Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED


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    ZA WARUDO  10 hours back

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

    • theEXOaudio
      theEXOaudio  1 days back

      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

      • totesm8
        totesm8  2 days back

        Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

        • 2 good 4 U
          2 good 4 U  2 days back

          Me seeing that the imitators doing it flawlessly

          Me trying to do an Indian accent :(

          • Rich Wilkinson
            Rich Wilkinson  2 days back


            • DeNature Kat
              DeNature Kat  2 days back

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

              • salmourn
                salmourn  2 days back

                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

                • Edgar Pelayo
                  Edgar Pelayo  2 days back

                  oh i am already there good sir lol

                  • black lantern 2014
                    black lantern 2014  2 days back

                    Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

                    • Orion Mercury
                      Orion Mercury  3 days back

                      I came for Freddie

                      • alexander g miller
                        alexander g miller  3 days back

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

                        • Jordan Peak
                          Jordan Peak  3 days back

                          Gary Oldman 😎💪

                          • Lucas Silva
                            Lucas Silva  3 days back

                            All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

                            • Jutta Maier
                              Jutta Maier  3 days back

                              Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

                              • nAtalie sin
                                nAtalie sin  3 days back

                                shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

                                • Freddie Lennon
                                  Freddie Lennon  4 days back

                                  I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

                                  • Amelia .Koncki
                                    Amelia .Koncki  4 days back

                                    If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

                                    • Adin Icic
                                      Adin Icic  4 days back

                                      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.

                                      • Oli H
                                        Oli H  4 days back

                                        This guy must be great at singing

                                        • Lea shadid
                                          Lea shadid  4 days back

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

                                          • dmaster225
                                            dmaster225  5 days back

                                            7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

                                            • ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
                                              ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN  5 days back

                                              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

                                              • SteveDave227
                                                SteveDave227  5 days back

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

                                                • Kiana Taylor
                                                  Kiana Taylor  6 days back

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

                                                  • Jhully Amilly Marangoni

                                                    "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

                                                    • Aline Schleger
                                                      Aline Schleger  6 days back

                                                      This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).

                                                      • Nastja
                                                        Nastja  6 days back

                                                        Me: *patiently waiting*
                                                        Ooh, it's Iron Maiden
                                                        *video continues*
                                                        Me: sad

                                                        • Izabelle Walker
                                                          Izabelle Walker  6 days back

                                                          5 words
                                                          Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

                                                          • Aung Ko
                                                            Aung Ko  6 days back

                                                            I never knew there was this kind of profession.

                                                            • Veni Vidi Amavi
                                                              Veni Vidi Amavi  6 days back

                                                              *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

                                                              • Callie Donald
                                                                Callie Donald  7 days back

                                                                I like the beard.

                                                                • Katherine Beal
                                                                  Katherine Beal  7 days back

                                                                  why is he so cute tho

                                                                  • Amy
                                                                    Amy  7 days back

                                                                    this is the best day of my life

                                                                    • Simen Motrøen
                                                                      Simen Motrøen  7 days back

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

                                                                      • Isaac Woolman
                                                                        Isaac Woolman  7 days back

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

                                                                        • TheBunnyBoudoir
                                                                          TheBunnyBoudoir  1 weeks back

                                                                          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

                                                                          • SkittyKitty
                                                                            SkittyKitty  1 weeks back

                                                                            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.

                                                                            • Laura Jackson
                                                                              Laura Jackson  1 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Vincent DeFiore
                                                                                Vincent DeFiore  1 weeks back

                                                                                He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.

                                                                                • Jess
                                                                                  Jess  1 weeks back

                                                                                  pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

                                                                                  • Dionysus76
                                                                                    Dionysus76  1 weeks back

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    • Morten Aanstad
                                                                                      Morten Aanstad  6 days back

                                                                                      Those two movies were covered in the first part

                                                                                  • Jake H
                                                                                    Jake H  1 weeks back

                                                                                    cool last name. suits the job.

                                                                                    • Marta G
                                                                                      Marta G  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.

                                                                                      • Sonya
                                                                                        Sonya  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

                                                                                        • justin simmons
                                                                                          justin simmons  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                          • Alex Gourdikian
                                                                                            Alex Gourdikian  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

                                                                                            • daniel Goodson
                                                                                              daniel Goodson  1 weeks back

                                                                                              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...

                                                                                              • Vera Grig
                                                                                                Vera Grig  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