Can you think of movies, television or radio shows which feature British actors playing American characters putting on fake British accents?
January 2, 2009 4:58 PM Subscribe
Can you think of movies, television or radio shows which feature British actors playing American characters putting on fake British accents? Extra bonus points if you can name other examples of actor from country X playing a character from country Y faking the accent of country X.
posted by Kattullus to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
In case the X/Y is confusing, here's a couple of examples:
An actor from Portugal plays a Australian character who at some points fakes a Portuguese accent.
An actor from China plays a Cambodian character who fakes a Chinese accent.
This doesn't have to be limited to English-language films.
So far I've thought of Dominic West in The Wire, Hugh Laurie in House M.D. and Lee Evans in There's Something About Mary.
For super duper extra bonus points, what on Earth should this particular phenomenon be called?