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Big T: I moved the last part of the following here, because I'm not quite sure what the original author meant, and we can't very well discuss it on the main page.

  • Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. When he auditioned for the part, his accent was disguised so well one of the producers of the series thought he was American. Maybe it had to do something with the fact that his faux-American voice sounds really, really creepy and ominous.
    • This editor is awfully curious as to what happened since that audition.

So are you saying that Laurie's American accent is horrible? Because that is far from a foregone conclusion, and really needs to be discussed rather than assumed. For my own part, I think it sounds like typical American gravely voice, as exemplified by ThatMovieTrailerGuy.

(later) Don't think I don't get the snark. It's cool that you don't like it, but I'm not a big fan of this editor comments, anyways. I still think discussion would be a good idea before you put it back. (I'll reword it if you don't feel like it/can't.)
Arakhor: Why on earth put a quote at the top of the page, if part of it is then spoilered??

Freezair For A Limited Time: Because it's funny, I think.

Incidentally, the Christian Bale example makes me laugh far more than it should. Bale used almost the same voice as his Batman voice in playing Howl from Howl's Moving Castle—a very neutral one. The irony is that, in the original book, Howl is Welsh.

Someone who refers to the U.S. as 'the States' is always (and it's emphasized, always) not an American? Is that supposed to be a joke? Because it certainly isn't accurate. Overseas (American) military personnel, their families, and others who have traveled overseas commonly refer to the U.S. as 'the States', and I've met several Brits/Australians who are not familiar with the nickname at all. If it is intended as humor, it doesn't come across very well.