Top 10 Actors Who Can Pull Off Foreign Accents

  • Published on Nov 9, 2014
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  • I’m Nicelydone
    I’m Nicelydone 58 minutes ago

    Brad Pitt did a South African accent

  • 1D6 wounds
    1D6 wounds 10 hours ago

    3:15 isn't Logan/Wolverine supposed to be Canadian?

  • Bruhhh ._.
    Bruhhh ._. 21 hour ago

    No Tom hardy?

  • Guillermo Hidalgo

    Viggo Mortensen, can also speak spanish like a Spanish or Argentinian, check the spanish movie "Alatriste" or the argentinian movie "tenemos un plan"

  • Danny
    Danny Day ago

    What about Mike Myers???

  • Gustavo Di Poi
    Gustavo Di Poi Day ago

    No Mike Meyers?

  • amir shah
    amir shah Day ago

    Key and Peele can do better

  • AL T
    AL T Day ago

    Disappointing list. Don Cheadle and Johnny Depp didnt make the cut even though they are far better than a number of those guys on that list. I don't think switching from Australian to American or British English is such a big deal.

  • Hasan
    Hasan Day ago

    Number 10 for Peter Sellers? You gotta be kidding me!

  • Ace Harris
    Ace Harris 2 days ago

    Honestly, a Day-Lewis, Oldman, and Mortensen movie would let me die happy.

  • Antje Paul
    Antje Paul 2 days ago

    Oldman rocks!

  • alloveryetstill
    alloveryetstill 3 days ago +1

    Watch MOJO dot com.extending comparisons with filler and unrelated fact to steal ten minutes of your soul.

  • kosewa1
    kosewa1 3 days ago

    Please don’t laugh but I thought Viggo is from the Netherlands 🇳🇱😂😂😂😂😂 .

  • A nigga from beyond
    A nigga from beyond 3 days ago

    Seth MacFarlane shoulda been here

  • jiangleijay
    jiangleijay 4 days ago

    Logan is Canadian

  • Lourdes Fernández
    Lourdes Fernández 4 days ago

    Jonathan Ryrs Meyers, helloooo???

  • Gregg Hanson
    Gregg Hanson 4 days ago +1

    Don't think Brad Pitt should be here.

  • Nick Weston
    Nick Weston 4 days ago

    What about Jeremy Irons in Die Hard 3? An English actor playing a German guy putting on a Southern Yankee accent.

  • Mohamed Sayed
    Mohamed Sayed 5 days ago

    Christoph Walts?? James Mcvoy??

  • Paraic Garry
    Paraic Garry 5 days ago

    Did you check with with any locals as to the quality of many of these accents? I doubt it. Apart from doing American one, with is more like not doing an accent than doing one. People like Baron Cohen are clearly doing piss take generic stereotype accents that anyone can do.

  • Doran Martell
    Doran Martell 6 days ago

    #1 #2 and #3 are 1st 2nd and 3rd best living actors.
    Good list I guess, Mojo.

  • Martin Pato
    Martin Pato 6 days ago

    Viggo es Argentino!

  • James Smith
    James Smith 7 days ago

    Ben Kingsley for the role of Gandhi, Learning to drive, the dictator & many other

  • Carey Faulkner
    Carey Faulkner 7 days ago

    Tom Hardy

  • Peter Marlow
    Peter Marlow 7 days ago +1

    Peter Stormage?

  • Mikelangelo Olivas
    Mikelangelo Olivas 8 days ago +5

    Thought Christoph Waltz would be on there

  • bilbo baggins
    bilbo baggins 8 days ago

    James Mccavoy?

  • Mr.Ouest
    Mr.Ouest 8 days ago

    Dicaprio's accent work is actually complete shite.

  • Michelle Flood
    Michelle Flood 8 days ago

    Oh come on Leo is hit and miss at best unless it’s American that Zimbabwean is crap as is that Irish one . I more believe Daniel day Lewis’s accent in that movie !

  • Michelle Flood
    Michelle Flood 8 days ago

    Oh come on who is unaware of Colin Farrell is Irish it’s not his heritage it’s mine though he is as Irish as they come dubliner all the way ! You only need to see him interviewed and his accent is obvious !

  • Michelle Flood
    Michelle Flood 8 days ago

    Oh come off it Australians knew of his talent way before Wolverine !

  • Michelle Flood
    Michelle Flood 8 days ago

    Sorry but Daniel day Lewis was not born in London but Belfast Northern Ireland it’s a fact do your research mojo

  • Michelle Flood
    Michelle Flood 8 days ago

    In Australia the movie that would be Hugh’s native accent the foreign would be when playing wolverine or the greatest showman believe me I should know being I’m australian myself albeit one of Irish descent Irish australian is usually what I call myself or fourth generation to differentiate from my Irish born ancestors and family !

  • Sofia Löfstrand
    Sofia Löfstrand 9 days ago

    Native non-American English speakers find it easy to do an American accent.

  • A.R. KHAN
    A.R. KHAN 9 days ago

    Where's HUGO WEAVING???
    He should be # 1!
    Originally Australian.
    American accent in The Matrix trilogy
    British accent in V for Vendetta
    German accent in Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Stroak MacHawk
    Stroak MacHawk 10 days ago

    Why isn’t anyone talking about Peter fucking Stormare

  • avi baskar
    avi baskar 10 days ago

    Was that raj kuthrapalli

  • Cesar Romero
    Cesar Romero 10 days ago

    Viggo Mortensen, by the way, speak spanish, danish, french like no one.

  • ZChan Singha
    ZChan Singha 10 days ago

    You forgot David Tennant

  • theporkrourke1
    theporkrourke1 11 days ago

    Wow imagine colin Farrell (an irishman) is able to pull off an irish accent,

  • persie PRINCE
    persie PRINCE 11 days ago +2

    Viggo mortensen is the best for different languages not just accent

  • Alex C
    Alex C 11 days ago

    Cristoph Waltz is the best

  • thedaintyleaflets
    thedaintyleaflets 11 days ago

    No Johnny Depp??

  • Ace Cabusas
    Ace Cabusas 11 days ago

    Robin Williams?

  • Appreciable Assets, LLC

    Hugh Laurie

  • QualityContentEveryday

    Brad Pitt for micky o'neil

  • Morgane Eastwood
    Morgane Eastwood 12 days ago +8


  • Alma
    Alma 14 days ago

    Viggo is from Argentina

  • Saki Yamasaki
    Saki Yamasaki 14 days ago

    Don't agree with Hugh or Leo ...

  • Clara Monteiro
    Clara Monteiro 15 days ago

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?

  • Clara Monteiro
    Clara Monteiro 15 days ago

    Leonardo DiCaprio at #3? *Lmao are you joking?* He should've been the last of the list.

  • Francesca Scanlan
    Francesca Scanlan 16 days ago

    I'm English, and i always forget that Daniel Day-Lewis and Christian Bale are English.
    Although Gary Oldman is great at accents, I will always think of him as English because the first role I saw him in was as Sirius Black in HP.
    I also think Kate Winslet should get props bc I didn't realise she was English for ages bc of Titanic.

  • Ben Sakatos
    Ben Sakatos 16 days ago

    I love Daniel Day-Lewis no question about it. But I’m glad for once the top spot went to Gary Oldman.

  • Kári Simonsen
    Kári Simonsen 17 days ago

    How is it, that Idris Elba is not on the list? He should be number one!! No one would have guessed that he is from England

  • EndGame 45
    EndGame 45 17 days ago

    David tennant?

  • Daragh Logan
    Daragh Logan 20 days ago


  • Daragh Logan
    Daragh Logan 20 days ago

    brad pitts accent in inglorious bastards is shit

  • Leandro D
    Leandro D 20 days ago

    Viggo so underrated actor.

  • April Hernandez
    April Hernandez 21 day ago

    I feel Viggo Mortensen should be #1...He is an amazing change of accents and believable Daniel day Lewis right up there #1

  • toddvandell85
    toddvandell85 22 days ago +2

    Sacha Baron Cohen is far too annoying and way too highly overrated.

  • angelkt100
    angelkt100 23 days ago


  • ioannis ioulianos
    ioannis ioulianos 24 days ago

    what about al pacino

  • White Tiger Freak
    White Tiger Freak 25 days ago

    What about Johnny Depp?

  • Charlie Lily
    Charlie Lily 25 days ago

    Meryl Streep can accent out all of them 😂

  • Yuramia Eisenov
    Yuramia Eisenov 25 days ago


  • Robert Mugabe
    Robert Mugabe 26 days ago

    Great list but I think Idris Elba and chewitel ejiafor could have made top 10.

