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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 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds. 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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EasilyDistracted (3 hours ago)
Eric is hot
Josh Bolin (3 hours 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 (8 hours ago)
Good beard.
Brandon Travis (11 hours 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 (15 hours ago)
I wear a wide diphthong at the beach,
Noah Black (17 hours ago)
"Southern" Irish...?
Mallory Ritch (1 day ago)
it caught me so off guard when he said that corpus and austin are in east texas
Cooldude Awesome (1 day ago)
Man he really breaks it down
Youtube Censors (1 day ago)
Do any other Northwesterners say "pillow" as "pellow"? Maybe I'm just weird.
Jermy Hopkisn (1 day ago)
Please analyze Tommy Wiseau's accent.
Jeff Ramos (1 day ago)
Daniel Day Lewis is a legend.
Tyrone Shade (1 day 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
asmcneill (1 day 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 (1 day ago)
Psychologist breaks down mentally ill characters
rachel alexander (2 days ago)
Psychologist breaks down mentally ill characters
Albert Sosa (2 days ago)
Please analyze Sean Patrick Flannery in Boondock Saints.
beto estrada (3 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 (3 days ago)
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 (3 days ago)
Thanks so much for doing Australian accents!
Sean Norris (3 days ago)
Was enjoying this till I remembered that wired is getting greedy and cramming advertisements into short YouTube videos. Isn't the one at the beginning good enough for you?
Aaron Myers (4 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 (4 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 (4 days ago)
My favorite is fans who are super super surprised meeting Tom Holland because they don’t realize he’s British
Joshua Martin (4 days ago)
I love these videos; accents are so interesting
Robert Eckman (4 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".
Eugenia Loulou (5 days ago)
Please do Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder !
William Roscoe (5 days ago)
I reckon that this guy is a cunning linguist what with his focus on tongue control.
혜원 (5 days ago)
Please watch Orphan Black and talk about Tatiana Maslany's tons of different accents
Greg Murray (6 days ago)
Dicaprio in "Blood Diamond"!!
Greg Murray (4 days ago)
+Bautista Crivelli But it was only his Creole, not his Afrikaans accent
Bautista Crivelli (4 days ago)
Greg Murray he did it in a previous video! Check it out
rashid alqadi (6 days ago)
Is Eric single ?
Lucas anderson (6 days ago)
There are several,Australian accents... Not just one... Usually based on economic demographics
Slava Hamzin (7 days ago)
Homeboy had a major glow up
Camilla Godoy (7 days ago)
No brazilian accents? =(
Guillaume Desjeans (7 days ago)
Gotta love Mr. Signer!!!
LordBearington (7 days ago)
I feel he glossed over Christopher Lamberts accent. Yeah it wasn't good, but the reason was that at the time, he barely spoke much English. his only other English film had been Greystroke, where he played Tarzan and had hardly any lines. He was learning English as he filmed, and learning a 'Scottish' accent as well.
Samantha B (7 days ago)
I thought the same about Michael Caine's Texas accent before he said it! Ha ha.
Maggie Murphy (9 days ago)
This guy knows a lot like a lot a lot , but no one considers Austin East Texas. We are central Tx through and through
Steve (9 days ago)
You need this guy to talk about the "Amy walker" 21 accent video..She does 21 different accents in one video. I'd like to hear this guys thoughts and opinions on her videos.
ApocMVP (9 days ago)
If you spend time in Australia you'll quickly learn that the accent majority of these actors are using only fits a very niche group of Australians, Our country is very multicultural thus the lines between a true blue Aussies accent (The voice the are all trying to pull off) and say 3rd or 4th generation Australian accent sound completely different. I challenge you to walk through any public area in Australia and actually listen to our accent, My guess is that around 1 in 20 perhaps would sound like this, the vast majority of us sound completely different!
ClassyNova (9 days ago)
Wakanda Accent, circles SOUTH AFRICA?
Nando (6 days ago)
+ClassyNova but they only care about real places where an accent can be placed. They're not going to circle the North if they don't even use the language there.
