Top 10 Actors Who Can Pull Off Foreign Accents

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  • Published on Nov 9, 2014
  • These actors are the vocal chameleons of the big and small screens. Join www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 actors who can pull off foreign accents. Check us out at www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, instagram.com/watchmojo and www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo. Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :)
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  • Sowdeep Biswas
    Sowdeep Biswas 48 minutes ago

    Sharlto Copley's name should have been there in ' honourable mentions' list....!!

  • Peyman Norouzi
    Peyman Norouzi 2 hours ago

    Richard Roxburgh?!

  • Clayton Baker
    Clayton Baker 6 hours ago

    Viggo doesn’t give a shit about celebrity, he cares more about his craft
    P.S. Watchmojo:
    Wolverine isn’t American

  • SiVlog
    SiVlog 7 hours ago

    Daniel Brühl would be worth a spot on this list. Not only has he performed roles in 3 different languages (English, Spanish and his native German), he has also done different accents and dialects in those languages as well. A case in point was his portrayal of Niki Lauda in Rush. Although on paper Niki Lauda spoke German, being an Austrian, the dialect is very different to the standard German (Hochdeutsch) and he even nailed the way Niki Lauda spoke English with the same distinctive accent

  • timothyHC1
    timothyHC1 12 hours ago

    Brad Pitt should have been number 1 on this list for his excellent Italian in Inglorius Bastards!
    GORLAMI...

  • Alfonso Calderon

    Yeah, there are crazy Americans. Rich ones. You better just kill them all for the good of many. Letting them live everyday will cost precious lives in this world which is the reason why God will destroy this world completely. These dumb pinheads rebelling against God is laughable.

  • Cordell Bradley
    Cordell Bradley 2 days ago

    Johnny Depp

  • Mudder Fukker
    Mudder Fukker 2 days ago

    Lewis and Oldman at the top of all Actors list you can’t fail. Oldman has been my personal fav for decades and Lewis? Jeez, those two guys are fucking BEASTS, and yet Oldman has no Oscars. *THATS FUCKED UP*

    • Pascale Beaudoin
      Pascale Beaudoin 2 days ago

      Yes, Oldman has an Oscar since last year (for Darkest Hour). JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE. :)

  • nicolas ocampo
    nicolas ocampo 4 days ago

    Robin Williams :)

  • Buraku
    Buraku 4 days ago

    Wolverine’s Canadian
    Bale is Welsh. You literally said he was born in Wales then 1 minute later called him an “English” actor...

  • Lisa Ågren
    Lisa Ågren 5 days ago +1

    Wait... we’re not gonna talk about Robert Downey Jr’s blackface?? What is up with that?

    • fatal gonnorhea
      fatal gonnorhea 4 days ago

      Lisa Ågren yeah wtf?????? i had no idea why is this not known

  • Kobi
    Kobi 5 days ago

    This list is a joke

  • Lynn Marie Bridges
    Lynn Marie Bridges 5 days ago

    Stop teasing certain examples of accents by showing the clip w/o allowing the audience to hear each.

  • yngcalico
    yngcalico 6 days ago

    top 10 actors who can act

  • Gonzalo Komel
    Gonzalo Komel 7 days ago +1

    Viggo Mortensen olso speaks fluent spanish because he grew up in Argentina and Venezuela, he has the Argentinan accent.

  • Dallis Murphy
    Dallis Murphy 8 days ago

    Oh dear. Most of the enties on this list are verbal caricatures.

  • Jacob Lewis
    Jacob Lewis 9 days ago

    You point out Christian Bale was born in Wales then call him English. If I called people from Texas, Mexican, they wouldn't accept that.

  • Erik Berggren
    Erik Berggren 9 days ago

    If the swede Peter stormare isn’t there ima kill someone in mojo

  • Carla Veronica Enrico

    I think you forgot Martin Freeman. The man is brilliant in Fargo and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot nailing impeccably both minnesotan and scottish accent. He should at least be considered as an honorable mention

  • jaxsonlee10
    jaxsonlee10 10 days ago

    You missed Tom Hardy.

  • Mike Hawke
    Mike Hawke 10 days ago

    Hmm, no Don Cheadle?

  • Ryan Mcdaniel
    Ryan Mcdaniel 10 days ago

    How is Tom hardy not on this list he doesn't just do accent he can do any dialect. Also sasha baron Coen shouldn't be on this list his accents are stereo typical not authentic

  • Cinique LeNoir
    Cinique LeNoir 11 days ago

    Wolverine is actually Canadian.

  • Fusco
    Fusco 11 days ago

    Decaprio is a great actor but his Irish accent is fucking shit

  • Zefram Cochrane
    Zefram Cochrane 11 days ago

    You stupid motherfuckers. Wolverine is CANADIAN. Can. Ad. Ian.
    Fuck you Watchmojo. FUCK. YOU.
    Canada hates you know.
    Jackasses.

