When you think about famous accents in movies, it's always the bad ones that first spring to mind. Phillip Seymour Hoffman's attempt at Truman Capote's in Capote was damn-near perfect, but it'll never be as famous, or infamous, as Micky Rooney's horrifically offensive Japanese accent in Breakfast at Tiffany's, or Mel Gibson's Scottish in Braveheart.
It's easy to laugh and ridicule bad accents, but it's not an easy job to master them. One man who knows that more than most is dialect coach Erik Singer. Erik has trained people in how to perfect accents for more than 10 years and knows exactly when, how, and why actors get it both spectacularly wrong and spectacularly right. Which is exactly why Wired recruited him for an enthralling 15-minute video which critiques and explains the accents of 32 actors from 32 iconic movies.
You'll learn that Brad Pitt fluffed his Tennessee accent in Inglourious Basterds, but totally nailed his Irish gypsy traveller in Snatch, as well as interesting observations about the likes of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Will Smith in Concussion, John Malkovich in Rounders, and many more. Check out the video above.
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