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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  • Maggie Murphy
    Maggie Murphy Day 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
    Steve Day 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
    ApocMVP Day 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
    ClassyNova Day ago

    Wakanda Accent, circles SOUTH AFRICA?

  • ickess
    ickess Day ago

    Wouldn’t the walking dead be a GA accent? Thought it took place in Atlanta or around Atlanta at least

  • thatdudefromearth

    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

    Can he comment on Canadian accents in movies or tv shows? They always stereotype and over exaggerate them

  • J Lai
    J Lai 2 days ago

    As a kiwi, i appreciate being acknowledged lmao

  • wirklichdoof
    wirklichdoof 3 days ago

    Can you do David boreanaz's Irish accent in buffy? It's terrible lol

  • Nameless Wonders
    Nameless Wonders 3 days ago +1

    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
    TheCamaroGal 3 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

    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
    IstayaTheBird 3 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
    ibrahim abdullah 3 days ago

    How is this a profession

    I'm not complaining tho
    This is good content

  • Alex Harvey
    Alex Harvey 4 days ago +1

    Am I the only one that would love to have my own accent examined like this?

    BAWLLDY 4 days ago

    more please

  • Kathy Stabe
    Kathy Stabe 4 days ago +1

    This is fascinating. How do you get into this as a career? Did you study linguistics?

  • Sydney Bryden
    Sydney Bryden 4 days ago +1

    what about Canada

  • Just Some Girl with a Mustache

    Best editing in Wired

  • David Jipson
    David Jipson 4 days ago

    I love these videos. This guy sounds just like Kevin a non-threatening, "I'm just talking to you, not trying to seduce you man kinda way."

  • Splooj69
    Splooj69 4 days ago +1

    I would give many things to be as talented at ANYTHING as this guy is with this.

    • Cob Rino
      Cob Rino 3 days ago

      would you give your time and effort

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor 5 days ago +1

    I appreciate whoever edits these videos such that the actor's dialogue is as if it's reacting to Erik's critique

  • Niklas Lundström
    Niklas Lundström 5 days ago


  • Tommie McCarthy
    Tommie McCarthy 5 days ago +3

    Love the beard on you. Hottie.

  • Alex Watson
    Alex Watson 5 days ago +1

    they break down Wakanda accent, circles it on a map...except Wakanda is a fictional place and doesn't exist?

  • Frank Taylor
    Frank Taylor 5 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
    Samantha Shugars 6 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

    You can't leave out Cate Blanchett's attempt at a Ukrainian accent in Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 😖😖

  • Paola Rivera
    Paola Rivera 6 days ago

    I only started watching ‘The Americans’ recently and I didn’t know Matthew Rhys WASN’T american until this video 🙃😂

  • crypticarus
    crypticarus 6 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
    Baleseng Makwe 6 days ago

    Keanu Reeves does south african Afrikaans in Siberia

  • emmylou3321
    emmylou3321 6 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.
    Will C. 6 days ago +1

    He looks a lot better with a beard

  • adam borwick
    adam borwick 7 days ago

    Please break down the accents and idiolects

  • Joseph Fraser
    Joseph Fraser 7 days ago

    21:18 SOUTHERN IRISH????? they would have your heads

  • B 'Mac
    B 'Mac 7 days ago

    Nicole Kidman can never ever do any wrong by me - she is and always will be the best female EVER!

  • Jasmin H
    Jasmin H 8 days ago

    I wish I could have Mr. Singer evaluate my accent.

  • Miss P
    Miss P 8 days ago +1

    I've never analysed my Australian accent so hard loool

  • Julia Dela Cruz
    Julia Dela Cruz 8 days ago +1

    (the clip with t'challa and t'chaka was in captain america: civil war, not captain america: winter soldier)

  • Athena Jaxon
    Athena Jaxon 8 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
    Tessa Samuels 8 days ago +2

    They should do Tom Holland's American accent in the next video

  • Jason Gilliland
    Jason Gilliland 8 days ago +1

    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
    Jesse Stefan 8 days ago

    His demonstrative Irish accent stuck for about half a sentence lol

  • Paula D.G.
    Paula D.G. 8 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
    Scremqueen Supreme 9 days ago

    did...did you just called new zealand antipody????

