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    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

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    1. salmourn

      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

    2. Edgar Pelayo

      23:42 oh i am already there good sir lol

    3. black lantern 2014

      Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

    4. Orion Mercury

      I came for Freddie

    5. alexander g miller

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

    6. Jordan Peak

      Gary Oldman 😎💪

    7. Lucas Silva

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

    8. Jutta Maier

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

    9. nAtalie sin

      shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

    10. Freddie Lennon

      I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

    11. Amelia .Koncki

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

    12. Adin Icic

      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.

    13. Oli H

      This guy must be great at singing

    14. Lea shadid

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

    15. dmaster225

      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

    17. SteveDave227

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

    18. Kiana Taylor

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

    19. 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

    20. Aline Schleger

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

    21. Nastja

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

    22. Izabelle Walker

      5 words Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

    23. Aung Ko

      I never knew there was this kind of profession.

    24. Veni Vidi Amavi

      *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

    25. Callie Donald

      I like the beard.

    26. Katherine Beal

      why is he so cute tho

    27. Amy

      this is the best day of my life

    28. Simen Motrøen

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

    29. Isaac Woolman

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

    30. TheBunnyBoudoir

      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

    31. SkittyKitty

      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.

    32. Laura Jackson

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

    33. Vincent DeFiore

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

    34. Jess

      pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

    35. Dionysus76

      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.

      1. Morten Aanstad

        Those two movies were covered in the first part

    36. Jake H

      cool last name. suits the job.

    37. Marta G

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

    38. Sonya

      I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

    39. justin simmons

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

    40. Alex Gourdikian

      Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

    41. daniel Goodson

      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...

    42. Vera Grig

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

    43. Pablo Agurcia

      Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

    44. Alexis V

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

    45. letizia

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

    46. ƵiRro

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

    47. Olivia Fortune

      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!!!

    48. L L

      Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great

    49. John Griffin

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

    50. LijenC2357

      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.

    51. Abeltern Cleymenn

      Thanks I sleep well last night😁

    52. Galaxiesinyoureyes

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

      1. Galaxiesinyoureyes

        *free time

    53. Gabrielle de la Torre

      I love this man

    54. alaysha lee

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

    55. Kristina Pridy

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

    56. Lou Warmé

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

    57. Melissa Huynh

      Wait it’s over already?? I need moarrr

    58. Carry 2Go

      I really don’t understand but I understand

    59. invisiblesoup

      he should do taron egerton and elton john

    60. Inniebin

      Dear Erik Singer, what do you call it when a person is able to almost...automatically...change their dialect when speaking to a person with said dialect they are adopting? And this happens during a conversation? So that you no longer have your own dialect, but suddenly sound native to where you are, or the person whom you are speaking to?


      Gerard Butler is the best accent role player

    62. LowGun

      I want this man to break down my voice

    63. Brooke

      how about a 911 operator analyzing tv scenes with 911 calls to see if the procedures are proper - would be a really interesting insight into that world

    64. ugh idk

      can you critique charlie chaplin

    65. Can Yegane

      it is possible that he is totally bsing about the points he makes and I still wouldn't understand

    66. Gisele •

      This is so interesting

    67. David Rodriguez

      wonder what made him wanna do this for a career

    68. szargos

      O'Shea Jackson Jr, why you frontin man!

    69. ferrous719

      Request: Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. I suddenly discovered I have an aural version of the uncanny valley and couldn't make it thru the trailer and I DONT KNOW WHY. something about the vowels?

    70. ferrous719

      Can I just shout-out to the editors who put the clips together. The Nixon opening bit made me laugh