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


  • I can't be the only person who thinks Erik looks like Glenn Howerton.

  • He must know how to use his tongue well, if ya know what I mean

  • I'm curious though, even with all the practice, if the actors consciously change their accent the whole time or if the accent change comes naturally

  • Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

  • Me seeing that the imitators doing it flawlessly Me trying to do an Indian accent :(

  • daddy

  • As a sibling of an Autistic sister, i’ve also loved the Temple Grandin performance because of how well she captured her expressive nature.

  • this video makes me wonder how he'd break down an actor playing me and doing my accent 😳 pls tell me i'm not the only one who thinks like this lmao

  • 23:42 oh i am already there good sir lol

  • Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

  • I came for Freddie

  • i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds

  • Gary Oldman 😎💪

  • All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

  • Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

  • shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

  • I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

  • If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

  • Think JD Washington was using the stereotypical white person way when speaking on phone for appearance and less suspicion. He was trying to portray a white guy instead of himself. If it was opposite and a white actor was trying to portray a black speaker then he would be trying a stereotypical urban pattern.

  • This guy must be great at singing

  • can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting

  • 7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

  • Ok, this guy is absolutely fantastic at explaining this subject. Meaning he has a profound understanding of the subject matter, this is really impressive. Also, Gary Oldman is a BEAST with his performances

  • I love that he's on a nickname basis with Christian Bale. "So Bales actually said that.."

  • Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.

  • "I wanna talk about something kinda basic: Rhoticity" rhotici-what? I mean, I knew I was dumb but you didn't have to humiliate me

  • This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).

  • 8:13 Me: *patiently waiting* Ooh, it's Iron Maiden *video continues* Me: sad

  • 5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

  • I never knew there was this kind of profession.

  • *I love these videos, because he tells me about terms I always heard and wondered about but never knew what they were called, like "pitch contour"!* :D

  • I like the beard.

  • why is he so cute tho

  • this is the best day of my life

  • Wow! So impressed! Did not know Matthew McConaughey had this linguistic talent. And he looks younger! 👍 Great job sir.

  • O’Shea Jackson jr. is ice cubes son so I feel like he as a pretty good sense of his accent

  • After this video I feel I can play Nixon now, even though I have a very high pitched female voice, but I got this! xD

  • More please!!! I love this guy and every episode he does in this series. Suggestions: Jodie Comer's various accents in Killing Eve, John Lithgow's Winston Churchill, Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain (love that one, especially as they included an Easter Egg of her real voice and accent in the movie), Emma Thompson doing the various accents she has over the years - actually, you could do an entire episode on just Emma Thompson. Also, for interest, the way the cast of women playing Amazons all adopted Gal Gadot's Israeli accent to ensure consistency in Wonder Woman.

  • CB’s Cheney, I’ve ever seen a better impersonation. Julianne Moore with Sarah Palin and Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles came close.

  • He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.

  • pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

  • Kind of disappointed that more music biopics like Walk The Line and Ray weren't featured, but at 25+ minutes this is long enough. I do hope there will be a follow up with with a 2nd video about this more music focused.

    • Those two movies were covered in the first part

  • cool last name. suits the job.

  • I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.

  • I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

  • Why do I feel like I don't talk like myself anymore?...

  • Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

  • IMHO it seems like I have never seen a good New England accent on screen. They always seem to go Boston or NYC. Or old dominion southern. Always off putting to me, since there are plenty of "Down East" examples out there...

  • Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄

  • Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

  • But can he explain how after multiple lessons with a dialect coach, Joeys southern accent came out Jamaican?

  • please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say

  • Isn't the "r" in arigatou a trilled r? Not sure.

  • It would be really cool if Erik looked at some old masters of accents/real person impressions like Rich Little - maybe something like that could be included next video? The clip of Rich Little on Carson doing a few politicians at the time of the Watergate scandal, as well as Carson himself, was amazing!!!

  • Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great

  • I will never have enough of his videos. Give him his own show!

  • i like he talked about inconsistency that real people have. like i talk differently when im excited, my pronunciation will be more correct compared to normal state. and i have like three different hand writing depends on how i hold the pen. cuz when i was young i tried to correct my pen holding position so i end up with multiple writing habits. people are complicate and chaos.

  • Thanks I sleep well last night😁

  • That moment when those 50 pages or terms you memorized in Uni actually come in handy-

  • I love this man