Can You Tell Which Actors Are Actually American?
Can you correctly identify which of these actors are American and which ones aren’t? Can you avoid getting tripped up by some of these stars’ onscreen American accents?
All your favorite actors from the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and more countries have probably put on an American accent at some point in their career, and might have fooled moviegoers into thinking they’re actually from the U.S.A. Likewise, many American actors take on an English accent or another accent for a role.
In Hollywood, there are certain actors who have an excellent ability to do accents and are consistently praised by critics for this talent. Some actors use a different accent on screen more than their natural one. Franchises like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, as well as any Marvel or DC film, usually feature at least a few actors who are doing an accent. The same goes for Shakespeare and period dramas. Some of these actors’ real nationalities might blow your mind.
For a deep dive into the accuracy of accents famous actors’ accents in the movies, watch this video from dialect coach Erik Singer.