Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

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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Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED



  • i wanna see him do the cast of waco

    Cailyn HollowayCailyn Holloway5 saatler önce
  • Michael Jackson reviews the weekend voice 2020

    Farogue CarsonFarogue Carson19 saatler önce
  • I would suggest Eamonn Walker’s take on Chester “Howlin’ wolf” Arthur Burnett in “Cadillac records” for a possible next time.

    Arr ZizArr Ziz22 saatler önce
  • Since I was alive while Nixon was President and heard his voice all the time. I would say Langella is closest but no one really nails it.

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  • These are the best videos in this series.

    ar0nicar0nicGün önce
  • Glad they got billy off the street and doing what he truly loves

    Hello HelloHello Hello2 gün önce
  • Cameron Britton was so convincing.

    The HamsterThe Hamster2 gün önce
  • I love this guy, he needs his own netflix show, most definitely

    lukas203lukas2032 gün önce
  • Eric is still spending his days being a hottie

    Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya SklodowskaHypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska4 gün önce
  • love you, but kooo not kyoooo klux klan. important!

    Amy LemleyAmy Lemley4 gün önce
  • He sounds like Holt's husband

    Caval GoodyearCaval Goodyear4 gün önce
  • This guy is brilliant! But, what’s more brilliant is the creative team at Wired!

    Yemima HutapeaYemima Hutapea5 gün önce
  • Mr. Singer, what are your thoughts on Ryan O'Neal's Irish accent in Barry Lyndon.

    vilhelm hammershoivilhelm hammershoi6 gün önce
  • I feel like during a conversation he would be analyzing my accent the whole time

    nikorunikoru6 gün önce
  • Being South African I am trying all these accents! All these tongue tricks....

    jackie strohjackie stroh7 gün önce
  • im absolutely l i v i n g for everyone calling him Dialect Daddy in the comments

    Tara GreggTara Gregg7 gün önce
  • This guy is very chill

    SomemuttSomemutt8 gün önce
  • Couldn’t focus on Rami Malek performance, the movie was so excruciatingly bad 🤮

    Alice MestriaAlice Mestria8 gün önce
  • these are the best breakdowns/reactions. Maybe he can teach me to speak proper like he does.

    Gentlemans PattayaGentlemans Pattaya8 gün önce
  • That dude is so obviously brilliant

    Olivia WilderOlivia Wilder9 gün önce
  • Can DD comment on Malkovich in the "Young Pope"? I can't quite put my finger on what Malkovich is doing with that character's accent.

    Bihotz Barrenetxea DominguezBihotz Barrenetxea Dominguez9 gün önce
  • This guy should do the entire cast of PEAAAKY FOOCKINNN BLINDAHS lol

    MahdeeMahdee9 gün önce
  • Me at 3 am: 🐍🐍🐍

    WaleashWaleash9 gün önce
  • Holy Moly, I went to school with Cameron Britton. What a small world!

    JessayakiJessayaki10 gün önce
  • *No entendi nada!*

    Your Spanish Substitute TeacherYour Spanish Substitute Teacher11 gün önce
  • I have so many inconsistencies due to my lazy language learning, it would be interesting to hear the breakdown lol

    Lucas Xiao GouLucas Xiao Gou11 gün önce
  • I only watched this for Freddie?

    Deaky's CheesytoastDeaky's Cheesytoast12 gün önce
  • this guy looks like billy eichner’s better looking brother

    megino._megino._12 gün önce
  • Everyone is calling this man dialect daddy so thats his official name now

    Brendan HansenBrendan Hansen12 gün önce

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  • Man the editing in these videos.

    ARandomAccountForMeARandomAccountForMe12 gün önce
  • "hOpe" "hope" hOpe" "hope" nice

    macymacy12 gün önce
  • Sad Tom hanks and Walt Disney wasn’t in this

    Katelyn ViszokiKatelyn Viszoki13 gün önce
  • Which film is the Salvador Dali one?

    Ahmad HadiAhmad Hadi13 gün önce
    • Midnight in Paris

      Morten AanstadMorten Aanstad6 gün önce
  • why am I watching this?

    GrapefruitzGrapefruitz13 gün önce
  • i wish he would have done Leo Dicaprio's intonation of Jordan Belfort... I said this last time too bc I think it's really interesting

    Kobi AguKobi Agu13 gün önce
  • I love the videos with this guy. Lowkey hope he'll include Robert Downey Jr's Dolittle accent in one of these vids someday.

    octoberspiritoctoberspirit13 gün önce
  • Mallek didn't sound at ALL English, or even like Freddie Mercury. He sounded like a pronounced American doing a posh accent. This guy is also way wrong on the Queen's accent and how he compares Foy with Liz. He's using a lot of words for basic vowels.

