Top 10 Actors Who Can Pull Off Foreign Accents

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  • Published on Nov 9, 2014
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  • Banja Luka BiH
    Banja Luka BiH 19 hours ago

    The Borat accent is 1000% Polish accent

  • Jennifer Guidry
    Jennifer Guidry 23 hours ago

    ROBIN WILLIAMS?!?!???

  • Harumia Amirah
    Harumia Amirah Day ago

    Vigo FTW. The guy speaks elvish for heaven sake.

  • Stephen Winkler
    Stephen Winkler Day ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Thanks for including Hughie Jackman and Colin Farrell - american is harder than it sounds.

  • Aku Alip
    Aku Alip 4 days ago

    Gary oldman & daniel day lewis always be my top list

  • Az Boyd
    Az Boyd 4 days ago

    Mike Myers should have got a spot

  • Si Regan
    Si Regan 4 days ago

    Not sure I agree with Leo's attempt at the Irish accent, it wasn't great!

  • starshapedscar
    starshapedscar 4 days ago

    Peter Sellers' French accent sucks.
    As others have mentioned, Wolverine is Canadian.
    And Hank Azaria deserves a spot in there.

  • R Nickerson
    R Nickerson 5 days ago

    I've also seen those Leonardo DiCaprio performances on worst accent lists...

  • blareysue1
    blareysue1 5 days ago

    Viggo in Carlito's Way blew me off the water.... his accent was perfect.

  • Ayesha S
    Ayesha S 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Ben Kingsley gandhi

  • InternetovýBouchač

    Hugh Jackman played Canadian in X-men. You said American. Mistake found hoe

  • Alexi Beck
    Alexi Beck 10 days ago

    Mel Gibson?

  • dubcindub15
    dubcindub15 10 days ago

    @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 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    Gerard butler does a good greek american scottish king.

  • Yes Sir!
    Yes Sir! 13 days ago

    Where is Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino!!! (LOL!)

  • Patsau Shaa
    Patsau Shaa 13 days ago

    British actors fucking sucks with accents ,especially doing American accents and Aussies are pros at it.

  • Carlos Chiva
    Carlos Chiva 13 days ago

    And what about Viggo Mortensen in Alatriste?

  • Daulet Aristambayev
    Daulet Aristambayev 14 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    Mel Gibson?

  • Anupam Baglari
    Anupam Baglari 15 days ago

    Laurie can pull of an American accent better than the Americans

  • Kathy K
    Kathy K 15 days ago

    Mike Myers for the Shrek & Austin Powers franchises.

  • KiriakosBlackWolf
    KiriakosBlackWolf 16 days ago

    Tom Hardy???

  • Olivier Faur
    Olivier Faur 17 days ago

    Cumberbatch

  • Vijay Swearingen
    Vijay Swearingen 18 days ago

    Where are the women? To be fair

  • Niki
    Niki 19 days ago

    Pacino...

  • Alex Hatfield
    Alex Hatfield 19 days ago

    Mostly Brits. Best actors in the world. Where are the women though?

  • nikolai berglihn
    nikolai berglihn 19 days ago

    Hugh Lourie is British btw. He should be on the list for playing "House"!

  • Billy Gonzalez
    Billy Gonzalez 19 days ago

    Tom Hardy...

  • Saimon, diz!
    Saimon, diz! 20 days ago

    I didn't know howard from big ban theory was going to be there 😂😂😂😂

  • Scottish_Saltire
    Scottish_Saltire 21 day ago

    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 22 days ago

    Johnny Dep

  • Miklós Sudár
    Miklós Sudár 22 days ago

    What about Alan Rickman?

  • Tiffany Clark
    Tiffany Clark 22 days ago

    Peter Dinklage???

  • Thomas Carsington
    Thomas Carsington 23 days ago

    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 23 days ago

    U put Gary at 1, and u've earned my respect

  • Iveta Novotna
    Iveta Novotna 23 days ago

    Meryl Streep

  • AnaGrace1991
    AnaGrace1991 23 days ago

    robert downy jnr can not do an aussie accent

  • Dato Dvalidze
    Dato Dvalidze 25 days ago

    Peter Stormare

  • satyrme
    satyrme 25 days ago

    Hugh wasn't playing an American when he was playing Wolverine. Canadian.

  • Jake Hallett
    Jake Hallett 25 days ago

    You said bale is welsh which he is and then you say this english man

  • yos doggo
    yos doggo 25 days ago

    Hugh laurie?

  • tjmunros
    tjmunros 27 days ago

    No women? There should be. Nuff said

  • Megan A
    Megan A 28 days ago

    Viggo is hot

  • Jack Gee
    Jack Gee 28 days ago

    They missed out his fifth element accent!! Personal favourite.. “this case is empty... empty... thee opposite of full”

  • potatopirat
    potatopirat 29 days ago

    Christian Bale is from Wales, not England.

