Accent Expert Breaks Down 17 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED

  • Опубліковано 16 вер 2019
  • 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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  • Hana May
    Hana May 8 годин тому

    Me at 2AM giving my all to make these sounds : sss🗿 routhless🗿🗿

  • Mark Burland
    Mark Burland 10 годин тому

    How has this had so many downvotes!?

  • Rafa
    Rafa 17 годин тому

    Freiken awesome! Keep these coming

  • Naldific
    Naldific 21 годину тому

    This guy can talk me into killing myself.

  • john miller
    john miller День тому +1

    The Randy Malek guy could barely hold the denture in,he was constantly sucking it in and trying not to drool. That was really distracting,i kept laughing throughout the movie,because i couldnt get over the MOUTH lol.

    • john miller
      john miller 10 годин тому

      @Inukshuk Sixtyfour lol. The Gold member

    • Inukshuk Sixtyfour
      Inukshuk Sixtyfour 15 годин тому +1

      Your'e right. lol. His Freddie was kind of exaggerated, more so than probably was needed. Freddie's real voice was somewhat softer, more relaxed. Unfortunately Malek reminded me more of "Austin Powers" doing Freddie! lol.

  • gunzakimbo
    gunzakimbo День тому

    I have subscribed, just because of you and Annie. Enough said.........

  • TheNexan
    TheNexan 2 дні тому

    I can't be the only person who thinks Erik looks like Glenn Howerton.

    ZA WARUDO 2 дні тому

    He must know how to use his tongue well, if ya know what I mean

  • theEXOaudio
    theEXOaudio 3 дні тому +2

    I'm curious though, even with all the practice, if the actors consciously change their accent the whole time or if the accent change comes naturally

  • totesm8
    totesm8 4 дні тому

    Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

  • 2 good 4 U
    2 good 4 U 4 дні тому

    Me seeing that the imitators doing it flawlessly
    Me trying to do an Indian accent :(

  • Rich Wilkinson
    Rich Wilkinson 4 дні тому


  • DeNature Kat
    DeNature Kat 4 дні тому +1

    As a sibling of an Autistic sister, i’ve also loved the Temple Grandin performance because of how well she captured her expressive nature.

  • salmourn
    salmourn 4 дні тому +2

    this video makes me wonder how he'd break down an actor playing me and doing my accent 😳 pls tell me i'm not the only one who thinks like this lmao

  • Edgar Pelayo
    Edgar Pelayo 4 дні тому

    oh i am already there good sir lol

  • black lantern 2014
    black lantern 2014 4 дні тому

    Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

  • Orion Mercury
    Orion Mercury 5 днів тому

    I came for Freddie

  • alexander g miller
    alexander g miller 5 днів тому

    i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds

  • Jordan Peak
    Jordan Peak 5 днів тому +1

    Gary Oldman 😎💪

  • Lucas Silva
    Lucas Silva 5 днів тому

    All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

  • Jutta Maier
    Jutta Maier 5 днів тому

    Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

  • nAtalie sin
    nAtalie sin 5 днів тому

    shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

  • Okay ha
    Okay ha 5 днів тому +2

    I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

  • Amelia .Koncki
    Amelia .Koncki 6 днів тому +2

    If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

  • Adin Icic
    Adin Icic 6 днів тому

    Think JD Washington was using the stereotypical white person way when speaking on phone for appearance and less suspicion. He was trying to portray a white guy instead of himself. If it was opposite and a white actor was trying to portray a black speaker then he would be trying a stereotypical urban pattern.

  • Oli H
    Oli H 6 днів тому

    This guy must be great at singing

  • Lea shadid
    Lea shadid 6 днів тому

    can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting

  • dmaster225
    dmaster225 7 днів тому

    7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

    ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN 7 днів тому +2

    Ok, this guy is absolutely fantastic at explaining this subject. Meaning he has a profound understanding of the subject matter, this is really impressive.
    Also, Gary Oldman is a BEAST with his performances

  • SteveDave227
    SteveDave227 7 днів тому +5

    I love that he's on a nickname basis with Christian Bale. "So Bales actually said that.."

  • Kiana Taylor
    Kiana Taylor 8 днів тому

    Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.

  • Jhully Amilly Marangoni
    Jhully Amilly Marangoni 8 днів тому +2

    "I wanna talk about something kinda basic: Rhoticity" rhotici-what? I mean, I knew I was dumb but you didn't have to humiliate me

  • Aline Schleger
    Aline Schleger 8 днів тому +1

    This is FASCINATING (but difficult for a not-first-language-english speaker).

  • Nastja
    Nastja 8 днів тому

    Me: *patiently waiting*
    Ooh, it's Iron Maiden
    *video continues*
    Me: sad

  • Izabelle Walker
    Izabelle Walker 8 днів тому

    5 words
    Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

  • Aung Ko
    Aung Ko 8 днів тому +1

    I never knew there was this kind of profession.

  • Veni Vidi Amavi
    Veni Vidi Amavi 8 днів тому

    *I love these videos, because he tells me about terms I always heard and wondered about but never knew what they were called, like "pitch contour"!* :D

  • Callie Donald
    Callie Donald 9 днів тому

    I like the beard.

  • Katherine Beal
    Katherine Beal 9 днів тому

    why is he so cute tho

  • Amy
    Amy 9 днів тому

    this is the best day of my life

  • Simen Motrøen
    Simen Motrøen 9 днів тому

    Wow! So impressed! Did not know Matthew McConaughey had this linguistic talent. And he looks younger! 👍 Great job sir.

  • Isaac Woolman
    Isaac Woolman 9 днів тому

    O’Shea Jackson jr. is ice cubes son so I feel like he as a pretty good sense of his accent

  • TheBunnyBoudoir
    TheBunnyBoudoir 9 днів тому

    After this video I feel I can play Nixon now, even though I have a very high pitched female voice, but I got this! xD

  • SkittyKitty
    SkittyKitty 9 днів тому

    More please!!! I love this guy and every episode he does in this series. Suggestions: Jodie Comer's various accents in Killing Eve, John Lithgow's Winston Churchill, Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain (love that one, especially as they included an Easter Egg of her real voice and accent in the movie), Emma Thompson doing the various accents she has over the years - actually, you could do an entire episode on just Emma Thompson. Also, for interest, the way the cast of women playing Amazons all adopted Gal Gadot's Israeli accent to ensure consistency in Wonder Woman.

  • Laura Jackson
    Laura Jackson 10 днів тому

    CB’s Cheney, I’ve ever seen a better impersonation. Julianne Moore with Sarah Palin and Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles came close.

  • Vincent DeFiore
    Vincent DeFiore 10 днів тому

    He should look at Tommy Lee Jones’ impression of Douglas McArthur in Emperor.

  • Jess
    Jess 10 днів тому

    pleaseeee do sebasrian stan as jeff gillooly in i,tonya

  • Dionysus76
    Dionysus76 10 днів тому +1

    Kind of disappointed that more music biopics like Walk The Line and Ray weren't featured, but at 25+ minutes this is long enough. I do hope there will be a follow up with with a 2nd video about this more music focused.

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad 8 днів тому

      Those two movies were covered in the first part

  • Jake H
    Jake H 10 днів тому

    cool last name. suits the job.

  • Marta G
    Marta G 10 днів тому +3

    I'm surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't get an oscar for Snowden.

  • Sonya
    Sonya 10 днів тому

    I could listen to Erik speak all day long.

  • justin simmons
    justin simmons 10 днів тому +2

    Why do I feel like I don't talk like myself anymore?...

  • Alex Gourdikian
    Alex Gourdikian 11 днів тому

    Dennis Reynolds isn't fictional after all

  • daniel Goodson
    daniel Goodson 11 днів тому

    IMHO it seems like I have never seen a good New England accent on screen. They always seem to go Boston or NYC. Or old dominion southern. Always off putting to me, since there are plenty of "Down East" examples out there...

  • Vera Grig
    Vera Grig 11 днів тому

    Each time I see someone who has such unique profession, I wanna quit my job 🙄

  • Pablo Agurcia
    Pablo Agurcia 11 днів тому

    Matt Smith is getting really good in this role.

  • Alexis V
    Alexis V 11 днів тому +2

    But can he explain how after multiple lessons with a dialect coach, Joeys southern accent came out Jamaican?

  • letizia
    letizia 11 днів тому

    please do more italian accents :(( i wanna see if i do the things u say

  • ƵiRro
    ƵiRro 11 днів тому

    Isn't the "r" in arigatou a trilled r? Not sure.

  • Olivia Fortune
    Olivia Fortune 11 днів тому

    It would be really cool if Erik looked at some old masters of accents/real person impressions like Rich Little - maybe something like that could be included next video? The clip of Rich Little on Carson doing a few politicians at the time of the Watergate scandal, as well as Carson himself, was amazing!!!

  • L L
    L L 11 днів тому

    Taron Egerton doing Elton John would’ve been great

  • John Griffin
    John Griffin 11 днів тому

    I will never have enough of his videos. Give him his own show!

  • LijenC2357
    LijenC2357 12 днів тому

    i like he talked about inconsistency that real people have. like i talk differently when im excited, my pronunciation will be more correct compared to normal state. and i have like three different hand writing depends on how i hold the pen. cuz when i was young i tried to correct my pen holding position so i end up with multiple writing habits. people are complicate and chaos.

