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Top 10 Actors Who Can Pull Off Foreign Accents

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These actors are the vocal chameleons of the big and small screens. Join www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 actors who can pull off foreign accents. Check us out at www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, instagram.com/watchmojo and www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo. Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :)
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9-Noy, 2014

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reefrunner
reefrunner 10 soat oldin
RDJ’s British accents for Chaplin and Sherlock Holmes were fucking spot on. But he honestly lost me with the Aussie accents. They sound a bit too forced and slip in and out of more of a New Zealand accent.
Eagler ElliniaMS
Eagler ElliniaMS 12 soat oldin
The no.1 pick is spot on AHAHAAH was wondering when Oldman was going to be mentioned
Tony Stark
Tony Stark 15 soat oldin
WhERE IS BENEDICT?
Ian Rivlin
Ian Rivlin Kun oldin
I'd probably give the nod to either DDL or RDJ.
Banja Luka BiH
Banja Luka BiH 2 kun oldin
The Borat accent is 1000% Polish accent
Jennifer Guidry
Jennifer Guidry 2 kun oldin
ROBIN WILLIAMS?!?!???
Harumia Amirah
Harumia Amirah 2 kun oldin
Vigo FTW. The guy speaks elvish for heaven sake.
Stephen Winkler
Stephen Winkler 2 kun oldin
No offence to the amazing Bobby D, but ask an Australian about Australian accents. His is good but far from perfect. Kate Winslet has done two films as an Australian - Holy Smoke with Harvey Keitel, and The Dressmaker. In the first her Australian accent is excellent. In the second it is perfect. No small achievement - just ask Meryl Streep after her butchering of our accent in "dingo's got my baby".
J Town
J Town 3 kun oldin
How are you going to mention Christian Bale, and leave out the fact that he played the lead role in Newsies when he was still a young actor?
70snostalgia
70snostalgia 4 kun oldin
Thanks for including Hughie Jackman and Colin Farrell - american is harder than it sounds.
Aku Alip
Aku Alip 5 kun oldin
Gary oldman & daniel day lewis always be my top list
Az Boyd
Az Boyd 5 kun oldin
Mike Myers should have got a spot
Si Regan
Si Regan 6 kun oldin
Not sure I agree with Leo's attempt at the Irish accent, it wasn't great!
starshapedscar
starshapedscar 6 kun oldin
Peter Sellers' French accent sucks. As others have mentioned, Wolverine is Canadian. And Hank Azaria deserves a spot in there.
R Nickerson
R Nickerson 6 kun oldin
I've also seen those Leonardo DiCaprio performances on worst accent lists...
blareysue1
blareysue1 6 kun oldin
Viggo in Carlito's Way blew me off the water.... his accent was perfect.
Ayesha S
Ayesha S 7 kun oldin
Cillian Murphy deserves to be on that list!! And i might argue that christian bale should have been placed above leo..
puina ruivah
puina ruivah 7 kun oldin
Ben Kingsley gandhi
InternetovýBouchač
Hugh Jackman played Canadian in X-men. You said American. Mistake found hoe
Alexi Beck
Alexi Beck 12 kun oldin
Mel Gibson?
dubcindub15
dubcindub15 12 kun oldin
@watchmojo.com How about actors who can't pull off an accent? Surely #1 is Tom Cruise if you want a spoiler.
Maureen Kitty
Maureen Kitty 12 kun oldin
Ooh Hollywood and their typical Russian accent. Not all people speak like that. It’s stereotype so the audience can recognize that the person speaking should a Russian. Is the same with the German accents.
Thoughts
Thoughts 12 kun oldin
Gerard butler does a good greek american scottish king.
Yes Sir!
Yes Sir! 14 kun oldin
Where is Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino!!! (LOL!)
Patsau Shaa
Patsau Shaa 14 kun oldin
British actors fucking sucks with accents ,especially doing American accents and Aussies are pros at it.
Carlos Chiva
Carlos Chiva 14 kun oldin
And what about Viggo Mortensen in Alatriste?
Daulet Aristambayev
Daulet Aristambayev 15 kun oldin
How come Cohen is in this list? For making Borat accent? Accent of the country he has never been to, playing a nation he doesn't know sh** about? The one who made this video is uneducated id**t. Before you make any video, be so kind to use google at least... Using your logic put Jim Carry into this list for making animal voices (noises), because they are so real, someone should create an animal vocabulary...
B Vicente
B Vicente 16 kun oldin
Mel Gibson?
