Top Ten Actors Who are Master of Accents

This is a list of actors who are renowned for their ability to accurately recreate many differents accents in their movies. The actors on this list must have attempted to speak at least in three different accents than their own, and these attempts must have been praised by critics or native speakers most of the time.

The Top Ten

1 Gary Oldman Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: ...read more.

He has never used the same accent twice in all of his movies. He has received critical acclaim for most of his accents, such as the Hell's Kitchen accent performed in "State of Grace," (1990) and his ability to recreate the speech patterns of Lee Oswald in "JFK " (1991) and Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour." (2017)

Watch 'The Contender'. Superb performance and best mid-western accent ever made by a non mid-westerner.

Dude had to re-learn his English accent because he played too many Americans characters.

Yes, finally a list where he's #1! He's so underrated, he should have many Oscars by now.

2 Meryl Streep Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

God, I Iove her so much. She's an accent god, a master of acting, the best of all time, in my opinion. She can play everything and sound like anyone. No one can surpass her.

She is renowned for her intense work on accents since "Sophie's choice" (1982) and has been praised for her English accent in "The Iron Lady." (2011)

She can sound like anyone, she should be #1.

The woman of a thousand accents.

3 Daniel Day Lewis Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.

He is a true method actor who also works intensively on his accents. He received critical acclaim to having recreated Abraham Lincoln's speech pattern in "Lincoln" (2013.)

I drink your milkshake.

He does his homework.

4 Viggo Mortensen

He's so underrated. He can speak many languages, including French and Spanish. He even played in a movie entirely in Spanish (Altariste) and used reginalisms in it as well. He's my favorite actor, I hope he's gonna make more movies in the future. Go Viggo!

He was amazing in Captain Fantastic.

5 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

He did good New-York accent in "American Psycho".

Always Great American accent.

6 Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

I love his scottish accent in Mrs. Doubtfire.

The best of the best

RIP Robin William.

7 Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare can do any accent, the guy has an amazing talent.

8 Cate Blanchett Catherine √Člise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
9 Toni Collette Toni Collette is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television, and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish.

Man, she fooled me in The Sixth Sense!

10 Idris Elba Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE is an English actor, producer, musician and DJ known for playing drug trafficker Stringer Bell on the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

He can easily do an American accent. Not a lot of English actors are able to do it this well.

The Contenders

11 Peter Sellers
12 Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

He was the best in everything he did: greatest Joker (sorry Joaquin!) and also good at romantic roles; that is how versatile he was. And his american accent was perfect, never once I could guess he was australian if I didn't already know. An outstanding talen that should inspire the youg actors today.

How he is only #12? He was the greatest actor with an unmatched talent for both acting and accents, especially American ones. His death was such a tragic loss for the acting world! He needs to be recognized and never forgotten.

He's Australian, but his American accent in Brockeback Mountain and The Dark Knignt was perfect! He was the greatest. RIP Heath, we will never forgive you!

He was exceptional. Not only was he the best Joker ever, but no one could have done American accents like him. Miss him so much.

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