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


  1. Bluemilk92

    Bluemilk92日 前

    This guy is the only person I've known, who's tempted me into paying for CuriosityStream. They must have a course on this stuff, right? I just... I like it, and I want to do it. It's been a long time since I've ever really felt that way. Of course, I'm kidding myself to think that way. Heck, I only speak one language.

  2. Collin Pew

    Collin Pew日 前

    It would be really interesting to see this guy break down metal vocals

  3. Noann

    Noann日 前

    When they gonna review Taika Waititi playing as Adolf Hitler?

  4. Formula7Driver

    Formula7Driver2 日 前

    I stopped watching this video at 8:03. After that point, this man lost all my respect. I have a very good reason why.

  5. Shiro

    Shiro2 日 前

    Dan Hedaya looks more like Lyndon B. Johnson than Nixon, the one who acts as Nixon should be Pierce Brosnan

  6. Sangeeta Kalsi

    Sangeeta Kalsi2 日 前

    I know Freddie Mercury is originally Indian, but I always felt like Rami tried too hard to sound Indian in a way Freddie didn't truly himself

  7. nicholas cicchillitti

    nicholas cicchillitti3 日 前

    he's so hot

  8. Erikrafter 1092

    Erikrafter 10923 日 前

    This man is so smart and gorgeous

  9. Wilson Moyer

    Wilson Moyer4 日 前

    I just wanna hear a breakdown of all the impressions in Midnight in Paris

  10. Yodele Ladejobi

    Yodele Ladejobi4 日 前

    it's like y'all have him in a basement and bring him out just to make videos. Eric are you okay????

  11. Like Police

    Like Police4 日 前

    13:31 Sounds like an actual conversation

  12. Angelo Santiago, Jr.

    Angelo Santiago, Jr.4 日 前

    Wait wait wait, does not everyone say durable like Jennifer Lawrence said it..??

  13. max

    max5 日 前

    i swear the way i speak changed after this video

  14. Brown

    Brown6 日 前

    I want this guy to analyze how I talk, cause I talk weird

  15. Jhully Amilly Marangoni

    Jhully Amilly Marangoni6 日 前

    Do I even know how to speak?

  16. Tye Addison

    Tye Addison7 日 前

    Why does this guy look like Denis out of its always sunny in Philadelphia

  17. Lydia Krow

    Lydia Krow7 日 前

    I love these breakdowns - it gives me a new appreciation for the craft actors bring to entertainment. Singer's breakdown is excellent, as well - easy for a layman like myself to understand.

  18. Johnny C

    Johnny C8 日 前

    WOW!! Erik is amazing. I have learnt so much on watching some of his videos. As a guest at the dinner table he would command the attention of every person!

  19. Carly Matthews

    Carly Matthews8 日 前

    Does anyone know what movie it is where he talks about Jennifer Lawrence??

  20. Carly Matthews

    Carly Matthews5 日 前

    Morten Aanstad thank you!!

  21. Morten Aanstad

    Morten Aanstad7 日 前


  22. tforceraven

    tforceraven8 日 前

    I love that he doesn't make you feel like an idiot but instead is actually just trying to share information.

  23. Azcena Jordan

    Azcena Jordan9 日 前

    15:15 that chin looks like a Camel. Imma yeet now *whoosh....*

  24. David Mesuli

    David Mesuli9 日 前


  25. Lonbunz

    Lonbunz10 日 前

    Can this guy please talk about how HORRIBLE Pennsylvania Dutch is on tv?!

  26. Heidi Carter

    Heidi Carter10 日 前

    🙃 It seems, to me, like Ed Kemper was trying to imitate Cameron Britton’s voice. Lol

  27. Hjønk Hjønk

    Hjønk Hjønk10 日 前

    I kind of want him to analyze my own speech pattern now. I wonder how he would classify and mimic it.

  28. Cammiboe

    Cammiboe10 日 前

    And people look at me like I’m crazy for studying linguistics. This is why!... It’s so fascinating!

  29. Kevin Fry

    Kevin Fry10 日 前

    Looks like Dennis Reynolds.

