Sunday, November 11, 2007

rambling on...

I always admired actor Tim Roth’s British accents, which as far as I could tell were absolutely pitch-perfect. What I didn’t realize was that, um, he’s British. So that’s why, you know, he can do the accent…

What he *does* have is an impeccable American accent, and does excellent regional British accents as well.

Another British actor with a great American accent is Hugh Laurie (A Bit of Fry & Laurie, House).

Aussie actress Toni Collette also does a good American accent, although perhaps not in a class with Roth and Laurie.

And speaking of Toni Collette, I quite enjoyed the movie Japanese Story.

Not that you cared.

2 Comments:

At Wed Nov 14, 10:09:00 AM PST, Blogger anya said...

I didn't care that much. ;) Accents are very interesting, though, aren't they? Like when someone has an accent in a language that indicates that the language is not native for that person, somehow some people decide that the person is less intelligent...when the only real fact you can gather from an accent, in and of itself, is that the person can speak at least two languages. Hmm!

 
At Sun Nov 18, 07:08:00 PM PST, Blogger si said...

still haven't watched that movie, fwiw. (if YOU cared). :-)

anya made some good points.

 

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