Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

Опубликовано: 16 сен 2019
Dialect coach Erik Singer once again takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. Did Rami Malek do a good job speaking through prosthetics to become Freddie Mercury? How accurate was Jennifer Lawrence's Long Island accent in Joy? Did Christian Bale nail former Vice President Dick Cheney?

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Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED


  • Oh yeah so like when sometimes I randomly say AHNswer but mostly answer. But seriously I wanna see his Aussie accent. Anybody got a clip of that..?

  • I suspect it’s easier to imitate a parent

  • Rd


  • I want Erik Singer to read my accent to filth 😻

  • Boss

  • I have read that Churchill was born tongue-tied and had surgery to correct this as a child and he sounds as if he might have a lisp.

  • Mad props to the editor of these videos too - trawling through movies and footage looking for particular mouth sounds and figuring out how long to make them and how often to repeat them. Sweet job Wired :D

  • I see Freddie... I click!!!

  • all i know is freddy mercury

  • I really wanted to see Tarron as elton john

  • Love for him to review Luke Kirby's portrayal of Lenny Bruce

  • i wanna see him do the cast of waco

  • Michael Jackson reviews the weekend voice 2020

  • I would suggest Eamonn Walker’s take on Chester “Howlin’ wolf” Arthur Burnett in “Cadillac records” for a possible next time.

  • Since I was alive while Nixon was President and heard his voice all the time. I would say Langella is closest but no one really nails it.

  • These are the best videos in this series.

  • Glad they got billy off the street and doing what he truly loves

  • Cameron Britton was so convincing.

  • I love this guy, he needs his own netflix show, most definitely

  • Eric is still spending his days being a hottie

  • love you, but kooo not kyoooo klux klan. important!

  • He sounds like Holt's husband

  • This guy is brilliant! But, what’s more brilliant is the creative team at Wired!

  • Mr. Singer, what are your thoughts on Ryan O'Neal's Irish accent in Barry Lyndon.

  • I feel like during a conversation he would be analyzing my accent the whole time

  • Being South African I am trying all these accents! All these tongue tricks....

  • im absolutely l i v i n g for everyone calling him Dialect Daddy in the comments

  • This guy is very chill

  • Couldn’t focus on Rami Malek performance, the movie was so excruciatingly bad 🤮

  • these are the best breakdowns/reactions. Maybe he can teach me to speak proper like he does.

  • That dude is so obviously brilliant

  • Can DD comment on Malkovich in the "Young Pope"? I can't quite put my finger on what Malkovich is doing with that character's accent.

  • This guy should do the entire cast of PEAAAKY FOOCKINNN BLINDAHS lol

  • Me at 3 am: 🐍🐍🐍

  • Holy Moly, I went to school with Cameron Britton. What a small world!

  • *No entendi nada!*

  • I have so many inconsistencies due to my lazy language learning, it would be interesting to hear the breakdown lol

  • I only watched this for Freddie?

  • this guy looks like billy eichner’s better looking brother

  • Everyone is calling this man dialect daddy so thats his official name now


  • Man the editing in these videos.

  • "hOpe" "hope" hOpe" "hope" nice

  • Sad Tom hanks and Walt Disney wasn’t in this

  • Which film is the Salvador Dali one?

  • why am I watching this?

  • i wish he would have done Leo Dicaprio's intonation of Jordan Belfort... I said this last time too bc I think it's really interesting

  • I love the videos with this guy. Lowkey hope he'll include Robert Downey Jr's Dolittle accent in one of these vids someday.

  • Mallek didn't sound at ALL English, or even like Freddie Mercury. He sounded like a pronounced American doing a posh accent. This guy is also way wrong on the Queen's accent and how he compares Foy with Liz. He's using a lot of words for basic vowels.

  • The guy that played Brian May was horrifically accurate in all ways of it.

  • When he was talking about the s sound that Freddie and Rami made at the end I couldn't tell if he said "well" or Wow" but he didn't say if he thought Rami made the s sound correctly or not, Personally I don't think he did. That is not a critusizm on Rami by any means, I mean he didn't grow up speaking around larger teeth like Freddie and he did a great job in the movie, But like I said Erik didn't say what his opinion was.

  • I loved Claire Foy's accent as Queen Elizabeth- I thought she captured the essence without trying to sound exactly like a caricature of the Queen. The actress that did Coretta Scott King was satisfactory. I still on the fence on that one. Jennifer nailed the Long island accent.


  • I looooove listening to people who know their stuff!

  • When pressing this video I expected a "mustache expert brake down" 😂😂😂😂

  • I think Gary Oldman did a great job as Churchill. He said in an interview that he deliberately didn’t try to get Churchill’s voice perfect because Churchill spoke in such an odd way that it wouldn’t be believable. He actually needed to see a dialect coach around that time as he was losing his English accent! It was due to him doing so many different accents in films and living in the USA for so long. :)

  • Regarding Ice Cube..... reminds me of in 3 Kings, one of his buddies gets shot and he comes over and asks if he can breathe. But he pronounces it "Breef" like in Briefcase. Seen here:

  • according to Elon Musk this guy won't be needed in 5 years

  • This is fascinating

  • The Dennis with a PhD

  • Wow, all the other experts breaking things down criticize the actors a lot, but this guy mostly just compliments them and says what they're doing is appropriate for the role.

  • I want him to overanalyse my speech please

  • Watching this is E-Rhotic in a way.

  • He’s such a babe

  • Erik singer should do some famous impression singers. Like Rami Maleks movie role as Freddie. Most of the music was sung by Marc Martel. The band members themselves were blown away by his sound being so much like Freddie's. They felt it impossible.

  • he is so handsome omg. he reminds me of my therapist xd

  • Everytime this guys appears in a new video I scream YEEEEEESSSS ERIC SINGER IS BACK

  • He looks like more like Dustin Diamond (Schreech).

  • I'm Mexican-American, and I never realized the trilled r thing in pero (but) and perro (dog)

  • i think the best Nixon is Futurama's President of Earth

  • He should do Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

  • I'm binge watching all of his episodes just so I can read all the thirst comment while enjoying the eye candy😂

  • He must have a playlist of throat singing

  • Mr. Singer is one handsome and intelligent human being

  • My degree in English Descriptive Linguistics adores this video. I wish I could have done more of this specific kind of study

  • The Freddie Mercury movie gives me chills

  • Also, wouldn't it be cool if he commented on performances he couched himself?

  • Where is Meryl Streep AKA Iron Lady?!?

  • Props for putting the thumbnail right up front