• Movie Accent Expert Analyzes 31 Actors Playing Other Famous People: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan, and More

    9 days ago - By Open Culture

    Well-known figures' voices are often as distinctive as their thousand-watt smiles and influential hairdos.
    While there is some evidence as to the accents and idiosyncratic speech patterns of such historical heavy hitters as Thomas Edison, Florence Nightingale, and Harry Houdini , technological improvements have really upped the ante for those charged with impersonating real life people from the mid 20th-century onward.
    Natalie Portman had to sustain her Jackie Kennedy impersonation for an entire feature-length biopic, a performance dialect coach Erik Singer gives high marks, above...
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