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



  • The Randy Malek guy could barely hold the denture in,he was constantly sucking it in and trying not to drool. That was really distracting,i kept laughing throughout the movie,because i couldnt get over the MOUTH lol.

    john millerjohn miller11 saatler önce
  • I have subscribed, just because of you and Annie. Enough said.........

    gunzakimbogunzakimbo15 saatler önce
  • I can't be the only person who thinks Erik looks like Glenn Howerton.

    TheNexanTheNexanGün önce
  • He must know how to use his tongue well, if ya know what I mean

  • I'm curious though, even with all the practice, if the actors consciously change their accent the whole time or if the accent change comes naturally

    theEXOaudiotheEXOaudio2 gün önce
  • Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

    totesm8totesm82 gün önce
  • Me seeing that the imitators doing it flawlessly Me trying to do an Indian accent :(

    2 good 4 U2 good 4 U2 gün önce
  • daddy

    Rich WilkinsonRich Wilkinson2 gün önce
  • As a sibling of an Autistic sister, i’ve also loved the Temple Grandin performance because of how well she captured her expressive nature.

    DeNature KatDeNature Kat2 gün önce
  • this video makes me wonder how he'd break down an actor playing me and doing my accent 😳 pls tell me i'm not the only one who thinks like this lmao

    salmournsalmourn3 gün önce
  • 23:42 oh i am already there good sir lol

    Edgar PelayoEdgar Pelayo3 gün önce
  • Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

    black lantern 2014black lantern 20143 gün önce
  • I came for Freddie

    Orion MercuryOrion Mercury3 gün önce
  • i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds

    alexander g milleralexander g miller3 gün önce
  • Gary Oldman 😎💪

    Jordan PeakJordan Peak3 gün önce
  • All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

    Lucas SilvaLucas Silva4 gün önce
  • Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

    Jutta MaierJutta Maier4 gün önce
  • shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

    nAtalie sinnAtalie sin4 gün önce
  • I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

    Freddie LennonFreddie Lennon4 gün önce
  • If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

    Amelia .KonckiAmelia .Koncki4 gün önce
  • Think JD Washington was using the stereotypical white person way when speaking on phone for appearance and less suspicion. He was trying to portray a white guy instead of himself. If it was opposite and a white actor was trying to portray a black speaker then he would be trying a stereotypical urban pattern.

    Adin IcicAdin Icic4 gün önce
  • This guy must be great at singing

    Oli HOli H4 gün önce
  • can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting

    Lea shadidLea shadid5 gün önce
  • 7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

    dmaster225dmaster2255 gün önce
  • Ok, this guy is absolutely fantastic at explaining this subject. Meaning he has a profound understanding of the subject matter, this is really impressive. Also, Gary Oldman is a BEAST with his performances

  • I love that he's on a nickname basis with Christian Bale. "So Bales actually said that.."

    SteveDave227SteveDave2276 gün önce
  • Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.

    Kiana TaylorKiana Taylor7 gün önce
  • "I wanna talk about something kinda basic: Rhoticity" rhotici-what? I mean, I knew I was dumb but you didn't have to humiliate me

    Jhully Amilly MarangoniJhully Amilly Marangoni7 gün önce
  • This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).

    Aline SchlegerAline Schleger7 gün önce
  • 8:13 Me: *patiently waiting* Ooh, it's Iron Maiden *video continues* Me: sad

    NastjaNastja7 gün önce
  • 5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

    Izabelle WalkerIzabelle Walker7 gün önce
  • I never knew there was this kind of profession.

    Aung KoAung Ko7 gün önce
  • *I love these videos, because he tells me about terms I always heard and wondered about but never knew what they were called, like "pitch contour"!* :D

    Veni Vidi AmaviVeni Vidi Amavi7 gün önce
  • I like the beard.

    Callie DonaldCallie Donald7 gün önce
  • why is he so cute tho

    Katherine BealKatherine Beal7 gün önce
  • this is the best day of my life

    AmyAmy7 gün önce
  • Wow! So impressed! Did not know Matthew McConaughey had this linguistic talent. And he looks younger! 👍 Great job sir.