  • Mike Church
    Mike Church 29 days ago

    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
    TheRubberStudiosASMR 29 days ago

    Sellers should be at number 1

  • Yurek Hunt
    Yurek Hunt Month ago

    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 Month ago

    Where is Tom Hanks? Speaking Krakhosian in "The Terminal"

  • Étoile Filante
    Étoile Filante Month ago

    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 Month ago

    Don't forget Peter Sellers as Claire Quilty in Lolita

  • fake channel
    fake channel Month ago

    1:30 why does he have the blackest most Samuel L Jackson voice for a white guy?

  • Brooks Carlson
    Brooks Carlson Month ago

    Funny that some of those performances wound up being highlighted in Erik Singer's excellent videos about voice coaching.

  • Brooks Carlson
    Brooks Carlson Month ago

    Um.. what was the model's response at 2:27? Seems like she may have said "block off" :)

  • Brandon
    Brandon Month ago

    I think Leo DiFagrios South African accent was the fakest sounding Ive ever heard

  • Marjan Podlogar
    Marjan Podlogar Month ago

    Gary Oldman is genius.

  • KillerPink Art
    KillerPink Art Month ago

    Wolverine is famously Canadian. Not Canadian. Jesus. Do you guys do any fact checking?

  • Silvia Oino
    Silvia Oino Month ago

    Where's Jeffrey wright and Al Pacino?

  • Sturgeon man
    Sturgeon man Month ago

    Shouldn’t it just be titled “Actors who can pull off accents”?

  • Richard Kraus
    Richard Kraus Month ago

    I'd have switched Colin Farrell for Mr. Tim Roth

  • soumik goswami
    soumik goswami Month ago

    Day Lewis and oldman

  • Aidric Yates
    Aidric Yates Month ago

    Hugh Jackman. He's Australian, but he nailed an American accent in "The Greatest Showman."

  • John Glasby
    John Glasby Month ago

    Wolverine is from Canada just saying

  • kaustubh Deshpande
    kaustubh Deshpande Month ago

    what thay present as indian accent is not an indian accent at all.mostly tamil indians speak like that not all indians

  • Paul Battifora
    Paul Battifora Month ago

    Kevin Kline

  • Louis Cypher
    Louis Cypher Month ago

    Tom Hardy?
    Although Blood Diamond was one of Di caprios best movies he's hardly a great linguist/accent.

  • Krogan Popy
    Krogan Popy Month ago

    "I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!" *SLUUUUURP!*

  • s4lvat0re
    s4lvat0re Month ago

    Where is Hugh Laurie?

  • Dmctalon
    Dmctalon Month ago

    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 Month ago

    yeah lol why is cate blanchett not on here

  • Anton Panteleev
    Anton Panteleev Month ago

    Day-Lewis period.

  • santachorry
    santachorry Month ago

    Gary Oldman.....definitely number one.

  • Howard Maxwell
    Howard Maxwell Month ago

    The way James Marsters says “bollocks” is way more convincing than any of this

  • quinn hendley
    quinn hendley Month ago

    ...i'm here for viggo mortensen and eastern promises.

  • TheHimbeerjoghurt
    TheHimbeerjoghurt Month ago

    Gary Oldman looks like Johnny Depp in true romance

  • Anthony Roberts
    Anthony Roberts Month ago +2

    Eddie Murphy not being on this list is criminal

    • Guy Person
      Guy Person 22 days ago

      Murphy does comic parodies of accents, not accents like those in the country use

  • Mel D
    Mel D Month ago

    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 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    That blood diamond accent was off tbh

  • NoireVerite
    NoireVerite Month ago +2

    I think you guys missed one genius and that is EDDIE MURPHY!!!!💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

  • Conspiracy515
    Conspiracy515 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    Wat about will smith!!!!!!

  • Conversation Strangler Steven

    Isn't Wolverine Canadian?

  • John Irby
    John Irby 2 months ago

    Gary Oldman and Daniel Day Lewis are like fucking chameleons.

  • Peter Smyth
    Peter Smyth 2 months ago

    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
    Real Cosmic Builds 2 months ago

    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 months ago

    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 months ago

    Christoph Waltz is the best

  • Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS
    Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS 2 months ago

    Billy bob... fuckin slingblade

  • Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS
    Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS 2 months ago

    Viggo is a fuckin amazing actor.

  • Calibran Johnson
    Calibran Johnson 2 months ago

    Daniel Day-Lewis would be spot on as Dutch van der Linde in a Red Dead Redemption movie. I want an RDR movie just so I can see him play that role.

  • Jason Melo
    Jason Melo 2 months ago

    You forgot Christian Bale's accent in Harsh Times. His best movie.