ClassyNova (6 days ago)
+Nando The language is based on isiXhosa but the Marvel fictional country of Wakanda has been listed as far North Western, almost the complete opposite of where it is listed here.
Nando (6 days ago)
He literally explains why. The Wakandan language is Xhosa, which is South African
ickess (9 days ago)
Wouldn’t the walking dead be a GA accent? Thought it took place in Atlanta or around Atlanta at least
thatdudefromearth (9 days ago)
I cringed as soon as I seen the trailer to red sparrow. You could tell it was way too strong. It sounded stereotypical to me.
Hailey McLaughlin (9 days ago)
Can he comment on Canadian accents in movies or tv shows? They always stereotype and over exaggerate them
J Lai (10 days ago)
As a kiwi, i appreciate being acknowledged lmao
wirklichdoof (11 days ago)
Can you do David boreanaz's Irish accent in buffy? It's terrible lol
Nameless Wonders (11 days ago)
Kinda bummed that Hugh Laurie wasn't in here (for role in Stuart Little). Only because I picked out that he wasn't American when I watched that as a kid.
TheCamaroGal (11 days ago)
Should there be another one of these could you guys ask him to include the Dutch accent (e.g. Lily James in The Exception)?
Magic Giraffe Soundworks (11 days ago)
It's easy to tell the difference between New Zealand and Australian accents. New Zealanders are like, "Where's the car?" while Australians are like, "Where's the car?"
IstayaTheBird (11 days ago)
Honestly it really bugs me that they don't circle Tasmania and just circle the mainland of Australia :/, Tasmanians matter too.
ibrahim abdullah (11 days ago)
How is this a profession I'm not complaining tho This is good content
Alex Harvey (12 days ago)
Am I the only one that would love to have my own accent examined like this?
BAWLLDY (12 days ago)
more please
Kathy Stabe (12 days ago)
This is fascinating. How do you get into this as a career? Did you study linguistics?
Sydney Bryden (12 days ago)
what about Canada
Just Some Girl with a Mustache (12 days ago)
Best editing in Wired
David Jipson (12 days ago)
I love these videos. This guy sounds just like Kevin Spacey....in a non-threatening, "I'm just talking to you, not trying to seduce you man kinda way."
Splooj69 (12 days ago)
I would give many things to be as talented at ANYTHING as this guy is with this.
Cob Rino (11 days ago)
would you give your time and effort
Michael Taylor (13 days ago)
I appreciate whoever edits these videos such that the actor's dialogue is as if it's reacting to Erik's critique
Niklas Lundström (13 days ago)
Tommie McCarthy (13 days ago)
Love the beard on you. Hottie.
Alex Watson (13 days ago)
they break down Wakanda accent, circles it on a map...except Wakanda is a fictional place and doesn't exist?
Frank Taylor (13 days ago)
Matthew Rhys' first language was Welsh -- not English. So the fact that he does his accent so well is a testament to his skill. Also, Christopher Lambert didn't speak English when he was cast in Highlander. So the fact that it's awful is a testament to Hollywood's idiocy.
Samantha Shugars (14 days ago)
Do game of thrones Peter Dinklage! He seems like a great actor generally but the accent has always bothered me. I wanna know why it sounds off—or maybe it’s actually pretty good! I want an expert’s opinion!
Secret Diary of a Foodie (14 days ago)
You can't leave out Cate Blanchett's attempt at a Ukrainian accent in Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 😖😖
Paola Rivera (14 days ago)
I only started watching ‘The Americans’ recently and I didn’t know Matthew Rhys WASN’T american until this video 🙃😂
crypticarus (14 days ago)
when he said the guy was supposed to be chilean i was like what he def doesnt sound chilean like at all??? but yeah def sounds more mexican haha
Baleseng Makwe (14 days ago)
Keanu Reeves does south african Afrikaans in Siberia
emmylou3321 (14 days ago)
As an Italian I wouldn't say that Penelope Cruz did a great job with the accent; good but not great. She also speaks italian so, yeah, she knew her stuff but the main problem is how she pronounces the double letters. Italians always pronounce both of the letters: like the word "letter" would be "let-ter". And that's the difference with Spanish (which has a lot of similarities with Italian, by the way) and with so many other languages: English, German, Russian... Also the letter R is different: the Spanish R is stronger, more like a cat purr, I would say. About the taratarata...I think that's very regional: the coach pattern for the Spanish taratata sounds way more similar to my Italian than the one that he attributes to a correct Italian sound. We have so many dialects in Italy that in a span of 30 km there might be significant variations in terms of tone and vocabulary in the local dialect.