  • Abeltern Cleymenn
    Abeltern Cleymenn 12 днів тому +1

    Thanks I sleep well last night😁

  • Galaxiesinyoureyes
    Galaxiesinyoureyes 12 днів тому

    That moment when those 50 pages or terms you memorized in Uni actually come in handy-

  • Gabrielle de la Torre
    Gabrielle de la Torre 12 днів тому

    I love this man

  • alaysha lee
    alaysha lee 12 днів тому

    when you try to skip the add but it says "video will play after add"

  • Kristina Pridy
    Kristina Pridy 13 днів тому +1

    This guy needs his own show already. Or do some audio books just so I can hear him talk

  • Lou Warmé
    Lou Warmé 13 днів тому

    i'm a linguist and I am enjoying this way too much

  • Melissa Huynh
    Melissa Huynh 13 днів тому

    Wait it’s over already?? I need moarrr

  • Carry 2Go
    Carry 2Go 13 днів тому

    I really don’t understand but I understand

  • invisiblesoup
    invisiblesoup 13 днів тому +10

    he should do taron egerton and elton john

  • Inniebin
    Inniebin 13 днів тому

    Dear Erik Singer, what do you call it when a person is able to almost...automatically...change their dialect when speaking to a person with said dialect they are adopting? And this happens during a conversation? So that you no longer have your own dialect, but suddenly sound native to where you are, or the person whom you are speaking to?

    SMOKEDATWEEDtv 13 днів тому

    Gerard Butler is the best accent role player

  • LowGun
    LowGun 13 днів тому

    I want this man to break down my voice

  • Brooke
    Brooke 13 днів тому +1

    how about a 911 operator analyzing tv scenes with 911 calls to see if the procedures are proper - would be a really interesting insight into that world

  • ugh idk
    ugh idk 14 днів тому

    can you critique charlie chaplin

  • Can Yegane
    Can Yegane 14 днів тому +1

    it is possible that he is totally bsing about the points he makes and I still wouldn't understand

  • Gisele •
    Gisele • 14 днів тому

    This is so interesting

  • David Rodriguez
    David Rodriguez 15 днів тому +1

    wonder what made him wanna do this for a career

  • szargos
    szargos 15 днів тому +1

    O'Shea Jackson Jr, why you frontin man!

  • ferrous719
    ferrous719 15 днів тому +2

    Request: Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. I suddenly discovered I have an aural version of the uncanny valley and couldn't make it thru the trailer and I DONT KNOW WHY. something about the vowels?

  • ferrous719
    ferrous719 15 днів тому +1

    Can I just shout-out to the editors who put the clips together. The Nixon opening bit made me laugh

  • Daniel Asher
    Daniel Asher 15 днів тому

    Love these accent videos

  • Eden Lewis
    Eden Lewis 15 днів тому

    So what your telling me is that Erik spent years listening to people talk, so he could hear all of these tiny, subtle differences? That's amazing dedication and he must hear amazingly well.

  • dax yume
    dax yume 15 днів тому

    for some reason this dude is giving me strong matt mercer vibes.

  • Andrea Garcia
    Andrea Garcia 15 днів тому

    he’s hot I said it

  • destiny kemp
    destiny kemp 15 днів тому

    Also can Erik break down how I speak because I need to know

  • destiny kemp
    destiny kemp 15 днів тому +1

    The Ed Kemper acting was so uncanny it was chilling.

  • Ale Tiscareño
    Ale Tiscareño 15 днів тому

    Winston Churchill and Alastor Moody look alike :0

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad 14 днів тому

      Funnily enough, Brendan Gleeson (Moody) played Churchill in a TV-movie once

  • clayripblair
    clayripblair 15 днів тому

    please do jodie comer as villanelle and the accents she does in the new one

  • Rica Polotan
    Rica Polotan 15 днів тому


  • Matt Torres
    Matt Torres 16 днів тому +1

    Pygmalion headass, Mr.Higgins headass

  • Kjetter King
    Kjetter King 16 днів тому

    How do I become an expert on this it’s the most fascinating thing and as someone who has spent 27 years of his life making accents and dumb noises, I would like to master this

  • Brian Kasnick
    Brian Kasnick 16 днів тому

    How long is the total runtime on these videos? Like 3+ hours? Definitely not long enough.

  • Defe Kambayong
    Defe Kambayong 16 днів тому

    Hey wired! Just want to let you guys know that you have international viewers and there is a lot of heavy word in this video or another videos can you guys please add the english subtitle? Thank you so much!

  • Batgirlapplepie Art
    Batgirlapplepie Art 16 днів тому

    I want him to analyze my voice.

  • Megan Moran
    Megan Moran 17 днів тому +2

    Can he just do a bunch of impersonations pleaseeee

  • Mike Ock
    Mike Ock 17 днів тому +1

    I bet this guy is like the T-800, he can listen to anyone talk, and then flawlessly imitate their voice, like a recording. He wouldn't do it in a video, because everyone would think it's fake.

  • Anja
    Anja 17 днів тому

    Could you imagine being analyzed by this brilliant man? I would really like to know what's particular with my speech,.