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

  • Published on Sep 17, 2018
  • Dialect coach Erik Singer once again analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were their accents, really?

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  • Candis C
    Candis C 33 minutes ago

    am I the only one that noticed he had a wedding ring on in his other videos and he doesn't have one on in this one?! like, Erik, are you single or what?! let's make this happen! LOL

  • Thomas Pelzer
    Thomas Pelzer Hour ago

    Fun to see a guy who couldn't say "penguengs" nailing a Boston accent

  • Setres09
    Setres09 6 hours ago

    Matthew Rhys's accent in the Americans had me totally fooled, I didn't realize he wasn't American until years after watching it!

  • godlisa
    godlisa 12 hours ago

    I wanna see this guy do a whole bunch of accents

  • McJagger
    McJagger 13 hours ago

    Andrew Lincoln had a Carl-Coral merger in his Kentucky accent for Reeick Grimes.

  • Tracy Johnson
    Tracy Johnson 17 hours ago

    I'm not sure Kidman was actually trying to do a clean American accent in Big Little Lies. I don't think it's ever specified that she's a U.S. born & bred person. She just sounds like an Aussie who's lived in America most of her life. She's usually very careful and prepared when she takes on an accented role so I think it's unfair to pick on her accent here, when it may not have even been intended.

  • MsHonung
    MsHonung 17 hours ago

    Can listen to Erik Singer explain accents and dialects non-stop, thank you Wired for bringing this series in general!

  • Orange Walker
    Orange Walker 19 hours ago

    And now a queens accent. Was it just me expecting the Queen's RP?

  • elaine allen
    elaine allen 20 hours ago

    I would love to hear your breakdown of movie Cajun accents - because they are always hilarious.

  • Vy Nguyen
    Vy Nguyen 23 hours ago +1

    I need Benedict Cumberbatch to play Snape if there's going to be a Harry Potter remake

  • MIklos Herald Narra

    never heard this guy speaking different accent, how can he be a coach? any proof?

  • Qaboosable
    Qaboosable Day ago

    This man is so brilliant.
    And Michael Caine has every right never to change his own accent, being a living legend.

  • bloo jkl45
    bloo jkl45 Day ago

    "I like pie?"

  • antonburger01
    antonburger01 Day ago

    In the Xhosa accent, the speakers strongly pronounce the "R" sound. All accents in South Africa do that, including some variants of South African English (to a lesser degree), unless the speaker has learned to pronounce his/her words closer to standard English. So, that actress should have pronounced the word "improve" as "impRRRove" .(kind of like the Scottish would).

  • Chelsea Walker
    Chelsea Walker 2 days ago

    has he critiqued christain bale's american accent ?

  • Devil Gargosha
    Devil Gargosha 2 days ago

    sheesh... taking film literally

  • Ⰴⱆⰿⱀⱏⰹ Ⱄⱐⰾⱉⰲⰹⰰⱀⰹⱀ

    6:50 I am not really sure if you have made a mistake or if you were looking in the future with this Vietnam's northern border.

  • dee mura
    dee mura 3 days ago

    Do MCU actors in MCU movies please

  • Мама Россия

    Jennifer Lawrence sucked at a Russian accent. She was horrible!!!

  • Rachel Magowan
    Rachel Magowan 5 days ago

    Australian accents are so difficult! The way they say "o" sounds almost sounds like an "oy". Instead of "no" pronounce it "noy" with an upward inflection.

  • Devyani Mulik
    Devyani Mulik 5 days ago +1

    19:23 his face here is what we're all feeling

  • Isaac C.
    Isaac C. 5 days ago +7

    Well, Nicole Kidman does a perfect Australian accent because she is... Australian?

  • 22Angelsking9
    22Angelsking9 5 days ago +1

    I study linguistics and seeing all the theories applied really helps me a lot

  • watrgrl2
    watrgrl2 6 days ago +1

    Erik Singer is just brilliant! He makes language and linguistics fascinating! And he is obviously a gifted teacher. I’ve watched several of your videos featuring Mr Singer and he is just phenomenal!

  • Cloë Noto
    Cloë Noto 6 days ago +1

    Please do a general South African accent

  • Bryan Sabbag
    Bryan Sabbag 6 days ago

    Please analyse Tommy Wiseau's accent.

  • Gary MacMillan
    Gary MacMillan 6 days ago

    Erik is pretty cool

  • TheFawziAsraf
    TheFawziAsraf 6 days ago

    I want to marry him.

  • hesvngrs
    hesvngrs 6 days ago

    loved this except t’chaka appeared in civil war aixjajcnakkal

  • Michelle Muskeyn
    Michelle Muskeyn 7 days ago


  • Smartphone Phone
    Smartphone Phone 7 days ago

    3:15 Russian

  • Ashley Peel
    Ashley Peel 7 days ago +4

    So interesting! Y'all should do a review of all of Villanelle's accents in Killing Eve!!

  • Fireweb 123
    Fireweb 123 7 days ago

    Ive always heard differently, but do canadians haveca specific accent tgat he could pick up on?

  • Ventric Dual
    Ventric Dual 7 days ago

    I want to see this man DO accents!

  • Nonetral
    Nonetral 7 days ago

    the dress maker 😭

  • Transformers TCG Deck Techs

    With Erik being such a great analyst of accents, and knows how to perform do we KNOW that Erik is using his REAL VOICE?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Robert Schlesinger
    Robert Schlesinger 9 days ago +1

    Excellent comments by Erik Singer and excellent acting examples. Interesting video.

  • juan carlos Rangel
    juan carlos Rangel 9 days ago

    What do yo mean with: "Wakanda is not a real place"?!?!?!1

  • Yasser
    Yasser 9 days ago

    You could be Dennis Reynolds father

  • Buddy
    Buddy 9 days ago

    Corpus Christi and Austin is NOT East Texas. Anything east of I45 is East Texas.

  • Thomas Borgsmidt
    Thomas Borgsmidt 9 days ago

    That makes me so gratefull for opera - because in real singing you lose your accent - unless you deliberately try to keep the accent. But that runs into other problems, which probably have something to do with the overtones that are a whole number (?) of octaves above the basic tone. In German there is the Umlaut (f.i. ä) which I suppose is a question of half octaves(?). Beethoven was aware of the problem; but did not reach a conclusion. We need to get to Wagner throwing the third tone of the triad in the orchester - which is one of the reasons why Wagner is not suited for piano recitals.

  • bananamilkshake1801
    bananamilkshake1801 9 days ago

    Do Hugh Laurie in House MD and Claire Foy in the Crown!

  • Vengeance Incarnate
    Vengeance Incarnate 10 days ago +1

    Did Wired provide him with the movies or shows, did he reference things he already knew about? I am so curious.

  • Silver Banshee
    Silver Banshee 10 days ago +8

    I cannot imagine having this much knowledge on this many accents.

  • Alondra Ferrer
    Alondra Ferrer 11 days ago +1

    What makes me shook is the fact that I speak with an American accent even though my mother tongue is Spanish

  • Aida Santos
    Aida Santos 11 days ago +2

    Hot, smart, linguistic genius also a nice bulge lol

  • lex snow
    lex snow 11 days ago +1

    his analysis is so orgasmic

  • Camila
    Camila 12 days ago

    Love him

  • Deasha Ramsey
    Deasha Ramsey 12 days ago +9

    Red sparrow annoyed me because she kept falling out of the accent 😭😭

  • Moriano Mordekhai
    Moriano Mordekhai 13 days ago

    after watching this video, I start to give more respects to actors.

  • nigefal
    nigefal 13 days ago +4

    This fella is the best I have seen. He knows what he is talking about. Plus he managed to explain the Irish accent in more detail with things I did not even think of. And I am Irish!

