Accent Expert Analyzes Actors’ Portrayals of Real People

New York-based dialect coach, Erik Singer, follows up his recent analysis and critique of actors’ movie accents by taking a look at 31 actors’ attempts at mimicking the idiolects (a person’s distinct and unique use of language) of the real life people they portrayed in films.

“Dialect coach Erik Singer takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. To best break down this concept, Erik analyzes some actors playing real people. Just how close was Jamie Foxx’s Ray Charles? What about Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of Bob Dylan? Is Daniel Day-Lewis’ Lincoln accurate?”

Previously: Erik Analyzes Famous Fictional Languages from Movies and TV Shows