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. totesm8

    totesm86 時間 前

    Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

  2. 2 good 4 U

    2 good 4 U8 時間 前

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

  3. Rich Wilkinson

    Rich Wilkinson8 時間 前


  4. DeNature Kat

    DeNature Kat9 時間 前

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

  5. salmourn

    salmourn16 時間 前

    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

  6. Edgar Pelayo

    Edgar Pelayo21 時間 前

    23:42 oh i am already there good sir lol

  7. black lantern 2014

    black lantern 2014日 前

    Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

  8. Orion Mercury

    Orion Mercury日 前

    I came for Freddie

  9. alexander g miller

    alexander g miller日 前

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

  10. Jordan Peak

    Jordan Peak日 前

    Gary Oldman 😎💪

  11. Lucas Silva

    Lucas Silva日 前

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

  12. Jutta Maier

    Jutta Maier日 前

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

  13. nAtalie sin

    nAtalie sin日 前

    shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

  14. Freddie Lennon

    Freddie Lennon2 日 前

    I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

  15. Amelia .Koncki

    Amelia .Koncki2 日 前

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

  16. Adin Icic

    Adin Icic2 日 前

    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.

  17. Oli H

    Oli H2 日 前

    This guy must be great at singing

  18. Lea shadid

    Lea shadid2 日 前

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

  19. dmaster225

    dmaster2253 日 前

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



    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

  21. SteveDave227

    SteveDave2273 日 前

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

  22. Kiana Taylor

    Kiana Taylor4 日 前

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

  23. Jhully Amilly Marangoni

    Jhully Amilly Marangoni4 日 前

    "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

  24. Aline Schleger

    Aline Schleger4 日 前

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

  25. Nastja

    Nastja4 日 前

    8:13 Me: *patiently waiting* Ooh, it's Iron Maiden *video continues* Me: sad

  26. Izabelle Walker

    Izabelle Walker4 日 前

    5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

  27. Aung Ko

    Aung Ko4 日 前

    I never knew there was this kind of profession.

  28. Veni Vidi Amavi

    Veni Vidi Amavi4 日 前

    *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

  29. Callie Donald

    Callie Donald5 日 前

    I like the beard.

  30. Katherine Beal

    Katherine Beal5 日 前

    why is he so cute tho

  31. Amy

    Amy5 日 前

    this is the best day of my life

  32. Simen Motrøen

    Simen Motrøen5 日 前

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

  33. Isaac Woolman

    Isaac Woolman5 日 前

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

  34. TheBunnyBoudoir

    TheBunnyBoudoir5 日 前

    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

  35. SkittyKitty

    SkittyKitty5 日 前

    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.

  36. Laura Jackson

    Laura Jackson6 日 前

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

  37. Vincent DeFiore

    Vincent DeFiore6 日 前

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

  38. Jess

    Jess6 日 前

    pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

  39. Dionysus76

    Dionysus766 日 前

    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.

  40. Morten Aanstad

    Morten Aanstad4 日 前

    Those two movies were covered in the first part

  41. Jake H

    Jake H7 日 前

    cool last name. suits the job.

  42. Marta G

    Marta G7 日 前

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

  43. Sonya

    Sonya7 日 前

    I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

  44. justin simmons

    justin simmons7 日 前

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

  45. Alex Gourdikian

    Alex Gourdikian7 日 前

    Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

  46. daniel Goodson

    daniel Goodson7 日 前

    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...

  47. Vera Grig

    Vera Grig7 日 前

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

  48. Pablo Agurcia

    Pablo Agurcia7 日 前

    Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

  49. Alexis V

    Alexis V7 日 前

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

  50. letizia

    letizia7 日 前

    please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say

  51. ƵiRro

    ƵiRro7 日 前

    Isn't the "r" in arigatou a trilled r? Not sure.

  52. Olivia Fortune

    Olivia Fortune7 日 前

    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!!!

  53. L L

    L L8 日 前

    Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great

  54. John Griffin

    John Griffin8 日 前

    I will never have enough of his videos. Give him his own show!

  55. LijenC2357

    LijenC23578 日 前

    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.

  56. Abeltern Cleymenn

    Abeltern Cleymenn9 日 前

    Thanks I sleep well last night😁

  57. Galaxiesinyoureyes

    Galaxiesinyoureyes9 日 前

    That moment when those 50 pages or terms you memorized in Uni actually come in handy-

  58. Galaxiesinyoureyes

    Galaxiesinyoureyes9 日 前

    *free time

  59. Gabrielle de la Torre

    Gabrielle de la Torre9 日 前

    I love this man

  60. alaysha lee

    alaysha lee9 日 前

    when you try to skip the add but it says "video will play after add"

  61. Kristina Pridy

    Kristina Pridy9 日 前

    This guy needs his own show already. Or do some audio books just so I can hear him talk

  62. Lou Warmé

    Lou Warmé9 日 前

    i'm a linguist and I am enjoying this way too much