  • Alex Gutierrez
    Alex Gutierrez 9 days ago

    Aussie accents finally! ... yes !

  • MsWillowbayOrelse
    MsWillowbayOrelse 9 days ago +1

    I love how he explains each one. It's like he is is teaching a speed seminar :)

  • KilljoysNeverDIE
    KilljoysNeverDIE 9 days ago +1


  • Morgann Mitchell
    Morgann Mitchell 9 days ago

    Do Jamaican

  • Funnyflik121
    Funnyflik121 10 days ago

    20:18 slight correction, Captain America: Civil War was the first MCU movie to feature the Wakandans not Winter Soldier

  • UniqueSphinx
    UniqueSphinx 10 days ago +2

    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
    Jen 10 days ago

    ayye andy lincoln

  • Dubs Wayne
    Dubs Wayne 10 days ago +1

    i love this guy hes such a cutie

  • casey coco
    casey coco 11 days ago +2

    technique critique should genuinely just be renamed Erik Singer & supporting characters

  • Patricia the Angel
    Patricia the Angel 11 days ago

    Anybody else trying to do the things he does for the accents and failing horribly?

  • K I T
    K I T 11 days ago +1

    You can't just say "Southern Irish" lol every county has a very different accent

  • Travis Powell
    Travis Powell 11 days ago

    the love for Preacher c':

  • Stepinlilac
    Stepinlilac 11 days ago

    Not to be nitpicky, but wasn't it Captain America: Civil War? ;)

  • Dale Sparrow
    Dale Sparrow 11 days ago +2

    How do you choose to become this amazingly good at something more obscure than an almond milker

  • Fox
    Fox 11 days ago

    What did you call that Ruth chick?

  • Tristan Gilpin
    Tristan Gilpin 12 days ago

    Da da dadada da

  • Chloe Au
    Chloe Au 12 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
    Nico 12 days ago +1

    This guy is incredible.

  • Io12
    Io12 12 days ago

    Said wrong Captain America movie though so can't trust anything he says now

  • Linde Anna
    Linde Anna 12 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.

  • the sheeb
    the sheeb 12 days ago +2

    would like to see canadian accents done, though other than quebecois i doubt there's much to really use :( which is unfortunate since we do have a diversity in ours, despite popular opinion

  • CMoney Mark
    CMoney Mark 13 days ago +1

    Austin and Corpus Christi are NOT in east Texas.

  • Add Caption Here
    Add Caption Here 13 days ago +5

    Please do South African accents... We have so many and I genuinely think it would be interesting to analyse. Like Leonardo DiCaprio in blood diamond and the characters in Wakanda to name a few examples...

    • Neo Sefolo
      Neo Sefolo 8 days ago +1

      Definitely agree. For some reason, foreign actors really struggle with our accent and end up butchering it, so I would love to see him break it down

  • Lf
    Lf 13 days ago

    Greek accent is always SO wrong in films and TV

  • Leonie Sta
    Leonie Sta 13 days ago +1

    I love this! So interesting, i'm that annoying person trying to mimic accents while watching tv, this is gold for me. Thanks ❤

  • onice331
    onice331 13 days ago +2

    you guys have got to do Killing Eve

  • Mike Murray
    Mike Murray 13 days ago

    just saw your Brad Pitt accent critique on Snatch, Pitt was doing a Dublin Gipsy accent, not a Belfast accent. Belfast is not Ireland. Research is lacking here. You have mistaken Belfast accents for Irish accents in other regions of the country and you have done this in other USclip clips too. See your critique on Cruise's accent on Far and Away. You are the accent coach. Have you ever coached an Irish accent?

  • Sheart 88
    Sheart 88 14 days ago

    As a Australian I know what accents are good by what I hear around me I can also do good aussie accents cause I’ve been around them my hole life though I don’t have a natural one I hear but some of my over seas friends say I do let’s just say cause my voice it’s self is nasally and the Australian accent is also like that it’s hard for me to do a accent and it not turn Australian

  • c C
    c C 14 days ago

    Tell Erik to hit me up lmao.

