Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

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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


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Orion Mercury
Orion Mercury 2 hours ago
I came for Freddie
alexander g miller
alexander g miller 5 hours ago
i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds
Jordan Peak
Jordan Peak 5 hours ago
Gary Oldman 😎💪
Lucas Silva
Lucas Silva 8 hours ago
All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?
Jutta Maier
Jutta Maier 10 hours ago
Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn
nAtalie sin
nAtalie sin 15 hours ago
shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu
Freddie Lennon
Freddie Lennon 23 hours ago
I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click
Amelia .Koncki
If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!
Adin Icic
Adin Icic Day ago
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.
Oli H
Oli H Day ago
This guy must be great at singing
Lea shadid
Lea shadid Day ago
can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting
dmaster225 2 days ago
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
SteveDave227 2 days ago
I love that he's on a nickname basis with Christian Bale. "So Bales actually said that.."
Kiana Taylor
Kiana Taylor 3 days ago
Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.
Jhully Amilly Marangoni
"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
Aline Schleger
Aline Schleger 3 days ago
This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).
Nastja 3 days ago
8:13 Me: *patiently waiting* Ooh, it's Iron Maiden *video continues* Me: sad
Izabelle Walker
Izabelle Walker 3 days ago
5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams
Aung Ko
Aung Ko 3 days ago
I never knew there was this kind of profession.
Veni Vidi Amavi
Veni Vidi Amavi 3 days ago
*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
Callie Donald
Callie Donald 4 days ago
I like the beard.
Katherine Beal
Katherine Beal 4 days ago
why is he so cute tho
Amy 4 days ago
this is the best day of my life
Simen Motrøen
Simen Motrøen 4 days ago
Wow! So impressed! Did not know Matthew McConaughey had this linguistic talent. And he looks younger! 👍 Great job sir.
Isaac Woolman
Isaac Woolman 4 days ago
O’Shea Jackson jr. is ice cubes son so I feel like he as a pretty good sense of his accent
TheBunnyBoudoir 4 days ago
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
SkittyKitty 4 days ago
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.
Laura Jackson
Laura Jackson 5 days ago
CB’s Cheney, I’ve ever seen a better impersonation. Julianne Moore with Sarah Palin and Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles came close.
Vincent DeFiore
Vincent DeFiore 5 days ago
He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.
Jess 5 days ago
pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya
Dionysus76 5 days ago
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.
Morten Aanstad
Morten Aanstad 3 days ago
Those two movies were covered in the first part
Jake H
Jake H 5 days ago
cool last name. suits the job.
Marta G
Marta G 5 days ago
I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.
Sonya 5 days ago
I could listen to Erik speak all day long.
justin simmons
justin simmons 5 days ago
Why do I feel like I don't talk like myself anymore?...
Alex Gourdikian
Alex Gourdikian 6 days ago
Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all
daniel Goodson
daniel Goodson 6 days ago
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...
Vera Grig
Vera Grig 6 days ago
Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄
Pablo Agurcia
Pablo Agurcia 6 days ago
Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.
Alexis V
Alexis V 6 days ago
But can he explain how after multiple lessons with a dialect coach, Joeys southern accent came out Jamaican?
letizia 6 days ago
please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say
ƵiRro 6 days ago
Isn't the "r" in arigatou a trilled r? Not sure.
Olivia Fortune
Olivia Fortune 6 days ago
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!!!
L L 6 days ago
Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great
John Griffin
John Griffin 6 days ago
I will never have enough of his videos. Give him his own show!
LijenC2357 7 days ago
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.
Abeltern Cleymenn
Thanks I sleep well last night😁
That moment when those 50 pages or terms you memorized in Uni actually come in handy-
*free time
Gabrielle de la Torre
I love this man
alaysha lee
alaysha lee 8 days ago
when you try to skip the add but it says "video will play after add"
Kristina Pridy
Kristina Pridy 8 days ago
This guy needs his own show already. Or do some audio books just so I can hear him talk
Lou Warmé
Lou Warmé 8 days ago
i'm a linguist and I am enjoying this way too much
Melissa Huynh
Melissa Huynh 8 days ago
Wait it’s over already?? I need moarrr
Carry 2Go
Carry 2Go 8 days ago
I really don’t understand but I understand
invisiblesoup 8 days ago
he should do taron egerton and elton john
Inniebin 8 days ago
Dear Erik Singer, what do you call it when a person is able to almost...automatically...change their dialect when speaking to a person with said dialect they are adopting? And this happens during a conversation? So that you no longer have your own dialect, but suddenly sound native to where you are, or the person whom you are speaking to?
SMOKEDATWEEDtv 8 days ago
Gerard Butler is the best accent role player
LowGun 8 days ago
I want this man to break down my voice
Brooke 8 days ago
how about a 911 operator analyzing tv scenes with 911 calls to see if the procedures are proper - would be a really interesting insight into that world
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