Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED
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

  • Hello Hello
    Hello Hello

    Glad they got billy off the street and doing what he truly loves

  • The Hamster
    The Hamster

    Cameron Britton was so convincing.

  • lukas203

    I love this guy, he needs his own netflix show, most definitely

  • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska
    Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska

    Eric is still spending his days being a hottie

  • Amy Lemley
    Amy Lemley

    love you, but kooo not kyoooo klux klan. important!

  • Caval Goodyear
    Caval Goodyear

    He sounds like Holt's husband

  • Yemima Hutapea
    Yemima Hutapea

    This guy is brilliant! But, what’s more brilliant is the creative team at Wired!

  • vilhelm hammershoi
    vilhelm hammershoi

    Mr. Singer, what are your thoughts on Ryan O'Neal's Irish accent in Barry Lyndon.

  • nikoru

    I feel like during a conversation he would be analyzing my accent the whole time

  • jackie stroh
    jackie stroh

    Being South African I am trying all these accents! All these tongue tricks....

  • Tara Gregg
    Tara Gregg

    im absolutely l i v i n g for everyone calling him Dialect Daddy in the comments

  • Somemutt

    This guy is very chill

  • Alice Mestria
    Alice Mestria

    Couldn’t focus on Rami Malek performance, the movie was so excruciatingly bad 🤮

  • Gentlemans Pattaya
    Gentlemans Pattaya

    these are the best breakdowns/reactions. Maybe he can teach me to speak proper like he does.

  • Olivia Wilder
    Olivia Wilder

    That dude is so obviously brilliant

  • Bihotz Barrenetxea Dominguez
    Bihotz Barrenetxea Dominguez

    Can DD comment on Malkovich in the "Young Pope"? I can't quite put my finger on what Malkovich is doing with that character's accent.

  • Mahdee

    This guy should do the entire cast of PEAAAKY FOOCKINNN BLINDAHS lol

  • Waleash

    Me at 3 am: 🐍🐍🐍

  • Jessayaki

    Holy Moly, I went to school with Cameron Britton. What a small world!

  • Your Spanish Substitute Teacher
    Your Spanish Substitute Teacher

    *No entendi nada!*

  • Lucas Xiao Gou
    Lucas Xiao Gou

    I have so many inconsistencies due to my lazy language learning, it would be interesting to hear the breakdown lol

  • Deaky's Cheesytoast
    Deaky's Cheesytoast

    I only watched this for Freddie?

  • megino._

    this guy looks like billy eichner’s better looking brother

  • Brendan Hansen
    Brendan Hansen

    Everyone is calling this man dialect daddy so thats his official name now

  • Metube NotYou
    Metube NotYou


  • ARandomAccountForMe

    Man the editing in these videos.

  • macy

    "hOpe" "hope" hOpe" "hope" nice

  • Katelyn Viszoki
    Katelyn Viszoki

    Sad Tom hanks and Walt Disney wasn’t in this

  • Ahmad Hadi
    Ahmad Hadi

    Which film is the Salvador Dali one?

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad

      Midnight in Paris

  • Grapefruitz

    why am I watching this?

  • Kobi Agu
    Kobi Agu

    i wish he would have done Leo Dicaprio's intonation of Jordan Belfort... I said this last time too bc I think it's really interesting

  • octoberspirit

    I love the videos with this guy. Lowkey hope he'll include Robert Downey Jr's Dolittle accent in one of these vids someday.

  • Tordy Clark
    Tordy Clark

    Mallek didn't sound at ALL English, or even like Freddie Mercury. He sounded like a pronounced American doing a posh accent. This guy is also way wrong on the Queen's accent and how he compares Foy with Liz. He's using a lot of words for basic vowels.

  • Hugh Burgess // Adjacent Radio
    Hugh Burgess // Adjacent Radio

    The guy that played Brian May was horrifically accurate in all ways of it.

  • 1yugioh11

    When he was talking about the s sound that Freddie and Rami made at the end I couldn't tell if he said "well" or Wow" but he didn't say if he thought Rami made the s sound correctly or not, Personally I don't think he did. That is not a critusizm on Rami by any means, I mean he didn't grow up speaking around larger teeth like Freddie and he did a great job in the movie, But like I said Erik didn't say what his opinion was.

  • Walter Van der Wahl
    Walter Van der Wahl

    I loved Claire Foy's accent as Queen Elizabeth- I thought she captured the essence without trying to sound exactly like a caricature of the Queen. The actress that did Coretta Scott King was satisfactory. I still on the fence on that one. Jennifer nailed the Long island accent.

  • Marian Ecarri
    Marian Ecarri


  • Lara Jung
    Lara Jung

    I looooove listening to people who know their stuff!

  • Noam Moriah
    Noam Moriah

    When pressing this video I expected a "mustache expert brake down" 😂😂😂😂

  • Michael Sodde
    Michael Sodde

    I think Gary Oldman did a great job as Churchill. He said in an interview that he deliberately didn’t try to get Churchill’s voice perfect because Churchill spoke in such an odd way that it wouldn’t be believable. He actually needed to see a dialect coach around that time as he was losing his English accent! It was due to him doing so many different accents in films and living in the USA for so long. :)

  • twitchosx

    Regarding Ice Cube..... reminds me of in 3 Kings, one of his buddies gets shot and he comes over and asks if he can breathe. But he pronounces it "Breef" like in Briefcase. Seen here:

  • Joshua Parry
    Joshua Parry

    according to Elon Musk this guy won't be needed in 5 years

  • Ana Rodriguez
    Ana Rodriguez

    This is fascinating

  • seal869

    The Dennis with a PhD

  • Dragconita

    Wow, all the other experts breaking things down criticize the actors a lot, but this guy mostly just compliments them and says what they're doing is appropriate for the role.

  • moccacoccalocca

    I want him to overanalyse my speech please

  • hanko287

    Watching this is E-Rhotic in a way.

  • Erika M
    Erika M

    He’s such a babe

  • Mitch Synder
    Mitch Synder

    Erik singer should do some famous impression singers. Like Rami Maleks movie role as Freddie. Most of the music was sung by Marc Martel. The band members themselves were blown away by his sound being so much like Freddie's. They felt it impossible.

  • Jekyll & Hyde
    Jekyll & Hyde

    he is so handsome omg. he reminds me of my therapist xd

  • cynthia

    Everytime this guys appears in a new video I scream YEEEEEESSSS ERIC SINGER IS BACK

  • C Green
    C Green

    He looks like more like Dustin Diamond (Schreech).

  • Muerto

    I'm Mexican-American, and I never realized the trilled r thing in pero (but) and perro (dog)

  • Bones' Coffee
    Bones' Coffee

    i think the best Nixon is Futurama's President of Earth

  • Katie DePaolis
    Katie DePaolis

    He should do Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

  • Hazel Levesque
    Hazel Levesque

    I'm binge watching all of his episodes just so I can read all the thirst comment while enjoying the eye candy😂

  • Dził

    He must have a playlist of throat singing

  • aton's adventures
    aton's adventures

    Mr. Singer is one handsome and intelligent human being

  • Jennifer Harrington
    Jennifer Harrington

    My degree in English Descriptive Linguistics adores this video. I wish I could have done more of this specific kind of study

  • Tyler Brooke
    Tyler Brooke

    The Freddie Mercury movie gives me chills

  • Farzoma Farkhundafar
    Farzoma Farkhundafar

    Also, wouldn't it be cool if he commented on performances he couched himself?

  • Oldřich Neumann
    Oldřich Neumann

    Where is Meryl Streep AKA Iron Lady?!?

  • Mark A.
    Mark A.

    Props for putting the thumbnail right up front

  • Candyland g
    Candyland g

    This man has me sounding like a snake

  • Jackson Maier
    Jackson Maier

    He talks like a public speaker

  • Shino Kelly
    Shino Kelly

    we need him rn

  • Micaela Royo
    Micaela Royo

    Gary Oldman is so underrated. He deserves to be at the very top and deserves so much love because hes such a talented actor. Its so amazing he melts into every performance he takes on!

  • Beatrice Sewell
    Beatrice Sewell

    this guy makes me want to be a linguist

  • lesil1000

    I like how nice he was about it, even when he was critiquing.

  • Bobs Vegana
    Bobs Vegana

    The young Queen Elizabeth is rather sweet :) .

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