  • Jacy Faraldo
    Jacy Faraldo 14 days ago

    Perhaps a Louisianian accent next?

  • Tuti F
    Tuti F 14 days ago +1

    Please! analize Sarah Paulson british accent in "American Horror Story: Roanoke" and the accent of Evan Peters in "AHS: Hotel"

  • Aaron Onuora
    Aaron Onuora 14 days ago

    This is great. I dont know why it came up on my feed but now im watching them all. I LIKE IT

  • Borody Tina
    Borody Tina 15 days ago +2

    But why does she have this (q'æ)pitalism if in Russian we of course literally have the same word that is pronounced (k)apitalizm? (With vowels sound a like in 'cup')

    • thomas goldsmith
      thomas goldsmith 12 days ago +1

      Because she was intentionally doing a bad accent. She was playing an American who was playing a Russian. The intent was for it to be bad.

  • Loreto Ramírez Ponce
    Loreto Ramírez Ponce 15 days ago

    DANIEL DAY LEWIS IS JUST >>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Puller Of nevs
    Puller Of nevs 15 days ago

    T’Challa’s father is actually in civil war

  • Zecuencia ☣ Games
    Zecuencia ☣ Games 15 days ago

    Gus era chileno? Que mal acento entonces, le bajo puntos y bastantes, ya pensaba que era mal mexicano, imaginate ahora

  • Chen Rong
    Chen Rong 15 days ago

    Do the accents in crazy rich Asians. I'd like to know his take on other Asian accents

  • sassuhfras
    sassuhfras 15 days ago

    I’m going to need a good Michigan accent, please.

  • Patricia Emery
    Patricia Emery 15 days ago

    Gillian Anderson in The Fall. Just AWFUL.

  • Jae Watkins
    Jae Watkins 16 days ago

    I grew up as a French speaking Aussie. Ill bet you cant critic MY accent mate!

  • Dulce Arreola
    Dulce Arreola 16 days ago +2

    me: a texas raised Mexican who doesn't have a Mexican accent nor a Texan accent

  • Cannibal Cat
    Cannibal Cat 16 days ago

    I feel like the butchering of Canadian accents needs to be addressed.

  • André Van der Linden
    André Van der Linden 16 days ago

    I want this guy to talk flemish!

  • Courtney
    Courtney 17 days ago +1

    This is amazing. He knows SO much.

  • Chloe Bates
    Chloe Bates 17 days ago

    i saw endgame on friday and now i feel so broken but also hyped whenever i see marvel clips

    THE LONE LAMERS 17 days ago

    For preacher don’t you mean Irish, not southern irish

  • Amarillo Gochez
    Amarillo Gochez 19 days ago +3

    MORE ERIC! Where have you been keeping him!? Eric I need you to have your own channel please! Anyone know if he’s written a book? This is such an interesting subject!

  • AY F
    AY F 19 days ago

    This guy is so smart. How does he keep all that in his head. I bet he makes a ton of money. ...if not, he should. 😖

  • Laurel Wilson
    Laurel Wilson 19 days ago

    He should do Irish accent in Boondock Saints, and the Italian in the 2nd movie. I think the Italian wasn't done well.

  • Karena Lea
    Karena Lea 20 days ago

    I've never come across any fake Australian accents that sound genuine.

  • Jessica Short
    Jessica Short 20 days ago +1

    Austin/Corpus Christi are not East Texas.

  • Adrianam1994
    Adrianam1994 20 days ago

    Wish they did some Spanish accents

  • Diana Lozano
    Diana Lozano 20 days ago +12

    I need a Netflix series of these topics

  • doodlebugg90
    doodlebugg90 20 days ago +1

    Love these videos but Austin and Corpus are definitely NOT East Texas. East Texas is Longview/Tyler/Beaumont

  • Leyla Lu
    Leyla Lu 21 day ago

    The Walking Dead originated in Georgia, not Kentucky....