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Dialect coach Erik Singer once again analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were their accents, really? Check out more from Erik here: http://www.eriksinger.com/ Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 28 More Actors' Accents | WIRED
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Chris Carter (40 minutes ago)
This guy is so good at what he does, I love it so much.
Allison Cornell (5 hours ago)
PORTUGUESE? !
Clair Elizabeth (5 hours ago)
Southern Ireland....is not a place name. Republic of Ireland. Jesus people took a bullet in the head for this.
Ashton Healy (5 hours ago)
Wow he is a genius! Through out the video he can do any accent on the spot.
PresidentWordSalad (15 hours 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 (16 hours 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.
Casey Webb (19 hours ago)
"Somewhere in East Texas" "Austin, Corpus Christi" Somebody get this guy a map.
Brad Rose (22 hours ago)
Did he just say "East Texas, like Austin or Corpus Christi"? 😒😒😡😡 FIGHT. ME.
Deja Williams (1 day ago)
Y’all should do a video where he guess what language is being spoken to him
Heather Payne (1 day ago)
Do Sam Worthington in anything where he attempts an American accent. His accent in Avatar is really grating.
Frank'n'Stein (1 day ago)
I really would like to see his reaction to Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury now.
Merveille van Eck (1 day ago)
isiXhosa....oof....no worries mah dude....ive lived in south africa for a while now and i still struggle with the xh in xhosa...
Dereak Columbus (1 day 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 (1 day ago)
This is the last thing that i thought i would be marathoning
Brian Chang (1 day ago)
He should do guess the accent of different movies... or Maybe that's too easy...
hallwaybeats86 (1 day 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 (1 day 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 (2 days ago)
OMG this guy, his passion and knowledge makes him so HOT
Simon S (2 days ago)
Love to see you check out Rami Malek doing Freddie Mercury.
Ashleigh Newell (3 days ago)
omg we need one of these for rami malek in bohemian rhapsody
Mark Pachankis (3 days ago)
cajun accents? Passion Fish, for example. New Orleans accents: The Big Easy, American Horror Story: Coven, etc
Sebastián (3 days ago)
You should do Dr. House (and other series) as well as videogames
BootlegFightVideo (3 days ago)
Robert Downey Jr.'s African-American accent in Tropic Thunder.
Alice Barrah (3 days ago)
omg this beard????? yum
Strength_44 (3 days ago)
I am SO SO happy that he did Andrew Lincoln’s southern accent and loved it
Baron Thomas (3 days ago)
Are you sure Wakanda isn't a real place, because several college professors have been film saying it is.
Juki Hiw (4 days ago)
"East Texas, like Austin" um boi
Benno Kraehe (4 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 );
F X V L 9 5 (4 days ago)
Florida
epif1 (4 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 (4 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 (4 days ago)
The editing of these videos is so funny (Kidman - "uugghh stop it!") hahaha
Alex Smith (4 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 (4 days ago)
Im a fan of this guy
Mhor (4 days ago)
Kate Winslet slays the Aussie accent. Every time she does it!
Nguyễn Thị Khánh Ly (4 days ago)
I just stopped the video on the map of southeast asia and that is a hella weird map
cathy2708 (4 days ago)
this guy should have his own channel
allydea (4 days ago)
I can still hear very very the Spanish in "Donatella" character way of speaking. I wouldn't consider that very good.
DARIVS ARCHITECTVS (4 days ago)
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 (4 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 (4 days ago)
Coral !!
La Patutu (4 days ago)
This is so neat, I could watch these video's all day
Sean Velez (5 days ago)
Captain America: Civil War*
TheNice CommentGuy (5 days ago)
Just do a entire video on Gary Oldman
caderly (5 days ago)
More of this guy, PLEASE
Cassandra Gidney (5 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 (5 days ago)
Plz do scandinavian :) like girl with the dragon tattoo.
Ginger Nightmare (5 days ago)
Check out my Georgia and British accent on my videos.
Smoof29 (5 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 (5 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 (5 days ago)
Do Tessa Thompson’s Philly accent in Creed!
Zoe Shimberg (5 days ago)
Baltimore, John travolta "Hairspray"
Quinn (5 days ago)
the editing of these videos makes me laugh bc you have the movie clips responding to erik lmao
Amazing Supergirl (5 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 (5 days ago)
This is so fascinating! Also Erik is super cute 😅
emjayay (5 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 (5 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 (5 days ago)
14:24 that reaction XDDDDDDDDD
Martina Eichner (5 days ago)
What about german accent? It`s never done right I think...
