Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 28 Actors Playing Presidents | WIRED

  • Published on:  3/25/2019
  • Dialect coach Erik Singer once again takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. This time, Erik is focusing on actors's portrayals of US presidents. How close was Josh Brolin to capturing George W. Bush in W.? Is Jay Pharoah's version of Obama true to life? Is it even possible for an actor to accurately portray George Washington? Check out more from Erik here: Erik's take on Alec Baldwin's Trump: Daniel Day-Lewis's Lincoln: get an early look at the next three episodes — about medicine, law and spycraft — download the WIRED app for your Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, or Amazon Fire TV. Learn more at: haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 28 Actors Playing Presidents | WIRED


  • WIRED 2 months ago

    Hey everyone! Previously, Erik took at look at Daniel Day-Lewis's performance as Lincoln and Alec Baldwin's SNL Trump impression. Both can be seen in this earlier episode:

  • Anthony Gargano 15 days ago

    What about Dana Carvey??

  • cobraglatiator 17 days ago

    i feel like the closest/most accurate impression of trump i've seen is Epic Rap Battles of history s "Donald Trump VS Ebeneezer Scrooge" funnily enough. thought i'd mention.

  • I want to see Erik's opinion on Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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  • Jacob Campbell 2 months ago

    "...You can listen to other experts..."No, thanks.More you please.

  • Sophia A 2 months ago


  • yasssss

  • Merryl Derrickson 1 months ago

    Erik, you need to ditch Wired and start your own channel. You are giving them millions and millions of views with your content and time. -signed, every person that has seen and your videos.

  • jokergk 2 months ago

    Everytime I watch a show/movie and someone is speaking in a different accent, I always think, "what would Erik Singer think" WWEST.

  • Damesan Binitie 2 months ago

    honestly idaf about accents i am here for Erik and his beard

  • Archie Mohan 20 days ago

    preach sis

  • J Diamond 28 days ago

    Well it looks like he got a divorce. No more ring, you might be in luck.

  • Sparkly Juice Juice 2 months ago

    2025:Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down After Analyzing over 20'000 Accents On Web Show

  • Golden Eagle yesterday

    25: 21 WHAT? Severus Snape was once US President?

  • Ashley Dotson 2 months ago

    i was waiting for Robin Williams’ Night at the Museum’ Teddy Roosevelt. Needless to say, i am disappointed.

  • BrainBoltG 27 days ago

    ba sillah Chevy Chase wasn't even doing an accent and he made the cut.

  • Nikko A. 1 months ago

    @ba sillah will ferrell was also doing a comedic role but he was featured here.