10 Actor’s Accent That Was so Convincing that you swore that was the way they Naturally Talked

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Have you ever watched a movie with your favorite and head an unbelievable accent from an actor and you wonder if that is their natural accent? Well, I have been a victim too. But here is our collection of 10 Actor’s Accent that sounded like they from a different decent other than theirs.

Funny how you swear of a certain actor’s origin after listening to them speak for the first time. Not only the first time in most cases especially if they keep getting roles that demand they tweak their accent. Lennie James is one of my biggest picks after that role in ‘The Walking Dead’.

However, they are series of actors and actresses who change their accent to fit a particular story on a movie and here we list them.

1. John Hillerman

Top on ou list is John Hillerman who made his debut in the industry when he featured in 1970 American Delux color crime drama ‘They Call Me Mr. Tibbs‘. He played an uncredited reporter role in a movie that was popular back then.

The texas born son of Christopher Hillerman was for his freaking British accent while playing in a role in British movies or parts that demands British accent. John Hillerman could make it look natural when using British accent words. In an interview, John said, “My accent was so convincing that British fans of the show never questioned it”. “They believed I was a British”

Popular Movies By John Hillerman include;


Paper Moon

The Last Picture Show

Blazing Saddles

Magnum P.I.

2. Idris Elba

Up next on our list is Idris Elba who faked being an American just to play a part in the large American show “The Wire”. Born in Hackney, London, England.

Some of the top movies by Elba include

Prom Night


28 Weeks Later

This Christmas

Legacy, etc.

3. Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk comes in as one of the versatile actors who’s ability to tweak different accent is exceptional. Born on the 16th of March, 1971, Alan Tudyk became renown for his role as Hoban Wash in the space western series which was more like breakthrough work for him. Many were tempted to believe that’s Tudyks’ natural accent as he could go on with some of the best British accents.

Some of the best Alan Tudyk movies include;

Hearts in Atlantis

Patch Adams

Wonder Boys

I, Robot


4. John Lithgow

John Lithgow is the next star on our list this time. The American born actor may have deceived many with his Australian accent when he acted as Winston Churchill in The Crown. The musician, author, American actor, poet, and singer completely showed the world what tweaking self to fit in with the demands is like. Except for personal findings, many would still think John Lithgow is an Australian.

Here are some of the best movies of John Lithgow;


Twilight Zone

Bob Fosse

The world according to Garp



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5. Charlie Hunnan

Charlie Hunnan came as one of our super picks among accent tweakers. Most notably was his performance in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ series. Many believed he was an American actor if that was the first time you had ever watched him. The Newcastle born star actor has had series of commanding and blockbuster movies over the years.

Some of Charlie Hunnan biggest works include;

Children of Men

Nicholas Nickleby

Whatever Happened to Haroid Smith?

The Ledge



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6. Mike Meyers

Mike was born on the 25th of May, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Mike Meyers got many thinking he’s a scot when he nailed his Scottish accent in the movie ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer. In the Movie, he played a protagonist and the protagonist father as well which was an exaggerated character of his own father.

Some of the bevies done by Mike Meyers include;

Wayne’s World

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers in Goldmember

7. Chadwick Boseman

You should all know Chadwick Boseman, the protagonist who played T’Challa in Black Panther. If you are a type that pay close attention to accent in movies then, that of Chadwick Boseman will certainly go unnoticed to you in Black Panther. The whole thing sound like an African or West African accent precisely. Born in San Diego, South Carolina, United States, Chadwick Boseman may have left thousands imagining he’s an African after watching Black Panther.

Chadwick Boseman biggest movies over time include;

Draft Day

Gods of Egypt

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

The Kill Hole

Get on Up

8. Jon Bernthal

Up next is the world-famous Jon Bernthal A.K.A. the Punisher. Many like me must have seen Jon Bernthal for the first time in the ‘Daredevil Series’. His accent, actions, and ruggedness matched just everything the movie may have demanded from him. Many thought his voice on punisher was his natural accent owing to how it matched everything about him in the movie.

Below are some of Jon Bernthal biggest movies;

The Accountant

Wind River

Baby Driver


Sweet Virginia

9. Charlize Theron

Many may not have any idea what Charlize Theron real accent is like if they never listened to his interview as he usually tweaks her voice to fit movie scripts. However, her real cockney accent came through when she gave an acceptance speech at the Golden Globe. I am basically saying this in my own stance. You must have heard her speak with her real accent though, but that was my first.

Charlize Theron Biggest Movies include;

The Devils Advocate

Mighty Joe Young

The Cider House Rules

Play Boy

Reindeer Games

10. Lennie James

You probably must have known Lennie James for the first time in that movie, ‘The Walking Dead’. I personally thought I was listening to an American after watching him play ‘Morgan’ in numerous episodes. Born in October 11, 1965, Lennie James hails from Nottingham Forest, Nottinghamshire, England.

Some of Lennie James biggest

The Miracle Maker

Lost in Space

The perfect Blue




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