We admit, accents are hard to do. But we're normal people. With all the access they have to dialect coaches, shouldn't our favorite actors be able to nail the fake accents they attempt?
The ones on our list of actors who are terrible at doing accents definitely do not nail their attempts. In fact, they often fail so badly that it ruins the entire movie. For example, Nic Cage's accent in Captain Corelli's Mandolin is so cringe-worthy it's not even amusing. And to this day, people still laugh about Kevin Costner's there/not there British accent in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.So how is it that the actors on our list - amazing actors like Michael Caine and Kevin Spacey - have such great acting skills but such bad accents? We may never know. But as we learned from Russell Crowe (he stormed out of an interview after being told his British accent was actually Irish), you do not want to call them out for being on the list of actors who can't do accents.
- 528 VOTESFor people that were super confused about Quentin Tarantino's accent in Django Unchained, according to Yahoo! Movies, "Quentin Tarantino has finally explained his awful Australian accent in his Django Unchained cameo – revealing that dialogue between the character and Jamie Foxx’s Django was cut from the script." Still, that doesn't quite explain why the accent was so bad. As Yahoo! Movies describes, it was "targeted for being genuinely unidentifiable to most ears. However rumour had it the director was forced to attempt an Aussie tone, as he couldn’t pull of a Southern drawl."Is he the worst at accents?
- 631 VOTESPhoto: Metaweb (FB)According to the Washington Post, the movie Blown Away featuring Jeff Bridges, "has something even more heart-stopping than the threat of instant obliteration," and that's the fact that Bridges's Irish accent sounds as if he's "chewing insoluble chunks of Irish Spring soap." While Blown Away might have been made in the 90's, it seems Bridges's accent skills haven't improved. According to iDigitialTimes, "In Seventh Son Jeff Bridges' accent is so ridiculous that you'll never notice the beard."Is he the worst at accents?
- 726 VOTESWinona Ryder's accent in Francis Ford Coppola’s version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula "comes up short." As described by Time, "the 'surrounded by majestic mountains, lush vineyards' speech in the absinthe scene is a hoot."Is he the worst at accents?
- 837 VOTESPhoto: Helga Esteb / ShutterstockBrad Pitt has nailed some accents, but he's also maybe failed some accents. According to IFC, Pitt's accent in Seven Years in Tibet is "Austrian? Indian? Austrindian? Whatever it is, it’s one he should never do again." And we're still confused about that "Rastafarian stereotype" moment in Meet Joe Black.Is he the worst at accents?