21. 12 (6 days ago)
Germannnn!!
Heyszen (6 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 (6 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 (6 days ago)
The dressmaker accent was spot on. That's what most Australians sound like or similar to that
Tim Ng (6 days ago)
More beard!!!
nicanor tapia barrientos (6 days ago)
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 (6 days ago)
Could you do the Wayans' accent in White Chicks or Mike Meyers in Austin Powers?
Mago (6 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 (6 days ago)
i love these so much
Sean Coakley (6 days ago)
did they ever cover a Long Island accent?
james sutcliffe (6 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 (6 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 (7 days ago)
WOW
Bethany Rawlinson (7 days ago)
Will you do Tom Hardy,Emily Browning and Taron Egerton's cockney accents in Legend (2015)??
Nuhjeea (7 days ago)
This is impressive.
Emely Guevara (7 days ago)
Majority of Texans dont have an accent 😐
Testosterone Onions (7 days ago)
I'm just glad you said Aussie right. Dev Patel did a great accent in Lion.
Steve Giedosh (7 days ago)
This guy totally DENNISed these movies.
VIPANDA (7 days ago)
As a Singaporean I would love for him to decode our accents.. because I can’t even do that myself 😂
Sammi V (7 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 (7 days ago)
Good lord, this was fascinating
Joseph Salama (7 days ago)
Erik is the best. Love this series
Eric Taylor (7 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.
Pyraxian1 (7 days ago)
Love these and have watched them several times over. As the friend with "a knack for accents" in my group, it's really cool to hear about the differences between them. Please do more!!
Katherine Garcia smith (7 days ago)
does he not look like billy on the street??
Martin Nicholls (7 days ago)
The Lion one is interesting because the guy the character is based on isn't a native English speaker, spending his young childhood in India. Be interesting to see a teardown of his accent and then a comparison - surely it'd be some kind of mixture. I think the actual worst accent ever in the history of modern media even though I loved the show to bits was Gabrielle Anwar's Irish accent in the pilot of Burn Notice. Made me actually want to kill myself and I'm not even Irish. Dropped in later episodes, but wow. Actually worse than DVD's cockney.
Calego (7 days ago)
As someone who lives in the Pacific Northwest I'm offended
MdM (7 days ago)
I clicked on this video as a timer for when my nail would cool down for a dab but after the dab set in I forgot that and I ended up watching the whole video...
Golden Books (7 days ago)
No Saoirse Ronan?? She's the accent QUEEN!!!!!!!
Mark Spock (7 days ago)
18:40 Austin and Corpus Christi are not East Texas...
Killa 47 (7 days ago)
Do javier bardem in loving Pablo
Millie Wellington (7 days ago)
I’d love to see you analyse welsh! It’s a tricky one. I think it would be cool to see some English dialects like Liverpudlian Birmingham and Manchester
Jeff Kardos Jr. (8 days ago)
6:33 India is not Asia.
Ciara Carnes (8 days ago)
I probably shouldn’t knit pick but neither Austin nor Corpus Christi are in east Texas. Corpus is on the gulf and Austin is in Central Texas
Kali Ravel (8 days ago)
It would be cool to look at how someone's gotten better at a specific accent over time. Nicole Kidman ends up doing American accents a LOT and I find her Australian accent is more noticable in early stuff like Practical Magic, for instance.
Tropical Deer (8 days ago)
i have heavy accented vietnamese parents and the one in the video is super accurate lmao
LaserBeamDynamite (8 days ago)
I stopped watching after the third commercial.
PresidentWordSalad (8 days ago)
Get this man to do more of these.
Real Heel Ryan (8 days ago)
What's that? Someone cried racism without doing the research to see if it was in fact racist to begin with? In 2018? Nah
isaac hull (8 days ago)
Bet this guy is a good singer
Djibrila (8 days ago)
How about the Scottish accent of the Highlanders in Outlander? I really really would love to hear what you gotta say about that one!
Katrina B (6 days ago)
There's nothing really TO say. All you can really do is laugh.
Luna p (8 days ago)
i 100% wasn't expecting a chilean accent. also he says chile and not chili and idk why that makes me so happy as a chilean!!