Movies Bad Accents in Movies

Impact

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#1
One thing that really bugs me when watching a movie is actors trying to put on accents and failing miserably.

A stand out for me is Leo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond putting on a South African accent. He may not be all that bad but because I know it's fake it seems to stand out to be even worse than it is

Another is Robert Pattinson in Twilight trying an American accent. He jut pure fails at that.

So, are there any that stand out as really bad for you? Or even any really good ones?
 
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Psy-cho

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Keanu Reeves and Winona Rider in "Bram Stoker's Dracula". Absolutely ATROCIOUS.

Also, Richard Gere in "Hachi-gatsu no kyoshikyouku". One of THE worst Japanese accents I have ever heard in my entire life. It was painful. Extremely painful.
 

CaptainObvious

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I know most people don't really see the difference but Benicio Del Torro is from Puerto Rico and in Traffic he played a cop in a Mexican border town. His accent, that of a Mexican wasn't bad, he did it pretty good.

I hated his accent in The Usual Suspects, though, I could never figure out what accent he was trying to do.
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Keanu Reeves and Winona Rider in "Bram Stoker's Dracula". Absolutely ATROCIOUS.
I could not agree more, they both sucked very badly.
 
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Psy-cho

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I could not agree more, they both sucked very badly.
I love the movie, but they make it difficult to watch.

I'd also say Amy Yasbeck in "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" and "Robin Hood Men in Tights" (especially because even she jokes about how awful her British accent is), but it was all a big joke anyway so I don't feel it would really be fair to rag on her for it.
 

Bliss

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#5
As soon as I read the title I knew who I was going to pick. There's only one person that stands out for me as being terrible at accents and that's Jason Statham. He does an absolutely terrible American accent. I have heard him try so hard in many films and he fails miserably.
 

Babe_Ruth

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I personally thought DiCaprio did a wonderful job on his South African accent, it's no easy task to do.

Even though this movie isn't out yet, I've seen many trailers of Edge of Darkness and Mel Gibson who is usually great with accents does a terrible Bostonian accent.
 

Impact

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I personally thought DiCaprio did a wonderful job on his South African accent, it's no easy task to do.
Like I said, I think it was more because I knew it was a fake accent that it sounded so wrong to me. When actors get too well known, I start imagining them as themselves rather than their characters, and I think that's what ruined Blood Diamond a little for me.
 

wolfheart

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Like I said, I think it was more because I knew it was a fake accent that it sounded so wrong to me. When actors get too well known, I start imagining them as themselves rather than their characters, and I think that's what ruined Blood Diamond a little for me.
That is how I felt when I saw Tom Hanks in The Terminal, he does some kind of eastern european accent in it I did nothing but think he will drop that anytime all the way through the movie.

I thought Tom Cruise's accent in Far and Away was pretty dire as was Nicole Kidmans.
 

oxyMORON

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Well there's your problem right there. :lol:

I usually can't tell when people are doing accents. I'm either not familiar with the accent being used, or in the case of an American accent, I just assume everyone has their own dialects and ways of talking.