Will C. (14 days ago)
He looks a lot better with a beard
adam borwick (15 days ago)
Please break down the accents and idiolects
Joseph Fraser (15 days ago)
21:18 SOUTHERN IRISH????? they would have your heads
B 'Mac (15 days ago)
Nicole Kidman can never ever do any wrong by me - she is and always will be the best female EVER!
Jasmin H (16 days ago)
I wish I could have Mr. Singer evaluate my accent.
Miss P (16 days ago)
I've never analysed my Australian accent so hard loool
Julia Dela Cruz (16 days ago)
(the clip with t'challa and t'chaka was in captain america: civil war, not captain america: winter soldier)
Athena Jaxon (16 days ago)
Yes! I was hoping he'd do the Marvel movies I wanted him to do Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch's American accents in the Marvel movies
Tessa Samuels (16 days ago)
They should do Tom Holland's American accent in the next video
A Human Title (4 days ago)
Is anyone gonna tell her or should I?
Jason Gilliland (16 days ago)
IDGAF what you haters say; I love the editing in these videos: it feels like the editor is reacting to the video along with us.
Jesse Stefan (16 days ago)
His demonstrative Irish accent stuck for about half a sentence lol
Paula D.G. (16 days ago)
I love these videos and I love how he manages to be critical without being offensive. What one would need to study to be an expert of languages and accents? I love studying foreign languages, and I'm focusing more in Russian. Do you have any tips? Ah, worth mentioning I'm Brazilian
Scremqueen Supreme (17 days ago)
did...did you just called new zealand antipody????
Alex Gutierrez (17 days ago)
Aussie accents finally! ... yes !
MsWillowbayOrelse (17 days ago)
I love how he explains each one. It's like he is is teaching a speed seminar :)
KilljoysNeverDIE (17 days ago)
Morgann Mitchell (17 days ago)
Do Jamaican
Funnyflik121 (18 days ago)
20:18 slight correction, Captain America: Civil War was the first MCU movie to feature the Wakandans not Winter Soldier
UniqueSphinx (18 days ago)
I would love for this guy to tell me what my accent is like. No one can figure it out, even university linguistics professors 😂😂😂
Jen (18 days ago)
ayye andy lincoln
Dubs Wayne (18 days ago)
i love this guy hes such a cutie
casey coco (19 days ago)
technique critique should genuinely just be renamed Erik Singer & supporting characters
Patricia the Angel (19 days ago)
Anybody else trying to do the things he does for the accents and failing horribly?
K I T (19 days ago)
You can't just say "Southern Irish" lol every county has a very different accent
Travis Powell (19 days ago)
the love for Preacher c':
Stepinlilac (19 days ago)
Not to be nitpicky, but wasn't it Captain America: Civil War? ;)
Dale Sparrow (19 days ago)
How do you choose to become this amazingly good at something more obscure than an almond milker
Fox (19 days ago)
What did you call that Ruth chick?
Tristan Gilpin (20 days ago)
Da da dadada da
Chloe Au (20 days ago)
It's so weird hearing him talk about and dissect the Australian accent, and I'm sure it's the same for everyone else's accents too, because to me it just sounds like me normally speaking and I don't really hear an accent of my own until people comment on it or I hear it in the context of another accent.
Nico (20 days ago)
This guy is incredible.
Io12 (20 days ago)
Said wrong Captain America movie though so can't trust anything he says now
Linde Anna (20 days ago)
Great videos, thank you WIRED. There is an episode on Friends, S3 E9, where a Dutch woman meets Joey on the football field. I am a Dutch native speaker and to me, the Dutch woman's accent is more East-European than Dutch. I am curious about the thoughts on that accent if it's possible.