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I'm a big fan of actors doing horrendous attempts at accents. It's no fun when everyone thinks Hugh Laurie or Idris Elba is American, but it's hilarious when Americans try to do 'Briddish' or 'Irish' accents and end up sounding like a Greek with a broken jaw trying to speak Japanese.

Exhibit A: Anthony LaPaglia in Frasier:



What makes this even more amazing is that one of the main characters is a woman from Manchester played by, er, a woman from Manchester. Only in an American sitcom could her supposedly die-hard Man United supporter brothers be played by Richard E Grant, Robbie Coltrane, and an Italian-American who thinks the whole of Enger-land is populated by clones of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

irish accents are hardly ever a good idea for actors, and it's not just Seppos - here is Gerard Butler (who does such a good US accent I didn't even realise he was Scottish until recently) attempting a Galway accent in lady-brain-rotter PS I Love You:



GIVE ME MORE EXAMPLES OF ACTORS ATTEMPTING ACCENTS AND FAILING MISERABLY

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What makes this even more amazing is that one of the main characters is a woman from Manchester played by, er, a woman from Manchester. Only in an American sitcom could her supposedly die-hard Man United supporter brothers be played by Richard E Grant, Robbie Coltrane, and an Italian-American who thinks the whole of Enger-land is populated by clones of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.



I can forgive that because I'd just assumed it was a pisstake on the way Yanks can't differentiate between brit accents.


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Charlie Hunnam in Green Street his cockney accent is only beaten by Dick Van Dyke.

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Keanu Reeves in Dracula.

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VIDEOS DICKWEASELS

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I ain't inflicting myself with Green Street again, get off your arse and find out for yourself you lazy cunt.

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I can't find a decent clip of it but Tommy Lee Jones' 'Irish' accent in Blown Away is as bad as Sean Connery's in Darby Cunt O'Gill Cunt And Cunt The Cunt Little Cunt People. Cunt. No non-Irish actor can get an Irish accent right, not one.

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As Irish as corned beef and cabbage. The sad thing is, he thought he was atoning for it with his accent in Snatch, which wasn't much better.

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As Irish as corned beef and cabbage. The sad thing is, he thought he was atoning for it with his accent in Snatch, which wasn't much better.

It's not Irish, it's not English, it's just pikey.

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It's supposed to be Irish traveller/knacker/pikey. Also, I only realised lately that Jason Flemyng played his brother (the guy with the mullet).

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Alan Rickman in Die Hard.


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Solaris wrote:
I can't find a decent clip of it but Tommy Lee Jones' 'Irish' accent in Blown Away is as bad as Sean Connery's in Darby Cunt O'Gill Cunt And Cunt The Cunt Little Cunt People. Cunt. No non-Irish actor can get an Irish accent right, not one.


Sean Connery actually attempted an accent?


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Not really.


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Steven wrote:
Alan Rickman in Die Hard.

His voice is brilliant in that.

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John C Reilly in Gangs Of New York.


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Fhil wrote:
Keanu Reeves in Dracula.


You leave Keanu alone - he tried really really hard in that film.


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Anyone in Gangs Of New York whose name isn't Daniel Day Lewis.


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Julia Roberts' bad Irish accent in Mary Reilly and Michael Collins. Tom Cruise's Irish accent was pretty bad in Far and Away too from memory.

Nick Nolte's Italian accent is pathetic in Lorenzo's Oil.

Occasionally a laughably bad accent can work. Best example i can think of now is John Malkovich's russian accent in Rounders. It works because it's reasonably consistent, and the character is an oddball, so it kind of makes sense for the accent to be a little 'off' within the context of the film.


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Steven wrote:
Alan Rickman in Die Hard.

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oneleggedpunk wrote:
Charlie Hunnam in Green Street his cockney accent is only beaten by Dick Van Dyke.


That is so bad that I thought Hunnam was a Yank.


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