There are good and bad accents – and then there’s Keanu Reeves in Dracula.
Actors nailing accents are often crucial for a role where they portray someone real or from a part of the world known for a specific accent.
Here is my list of 10 amazing AND terrible acting accents. Fair warning, I’m not including some offensive portrayals of ethnic people from early cinema because it’s already too clear how bad those accents and impersonations were.
Start with the best…
Jamie Foxx— Ray
Philip Seymour Hoffmann— Hood
Heath Ledger— Brokeback Mountain
Matthew Rys — Americans
Connor Trinneer— American made
Angelina Jolie- Maleficent
Daniel Day-Lewis — In Father’s name
Daniel Kaluya — get out
Andrew Lincoln— The Walking Dead
Benedict Cumberbatch- Black Mass
Now prepare for evil…
Tom Cruise— Far
Christopher Lambert— mountaineer
Nicholas Cage— Air conditioning
Kevin Costner — Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
John Malkovich—- Rounders
Sean Connery- The Hunt for Red October
Keanu Reeves— Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Jon Voight— Anaconda
Gerard Butler — ps i love you
James Van Der Beek— college blues
What do you think of this list? Do you have any good or bad accents from an actor that come to mind? Let us know in the comments below.