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Started by FleurDuMal on Aug 29, 2020 8:07:37 PM
Terrible accents in films.

Goldeneye is on soon. Sean Bean’s posh accent in it is totally unconvincing.

StakludKar - 11 Sep 2020 13:07:33 (#1 of 69)

<sad eyes of Dick Van Dyke>

Rendered - 11 Sep 2020 13:09:30 (#2 of 69)

The usually excellent Karl Urban's terrible cock-er-nee in The Boys.

FleurDuMal - 11 Sep 2020 13:11:56 (#3 of 69)

Joe Viterelli’s wince-inducing Irish accent in Shallow Hal.

StakludKar - 11 Sep 2020 13:12:55 (#4 of 69)

Belated BOO to the anti cockernee and Australian HATE SPEECH on the other thread somewhere when someone said they were both similar in that they were awful accents

solomongursky - 11 Sep 2020 13:28:34 (#5 of 69)

Richard Gere attempts an Irish accent in The Jackal and sounds like he's had a head injury.

toffle - 11 Sep 2020 13:32:34 (#6 of 69)

Johnny Depp does a memorably-bad Cockney accent in From Hell.

Paul Newman does a very dreadful Australian (I think that's what it's meant to be) accent in the colossus-heavy but mostly-forgotten 1973 thriller The Mackintosh Man.

On the other hand, Mickey Rooney's Japanese accent in Breakfast at Tiffany's is as accurate and politically-correct as the rest of his performance.

GrrrIbdis - 11 Sep 2020 13:35:37 (#7 of 69)

Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia. For most of the film, I thought it must be deliberate.

AlanII - 11 Sep 2020 13:39:06 (#8 of 69)

Johnny Depp does a memorably-bad Cockney accent in From Hell.

That surprises me. I've been quite impressed by his English accents in the past. What's the film like by the way, worth seeing? I've always avoided it due to the source material being so strong and, as far as I could see, unfilmable.

Agaliarept - 11 Sep 2020 13:40:44 (#9 of 69)

Keeanu Bloody Wolves Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Don Cheadle in Ocean's 11.

mingmong - 11 Sep 2020 13:43:21 (#10 of 69)

Charlie Hunnan's rubbish cockney accent in the hilariously bad Green Street, which also features Elijah Wood (Frodo) playing the least convincing football hooligan ever.

LippyPongstocking - 11 Sep 2020 13:43:59 (#11 of 69)

I'm not sure what Chris Hemsworth's going for in those Snow White films, but it comes out as some kind of dreadful Scottoirish.

ChankNolen - 11 Sep 2020 14:21:00 (#12 of 69)

Gene Hackman's terrible Polish-English in A Bridge Too Far. 'The [hard G] Germans, General!'

Russell Crowe's confection of Scouse, Yorkshire and East Midlands in Robin Hood.

StakludKar - 11 Sep 2020 14:25:02 (#13 of 69)


Actually Julia Child *did* sound like that so it's actually quite accurate!

I love Julie and Julia it's Nora Ephrons bestest film

AdonisBlue - 11 Sep 2020 14:25:23 (#14 of 69)

#9 Also Winona Ryder in Dracula.

StakludKar - 11 Sep 2020 14:28:05 (#15 of 69)

Gary Oldman in Dracula has a crap accent too

Antimatter - 11 Sep 2020 14:47:14 (#16 of 69)

On the rare occasion I go back to the UK, everyone sounds like Dick Van Dyke.

FleurDuMal - 11 Sep 2020 14:49:18 (#17 of 69)

Cor blimey, me owld cock sparrer!

Tadagee - 11 Sep 2020 14:49:53 (#18 of 69)

Heya, whatta abouta Nicholas Cage as a Capitano Corelli and his a magnifico mandolin?

cozzer - 11 Sep 2020 14:54:00 (#19 of 69)

Marion Cotillard's English accent in Assassins' Creed isn't all that bad (maybe even pretty good). Unfortunately, it seems to be taking all her concentration so she can't do anything else, so stands very still, talking v-e-e-ry slowly.

carterbrandon - 11 Sep 2020 15:03:37 (#20 of 69)

I think it's a bit much to expect actors, especially native French-speaking ones, to have flawless accents. There are a load of skills they need to learn and maintain to be employable. What's so special about accents that it's the only skill they must be absolutely perfect at? Nothing less than 'competely convincing to a native', seems to be good enough to avoid a panning,

The only way that's ever going to happen, is no more accents - native speakers only.

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