Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

Birt 16 sep 2019
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

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  • It's so amazing listening to experts talk about their fields

  • I watched this & felt like I was studying for a role. I'm ready.

  • Okay Dennis

  • Wow wow, these actors are amazing

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  • One problem with Rami's portrayal of Freddie is how much he left the teeth exposed. Freddie was immensely self-conscious about his teeth and always made sure to cover them with his upper lip. Always. Another issue is Rami's grey-blue eyes. Freddie's were brown. I don't know why they didn't give him colored contacts but that was definitely wrong.

  • What is the deal with the Ed Kemper actor's mustache? It's split in the middle and the real one isn't. How did the filmmakers not notice that and fix it?

  • i'm tired of liking every comment here omg

  • Omg wired needs Rami to have a chat on here, I'd love to hear his take on shooting the Queen movie

  • anyone else not know how to speak after watching this video

  • Brilliant

  • While I was studying Spanish, I learned I am Th-fronting.

  • Malek sounds hypo sibilant to me

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  • Anybody else like play along when he describes the physical motions that the actors are doing?

  • I was hoping you'd do Denzel Washington's performance of Malcolm X. Fascinating performance of a real person.

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  • It's very true, one person may not always have a consistent accent. There is so much subconscious (or sometimes completely conscious) knowledge of who you're speaking to, and how your particular accent is heard in that context.

  • Gotta say that Temple Grandin performance honestly feels offensive. I'm sure some autistic people may speak like that, but I've met a lot and am autistic myself, and I can't say I've ever seen anyone talk like that before, you can see not even Temple talks like that. But I've certainly seen a lot of neurotypical people mock and bully autistic people by talking like that.

  • Brilliant

  • why does young Queen Elizabeth's voice sound so high ? is it the recording equipment of the time, or she really has such a high voice ?

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  • i want this man to analyse my voice

  • why doesn't every actor hire him?

  • If someone wasn’t interested in accents, this video would be very annoying .

  • i need this man to break down johnny depp’s accent.

  • Unpopular opinion but that Freddie performance really bugged me. Rami seemed ridiculous in the role, like a mocking hyperbole, and it completely took me out of it.

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  • He said Idiolect and I immediately though Manhunt Unabomer

  • First of all we HAVE to remember that Freddie’s real accent was Indian accent...

  • Bravo!!!!

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  • Joseph Gordon Levitt as Edward Snowden lowkey sounds like Seth Rogen

  • He is not DA- li,he is Da-LI!!

  • i’ve just noticed he has no ring on his finger 😼

  • 8:20 cmon she's all over the place, just gets a couple sounds right cause she remembers she has to

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  • Yeah that r thing is true for German too, just listen to rammstein and then listen to any German talk normally today I mean not 80 years ago. Lol We don't do it that much these days.

  • I wish when reviewing the Nixon's he'd reviewed Futurama's which is the only Nixon I can ever picture

  • Can we also say the Cusack/Nixon make up is also fabulous? The prosthetic nose is just enough to impress Nixon’s profile without going too far as to look like a prosthetic.

  • I don’t know why they put straight outta Compton here, o Shea is ice cubes son so he’s obviously gonna sound like his dad

  • In conclusion! Rami malek deserves the world ❤️

  • I see rami, I click

  • Oldman is overly dramatic, John Lithgow is way better

  • i never realized how perfect claire foy’s accent was

  • You guys NEED to do this for The Crown season 4!!!!

  • Claire Danes is the queen of erratic eye movements

  • "The Lights" "The Lights" "Ts" "Ts" "Ts"

  • He sounds exactly like Adam Scott. I wonder if that's on purpose like and Easter egg or just him.

  • He looks like Jonah Holmes

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  • Cameron Britton and so was the other actors who played the Serial killers were perfectly casted.

  • I wish Erik Singer would learn my love language.

  • There is 6.9k comments.nice

  • why didnt you do scarface?

  • Where’s more of this man?!?!

  • WOW !! Thank you !

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  • Erik Singer, what a fitting name for his profession...

  • imagine being an accent expert

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  • If this guy had an accent, he'd be questioning himself every day

  • I kinda want to get famous just so he breaks down my accent.

  • Hollywood accents are far more convincing than most real accents.

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  • Is there a Video of this Guy Talking about the movie "The Kings Speech"? So much could be said there!

  • also for ice cube he says it in Three Kings "can you breaf?" lol

  • Why is Glenn Howerton telling me about talking

  • On the Ginsburg “bar” comment, did you notice the real Ginsburg pronounces a hard “r” in the first “r” of “partner”?

  • John Cusack has done the same character for like 20 years. The same voice the same mannerism. I love him don't get me wrong. But he's definitely type casted.

  • "you look like an angry lizard"

  • ScarFace TONY MONTANA

  • I saw Freddie, not the Monkey Boy, bu Freddie! ❤️👍🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. I’ve up with a speech therapist everyday. I was losing my hiring as a lil kid. I learned how to fake the punctuation. Your posture is very important. Also my pet peeve is the use of the words Umm, And, Ahh, You Know! If I’m watching someone, the use of those words will make me give it a 👎 with the reason why. Most people don’t realize they say it, but you ALL do. Be a better speaker. 👍 2021

  • Lol why does the narrator keep introducing him like "he still does dialect coaching"? Like is Wired trying to get him to do something else???

  • Oh my god this is my favorite series😍

  • We need more Erik.

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  • You are far too generous in your assessments. Malek sounds nothing like Freddie - he speaks too slowly and his pitch is off (can't believe he won an Oscar for his portrayal). Also Langella as Nixon is incredibly distracting and I'm going to avoid watching "Frost/Nixon" now. The guy who played Ed Kemper looks like him but doesn't sound like him.

  • I find the Oldman performance a complete miss. I know that speech and the performance doesn't fit.

  • IMO Washington is a bloody awful actor and Blackkklansman was even worse

  • He was bloody awful as Freddie Mercury

  • Denzel washington as malcolm was snubbed

  • You don't know what you are talking about.its seem less when it is.

  • That's all really bad.

  • Gary Oldman is remarkable and untouchable as an actor. No one comes close.

  • I could listen to (and watch) hours of Erik explaining explain how and why sounds are made.

  • The actor sounds nothing like Freddy Mercury, more like Austin Powers.

    • You didn't even spell Freddie's name right, but you think you're an authority on whether Rami sounded like him? Okay.

  • look at this whole comment section thirsting over him😭😭 I cannot with y’all, just saw a comment calling him the dialect daddy😭

  • now i’m very away of my hyper sibilance 😳

  • Does anyone recall how Fred Ward nailed the southern Indiana Hoosier accent in the movie The Right Stuff? It's subtle, making it all that more remarkable.