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

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  • i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds

    alexander g milleralexander g millerVor Stunde
  • Gary Oldman 😎💪

    Jordan PeakJordan PeakVor 2 Stunden
  • All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

    Lucas SilvaLucas SilvaVor 4 Stunden
  • Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

    Jutta MaierJutta MaierVor 7 Stunden
  • shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

    nAtalie sinnAtalie sinVor 12 Stunden
  • I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

    Freddie LennonFreddie LennonVor 19 Stunden
  • If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

    Amelia .KonckiAmelia .KonckiVor 22 Stunden
  • 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 IcicVor 23 Stunden
  • This guy must be great at singing

    Oli HOli HVor 23 Stunden
  • can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting

    Lea shadidLea shadidVor Tag
  • 7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

    dmaster225dmaster225Vor 2 Tage
  • 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.."

    SteveDave227SteveDave227Vor 2 Tage
  • Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.

    Kiana TaylorKiana TaylorVor 3 Tage
  • "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 MarangoniVor 3 Tage
  • This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).

    Aline SchlegerAline SchlegerVor 3 Tage
  • 8:13 Me: *patiently waiting* Ooh, it's Iron Maiden *video continues* Me: sad

    NastjaNastjaVor 3 Tage
  • 5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

    Izabelle WalkerIzabelle WalkerVor 3 Tage
  • I never knew there was this kind of profession.

    Aung KoAung KoVor 3 Tage
  • *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 AmaviVor 3 Tage
  • I like the beard.

    Callie DonaldCallie DonaldVor 3 Tage
  • why is he so cute tho

    Katherine BealKatherine BealVor 3 Tage
  • this is the best day of my life

    AmyAmyVor 4 Tage
  • Wow! So impressed! Did not know Matthew McConaughey had this linguistic talent. And he looks younger! 👍 Great job sir.

    Simen MotrøenSimen MotrøenVor 4 Tage
  • O’Shea Jackson jr. is ice cubes son so I feel like he as a pretty good sense of his accent

    Isaac WoolmanIsaac WoolmanVor 4 Tage
  • 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

    TheBunnyBoudoirTheBunnyBoudoirVor 4 Tage
  • 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.

    SkittyKittySkittyKittyVor 4 Tage
  • 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 JacksonVor 4 Tage
  • He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.

    Vincent DeFioreVincent DeFioreVor 5 Tage
  • pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

    JessJessVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    Dionysus76Dionysus76Vor 5 Tage
    • Those two movies were covered in the first part

      Morten AanstadMorten AanstadVor 3 Tage
  • cool last name. suits the job.

    Jake HJake HVor 5 Tage
  • I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.

    Marta GMarta GVor 5 Tage
  • I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

    SonyaSonyaVor 5 Tage
  • Why do I feel like I don't talk like myself anymore?...

    justin simmonsjustin simmonsVor 5 Tage
  • Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

    Alex GourdikianAlex GourdikianVor 6 Tage
  • 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 GoodsonVor 6 Tage
  • Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄

    Vera GrigVera GrigVor 6 Tage
  • Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

    Pablo AgurciaPablo AgurciaVor 6 Tage
  • But can he explain how after multiple lessons with a dialect coach, Joeys southern accent came out Jamaican?

    Alexis VAlexis VVor 6 Tage
  • please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say

    letizialetiziaVor 6 Tage
  • Isn't the "r" in arigatou a trilled r? Not sure.

    ƵiRroƵiRroVor 6 Tage
  • 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 FortuneVor 6 Tage
  • Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great

    L LL LVor 6 Tage
  • I will never have enough of his videos. Give him his own show!

    John GriffinJohn GriffinVor 6 Tage
  • 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.

    LijenC2357LijenC2357Vor 7 Tage
  • Thanks I sleep well last night😁

    Abeltern CleymennAbeltern CleymennVor 7 Tage
  • That moment when those 50 pages or terms you memorized in Uni actually come in handy-

    GalaxiesinyoureyesGalaxiesinyoureyesVor 7 Tage
    • *free time

      GalaxiesinyoureyesGalaxiesinyoureyesVor 7 Tage
  • I love this man

    Gabrielle de la TorreGabrielle de la TorreVor 7 Tage
  • when you try to skip the add but it says "video will play after add"

    alaysha leealaysha leeVor 7 Tage
  • This guy needs his own show already. Or do some audio books just so I can hear him talk

    Kristina PridyKristina PridyVor 7 Tage
  • i'm a linguist and I am enjoying this way too much

    Lou WarméLou WarméVor 8 Tage
  • Wait it’s over already?? I need moarrr

    Melissa HuynhMelissa HuynhVor 8 Tage
  • I really don’t understand but I understand

    Carry 2GoCarry 2GoVor 8 Tage
  • he should do taron egerton and elton john

    invisiblesoupinvisiblesoupVor 8 Tage
  • 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?

    InniebinInniebinVor 8 Tage
  • Gerard Butler is the best accent role player

  • I want this man to break down my voice

    LowGunLowGunVor 8 Tage
  • how about a 911 operator analyzing tv scenes with 911 calls to see if the procedures are proper - would be a really interesting insight into that world

    BrookeBrookeVor 8 Tage
  • can you critique charlie chaplin

    ugh idkugh idkVor 8 Tage
  • it is possible that he is totally bsing about the points he makes and I still wouldn't understand

    Can YeganeCan YeganeVor 9 Tage
  • This is so interesting

    Gisele •Gisele •Vor 9 Tage
  • wonder what made him wanna do this for a career

    David RodriguezDavid RodriguezVor 9 Tage
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr, why you frontin man!

    szargosszargosVor 9 Tage
  • Request: Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. I suddenly discovered I have an aural version of the uncanny valley and couldn't make it thru the trailer and I DONT KNOW WHY. something about the vowels?

    ferrous719ferrous719Vor 10 Tage
  • Can I just shout-out to the editors who put the clips together. The Nixon opening bit made me laugh

    ferrous719ferrous719Vor 10 Tage
  • Love these accent videos

    Daniel AsherDaniel AsherVor 10 Tage
  • So what your telling me is that Erik spent years listening to people talk, so he could hear all of these tiny, subtle differences? That's amazing dedication and he must hear amazingly well.

    Eden LewisEden LewisVor 10 Tage
  • for some reason this dude is giving me strong matt mercer vibes.

    dax yumedax yumeVor 10 Tage
  • he’s hot I said it

    Andrea GarciaAndrea GarciaVor 10 Tage
Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED