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18th Aug '16 5:41:58 PM CamelCase
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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' has Black British actor Colin [=McFarlane=] as the American-accented Avalon Centrifuge.
8th Aug '16 3:21:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/MalinAkerman, who has portrayed many American roles, was born in Stockholm, {{Sweden}}, and raised in Ontario, {{Canada}}.
* Cary Elwes usually does a Midwestern-ish accent when playing American characters, though he did a vaguely Southern sounding one in Film/{{Twister}}. HelenaBonhamCarter, Nicholas Hoult, and Creator/TimRoth have all done ambiguously American accents.

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* Creator/MalinAkerman, who has portrayed many American roles, was born in Stockholm, {{Sweden}}, UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}, and raised in Ontario, {{Canada}}.
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* Cary Elwes usually does a Midwestern-ish accent when playing American characters, though he did a vaguely Southern sounding one in Film/{{Twister}}. HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Nicholas Hoult, and Creator/TimRoth have all done ambiguously American accents.



* StephenHawking. His voice synthesizer speaks in an American accent, as it was developed for him by an American company, but Hawking himself is a native of Oxford. He has said he would like to get it replaced with one that uses his natural accent, but the synthesizer has become so iconic that he's stuck with it.

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* StephenHawking.Creator/StephenHawking. His voice synthesizer speaks in an American accent, as it was developed for him by an American company, but Hawking himself is a native of Oxford. He has said he would like to get it replaced with one that uses his natural accent, but the synthesizer has become so iconic that he's stuck with it.
9th Jul '16 10:00:40 PM 10-13-2
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* Creator/JackNicholson was born in Neptune, New Jersey. This is also the hometown of Creator/Danny [=DeVito=] (with whom Nicholson has collaborated on a few occasions), but you'll note that Nicholson's speaking voice (which he doesn't tend to vary in his film roles) is regionally very hard to pin down (a good guess would be Illinois, or perhaps Iowa). One thing's for sure: it's definitely not the {{Joisey}} accent you'd expect from a boy who lived in the Garden State until his senior year of high school. Ironically, Nicholson had to learn his native accent all over again to play fellow New Jerseyan (although born in Indiana) Jimmy Hoffa in ''Film/Hoffa''.

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* Creator/JackNicholson was born in Neptune, New Jersey. This is also the hometown of Creator/Danny Danny [=DeVito=] (with whom Nicholson has collaborated on a few occasions), but you'll note that Nicholson's speaking voice (which he doesn't tend to vary in his film roles) is regionally very hard to pin down (a good guess would be Illinois, or perhaps Iowa). One thing's for sure: it's definitely not the {{Joisey}} accent you'd expect from a boy who lived in the Garden State until his senior year of high school. Ironically, Nicholson had to learn his native accent all over again to play fellow New Jerseyan (although born in Indiana) Jimmy Hoffa in ''Film/Hoffa''.''Film/{{Hoffa}}''.
* Quick! Where was Creator/SarahMichelleGellar born? If you said "New York City", you're correct - but you also have a bit too much time on your hands. You'd otherwise have a hard time guessing, since [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer her most famous role]] is that of a Southern Californian.
* Los Angeles, California, native Creator/JulietteLewis has played Southerners on more than one occasion.
9th Jul '16 9:48:38 PM 10-13-2
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* Creator/JackNicholson was born in Neptune, New Jersey. This is also the hometown of Creator/Danny [=DeVito=] (with whom Nicholson has collaborated on a few occasions), but you'll note that Nicholson's speaking voice (which he doesn't tend to vary in his film roles) is regionally very hard to pin down (a good guess would be Illinois, or perhaps Iowa). One thing's for sure: it's definitely not the {{Joisey}} accent you'd expect from a boy who lived in the Garden State until his senior year of high school. Ironically, Nicholson had to learn his native accent all over again to play fellow New Jerseyan (although born in Indiana) Jimmy Hoffa in ''Film/Hoffa''.
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9th Jul '16 9:35:34 PM 10-13-2
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This can also be done within the United States, if an American is expected to speak with a very distinctive accent other than their own, e.g. actors with "neutral" accents doing a [[Film/{{Fargo}} Minnesota]] or [[Series/TheCloser Georgia]] accent.

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This can also be done within the United States, if an American is expected to speak with a very distinctive accent other than their own, e.g. actors with "neutral" "neutral"[[note]] the default American accent is usually assumed to be Iowan, or perhaps Nebraskan [[/note]] accents doing a [[Film/{{Fargo}} Minnesota]] or [[Series/TheCloser Georgia]] accent.
23rd Jun '16 12:55:34 AM gewunomox
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* During the early years of TheBritishInvasion, British rock stars could be very clumsy in imitating American accents, and TheBeatles were no exception. John Lennon, for one, seemed to believe that Americans ''always'' pronounce the letter ''a'' very short and forward in the mouth, even when this is incorrect: "I'm in the mood to take a ma'am-bo."

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* During the early years of TheBritishInvasion, British rock stars could be very clumsy in imitating American accents, and TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles were no exception. John Lennon, for one, seemed to believe that Americans ''always'' pronounce the letter ''a'' very short and forward in the mouth, even when this is incorrect: "I'm in the mood to take a ma'am-bo."
16th Jun '16 4:21:26 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' sees British Paul Blackthorne and Olivia D'Abo as Metallo and Star Sapphire respectively. D'Abo had earlier voiced Star Sapphire ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLegue'', only using her natural accent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' sees British Paul Blackthorne and Olivia D'Abo as Metallo and Star Sapphire respectively. D'Abo had earlier voiced Star Sapphire ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLegue'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', only using her natural accent.
16th Jun '16 4:21:03 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLegueDoom'' sees British Paul Blackthorne and Olivia D'Abo as Metallo and Star Sapphire respectively. D'Abo had earlier voiced Star Sapphire ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLegue'', only using her natural accent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLegueDoom'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' sees British Paul Blackthorne and Olivia D'Abo as Metallo and Star Sapphire respectively. D'Abo had earlier voiced Star Sapphire ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLegue'', only using her natural accent.
11th Jun '16 6:36:42 AM Prfnoff
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* {{Edge}} is also Canadian (and Sean Morley's ex-brother-in-law, for that matter), but always tried to do an American accent when playing a heel. As a face, he generally spoke in his native accent.

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* {{Edge}} Wrestling/{{Edge}} is also Canadian (and Sean Morley's ex-brother-in-law, for that matter), but always tried to do an American accent when playing a heel. As a face, he generally spoke in his native accent.



* The American soldiers in ''HogsOfWar'' were voiced (as were all the other character voices) by Rik Mayall and Marc Silk. (However, [[PlayedForLaughs all the characters in the game are essentially a collection of stereotypes, anyway]].)

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* The American soldiers in ''HogsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/HogsOfWar'' were voiced (as were all the other character voices) by Rik Mayall and Marc Silk. (However, [[PlayedForLaughs all the characters in the game are essentially a collection of stereotypes, anyway]].)



* Jessica Lee Rose of ''{{Lonelygirl 15}}'' adopted an American accent for the character Bree. Occasional lapses into her New Zealand accent prompted early speculation on whether or not the blog was a hoax.

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* Jessica Lee Rose of ''{{Lonelygirl ''WebVideo/{{Lonelygirl 15}}'' adopted an American accent for the character Bree. Occasional lapses into her New Zealand accent prompted early speculation on whether or not the blog was a hoax.
22nd May '16 5:32:00 PM BugsFan17
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** Also Disney-related: the late Alan Young (Canadian) was Mickey's voice on the original ''Mickey's Christmas Carol'' record (he was also Scrooge, but you knew that).
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