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Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:17:34 AM   
LjStronge

 

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Hey

Having watched "Friends with Kids" last night with the missus, I couldn't help but cringe at Chris O'Dowd's horrfic fake american accent! The man has such a strong Irish accent it couldn't be disguised with his American twang!

I have no idea why they didn't just have him as Irish like in Bridesmaids?

So, I was thinking, Do any other horrible accents spring to mind and what film/actor portrays them?

Another that rings a bell for me is Ewan McGregor (in general!) but mainly in "Rouge Trader" His accent in that literally goes from Scottish to American to England in one sentance!

Any more guys?
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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:21:29 AM   
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Gibson, Braveheart.

Crowe - Robin Hood. Although technically that was several

Although the other way to look at it is that people can work so hard on the accent it affects their acting - Portman, V for Vendetta


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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:23:35 AM   
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I think we are know what a certain forumite will be responding with. Let's wait and see how long it takes.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:28:04 AM   
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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:43:19 AM   
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Requin (as played by Brion James) in Tango and Cash is really down there with Dick van Dyke's.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:48:42 AM   
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Stephen Graham is most things... he's a great actor but his thick scouse accent eats through anything he says.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 12:12:34 PM   
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Cate Blanchett's Russian accent was pretty bad.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 12:13:11 PM   
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I think I can forgive O'Dowd for butchering the American accent after all the times American actors have done the same to the Irish accent; Julia Roberts, Sean Connery (terrible at all accents except his own), Kevin Spacey, Richard Gere, the list goes on. Even Rhys Meyers did a terrible job in Bend It Like Beckham.

I'm presuming Don Cheadle will get a mention at some point.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 12:16:00 PM   
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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Far and Away and Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly take some beating.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 12:58:03 PM   
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Stephen Graham is most things... he's a great actor but his thick scouse accent eats through anything he says.


I seem to remember being surprised that he wasn't a cockney when watching the special features on the Snatch DVD. Admittedly, I'm not a cockney but I like to think I have a good ear for accents.

I'll throw The Stath's "Generican" accent into the hat.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 5:33:22 PM   
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Stephen Graham is most things... he's a great actor but his thick scouse accent eats through anything he says.


Not as Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 5:39:10 PM   
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Irish accents seem to be the toughest to both get right and lose.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 6:01:50 PM   
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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 6:05:07 PM   
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Don Cheadle in the Oceans flicks, although the script didn't help the poor bastard, good ol' cockney rhyming slang.

Bob Hoskins does one American accent in every film - 1930's hustler type guy.

The Woman who was in Bridesmaids as Matt Lucas' sister had a truly terrible Brit accent too.


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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 6:50:40 PM   
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Ray Winstone's accent in The Departed was pretty dire.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 7:04:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: FoximusPrime


quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB

Stephen Graham is most things... he's a great actor but his thick scouse accent eats through anything he says.


I seem to remember being surprised that he wasn't a cockney when watching the special features on the Snatch DVD. Admittedly, I'm not a cockney but I like to think I have a good ear for accents.

I'll throw The Stath's "Generican" accent into the hat.


I stand corrected, his best accent was indeed as a cockney in Snatch.

But I still hear it in Boardwalk Empire, I'm afraid.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 7:12:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: UTB

Stephen Graham is most things... he's a great actor but his thick scouse accent eats through anything he says.


I seem to remember being surprised that he wasn't a cockney when watching the special features on the Snatch DVD. Admittedly, I'm not a cockney but I like to think I have a good ear for accents.

I'll throw The Stath's "Generican" accent into the hat.


I stand corrected, his best accent was indeed as a cockney in Snatch.

But I still hear it in Boardwalk Empire, I'm afraid.


Same here. Not all the time but it does slip through quite often.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 7:16:07 PM   
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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 10:42:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Toast

Ray Winstone's accent in The Departed was pretty dire.


This.

Gary Oldman, although magnificent, does struggle a lot in TDK, particularly the line "THEY KNEW WE WERE COMING!!"

Anne Hathaway in One Day.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 10:50:48 PM   
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Josh Harnett's Yorkshire accent in Blow Dry- click

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:55:18 PM   
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Requin (as played by Brion James) in Tango and Cash is really down there with Dick van Dyke's.


This.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:57:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

I think we are know what a certain forumite will be responding with. Let's wait and see how long it takes.


Something about Michael Fassbender's cock letting its accent slip in Shame?

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 3/8/2012 11:58:44 PM   
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Why does Michael Fassbender's cock seem to creep into everything?

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 12:02:51 AM   
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Dunno why people mention Sean Connery in these threads. I've never heard him attempt one.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 12:29:07 AM   
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Dunno why people mention Sean Connery in these threads. I've never heard him attempt one.


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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 1:39:33 AM   
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Keanu Reeves' British accent in Bram Stoker's Dracula is horrible.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 3:07:56 AM   
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Pretty much everyone who attempts an Australian accent.

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 9:56:34 AM   
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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 5:01:44 PM   
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Anna Paquin in Steamboy. Yes it's animated, but whoever chose her to play a boy from Yorkshire was clearly smoking something!

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RE: Worst fake accent? - 4/8/2012 6:50:00 PM   
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