele Alexis
    Daniele Alexis 8 days ago

    Do Tessa Thompson’s Philly accent in Creed!

  • Zoe Shimberg
    Zoe Shimberg 8 days ago

    Baltimore, John travolta "Hairspray"

  • Quinn
    Quinn 8 days ago

    the editing of these videos makes me laugh bc you have the movie clips responding to erik lmao

  • Amazing Supergirl
    Amazing Supergirl 8 days ago

    Southern accents vary massively even within the same region. In general, they’re overdone. Usually they sound like an actor using an accent no matter what nationality they are. One thing is if they slip once, they’re caught. Rick Grimes first slip was on “scientist”. If you’re southern and watched it, u know exactly what I mean. Soooo funny tho

  • Ohno Jxlxx
    Ohno Jxlxx 8 days ago

    This is so fascinating! Also Erik is super cute 😅

  • emjayay
    emjayay 8 days ago

    Of course particularly with Matt and the Afflecks we get a lot of Boston movies, but all of New England has many different accents for such a small place with small states. He could do a segment just about New England-set films and pick apart all the actor's accent mistakes and successes.

  • John Ramos
    John Ramos 8 days ago

    Wish teachers in my school were this interesting I don’t care what the topic is it’s just interesting to learn it

  • hijikata kagi
    hijikata kagi 8 days ago

    14:24 that reaction XDDDDDDDDD

  • Martina Eichner
    Martina Eichner 8 days ago

    What about german accent? It`s never done right I think...

  • 21. 12
    21. 12 8 days ago


  • Heyszen
    Heyszen 8 days ago

    I'm a New Zealander - the characteristics he says Elisabeth Moss is missing are not present in my accent. If she's playing a more metropolitan character she won't need them, if she's playing a more rural character she will. I haven't actually seen the film so I don't know.

  • Blue Monday
    Blue Monday 8 days ago

    The Australian Rough Night accent was so off. You can't use that as a good example. I'm kinda mad.

    • Blue Monday
      Blue Monday 8 days ago

      The dressmaker accent was spot on. That's what most Australians sound like or similar to that

  • Tim Ng
    Tim Ng 8 days ago

    More beard!!!

  • nicanor tapia barrientos

    Gus fring's accent sucks. Im chilean and the dialogues in spanish that he interpreted on his character doesn't sound like a chilean native speaker at all...

  • chnwalker91
    chnwalker91 9 days ago

    Could you do the Wayans' accent in White Chicks or Mike Meyers in Austin Powers?

  • Mago
    Mago 9 days ago

    Why is this so entertaining to watch?! I'm gonna start paying more attention to how people say things now just to see the differences.

  • Sophia Burch
    Sophia Burch 9 days ago +1

    i love these so much

  • Sean Coakley
    Sean Coakley 9 days ago

    did they ever cover a Long Island accent?

  • james sutcliffe
    james sutcliffe 9 days ago

    Nicole Kidman has always been a very average actor. Any role she plays, I don't see or hear her character. I just see and hear Nicole Kidman.

  • R4DON
    R4DON 9 days ago

    the englisch accents still sound all so similar compared to each other. German accents (for example) are a whole other story. They somethimes sound like different languages XD

  • Cate 59
    Cate 59 9 days ago


  • Bethany Rawlinson
    Bethany Rawlinson 9 days ago

    Will you do Tom Hardy,Emily Browning and Taron Egerton's cockney accents in Legend (2015)??

  • Nuhjeea
    Nuhjeea 9 days ago

    This is impressive.

  • Emely Guevara
    Emely Guevara 9 days ago

    Majority of Texans dont have an accent 😐

  • Testosterone Onions
    Testosterone Onions 10 days ago

    I'm just glad you said Aussie right. Dev Patel did a great accent in Lion.

  • Steve Giedosh
    Steve Giedosh 10 days ago +1

    This guy totally DENNISed these movies.

    VIPANDA 10 days ago

    As a Singaporean I would love for him to decode our accents.. because I can’t even do that myself 😂

  • Sammi V
    Sammi V 10 days ago

    Kentucky here... I say pen and Ben, but the majority here do sound like they are saying pin and Bin. I trained myself to say them correctly as I went through school. Another one is that they tend to leave “L”s out of a lot of words. Cold, Sold, and Told sound like Code, Sewed, and Toad. And Whole is sometimes Hoe. Lol. Once I was conscious of this colloquial error, it really started standing out to me. Lol

  • epictreasure
    epictreasure 10 days ago

    Good lord, this was fascinating

  • Joseph Salama
    Joseph Salama 10 days ago

    Erik is the best. Love this series

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 10 days ago

    I got into a car accident with Tonya Harding in 1989. Not the ice skater, just some other person with that name. Unfortunately this was before the ice skater got famous, so I missed out.