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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Can we please get a video of Erik Singer where you play videos of people speaking and he has to guess if that's their natural accent or not or guess what language people are speaking. Personally I would love to see this.

Author — Msuni

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No one:
Absolutely no one:
Me at 2AM: “sssSSSSssShshssSS”

Author — jordan haas

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

Author — Naseem Rehman

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We need an "Erik Singer Reads Thirst Tweets" video.

Author — plutonian

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Me: has no real idea what he’s talking about

Also me: yess exactly Jennifer Lawrence’s velopharyngeal port wasn’t open enough

Author — Danni Marie

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

Author — Briar Valdr

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Have you ever addressed Benedict Cumberbatch's speech impediment? He suppresses it in public and when performing, but when he played Turing and Assange he had to create a stammer and lisp, respectively while suppressing his own issue. I thought that was amazing, especially while recreating accents.

Author — Book7BrokeMyBrain

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This guy can open my velopharyngeal port any time he wants

Author — John deBary

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Erik was never unattractive but has gotten exponentially more handsome

Author — Aaron Morris

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

Author — Spike2501

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He doesn't diss anyone's performance, just gives constructive advice. That's classy!

Author — Ed in Burgh

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Speaking English as a non native speaker is so weird and challenging sometimes. Because you don't grow up with one accent or dialect. Your dialect, vocabulary, pronunciation, accent, everything is a messy amalgamation of everything and however you learn each word. Often knowing multiple, many pronunciations for a single world or knowing a bit of every accent. And you need to make a conscious decision as to which option you want to choose in the moment. Almost like an identity crisis. It's like breathing manually.

Author — Yunz06

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As a student getting a degree in Linguistics, I must say that this is more helpful than my lectures 🤭

Author — yis bich

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Gary Oldman should get an Oscar just for waking up in the morning.

Author — TheDarxide23

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He should break down the worst accents in movies

Author — Karlie Johnson

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you could watch 15 different movies with gary oldman and still not realize that you've seen him in more than 1

Author — Nick Peterson

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really wish he did joey king’s gypsy rose

Author — lina

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You monsters have kept him here doing these accent videos for so long that he grew a beard!

Author — KEM An

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

Author — chubbyurma

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“Let’s go down a rabbit hole.” Gladly, sir. That’s kinda why I’m here

Author — Adam Hutchison