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Do you think that British actors do a good job of affecting an American accent?
Tim Roth and Gary Oldman come to mind....


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19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 6:30:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Colin Farrell. He's not English, he's Irish, but he did a damn good job of the new york accent in phone booth, and he covers up his accent good in Minority Report.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 6:34:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of them do, but there was a British actor who spoke with an exaggeratedly gruff, throaty Midwestern accent you could tell was not authentic.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 6:54:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they do an okay job, don't see why anyone british would want to talk like a lousy american
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 6:57:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Americans do a better impression of the British accent than Brits do an American accent.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 7:04:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd have to disagree on that one. I've heard plenty of cheap imitations of British accents.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:31:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Gary Oldman, in particular, is fantastic at accents
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:35:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Bob Hoskins is not. He failed miserably at trying to affect a Brooklyn accent.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:37:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Gary Oldman does indeed kick ass.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:37:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
thats true, but gary oldman is great! tim roth isnt bad either. cant think of anyone else....hmm, guy pierce was born in britain...
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:05:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's hard to tell, but given the almost universal inability of Americans to effect an English accent, it's difficult to say whether it goes both ways.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:06:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Madeleine Stowe does the most authentic accents of anyone I've heard, though.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:09:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
The English accent is becoming more Americanised recently anyway, probably due to movies and tv so its not that hard anymore. Bloody americans (grrr) we invented accents first !!!!
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:11:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Damian Lewis did a fantastic american accent in Band of Brothers. Gwyneth Paltrow does a good sloaney english accent - not sure if she's capable of doing any other kind of english accent though.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:12:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't have said the accent was becoming Americanised, but phrases and vocabulary are. I noticed that both 'affect' and 'effect' can be used correctly to mean 'put on', regarding accents.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:13:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Thing is, it's hard for an English person to tell if an American accent sounds right, and vice versa.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:14:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
You're right Kyry ^
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 7:21:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well yee harrrr pardner I do declare that you may have hit the spot tharr, theres a lota hollerin round these here parts thats just dog gone plumb stoopid. Convincing ???
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 10:47:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
haha Moleboy. I think Americans do a horrible job of trying to affect a British accent. Although guys with British accents are very sexy
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 2:48:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Catherine Zeta Jones did an excellent job in The Haunting.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 5:39:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they can do our accent better than we can do theirs. Especially Austrailians, they can do perfect american accents on tv and movies, and then have aussie accents in bio's and interviews.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 5:46:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's certainly true that a lot of Australians are cast in roles that could otherwise have been given to genuine Americans. I have Mulholland Drive in mind on this one.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 9:58:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess it depends on the actor. Some can pull it off better than others.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 10:01:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I'd say so.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/03 - 10:09:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
British chicks sound hot
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 7/27/03 - 2:01:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
When Americans do a British accent they tend to do a really posh sounding voice that no British people actually have, you can tell almost straight away when you hear that weird voice that it's an American, even if you don't know beforehand.

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