  • Tamara Brink
    Tamara Brink 26 days ago

    you need to make an updated version of this.... Tom Holland deserves to be recognised as well

  • Anastas Petrov
    Anastas Petrov 28 days ago

    peter sellers the best

  • I am Sofa King
    I am Sofa King 29 days ago

    where the hell is mel gibson? i get he's a racist and whatever, but he pulled off accents beautifully

  • Fabio Parpanesi
    Fabio Parpanesi Month ago +3

    Di caprio ?! Are u drunk?!?

  • Dr. Victor Von Doom

    I 100% agree with this lineup..

  • Carol Pellow
    Carol Pellow Month ago

    HEY!!! Excuse me but Wolverine is Canadian!

  • JR sandoval
    JR sandoval Month ago

    gary oldman is a boss

  • psy-kylo-gy
    psy-kylo-gy Month ago

    EXCUSE ME, Wolverine was Canadian, not American. The accent may be midwest, but the character itself is not American :P

  • Final Flash
    Final Flash Month ago

    How about Gary Oldman being a russian in the movie "Hitman's Bodyguard"?

  • Andre Bubbles
    Andre Bubbles Month ago

    Can't believe Dominic West is not here. His scene in The Wire imitating an American imitating an Englishmen is nothing short of brilliant.

  • birdgirl
    birdgirl Month ago

    I'm Portuguese and i just discovered that i've been talking with a soft Boston accent for years

  • Shakz Boom
    Shakz Boom Month ago

    Jeffrey Wright in Shaft!

  • Jade D.
    Jade D. Month ago

    How in the hell did y’all miss Ernest???

  • Ronin 1120
    Ronin 1120 Month ago

    Leo is a great actor, he is not great at accents. In Gangs of New York, he slides in and out of the irish accent....

  • Orlando Deavila
    Orlando Deavila Month ago

    Viggo Mortensen deserved to go first. He not only master several accents, but also speak several languages. And he speaks perfect Spanish with Argentine accent.

  • Darcy Doll
    Darcy Doll Month ago

    Leonardo diCaprio and Brad Pitt over Hugh Jackman?!? What the heck were the smoking when they made this list. I mean c'mon.

  • peterah7957
    peterah7957 Month ago

    Daniel day lewis

  • Stephanie Soto
    Stephanie Soto Month ago

    Nadie mejor que Gary Oldman

  • Shaun Barry
    Shaun Barry Month ago

    Sean Connery.. For his extraordinary ability to sound Scottish in every role..

  • Magdalena Lewkowicz

    What about Hugh Laurie??

  • Aman Rehan
    Aman Rehan Month ago

    Hugh Laurie????

  • Coen van der Meer
    Coen van der Meer Month ago

    So where are all the none native English speaking actors? It feels like it's an American or some other English speaking country doing a American accent... where are all the other nations?

  • Paul J
    Paul J Month ago

    1,25 what`s David Niven doing there? He wasn`t in Dr Strangelove.

  • Annabelle hsu
    Annabelle hsu Month ago

    What about Nate Buzz

  • elst s
    elst s Month ago

    Don't forget tom hardy!

    PIPI TITI Month ago

    I'm just a Dude!, Playi'n a Dude!, Disguised as another Dude!

  • Jordan Jenkins
    Jordan Jenkins Month ago

    Ben Kingsley?

  • J Trenear
    J Trenear Month ago

    Without a shadow of doubt the best artificial accent I've ever watched/heared is brad Pitts gypsy/pikey accent in snatch, I know travellers and its hard one even for English people to copy.

  • Testiculatorz
    Testiculatorz Month ago

    talk too much

  • Carl Gustaf
    Carl Gustaf Month ago

    Peter Stormare?

  • Jamie Saulter
    Jamie Saulter Month ago

    Leo is great but his south african accent was terrible

  • Eagle Racer
    Eagle Racer Month ago

    Hugh Laurie, anyone. His American accent was spot on in House.

  • Sterre de Jong
    Sterre de Jong Month ago

    Would have loved to see women included in this list ;) Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, Margot Robbie, Lotte Verbeek are doing a great job!

  • Hooked on Chronics
    Hooked on Chronics Month ago

    Daniel Day Lewis is the GOAT