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 way this guy speaks is wonderful

    Snowdrop 65Snowdrop 6543 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Lawrence is trash? What else is new. She's literally just playing herself, there was absolutely nothing convincing about that. She probably sucked off Harvey to get that role just like hunger games.

    MaqsimousMaqsimous4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Never stop uploading these!

    MaqsimousMaqsimous4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Do a Gary Oldman special episode!

    belinha4571belinha45717 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This video was tailor-made for me. I used to stammer when I was nervous about something. It was suggested to me that I study the way other people speak. All the things you talk about as a dialect coach, are very similar to Speech therapy.

    Chekhov's Secret SerfChekhov's Secret Serf7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'd like Erik Singer to break down Matthew McConaughey's accent, and people who have more successfully done impressions of him, like Kate Hudson, that's always funny.

    Atle Andrei NybakkenAtle Andrei Nybakken8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • that question about 5 people you'd invite to a dinner party, they'd all be Erik.

    horrorgamihorrorgami11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • What about Michael Scott’s Chris Rock?? Brilliant perfomance.

    Maria RennerMaria Renner19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm glad to see more of these accent ones. They are fascinating!

    J SJ S21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Me at 2 AM SSSSSSssSSSSssss

    beem nnbeem nn22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Can you guys do an Indian accent?

    Anamika JayarajAnamika Jayarajวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought Englsh Phonetics I and II was difficult, but this is beynd my human comprehension...

    Raquel GuevaraRaquel Guevaraวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me at 2AM giving my all to make these sounds : sss🗿 routhless🗿🗿

    Hana MayHana May2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How has this had so many downvotes!?

    Mark BurlandMark Burland2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Freiken awesome! Keep these coming

    RafaRafa2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This guy can talk me into killing myself.

    NaldificNaldific2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 miller3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Inukshuk Sixtyfour lol. The Gold member

      john millerjohn miller2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Your'e right. lol. His Freddie was kind of exaggerated, more so than probably was needed. Freddie's real voice was somewhat softer, more relaxed. Unfortunately Malek reminded me more of "Austin Powers" doing Freddie! lol.

      Inukshuk SixtyfourInukshuk Sixtyfour2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have subscribed, just because of you and Annie. Enough said.........

    gunzakimbogunzakimbo3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can't be the only person who thinks Erik looks like Glenn Howerton.

    TheNexanTheNexan4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He must know how to use his tongue well, if ya know what I mean

    ZA WARUDOZA WARUDO4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    theEXOaudiotheEXOaudio5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

    totesm8totesm85 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me seeing that the imitators doing it flawlessly Me trying to do an Indian accent :(

    2 good 4 U2 good 4 U5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • daddy

    Rich WilkinsonRich Wilkinson5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Kat5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    salmournsalmourn6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 23:42 oh i am already there good sir lol

    Edgar PelayoEdgar Pelayo6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

    black lantern 2014black lantern 20146 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I came for Freddie

    Orion MercuryOrion Mercury6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds

    alexander g milleralexander g miller6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gary Oldman 😎💪

    Jordan PeakJordan Peak6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

    Lucas SilvaLucas Silva6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

    Jutta MaierJutta Maier7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

    nAtalie sinnAtalie sin7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

    Okay haOkay ha7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

    Amelia .KonckiAmelia .Koncki7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Icic7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This guy must be great at singing

    Oli HOli H7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting

    Lea shadidLea shadid7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

    dmaster225dmaster2258 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.."

    SteveDave227SteveDave2279 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.

    Kiana TaylorKiana Taylor9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "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 Marangoni9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).

    Aline SchlegerAline Schleger9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8:13 Me: *patiently waiting* Ooh, it's Iron Maiden *video continues* Me: sad

    NastjaNastja9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

    Izabelle WalkerIzabelle Walker9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I never knew there was this kind of profession.

    Aung KoAung Ko10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *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 Amavi10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like the beard.

    Callie DonaldCallie Donald10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • why is he so cute tho

    Katherine BealKatherine Beal10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this is the best day of my life

    AmyAmy10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow! So impressed! Did not know Matthew McConaughey had this linguistic talent. And he looks younger! 👍 Great job sir.

    Simen MotrøenSimen Motrøen10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • O’Shea Jackson jr. is ice cubes son so I feel like he as a pretty good sense of his accent

    Isaac WoolmanIsaac Woolman10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    TheBunnyBoudoirTheBunnyBoudoir11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    SkittyKittySkittyKitty11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Jackson11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.

    Vincent DeFioreVincent DeFiore11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

    JessJess12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Dionysus76Dionysus7612 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Those two movies were covered in the first part

      Morten AanstadMorten Aanstad10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • cool last name. suits the job.

    Jake HJake H12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.

    Marta GMarta G12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

    SonyaSonya12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why do I feel like I don't talk like myself anymore?...

    justin simmonsjustin simmons12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

    Alex GourdikianAlex Gourdikian12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Goodson13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄

    Vera GrigVera Grig13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

    Pablo AgurciaPablo Agurcia13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But can he explain how after multiple lessons with a dialect coach, Joeys southern accent came out Jamaican?

    Alexis VAlexis V13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say

    letizialetizia13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED