Dialect coach Erik Singer once again takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. Did Rami Malek do a good job speaking through prosthetics to become Freddie Mercury? How accurate was Jennifer Lawrence's Long Island accent in Joy? Did Christian Bale nail former Vice President Dick Cheney?

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Comments

    • Mark Burland
      Mark Burland

      How has this had so many downvotes!?

      about 55 minutes ago
    • Rafa
      Rafa

      Freiken awesome! Keep these coming

      about 7 hours ago
    • Naldific
      Naldific

      This guy can talk me into killing myself.

      about 12 hours ago
    • john miller
      john miller

      The Randy Malek guy could barely hold the denture in,he was constantly sucking it in and trying not to drool. That was really distracting,i kept laughing throughout the movie,because i couldnt get over the MOUTH lol.

      about 1 day ago
    • john miller
      john miller In reply to john miller

      @Inukshuk Sixtyfour lol. The Gold member

      about 1 hour ago
    • Inukshuk Sixtyfour
      Inukshuk Sixtyfour In reply to john miller

      Your'e right. lol. His Freddie was kind of exaggerated, more so than probably was needed. Freddie's real voice was somewhat softer, more relaxed. Unfortunately Malek reminded me more of "Austin Powers" doing Freddie! lol.

      about 6 hours ago
    • gunzakimbo
      gunzakimbo

      I have subscribed, just because of you and Annie. Enough said.........

      about 1 day ago
    • TheNexan
      TheNexan

      I can't be the only person who thinks Erik looks like Glenn Howerton.

      about 1 day ago
    • ZA WARUDO
      ZA WARUDO

      He must know how to use his tongue well, if ya know what I mean

      about 2 days ago
    • theEXOaudio
      theEXOaudio

      I'm curious though, even with all the practice, if the actors consciously change their accent the whole time or if the accent change comes naturally

      about 3 days ago
    • totesm8
      totesm8

      Great use of freddie in the thumbnail!

      about 3 days ago
    • 2 good 4 U
      2 good 4 U

      Me seeing that the imitators doing it flawlessly

      Me trying to do an Indian accent :(

      about 3 days ago
    • Rich Wilkinson
      Rich Wilkinson

      daddy

      about 3 days ago
    • DeNature Kat
      DeNature Kat

      As a sibling of an Autistic sister, i’ve also loved the Temple Grandin performance because of how well she captured her expressive nature.

      about 3 days ago
    • salmourn
      salmourn

      this video makes me wonder how he'd break down an actor playing me and doing my accent 😳 pls tell me i'm not the only one who thinks like this lmao

      about 4 days ago
    • Edgar Pelayo
      Edgar Pelayo

      23:42
      oh i am already there good sir lol

      about 4 days ago
    • black lantern 2014
      black lantern 2014

      Yeah boi glad this is back 👌🏾

      about 4 days ago
    • Orion Mercury
      Orion Mercury

      I came for Freddie

      about 4 days ago
    • alexander g miller
      alexander g miller

      i'd like to hear erik singer do an impression of dennis reynolds

      about 4 days ago
    • Jordan Peak
      Jordan Peak

      Gary Oldman 😎💪

      about 4 days ago
    • Lucas Silva
      Lucas Silva

      All we want to know now. What about eminem actor on his movie?

      about 4 days ago
    • Jutta Maier
      Jutta Maier

      Gary Oldman was such a joy to watch in the darkest hour. Like Kenneth Brannagh in a week with Marilyn

      about 5 days ago
    • nAtalie sin
      nAtalie sin

      shldve reviewed james franco and tommy wiseu

      about 5 days ago
    • Okay ha
      Okay ha

      I see Rami Malek and Freddie Mercury, I click

      about 5 days ago
    • Amelia .Koncki
      Amelia .Koncki

      If Erik ever dissected the way Harry Styles talks I would be forever grateful!

      about 5 days ago
    • Adin Icic
      Adin Icic

      Think JD Washington was using the stereotypical white person way when speaking on phone for appearance and less suspicion. He was trying to portray a white guy instead of himself. If it was opposite and a white actor was trying to portray a black speaker then he would be trying a stereotypical urban pattern.

      about 5 days ago
    • Oli H
      Oli H

      This guy must be great at singing

      about 5 days ago
    • Lea shadid
      Lea shadid

      can you please make similar videos about animated characters in disney movies, or just any other cartoons:) that would be very interesting

      about 5 days ago
    • dmaster225
      dmaster225

      7:55 what is the difference between that and lisping?

      about 6 days ago
    • ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
      ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN

      Ok, this guy is absolutely fantastic at explaining this subject. Meaning he has a profound understanding of the subject matter, this is really impressive.

      Also, Gary Oldman is a BEAST with his performances

      about 7 days ago
    • SteveDave227
      SteveDave227

      I love that he's on a nickname basis with Christian Bale. "So Bales actually said that.."

      about 7 days ago
    • Kiana Taylor
      Kiana Taylor

      Omg I'm happy I spent 25 minutes of my life on this.

      about 7 days ago