    Simen MotrøenSimen Motrøen8 gün önce
  • O’Shea Jackson jr. is ice cubes son so I feel like he as a pretty good sense of his accent

    Isaac WoolmanIsaac Woolman8 gün önce
  • After this video I feel I can play Nixon now, even though I have a very high pitched female voice, but I got this! xD

    TheBunnyBoudoirTheBunnyBoudoir8 gün önce
  • More please!!! I love this guy and every episode he does in this series. Suggestions: Jodie Comer's various accents in Killing Eve, John Lithgow's Winston Churchill, Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain (love that one, especially as they included an Easter Egg of her real voice and accent in the movie), Emma Thompson doing the various accents she has over the years - actually, you could do an entire episode on just Emma Thompson. Also, for interest, the way the cast of women playing Amazons all adopted Gal Gadot's Israeli accent to ensure consistency in Wonder Woman.

    SkittyKittySkittyKitty8 gün önce
  • CB’s Cheney, I’ve ever seen a better impersonation. Julianne Moore with Sarah Palin and Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles came close.

    Laura JacksonLaura Jackson8 gün önce
  • He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.

    Vincent DeFioreVincent DeFiore9 gün önce
  • pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

    JessJess9 gün önce
  • Kind of disappointed that more music biopics like Walk The Line and Ray weren't featured, but at 25+ minutes this is long enough. I do hope there will be a follow up with with a 2nd video about this more music focused.

    Dionysus76Dionysus769 gün önce
    • Those two movies were covered in the first part

      Morten AanstadMorten Aanstad7 gün önce
  • cool last name. suits the job.

    Jake HJake H9 gün önce
  • I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.

    Marta GMarta G9 gün önce
  • I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

    SonyaSonya9 gün önce
  • Why do I feel like I don't talk like myself anymore?...

    justin simmonsjustin simmons9 gün önce
  • Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

    Alex GourdikianAlex Gourdikian9 gün önce
  • IMHO it seems like I have never seen a good New England accent on screen. They always seem to go Boston or NYC. Or old dominion southern. Always off putting to me, since there are plenty of "Down East" examples out there...

    daniel Goodsondaniel Goodson10 gün önce
  • Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄

    Vera GrigVera Grig10 gün önce
  • Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

    Pablo AgurciaPablo Agurcia10 gün önce
  • But can he explain how after multiple lessons with a dialect coach, Joeys southern accent came out Jamaican?

    Alexis VAlexis V10 gün önce
  • please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say

    letizialetizia10 gün önce
  • Isn't the "r" in arigatou a trilled r? Not sure.

    ƵiRroƵiRro10 gün önce
  • It would be really cool if Erik looked at some old masters of accents/real person impressions like Rich Little - maybe something like that could be included next video? The clip of Rich Little on Carson doing a few politicians at the time of the Watergate scandal, as well as Carson himself, was amazing!!!

    Olivia FortuneOlivia Fortune10 gün önce
  • Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great

    L LL L10 gün önce
  • I will never have enough of his videos. Give him his own show!

    John GriffinJohn Griffin10 gün önce
  • i like he talked about inconsistency that real people have. like i talk differently when im excited, my pronunciation will be more correct compared to normal state. and i have like three different hand writing depends on how i hold the pen. cuz when i was young i tried to correct my pen holding position so i end up with multiple writing habits. people are complicate and chaos.

    LijenC2357LijenC235711 gün önce
  • Thanks I sleep well last night😁

    Abeltern CleymennAbeltern Cleymenn11 gün önce
  • That moment when those 50 pages or terms you memorized in Uni actually come in handy-

    GalaxiesinyoureyesGalaxiesinyoureyes11 gün önce
    • *free time

      GalaxiesinyoureyesGalaxiesinyoureyes11 gün önce
  • I love this man

    Gabrielle de la TorreGabrielle de la Torre11 gün önce
  • when you try to skip the add but it says "video will play after add"

    alaysha leealaysha lee11 gün önce
  • This guy needs his own show already. Or do some audio books just so I can hear him talk

    Kristina PridyKristina Pridy11 gün önce
  • i'm a linguist and I am enjoying this way too much

    Lou WarméLou Warmé11 gün önce
  • Wait it’s over already?? I need moarrr

    Melissa HuynhMelissa Huynh11 gün önce
  • I really don’t understand but I understand

    Carry 2GoCarry 2Go11 gün önce
  • he should do taron egerton and elton john

    invisiblesoupinvisiblesoup12 gün önce
  • Dear Erik Singer, what do you call it when a person is able to almost...automatically...change their dialect when speaking to a person with said dialect they are adopting? And this happens during a conversation? So that you no longer have your own dialect, but suddenly sound native to where you are, or the person whom you are speaking to?

    InniebinInniebin12 gün önce
  • Gerard Butler is the best accent role player

Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED