Best American Accent by An English ActorShakester Here are some English actors that you would never know that they were English in an American role.
The Top Ten
With all my respect, his American accent is unconvincing (we can hear his Britishness through it all the time.) How he is #1? It's an accent contest, not a beauty one. - PicotiPicota
His American accent is terrible. - BeatlesFan1964
Elizabethtown (Drew Baylor), Main Street (Harris Parker). - tem
Gary Oldman is so good at accents that a guy on Amazon left a negative review of "Darkest Hour", stating that Churchill shouldn't be portrayed by an "American actor".
In fact, he can perfectly recreate any regional accent as well as accents from non-English speaking countries (Russia, Romania, Germany) and idiolects (like the unique Lee H. Oswald accent in JFK.) And he has never used the same dialect twice in any of his movies. That's talent.
THE master of accents. But how is Bloom's horrible American accent #1?
Best American accentS would be more accurate. He can do them all.
He can master every American or foreign accent thrown at his way, with all the nuances of it (speech speed, rhythm, cadence, and other details) and change it for each character he plays. His voice is always unique in each of his features, even if it's sometimes subtle. And when the character doesn't come from a specific place and era, he builds an accent based on real voices, like Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg in "The Fifth Element" (a mix between Ross Perrot and Bugs Bunny). He's insane, in a good way. - PicotiPicota6 Comments
His accent is a "made-up" one, rather than something that exists. He adds some American features to his speech (hard R's, long vowels, etc.) to replace the English ones, which create something that sounds American, but can't be placed anywhere on a map, just like Bob Hoskins did before him. But he seems to do it well, given the number of positive comments I read about it across the web! - PicotiPicota
I had no idea Hugh Laurie was from the U. K. until I heard his Emmy award acceptance speech. Had me completely thinking he was from Urbana, Illinois. - howie115
he did good american accents in Black Adder and House - Flyingcobra
I didn't know he was English until I looked up his bio. - LadyLioness1 Comment
So amazing and most of his movies are down with an American accent and he does it so well, that's why his movies are so good and thank God he got an Oscar - roblist
Can even do a Batman voice with an American accent. That's something.
When you see the " Emma " movie version with Kate Beckinsale ( in her born accent ) and the " Emma " movie version with Gwyneth Paltrow,you really see the difference between a bad fake brit accent ( Gwyneth Paltrow sucks in her brit accent ) and a real brit. But this British actress doesn't sound fake on the other hand when she's doing an American accent.
For someone who's got a strong british accent like her ( I love to hear her brit accent ) she's doing a great job to sound like an American.
She nails it. Jim Sturgess kind of lost it a little bit in 21, in my opinion, but Kate rocked hers in Click. - ilovekelly75
Even when he slips into his original accent a few times, it was still one of the best from a non American
He's Scottish, but his English accent in Wanted was the best I've heard!
Not just American.. He can nail any accent! Just gotta let him. He is THE BEST
There Will Be Blood, Gangs of New York, - Shakester
the dad on Still Standing - ilovekelly75
I loved the show still standing never guessed he was British
Jim had no touch of english in 21. He is also superb with the Irish aceent in 'Fifity Dead Men Walking'.
21 (First time I've seen him and I would of never guessed he was from the UK. - Shakester
The Wire (Stinger Bell), American Gangster (Tango) - Shakester
Her American accent wasn't very good at first but it's absolutely awesome now
Nip/Tuck she has an American accent.
A Girl with a Dragon Tattoo she has an English accent.
CORAL! - PicotiPicota
She set the standard for the Southern accent in movies for decades. - PicotiPicota
Awful accent in Lara Croft,mediocre in Knives Out but very good in Logan Lucky. - Tia-Harribel
Love him on flash forward. He is so charming. - Stitch013
Four from Divergent is a full on Brit! Check out the behind the scenes stuff. I couldn't even tell until I watched the
"Bad Teacher" (2012)
Hmmm... no. His American accent is always mixed with his native one. Sorry. - PicotiPicota
As Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire - Billyv
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