iRewind Talk Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» iRewind Talk » Movies » « 80's Movies » Worst Movie Accents - 80's movies rule!

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Worst Movie Accents - 80's movies rule!
P_a_u_l
Moderator
Member # 1022



37 Updates!

 - posted      Profile for P_a_u_l   Author's Homepage   Email P_a_u_l   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
UK Movie magazine Empire has just released the results of it's readers poll for the Worst Accent in a Movie, and the results are as follows:

1. Sean Connery in The Untouchables (1987)
2. D1ck Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (1964)
3. Brad Pitt in Seven Year in Tibet (1997)
4. Charlton Heston in A Touch of Evil (1958)
5. Heather Graham in From Hell (2001)
6. Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
7. Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly (1996)
8. Laurence Olivier in The Jazz Singer (1980)
9. Pete Postlethwaite in The Usual Suspects (1995)
10. Meryl Streep in Out of Africa (1985)

Sean Connery is described as trying hard, but "whether he's a Russian sub captain (The Hunt for Red October) or even an English King (First Knight and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), always that baritone Highland burr remains."

Are there any other really bad accents that you've spotted in movies?

Posts: 3642 | From: Shermer, IL - where else? | Registered: Mar 2001 | Site Updates: 37  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Ali_with_an_i
Rewind Icon
Member # 27

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Ali_with_an_i   Author's Homepage   Email Ali_with_an_i   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow, most of the actors on this list hail from America I see. I always notice American actors are not that believable as Brits or Scotts. I also notice that it's tough for British or Scottish actors to pull of an Authentic American accent (of any dialect). Like Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor in 'Black Hawk Down', I noticed they emphasized their r's a bit. I can't think of any terrible accents offhand except for Harrison Ford's horrible attempt at a Russian one in 'K-19: The Widowmaker. That was complete crap fromm a pretty good actor.
Posts: 2242 | From: Here | Registered: Aug 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Eddie Wilson
Rewind Guru
Member # 169

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Eddie Wilson   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
ahh no, not Sean Connery!
Posts: 711 | From: Fort Worth, Texas, USA | Registered: Dec 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Smayt Shatner
Rewind Shaft -Can u dig it?
Member # 1500

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Smayt Shatner   Email Smayt Shatner   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Surely Ewan McGreggor's Alec Guinness accent is pretty duff.
Posts: 1201 | From: under everyone's bed...watching and waiting. | Registered: May 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
StevenHW
Rewind Idol
Member # 509

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for StevenHW   Email StevenHW   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'll think of more bad movie accents later. But one that recently comes to mind is the 1999 version of "Gloria", starring Sharon Stone. In that one, Sharon plays a woman on the run from the mob. But she is totally miscast in this movie.

Don't get me wrong. I like Sharon Stone, but her
attempt of a New York/Bronx accent is one of the worst I've seen and heard.

The film is a remake of a 1980 movie with the same title.

Posts: 3385 | From: Sacramento, California, USA | Registered: Sep 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sam Hain
Senior Rewinder
Member # 1552

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Sam Hain   Email Sam Hain   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sarah Holcombe in Caddyshack. Her accent is just horrendous in that movie. She did look pretty cute in Animal House though.
Posts: 56 | From: Bismarck, ND; hopefully Phoenix, ARIDzona come spring | Registered: Jun 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
MONSOON
Master Rewinder
Member # 335

 - posted      Profile for MONSOON   Email MONSOON   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How bout Joel Grey in Remo Williams?
Posts: 264 | From: Bainbridge , GA | Registered: Jan 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
thebazman
Master Rewinder
Member # 1741

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for thebazman   Author's Homepage   Email thebazman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Some recent things include, Brian Cox, Scots actor who plays Williams Stryker in X men 2, SUCH a bad american accent.

and the guy that plays the vice president in "24" Season 2, hes an Ozzy actor who (peeps from the UK may know, classic 80's nostalgia) used to play Jim in the soap Neighbours, aahh the memories. Also a bad American accent.

Baz

Posts: 142 | From: Scotland | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bings2003
Rewinder
Member # 1914

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for Bings2003   Email Bings2003   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Michael Caine's American accent in "On Dangerous Ground"

Terrible.

Posts: 31 | From: Sheffield, England | Registered: Sep 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sam Hain
Senior Rewinder
Member # 1552

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Sam Hain   Email Sam Hain   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Bings2003:
Michael Caine's American accent in "On Dangerous Ground"

Terrible.

Americans don't have accents* [Razz]


*except maybe for Texans

Posts: 56 | From: Bismarck, ND; hopefully Phoenix, ARIDzona come spring | Registered: Jun 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bings2003
Rewinder
Member # 1914

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for Bings2003   Email Bings2003   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You are probably right.

Unfortunately it didn't stop Michael Caine from trying to do one though.

Posts: 31 | From: Sheffield, England | Registered: Sep 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Riptide
Rewind Idol
Member # 457

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Riptide   Email Riptide   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How about Kevin Costner in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves?
Posts: 4412 | From: Where the streets have no name | Registered: Oct 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
RiverPhoenix4life
Rewind Maestro
Member # 1719

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for RiverPhoenix4life   Email RiverPhoenix4life   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good call Riptide! In the movie Robin Hood: men In Tights, Cary Elwes makes a reference to this very thing. (my favorite quote in the movie), "Unlike some other Robin Hoods, i can speak w/ an English accent." classic!

Tootles! [Wink]

Posts: 754 | From: Orange County CA | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bings2003
Rewinder
Member # 1914

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for Bings2003   Email Bings2003   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cary Elwes is an underated comedy actor, the Princess Bride was hilarious.

I was typing this with my left hand.....but I am really right handed.

Posts: 31 | From: Sheffield, England | Registered: Sep 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mamamiasweetpeaches
She's with you, but she's thinking of Jake Ryan....
Member # 1715

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for mamamiasweetpeaches   Author's Homepage   Email mamamiasweetpeaches   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
this isnt an 80s show,its on tv now: STILL STANDING and it stars Jami Gertz...who is indeed 80s royalty (Lost Boys,Less Than Zero). What the hell accent is she trying to achieve here??? Its awful I cant watch the show becasue her voice goes right through me!!!!
Posts: 4913 | From: New York | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
P_a_u_l
Moderator
Member # 1022



37 Updates!

 - posted      Profile for P_a_u_l   Author's Homepage   Email P_a_u_l   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Bings, do you find that your sixth finger gets in the way?
Posts: 3642 | From: Shermer, IL - where else? | Registered: Mar 2001 | Site Updates: 37  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Fast Rewind Home

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.0