10 Worst Accents From Actors and Actresses in Film History

What is the worst accent in a film by an actor/actress? Of course, there are plenty of movies with people using bad accents, but which do you think is the worst? Here are ten top-voted responses from the internet.

1. Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta

“Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta, Oof,” shared one. “She sounded like that one drunk girl at a party who can totally do a British accent; guys, like, listen.” Many people agreed with this sentiment. 

2. Nicolas Cage in Con Air

“Anything played by Nicolas Cage that requires an accent,” answered one. A second user added, “Nic Cage in Con Air. Although I do like quoting, ‘Why couldn't you just put the bunny back in the box?' often.” Several other Redditors mentioned putting the bunny back in the box. 

3. Martin Sheen in The Departed

“Martin Sheen in The Departed,” another replied. “Only the Kennedys tawlk that way. Like Mayor Quimby from The Simpsons.” Another joked, “Vote Quimby!” Finally, a third added, “I can't find my cawkeys. Hon, you seen my cawkeys?”

4. Mel Gibson in Braveheart

“Mel Gibson in Braveheart,” one replied. “Never heard any Scotsmen sound like that. Yes, I'm Scottish.” Another argued, “Yeah, but nobody but Scots could have understood him if he spoke like a true Scotsman.” A third said, “My mum's family are Scots, they all speak Scots and live all over Scotland, and I've also never heard a Scotsman sound like Mel.”

5. John Wayne

John Wayne's accent in The Barbarian and the Geisha” answered one. “I know he isn't playing someone Japanese, but that Arigato makes me cringe.” Another added, “John Wayne as Genghis Khan is obvious, beyond comparison answer.” 

6. The True Blood Cast

“I always thought the southern accents on True Blood sounded ridiculous, although the actors did a decent job for being British, Aussie, and New Zealanders. I love the show, but yeah,” said one. Another confessed, “I couldn't watch the show because of how bad their accents were. They all sounded like southern belles, sitting on the porch with a Mint Julep, saying, Well, I do declare.” 

7. Kevin Costner

“Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves or Kevin Costner in Thirteen Days,” one replied. A second user said, “Prince John: And why would the people listen to you? Robin Hood: Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent. (Startled gasps). 

8. Keanu Reeves  in Bram Stoker's Dracula

One person answered, “Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula” voiced one. Another agreed, “YES! Keanu Reeves in Dracula. I love the guy, but that accent is horrible.” Several people agreed with the sentiment.

9. Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins

“Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins is a classic,” shared one. “I saw the stage show last month in the West End, and the (Olivier Award nominated) guy playing Bert was a genuine Londoner from Peckham. The difference! Suddenly Bert wasn't a ridiculous caricature.”

Another informed the thread, “I listened to an interview with him, and he seems genuinely sorry about it. He said that he was an American, who had never really heard a cockney accent, so he did his best, and why did no one tell him?” His voice coach was Irish.

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10. Sean Connery

One user said, “Sean Connery as a Russian submarine captain in The Hunt for Red October. Sean Connery as the Spaniard in Highlander, and Sean Connery as an Irishman in The Untouchables.” It is the number-one voted answer, but I'm unsure which accent is the worst of the trio. He killed it as James Bond, though. 

Honorable Mentions: Don Cheadle in Ocean's 11, Russell Crowe in Thor Love and Thunder as Zeus, Tom Cruise in Far and Away, and  Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly. We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of actors and actresses with the worst accents. This article was inspired by the internet and did not necessarily reflect the views of Finance Quick Fix.

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