  30. Sab Bunnie

    Sab Bunnie11 日 前

    I need more

  31. Ross Taylor

    Ross Taylor11 日 前

    When did Dennis Reynolds become a voice coach

  32. Corby Dinsburger

    Corby Dinsburger11 日 前

    2:00 what do you mean "wow" it wasn't even close to Mercury.

  33. Corby Dinsburger

    Corby Dinsburger11 日 前

    IT would have been dope if he was a signing teacher. I'm sure tons of people have already commented that but I didnt them anyway.

  34. S M

    S M11 日 前

    I clicked cause I saw Freddy

  35. RattPoison80

    RattPoison8012 日 前

    I wish my idiolect could be described. Might give me self-esteem in my voice

  36. YankessLove13

    YankessLove1313 日 前

    Why do I always forget Christian Bale is not American until I hear his native accent, which is like once every 3 years

  37. Simply Ava

    Simply Ava13 日 前

    how the teenage girls who speak with a british accents think they are.

  38. Lotus Child

    Lotus Child14 日 前

    Am I the only one sitting here playing with vocal posture while watching this?

  39. Executive Director

    Executive Director14 日 前

    You're a dialect coach, and awesome, but why are you saying "prossetics?" Ahhhhhh

  40. vanana

    vanana14 日 前

    I have a Request to do an analysis especially on comedians who do celebrity impersonations

  41. Shannon Allen

    Shannon Allen14 日 前

    Can I just say I love Michelle Yeoh?

  42. friendly pomegranate

    friendly pomegranate14 日 前

    the fact that rami looks nothing like freddie makes me _so_ uncomfy

  43. DabuscusGames

    DabuscusGames14 日 前

    Any time I hear gary oldman, all i can think about is Reznov

  44. hernal5

    hernal514 日 前

    I'd love to see a video on British accents and the differences in "T" Like: A lit-oh boTTle" vs "a little bottle"

  45. A Guy

    A Guy14 日 前

    Man I'm so happy hè did Kemper

  46. Brid Dodd

    Brid Dodd15 日 前

    People say the Michigan accent sounds nasally, now I’m self conscious

  47. Ava noodle

    Ava noodle15 日 前

    He should use a different accent every time

  48. Ava noodle

    Ava noodle15 日 前

    So I say y'all a lot even though I live in the northwest. Would that be an idiolect

  49. Tako Ese

    Tako Ese15 日 前

    This guy's great

  50. Crenam

    Crenam15 日 前

    Knives Out episode when?

  51. Mary M

    Mary M16 日 前

    Can you critique the accents in the movie Hair Spray and Little Shop of Horrors please?

  52. Gwen Banning

    Gwen Banning16 日 前

    Aaand now I want to try my hand at voice acting

  53. TurboFromThatDumbSnailMovie

    TurboFromThatDumbSnailMovie16 日 前

    The guy in black klansman is basically doing the Dave Chappelle white guy voice.

  54. Braxtyn Billey

    Braxtyn Billey17 日 前

    Lol I love how spooked he was at the Edmund Kemper accent

  55. Ding Dong

    Ding Dong17 日 前

    Britton doing Kemper was outstanding

  56. flalasap

    flalasap17 日 前

    he is soooooo hot OMG

  57. pink. AR

    pink. AR17 日 前

    What a handsome fella

  58. Sileithel

    Sileithel18 日 前

    That's it. I'm in love. I mean I could literally listen to him doing this all day. He's extremely knowleadgeable in a topic that very much interests me.

  59. Tzipora Maysen

    Tzipora Maysen18 日 前

    I have a feeling this guy is reeeaaally good with his tongue. Ok. I'll go now.

  60. MaxChronos

    MaxChronos18 日 前

    I did not watch Bohemian Rhapsody, But I know Rami Malek was good.. He was a hacker, what can you expect. :D

  61. VerduGhost

    VerduGhost18 日 前

    7:13 Tea kettle is done.

  62. A Series Of Shorts

    A Series Of Shorts18 日 前

    I did not know that Dennis Reynolds was this good at accents!