    Tordy ClarkTordy Clark14 gün önce
  • The guy that played Brian May was horrifically accurate in all ways of it.

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  • When he was talking about the s sound that Freddie and Rami made at the end I couldn't tell if he said "well" or Wow" but he didn't say if he thought Rami made the s sound correctly or not, Personally I don't think he did. That is not a critusizm on Rami by any means, I mean he didn't grow up speaking around larger teeth like Freddie and he did a great job in the movie, But like I said Erik didn't say what his opinion was.

    1yugioh111yugioh1115 gün önce
  • I loved Claire Foy's accent as Queen Elizabeth- I thought she captured the essence without trying to sound exactly like a caricature of the Queen. The actress that did Coretta Scott King was satisfactory. I still on the fence on that one. Jennifer nailed the Long island accent.

    Walter Van der WahlWalter Van der Wahl17 gün önce

    Marian EcarriMarian Ecarri17 gün önce
  • I looooove listening to people who know their stuff!

    Lara JungLara Jung17 gün önce
  • When pressing this video I expected a "mustache expert brake down" 😂😂😂😂

    Noam MoriahNoam Moriah18 gün önce
  • I think Gary Oldman did a great job as Churchill. He said in an interview that he deliberately didn’t try to get Churchill’s voice perfect because Churchill spoke in such an odd way that it wouldn’t be believable. He actually needed to see a dialect coach around that time as he was losing his English accent! It was due to him doing so many different accents in films and living in the USA for so long. :)

    Michael SoddeMichael Sodde18 gün önce
  • Regarding Ice Cube..... reminds me of in 3 Kings, one of his buddies gets shot and he comes over and asks if he can breathe. But he pronounces it "Breef" like in Briefcase. Seen here:

    twitchosxtwitchosx21 gün önce
  • according to Elon Musk this guy won't be needed in 5 years

    Joshua ParryJoshua Parry21 gün önce
  • This is fascinating

    Ana RodriguezAna Rodriguez21 gün önce
  • The Dennis with a PhD

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  • Wow, all the other experts breaking things down criticize the actors a lot, but this guy mostly just compliments them and says what they're doing is appropriate for the role.

    DragconitaDragconita22 gün önce
  • I want him to overanalyse my speech please

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  • Watching this is E-Rhotic in a way.

    hanko287hanko28725 gün önce
  • He’s such a babe

    Erika MErika M25 gün önce
  • Erik singer should do some famous impression singers. Like Rami Maleks movie role as Freddie. Most of the music was sung by Marc Martel. The band members themselves were blown away by his sound being so much like Freddie's. They felt it impossible.

    Mitch SynderMitch Synder26 gün önce
  • he is so handsome omg. he reminds me of my therapist xd

    Jekyll & HydeJekyll & Hyde27 gün önce
  • Everytime this guys appears in a new video I scream YEEEEEESSSS ERIC SINGER IS BACK

    cynthiacynthia27 gün önce
  • He looks like more like Dustin Diamond (Schreech).

    C GreenC Green27 gün önce
  • I'm Mexican-American, and I never realized the trilled r thing in pero (but) and perro (dog)

    MuertoMuerto28 gün önce
  • i think the best Nixon is Futurama's President of Earth

    Bones' CoffeeBones' Coffee29 gün önce
  • He should do Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

    Katie DePaolisKatie DePaolis29 gün önce
  • I'm binge watching all of his episodes just so I can read all the thirst comment while enjoying the eye candy😂

    Hazel LevesqueHazel LevesqueAylar önce
  • He must have a playlist of throat singing

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  • Mr. Singer is one handsome and intelligent human being

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  • My degree in English Descriptive Linguistics adores this video. I wish I could have done more of this specific kind of study

    Jennifer HarringtonJennifer HarringtonAylar önce
  • The Freddie Mercury movie gives me chills

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  • Also, wouldn't it be cool if he commented on performances he couched himself?

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  • Where is Meryl Streep AKA Iron Lady?!?

    Oldřich NeumannOldřich NeumannAylar önce
  • Props for putting the thumbnail right up front

    Mark A.Mark A.Aylar önce
  • This man has me sounding like a snake

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  • He talks like a public speaker

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Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED