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Old 08-23-11, 03:42 PM
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Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

idk if this is in order of not
http://www.life.com/gallery/63941/th...istory#index/0
1. Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
2. Sean Connery in The Untouchables
3. Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly
4. Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson in K-9 the Widowmaker
5. Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula
6. Keanu Reeves in Little Buddha
7. Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil
8. Angelina Jolie in Alexander
9. John Wayne in The Conqueror
10. Tom Cruise in Far and Away
11. Demi Moore in Flawless
12. Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins
13. Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond
14. Nicolas Cage in Captain Corelli's Mandolin
15. Renee Zellweager in Cold Mountain
16. Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffanys
17. Hillary Swank in The Black Dahlia.
18. Anne Hatthaway in One Day
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Old 08-23-11, 03:54 PM
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

Mickey Rourke belongs on here for IM2.

I wasn't aware Connery ever tried an accent. I didn't think he was capable. What was he supposed to be in Untouchables? A local Chicagoan?
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

Heather Graham's accent in From Hell was just painful.

Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves - he didn't even try to have an accent.
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

I dunno. Some of those are bad movie accents, and some are just actors playing a part with lack of an accent.
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I was under the impression that people liked DiCaprio's accent?
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Old 08-23-11, 04:04 PM
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I was going to post that if Costner didn't win this then the list was bullshit. Then I read the list.
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Richard Gere's Irish accent in The Jackal did not make the list?
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Forget the list, let's get down to brass tacks: "Life" is still a thing?
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

No Nick Nolte/Lorenzo's Oil, no sale.

He made the voice actors who do the Mario/Luigi cartoons look like world class accent specialists...
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Old 08-23-11, 04:32 PM
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Renee Zellweger in Cold Mountain no?
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Old 08-23-11, 04:42 PM
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Forget the list, let's get down to brass tacks: "Life" is still a thing?
Life Cereal ran a poll. You didn't vote?
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Old 08-23-11, 04:55 PM
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

John Malkovich gets a lot of shit for his Russian accent in Rounders, surprised that wasn't on the list.
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

Some more :

Kevin Costner in JFK
Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs of NY
Keanu Reeves in The Devil's Advocate
Jon Voight in Anaconda
Brad Pitt in The Devil's Own
Winona Ryder in BS Dracula
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Forget the list, let's get down to brass tacks: "Life" is still a thing?
That was my first thought, too. I didn't know Life, as a media entity, even existed anymore. I mean, the Time-Life Corporation became Time Warner, remember?
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

I think it's interesting that there are two Oscar winners on the list and at least one nominee. And I'm talking for the roles listed not the overall career..
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

Carrie Fisher in Star Wars. I can forgive an actor for not even trying to feign an accent, but I can't forgive one that comes and goes.
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Costner's Boston accent in "Thirteen Days" is pretty bad.
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I saw the title of this thread and my first thought was "Kevin Costner"
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

at Anne Hathaway in the still playing One Day on this list.

Seeing just the trailer and clips, I'm like "What the hell is she trying to do with that awful accent???"
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
I think it's interesting that there are two Oscar winners on the list and at least one nominee. And I'm talking for the roles listed not the overall career..
First thing I thought.
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Old 08-23-11, 07:54 PM
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Re: Life names the 18 worst movie accents of all time

Was Leo really that bad or did it just seem weird coming from him? (or is it that it's a weird lesser known accent and people think it should sound like something it isn't?)
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Sean Connery in Highlander

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Old 08-23-11, 08:20 PM
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Hayden Christiansen in Episode 2 and 3 had a pretty weird and awful accent...
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Was Leo really that bad or did it just seem weird coming from him? (or is it that it's a weird lesser known accent and people think it should sound like something it isn't?)
I think it's cuz people don't know it's a lesser known accent. I'm wondering if people thought he should've been a guy w/ a Brit accent not knowing what a S. African accent is...or that white people also come from S. Africa.
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I'm still not weighing in until I see Grit's list.
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