We’ve written two articles on this subject before. One covered American actors with great foreign accents. And the other covered foreign actors with great American accents. Today it’s officially time to make fun of actors who have no business doing any kind of accents whatsoever.
Sorry guys and gals but you really need to just stick to who you are…which in many cases ain’t half bad.
Here are 6 examples (with video) of actors painfully butchering accents…..
Thanks to Hollywood for pointing these out.
Liam Neeson in Taken
I’m not going to sit here and say that Liam Neeson isn’t a good actor because he happens to be a great actor. But I will say that passing him off as an American isn’t really the best move in the world. At least not in the movie Taken. I mean come on guys. What were you thinking?
Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The only word I can think of here is “ouch.” Don’t ever play a British guy again Keanu. You know what would have been perfect in this scene? If he got up and screamed “I am an F.B.I. Agent!”
Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves
I’m pretty sure this might go down as one of the worst accents in the history of cinema. All the other actors did a fairly decent with theirs but Costner went in and out of (what I think to be) his English accent well more than a dozen times.
Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet
Pitt is another guy I happen to like in nearly 100% of the films he was in. But good Lord him trying to do an Austrian accent was a complete joke in this movie. It was literally painful to watch.
Nicolas Cage in Conair
I can’t believe this scene was taken seriously by anyone. OK that has to be a lie right? The entire movie Cage playing a Southern boy from Alabama should have sent a search squad from that state looking to ring his neck.
Demi Moore in The Butchers Wife
Wait, what? What in God’s name is going on here? If anyone here can guess what in the world Moore is trying to accomplish here then please write me a letter about it.