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 the best Midwestern accent ever made by a non-Midwesterner.

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

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 love 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.

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.

Top 5 best actor of our time. He turned my gut with fear in "There Will Be Blood" and drew me into hardship, pain, and passion with "In the Name of the Father". But my personal favorite was the gang leader/father figure to Leo he played in "Gangs of New York".

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

4 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Forbes magazine... read more

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

5 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.
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.

7 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!

8 Viggo Mortensen Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. is an American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Born in the State of New York to a Danish father and American mother, he lived in Argentina during his childhood. He is the recipient of various accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Award and has... read more

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

He was amazing in Captain Fantastic.

9 Peter Stormare

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

10 Peter Sellers Peter Sellers CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 - 24 July 1980) was an English actor and comedian. He first came to prominence performing in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film... read more
The Contenders
11 Robert De Niro Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor and producer. He is particularly known for his nine collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen... read more
12 Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor... read more
13 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.

How is he 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 was the best in everything he did: the greatest Joker (sorry, Joaquin!) and also good at romantic roles. That is how versatile he was. And his American accent was perfect. Never once could I guess he was Australian if I didn't already know. An outstanding talent that should inspire young actors today.

14 David Tennant David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the Harry Potter movie series.
15 Al Pacino Alfredo James "Al" (April 25, 1940) Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning more than five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors.
16 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.

17 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress... read more
18 Rebecca Ferguson Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström (born 19 October 1983) is a Swedish actress.

She came to international prominence with her portrayal of Elizabeth Woodville in the British television miniseries The White Queen (2013), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries... read more
19 Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and producer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
20 Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
21 Sean Connery Sir Thomas Sean Connery (August 25, 1930 - October 31, 2020) was a Scottish actor and producer. He won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globes... read more
22 Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922-2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. He was best known for his villainous roles in films such as Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit... read more
23 Alfred Molina
24 Forest Whitaker Forest Steven Whitaker III is an American actor, producer and director who has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler and Arrival.He has also appeared in blockbusters such... read more
25 Margot Robbie Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She got her big break in 2013 with The Wolf of Wall Street, where she was acclaimed for her performance... read more
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