  • MyMrsamsam
    MyMrsamsam 12 days ago

    Viggo did a fucking movie in FRENCH the WHOLE MOVIE this dude is insanely good

  • Jenna Ramos
    Jenna Ramos 12 days ago

    I believe James McAvoy is pretty amazing with accents

  • Michael O'Donnell
    Michael O'Donnell 14 days ago

    How Did Ms Meryl Streep not make this list?!!!

  • Chels P
    Chels P 14 days ago +1

    I was literally thinking the whole video that if Gary Oldman wasn’t #1, the entire thing was a sham. He is brilliant!

  • Pro vai
    Pro vai 18 days ago

    Tom hardy mate you missed Tom hardy.

  • Tathagata Guha
    Tathagata Guha 20 days ago

    Sargent Victor Reznov.... ❤❤

  • Utkarsh Kale
    Utkarsh Kale 21 day ago

    That was the most horrendous Indian accent I've ever heard...

  • Julio Reinaldo Castro Palomino

    How the fuck is not Robin Williams here?

  • Trey Storey
    Trey Storey 26 days ago

    Wolverine is Canadian!!!

  • John Kenneth Wiseman
    John Kenneth Wiseman 27 days ago

    Brad Pitt in snatch no way

  • Paula G Whyte
    Paula G Whyte 27 days ago

    YOU PASS UP CILLIAN MURPHY EVERY, SINGLE TIME! WHY??!!

  • knowthinself
    knowthinself 28 days ago

    ....now i must go whip myself.....i had promised myself i would never watch this open dumpster fire (watchmojo)

  • doublecontralto
    doublecontralto 28 days ago

    Where's David Tennant?!

  • Parkour Yan
    Parkour Yan 28 days ago

    Where’s Tom hardy

  • Pia Hansen
    Pia Hansen 28 days ago

    All extremely talented people in so many ways...Great list.

  • Frank Lopez
    Frank Lopez 29 days ago

    Sorry but any English or Australian actor or actress can speak like an American and vice versa!!

  • Frank Lopez
    Frank Lopez 29 days ago

    Nobody is better than Matthias Schoenaerts (born in Belgium) check this out : in the amazing The Drop (Tom hardy Noomi Rapace) he was a brooklynite, in the Dutch girl (Eddie redmayne) was British and in Rust And Bone (a French film) with Marion cotillard he spoke French the whole time!

  • kym gershon
    kym gershon 29 days ago

    Idk about peter miller and the Indian one but everything else I agree with.😂😂😂😂

  • Shereen Taher
    Shereen Taher 29 days ago

    Baron sacha cohen is so talented

  • cynthia Erickson
    cynthia Erickson Month ago

    Viggo,viggo,viggo.a great actor and humanatarian who has helped many times in our idaho community for the less unfortunate.he is a humble man who is also very private and we respect that.we love ya viggo

  • TheYlro
    TheYlro Month ago

    Screwed up Hollywood beauty ideals BORIING!!

  • Toasty Kings
    Toasty Kings Month ago

    The blood diamond accent is terrible

  • Jimmy Parkhurst
    Jimmy Parkhurst Month ago +4

    James McAvoy. Split showed a true range of accents

  • denny b
    denny b Month ago

    Where’s Arnold Schwarzenegger? Best Austrian accent ever. Check out all his movies.

  • melody medina
    melody medina Month ago +2

    Gary Oldman is a real genius. I knew he was gonna be in the first place. I love that man.

  • Robby White Head
    Robby White Head Month ago

    What about Scott adkin?

  • Matthew Finnerty
    Matthew Finnerty Month ago

    Why not seth MacFarlane

  • Sarah Williams
    Sarah Williams Month ago

    DiCaprio and Pitt? Seriously? I can not get through any movie of theirs if they are using an accent. Bad call with those 2 Mojo.

  • Da Bear Fan
    Da Bear Fan Month ago

    Robin Williams and Johnny Depp should be at the top of this list!!

  • kristian nilsen
    kristian nilsen Month ago

    Very, very good list.

  • Srinivas Jayanth
    Srinivas Jayanth Month ago

    Hugh Laurie? I still find it hard to believe he's British

  • Matthew Arruda
    Matthew Arruda Month ago

    Wolverine is a Canadian not an American

  • João Rodrigues
    João Rodrigues Month ago

    Hans landa

  • viele wagen
    viele wagen Month ago

    Robin WILLIAMS!!!!!!!!!

  • KGB 2113
    KGB 2113 Month ago

    Tom Hardy should be #1 and yet he wasn’t even mentioned. Watchmojo you disgust me

  • maxi molina
    maxi molina Month ago +2

    Gary oldman is great at Russian accents, he even played victor reznov in black ops

  • Mohamad Fahmi
    Mohamad Fahmi Month ago

    Cillian Murphy and James McAvoy ?? No? Shut the front door!

  • Brad Fielder
    Brad Fielder Month ago +4

    I would’ve thrown James McAvoy somewhere on this list

  • UrielEternal
    UrielEternal Month ago

    I'm gonna go with Robin Williams

  • احمد باشا
    احمد باشا Month ago

    Sash Arabic accent is not even close

  • Jacquelyn Gravina
    Jacquelyn Gravina Month ago

    He’s an Aussie. They say it at the beginning of his clip. By the by, I love Canada. 🇨🇦

  • Delfin Balagtas
    Delfin Balagtas Month ago

    Huh, Shrek was in Inglorious Basterds.

