Curious film accents


#1

Just watching The Great Wall. Not a great film. Don’t judge me. But caused me to wonder what’s the worst accent attempted in a film.

Matt Damon’s Irish / unknown accent in the above?
Russell Crowe in Robin Hood?
Multiple awful fake cockney?


(Simon B) #2

The legendary one is Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, isn’t it?


#3

Benchmark.

(And more characters to reach 20)


(MikeF) #4

Mr Connery’s russian in ‘The Hunt for Red October’?


(Frank) #5

Some of the accents in The Expanse on Netflix. They are like British/South African/swedish/something else,


(Peter Roberts) #6

I think it’s an intentionally engineered accent


(Imran Munro) #7

Can’t believe nobody has mentioned Ray Winstone’s attempt at a Boston/Cockney accent in The Departed!:see_no_evil::joy:


(Mark Embling) #10

Yes, I always though the idea was to give the belters their own accent(s). Which is quite believable - I felt like that show was much more realistic in terms of portraying a possible future given where we are today.

Not sure what the deal with the Aussie Martian was though.


#11

This may make no sense to most however “Hello to Jason Isaacs”.


#13

Tom cruise in Far and Away was one of the worst Irish accents ever :grinning:


(Graham - Mental health professional) #14

But luckily for him, Don Cheadle’s attempt at Cockney in Ocean’s 11, bordered on the criminal (so to speak).


(Nick) #15

Worst accent I’ve ever seen in film would be when I watched Pitch Perfect 3 last week and had to endure John Lithgow’s attempt at an Australian accent. Painful doesn’t even begin to describe it.


(Yen Pham) #16

The one I remember most recently finding very strange was Abbie Cornish’s Southern US accent in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


(Only available in amateur ) #17

Brad Pitt’s Irish accent in The Devil’s Own