Anupam Baglari
Anupam Baglari 16 kun oldin
Laurie can pull of an American accent better than the Americans
Kathy K
Kathy K 17 kun oldin
Mike Myers for the Shrek & Austin Powers franchises.
KiriakosBlackWolf
KiriakosBlackWolf 17 kun oldin
Tom Hardy???
Olivier Faur
Olivier Faur 18 kun oldin
Cumberbatch
Vijay Swearingen
Vijay Swearingen 19 kun oldin
Where are the women? To be fair
Niki
Niki 20 kun oldin
Pacino...
Alex Hatfield
Alex Hatfield 21 kun oldin
Mostly Brits. Best actors in the world. Where are the women though?
nikolai berglihn
nikolai berglihn 21 kun oldin
Hugh Lourie is British btw. He should be on the list for playing "House"!
Billy Gonzalez
Billy Gonzalez 21 kun oldin
Tom Hardy...
Saimon, diz!
Saimon, diz! 21 kun oldin
I didn't know howard from big ban theory was going to be there 😂😂😂😂
Scottish_Saltire
Scottish_Saltire 23 kun oldin
I would agree with all but one of these films, I really can't watch Blood Diamond without cringing. I do think Leo is one of the best actors out there (sorry I know I'm contradicting myself), overall though good selection.
omambia nelson
omambia nelson 23 kun oldin
Johnny Dep
Miklós Sudár
Miklós Sudár 24 kun oldin
What about Alan Rickman?
Tiffany Clark
Tiffany Clark 24 kun oldin
Peter Dinklage???
Thomas Carsington
Thomas Carsington 24 kun oldin
JK Simmons in Counterpart. He's the only actor ever to have masterd the Ö, the Ä und the Ü of the German language
Apurva Kumar Joshi
Apurva Kumar Joshi 24 kun oldin
U put Gary at 1, and u've earned my respect
Iveta Novotna
Iveta Novotna 25 kun oldin
Meryl Streep
AnaGrace1991
AnaGrace1991 25 kun oldin
robert downy jnr can not do an aussie accent
Dato Dvalidze
Dato Dvalidze 26 kun oldin
Peter Stormare
satyrme
satyrme 26 kun oldin
Hugh wasn't playing an American when he was playing Wolverine. Canadian.
Jake Hallett
Jake Hallett 26 kun oldin
You said bale is welsh which he is and then you say this english man
yos doggo
yos doggo 27 kun oldin
Hugh laurie?
tjmunros
tjmunros 28 kun oldin
No women? There should be. Nuff said
Megan A
Megan A 29 kun oldin
Viggo is hot
Jack Gee
Jack Gee Oy oldin
They missed out his fifth element accent!! Personal favourite.. “this case is empty... empty... thee opposite of full”
potatopirat
potatopirat Oy oldin
Christian Bale is from Wales, not England.
Mike Church
Mike Church Oy oldin
I'm surprised you didn't pick Fassbender. Not only can he do numerous accents, but has also done a few languages as well.
TheRubberStudiosASMR
Sellers should be at number 1
Yurek Hunt
Yurek Hunt Oy oldin
You mention Robert Downey Junior in Tropic Thunder, but his Australian accent is positively shit-house. He sounds NOTHING like an Australian. Which brings up another point. Australians watch so much American TV and Film that many young here people speak with an American accent now. Doing an American accent isn't that hard for a lot of Australians and Hugh Jackman shouldn't be on this list. As for the fact that you haven't included Meryl Streep, who is EASILY the best actor who can pull off foreign accents - for example, Lindy Chamberlains mix of Australian and Kiwi - are you being sexist or stupid?
XxUniLizzyxX XxUniLizzyxX
no need wasting your precious time watching this shitty video; just read my comment: brad pitt in snatch *fixed* you are welcome
Sandeep Singh
Sandeep Singh Oy oldin
Where is Tom Hanks? Speaking Krakhosian in "The Terminal"
Étoile Filante
Gary Olman's Zorg in the 5th Element was remarkable! A midwest southern accent for an intergalactic vilain was sooo clever!
RD S
RD S Oy oldin
Don't forget Peter Sellers as Claire Quilty in Lolita
fake channel
fake channel Oy oldin
1:30 why does he have the blackest most Samuel L Jackson voice for a white guy?
Brooks Carlson
Funny that some of those performances wound up being highlighted in Erik Singer's excellent videos about voice coaching.
Brooks Carlson
Um.. what was the model's response at 2:27? Seems like she may have said "block off" :)
Brandon
Brandon Oy oldin
I think Leo DiFagrios South African accent was the fakest sounding Ive ever heard
Marjan Podlogar
Gary Oldman is genius.