  • tea pot
    tea pot 13 days ago +1

    anyone here that was viet and thought the accent was actually pretty good?
    (tbh she did sound like my aunt)

  • Jemma Samuels
    Jemma Samuels 13 days ago

    wow this was quality content for sure. i would love to see him critique or most likely praise all the different accents jodie cormer does in killing eve!
    anywho loved this video and all the knowledge he shared.

  • Lucas Smith
    Lucas Smith 14 days ago

    This videos are fabulous.

  • D'ran Dana
    D'ran Dana 15 days ago

    Your beard looks great

  • Malia Laguisa
    Malia Laguisa 15 days ago +1

    Daniel day lewis isnt even human.

  • Malia Laguisa
    Malia Laguisa 15 days ago +1

    I wasnt impressed by kate winslet. She just sounds british to me

    • VintageBroadwayStar
      VintageBroadwayStar 15 days ago

      As an Australian, I can tell you it sounded spot on. Blew me away

  • Malia Laguisa
    Malia Laguisa 15 days ago +1

    Penelope cruz just sounds like herself

  • Rebecca Jones
    Rebecca Jones 16 days ago

    Just throwing it out there: Shane Taylor as Roe in Band of Brothers. English actor doing a Cajun accent that sounds pretty good to me, but I would love to hear what a professional thinks about it

  • ithi ti
    ithi ti 16 days ago

    really? people really have time.... 🙄

  • Ziyanda Zwane
    Ziyanda Zwane 16 days ago

    WAKANDA FOREVER!!! (I'm sorry, I just got so excited when you spoke about this, say that 'X', Erik, yes!!! XD))

  • There Is No Sandwich
    There Is No Sandwich 16 days ago +1

    As a kiwi thanks for including a bit of content on our accent, very interesting, cheers mate

  • Katie Stott
    Katie Stott 17 days ago

    Margot Robbie killed it in I, Tanya

  • Katie Stott
    Katie Stott 17 days ago +1

    Erik is both hot and dead smart. I wish he had his own channel.

  • Vinny Simms
    Vinny Simms 17 days ago

    Lucas Hedges may be the first actor I've ever seen to perfectly get an accent but fail to emote at the same time.

    C SMITH 17 days ago +1

    Family Guy! Really...Famiy Guy. lol

  • F N
    F N 17 days ago +1

    Jennifer Lawrence has the worst Russian accent ever. She was not a good fit for the role anyway.

  • Furkan Emre Çiçek
    Furkan Emre Çiçek 18 days ago


  • A. Y. Kay
    A. Y. Kay 19 days ago +3

    Robert Downey Jr. plays an Australia actor who become a parody of an American-African man in "Tropic Thunder".

  • Shibe Shook
    Shibe Shook 19 days ago

    Till the Vietnamese part...where is my Vietnamese accent in English??? I speak the thing for 10 years and only in 8th grade. 🤔🤔🤔

  • Caitlyn Mendes
    Caitlyn Mendes 19 days ago

    This guy needs to watch Killing Eve
    Also my mum is Vietnamese and she doesn’t speak like that but this is after almost 20 years of practicing her English more. She tries her best but I can see similarities between Hong Chau’s Vietnamese accent and my mum’s/Vietnamese relatives learning English accent.

  • Nona Narcisse
    Nona Narcisse 19 days ago

    LOVE technique critique!!! More please!!!

  • Joseph Patton
    Joseph Patton 19 days ago

    He needs to do Killing Eve

  • Katherine Peterson
    Katherine Peterson 20 days ago

    Please have him read a speech and change accents throughout!

  • The one and only Blaytman

    Beard is always better

  • Lucinda Singhi
    Lucinda Singhi 20 days ago

    thanks for that aussie representation

  • EasilyDistracted
    EasilyDistracted 21 day ago

    Eric is hot

  • Josh Bolin
    Josh Bolin 21 day ago

    Love this series. Can you include Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush's Hector Balbosa, and Bill Nighy's Davy Jones in the next one?

