Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

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Dialect coach Erik Singer once again takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. Did Rami Malek do a good job speaking through prosthetics to become Freddie Mercury? How accurate was Jennifer Lawrence's Long Island accent in Joy? Did Christian Bale nail former Vice President Dick Cheney?



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This guy makes me feel like I'm doing my own accent wrong

Author — Muhammed Aly

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Sitting here making stupid S sounds because a hot smart guy told me to.

Author — Briar Valdr

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This guy seems like the kind of guy who would somehow use his expertise to solve murder mysteries. "Actually, I could tell it was you disguised as the Arabian ambassador by your hypo-sibilant S, whereas the real ambassador pronounces his Ss like a vuvuzela. "

Author — Austin Huber

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Someone called this guy "Dialect Daddy" under another Wired video, so I immediately searched and...I mean, they weren't wrong.

Author — N

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"I have a really prominent adam's apple"
*Weird flex, but okay*

Author — flintlypop

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Just give this guy a whole netflix series doing these breakdowns.

Author — Spike2501

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I swear, Freddie's ghost possessed him during the filming of Queen. The Aids concert was so bang on. I could not stop crying.

Author — The Upset Kitten

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The only man that can professionally ask “what that tongue do?”

Author — DiorLamour

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This guy can open my velopharyngeal port any time he wants

Author — John deBary

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Why do I always forget Christian Bale is not American until I hear his native accent, which is like once every 3 years

Author — YankessLove13

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New video idea: Erik Singer explains common pronunciation differences of people who speak English as a foreign language, in relation to their native language!

Author — Chrysalide

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Petition to have him do every accent perfectly.

Author — acidic minds

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I like to pretend this guy just makes all this up, but he sounds and looks so confident that no one at Wired questions it.

Author — WyomingPTT

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I love how he is calling the queen “Your Majesty” even tho it isn’t necessary. It’s just so polite and amazing

Author — Diane Johnson

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This man is on a ridiculous plane of intelligence for something so niche

Author — chubbyurma

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I love how everyone in the comments has a crush on dialect daddy

Author — Joke Van Bever

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Queen Elizabeth was so over the top in real life when she was young; if Claire Foy had gone totally accurately for that high pitched really posh voice, she would have appeared to be doing a caricature. In fact, Queen Elizabeth herself toned down her own accent later in life. Claire got it exactly right in the film to appear authentic.

Author — aucourant

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He should look at Eminem in 8 mile. I think he plays marshal so well

Author — Thomas Cuzner

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"I wanna talk about something basic, rhoticity."...
Me: yeah, rotisserie.

Author — Naseem Rehman

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Anyone else want him to break down their own voice or is it just me?

Author — Samantha Pateman