KillerPink Art
Wolverine is famously Canadian. Not Canadian. Jesus. Do you guys do any fact checking?
Silvia Oino
Silvia Oino Oy oldin
Where's Jeffrey wright and Al Pacino?
Sturgeon man
Sturgeon man Oy oldin
Shouldn’t it just be titled “Actors who can pull off accents”?
Richard Kraus
Richard Kraus Oy oldin
I'd have switched Colin Farrell for Mr. Tim Roth
soumik goswami
Day Lewis and oldman
Aidric Yates
Aidric Yates Oy oldin
Hugh Jackman. He's Australian, but he nailed an American accent in "The Greatest Showman."
John Glasby
John Glasby Oy oldin
Wolverine is from Canada just saying
kaustubh Deshpande
what thay present as indian accent is not an indian accent at all.mostly tamil indians speak like that not all indians
Paul Battifora
Kevin Kline
Louis Cypher
Louis Cypher Oy oldin
Tom Hardy? Although Blood Diamond was one of Di caprios best movies he's hardly a great linguist/accent.
Krogan Popy
Krogan Popy Oy oldin
"I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!" *SLUUUUURP!*
s4lvat0re
s4lvat0re Oy oldin
Where is Hugh Laurie?
Dmctalon
Dmctalon Oy oldin
Well, being Irish, it pains me to hear horrible attempts at the Irish accent, but by far the best I've ever heard would be Brad Pitt in 'Snatch' and Daniel day Lewis in 'In the name of the father'
Anna Tylor
Anna Tylor Oy oldin
yeah lol why is cate blanchett not on here
Anton Panteleev
Day-Lewis period.
santachorry
santachorry Oy oldin
Gary Oldman.....definitely number one.
Howard Maxwell
The way James Marsters says “bollocks” is way more convincing than any of this
quinn hendley
quinn hendley Oy oldin
...i'm here for viggo mortensen and eastern promises.
TheHimbeerjoghurt
Gary Oldman looks like Johnny Depp in true romance
Anthony Roberts
Eddie Murphy not being on this list is criminal
Guy Person
Guy Person 23 kun oldin
Murphy does comic parodies of accents, not accents like those in the country use
Mel D
Mel D Oy oldin
James McAvoy is pretty good at accents
Александр Старков
I`m native russian and I`m impressed how Mortensen and Oldman pull off russian accent. They sound like real russians. Great work!
Aj Sexton
Aj Sexton Oy oldin
1. Wales is different from England. Both part of uk but they are actually separate countries. 2. RDJ sounds like your typical Aussie bogan. 3. You need another list. More accurate than this
L M
L M Oy oldin
That blood diamond accent was off tbh
NoireVerite
NoireVerite Oy oldin
I think you guys missed one genius and that is EDDIE MURPHY!!!!💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯
Conspiracy515
Conspiracy515 2 oy oldin
Gary Oldman is the goat. "He think it's white boy day"
Christopher Coupland
I do. Southern, Brooklyn, Boston, creole, Irish, Italian, British, cockney British, Russian, Australian, New Zealand, etc...I can do them all. Sometimes at work I pick one and talk to every customer all day that way.
Jason Yahtman
Jason Yahtman 2 oy oldin
Wat about will smith!!!!!!
Conversation Strangler Steven
Isn't Wolverine Canadian?
John Irby
John Irby 2 oy oldin
Gary Oldman and Daniel Day Lewis are like fucking chameleons.
Peter Smyth
Peter Smyth 2 oy oldin
An accent is a regional variation of a mother tongue, so many of these are not accents, they're mockeries of people for whom English would be a second language. Oh and Americans cannot do non American accents - except Mortensen, Alan Tudyk and James Marsters. They're all fine.
Real Cosmic Builds
ChristophWaltz's french is shockingly amazing as his austrian is very well known. im more impressed with hisIQ the way he talks in interviews is truly amazing, incredible and so out of this world. before inglorious basterds. im glad i became fond of his latter movies. Waltz won two oscars after his breakout role. thanks to tarantino 😁✌
LuxuryJesper
LuxuryJesper 2 oy oldin
Not gonna argue on whether some actors deserves to be nr. 2 on this list instead of 5 etc. As long as Oldman is 1, then I'm happy 🙂 But, I have no idea of, what Brad Pitt is doing on this list. Has he ever played anything else than an American (and if someone writes Mickey in Snatch, I'm gonna puke)? Not that there's anything wrong with it, I just don't see what he's doing on a list like this
Aky Minowara
Aky Minowara 2 oy oldin
Christoph Waltz is the best
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