  • Christopher Silverio

    Viggo as Lalin In Carlitos Way, Spanish accent was on point.

  • Nightthorn k'Vala
    Nightthorn k'Vala Month ago

    Why didn't ANY of these actors get hired instead of Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula. He missed Harker's accent by a mile.

  • Sakanoywe Radd
    Sakanoywe Radd Month ago

    I luv the video. However, when you mentioned about Hugh Jackman, you got one of the characters wrong. The X-Men character he played Wolverine is actually Canadian.

  • Falaah
    Falaah Month ago

    WHY IS CILLIAN MURPHY NOT ON THIS LIST!!!! He got everything thinking he was American with Inception and Dark Night and not to mention his amazing Brummie accent in Peaky Blinders! Most people don't even know he's Irish!

  • Studio Pages
    Studio Pages Month ago

    the order in this motherfucker is backwards.

  • Svartsejd
    Svartsejd Month ago +1

    Where the hell is Jean Reno on this list? He's a must for his brilliant U.S accent in Godzilla! ;)

  • Ben Green
    Ben Green Month ago

    Mel Gibson?????!!!!!

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil Month ago

    Christoph Waltz.

  • Neslie Marie
    Neslie Marie Month ago

    why isnt james mcavoy in this??

  • M-Cast
    M-Cast Month ago

    Mike Myers?

  • filmmakers legion
    filmmakers legion Month ago

    Where was James Mcavoy?!?

  • Jessica Brunson
    Jessica Brunson Month ago

    What about Tom Hanks??????

  • Valen Mejia
    Valen Mejia Month ago

    Hugh Laurie, the producers didn't realize he wasn't american as far as I remember...

  • Serotoninlysis Deathology

    Not suprise. Watch Mojo's top 10 always not accurate.

  • Brandon Ruiz
    Brandon Ruiz Month ago

    There was not one female mentioned in this list. I would’ve put Meryl Streep on this list or at least an honorable mention

  • sheepysaccount
    sheepysaccount Month ago

    Where are Hugh Laurie and Renee Zellweger?
    Americans were super surprised that he's not, in fact, American after watching House. And Hugh Grandt thought for all of the filming of Bridget Jones that Renee was British when she's Texan. Legend has it that she even kept the accent during filming breaks only letting it resurface for the promotion afterward with him getting the shock of his life.

  • sebas tillo
    sebas tillo Month ago

    Christoph Waltz

  • Fourthgirl
    Fourthgirl Month ago

    So actors get a pass for playing blackface if they nail a dialect?

  • L Acepub
    L Acepub Month ago

    Tom Hardy :( isn't there

  • Amanda Fourie
    Amanda Fourie Month ago

    Although Leo is a really good actor, I must say that his South African/Zimbabwean accent was not really good. But it is understandable, we tend to have really difficult accents to mimic because of the different cultures and languages that influence our accents. It was really great that they tried it. I think Andy Serkis did really well in Black Panther, he's the best that I've heard from someone who wasn't South African. But it is mess of various accents all smooshed together, so maybe to an outsider's ear Leo's sounded accurate, but for us locals, not so much...
    But... that's just my opinion :)

    • Amanda Fourie
      Amanda Fourie Month ago

      And yes! there were a few that should have also been mentioned like Andy and Hudo Weaving and a few others.

  • Homer Futol
    Homer Futol Month ago

    Still to this day how did Gary Oldman did not win for best Actor on LEON the professional is beyond me the pill popping scene alone should’ve won him that award

  • d0y0uwantm0re
    d0y0uwantm0re Month ago

    Dicaprio? He has expensive vocal coaches and lots of free time, that’s all.

  • Ragab Mfaume
    Ragab Mfaume Month ago

    replace hugh jackson with brad pitt

  • KrayTwinsTrash 60
    KrayTwinsTrash 60 Month ago

    what about tom hardy he's done several accents besides own

  • BabyDaniyal
    BabyDaniyal Month ago

    No women?

  • The Gillster12
    The Gillster12 Month ago

    Where is Tom hardy

  • Lela N
    Lela N Month ago +3

    Little surprised Russell Crowe didn't get a mention.

  • BackOfTheBus
    BackOfTheBus Month ago +4

    Gerard Butler's American accent in Geostorm was surprisingly very good.

  • Kit Haukeland
    Kit Haukeland Month ago

    I’m glad that I now know that London’s in England

  • Kenneth Wood
    Kenneth Wood Month ago

    I can do five accents and seventeen voices. Maybe I should become an actor. 🤔 I fool people when I do the accents.

  • LanceCampeau
    LanceCampeau Month ago +1

    Guy Pearce deserves an honorable mention...

  • bholley253
    bholley253 Month ago

    Robin Williams, Jay Pharoah or any other comedian who does impressions well.

  • B real
    B real Month ago

    Guy Pearce?