  • William Ramsay
    William Ramsay 21 day ago

    Good beard.

  • Brandon Travis
    Brandon Travis 21 day ago

    I read that Christopher Lambert accent in Highlander is not supposed to sound like any specific accent because in the movie he is 400 years old and lived all over. Plus I'm sure the accents were different 400 years ago.

  • Spenser T
    Spenser T 21 day ago

    I wear a wide diphthong at the beach,

  • Noah Black
    Noah Black 21 day ago

    "Southern" Irish...?

  • Mallory Ritch
    Mallory Ritch 21 day ago +2

    it caught me so off guard when he said that corpus and austin are in east texas

    • notmyrealname
      notmyrealname 20 days ago

      Same, Austin and Corpus are not AT ALL East Texas. I mean, you can just see that on a map.

  • Cooldude Awesome
    Cooldude Awesome 22 days ago

    Man he really breaks it down

  • Youtube Censors
    Youtube Censors 22 days ago

    Do any other Northwesterners say "pillow" as "pellow"? Maybe I'm just weird.

  • Jermy Hopkisn
    Jermy Hopkisn 22 days ago

    Please analyze Tommy Wiseau's accent.

  • Jeff Ramos
    Jeff Ramos 22 days ago

    Daniel Day Lewis is a legend.

  • Tyrone Shade
    Tyrone Shade 22 days ago +1

    Requests!!! Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Claire Foy - The Crown; Hugh Laurie - House; Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody; Meryl Streep; The Iron Lady

  • asmcneill
    asmcneill 22 days ago

    Requests!!! Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Claire Foy - The Crown; Hugh Laurie - House; Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody; Meryl Streep; The Iron Lady

    • Tyrone Shade
      Tyrone Shade 22 days ago

      Psychologist breaks down mentally ill characters

  • rachel alexander
    rachel alexander 23 days ago +1

    Psychologist breaks down mentally ill characters

  • Albert Sosa
    Albert Sosa 23 days ago

    Please analyze Sean Patrick Flannery in Boondock Saints.

  • beto estrada
    beto estrada 23 days ago

    I get excited when he mentions my hometown Corpus Christi, only to realize that he called us East Texas. We're South Texas dammit! ..... carry on.

  • Кристина Гриненко

    Real Russians would never say 'neveRRRR', they (we) would just say 'neve'. Also, an accent is only that bad when you hardly speak English. With Lawrence's perfect grammar and vocab (common mistake with movie 'foreigners'), she could not have possibly retained an accent like that. Also, Killing Eve's so-called 'Russian' is horrible beyond words. I just wish they hired someone who actually spoke the language and given the amount of Russians everywhere in the world, that should really not be a problem. In fact, it would be my dream job, now that I think about it!

  • Ashy Nicole
    Ashy Nicole 24 days ago

    Thanks so much for doing Australian accents!

  • Sean Norris
    Sean Norris 24 days ago

    Was enjoying this till I remembered that wired is getting greedy and cramming advertisements into short TVclip videos. Isn't the one at the beginning good enough for you?

  • Aaron Myers
    Aaron Myers 25 days ago

    As an American (near Charleston, SC), I would actually de-rhoticize that "KimBERley" vowel too, since it's an unstressed syllable in the middle of the word. I'd say it's natural.

  • glenn kane
    glenn kane 25 days ago

    06:52 "Some people thought this was an offensive stereotype". Why didn't people find all the other examples offensive stereotypes? I will bet those who thought it offensive were not Vietnamese. but white American "progressives". Give it a break.

  • A Human Title
    A Human Title 25 days ago

    My favorite is fans who are super super surprised meeting Tom Holland because they don’t realize he’s British

  • Joshua Martin
    Joshua Martin 25 days ago

    I love these videos; accents are so interesting

  • Robert Eckman
    Robert Eckman 25 days ago

    So glad this video included Andrew Lincoln. Also on "pin-pen", is that the 'official' name of that among linguists? I'm used to it being called "kin-ken".