History Main / FakeNationality

26th Apr '18 12:51:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheDamned'' provides one of the more extreme examples. While a few of the main cast (Helmut Griem, Albrecht Schoenthals, Rene Koldehoff) are German, most are a bizarrely eclectic mix of nationalities. Most speaking English in their native accents, at that!

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* ''Film/TheDamned'' ''Film/TheDamned1969'' provides one of the more extreme examples. While a few of the main cast (Helmut Griem, Albrecht Schoenthals, Rene Koldehoff) are German, most are a bizarrely eclectic mix of nationalities. Most speaking English in their native accents, at that!
19th Apr '18 8:28:38 PM MatthewRenn
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* Often crossed over with WeAllLiveInAmerica in Canadian "tax shelter films" of the 1970s and 80s, encompassing everything from ''BlackChristmas1974'', to much of {{David Cronenberg}}'s early filmography. These films were usually set in the United States, since the films intended audience was there. Thus, the mostly-Canadian cast would be playing Americans, usually not even attempting to cover up their native accents. In rare cases where these films were explicitly set in Canada, they would nonetheless cast American or British leads in order to widen the film's international appeal. Thus, Americans would be playing Canadians.
14th Apr '18 9:44:52 PM Ninamarie124
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4th Apr '18 6:49:06 PM julietvalcouer
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** Russian president (and Putin {{Expy}}) Viktor Petrov is played by the Danish Creator/LarsMikkelsen
3rd Apr '18 7:13:42 PM nombretomado
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** Parodied on a ''Series/LittleBritain'' sketch in which a pushy stage mother desperately tries to get her son a part in Shakespeare's ''HenryV''. When she suggests him for the role of Henry V, the director tells her that Jonathan Pryce has already been cast in the lead, to which she replies "But he's Chinese!"

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** Parodied on a ''Series/LittleBritain'' sketch in which a pushy stage mother desperately tries to get her son a part in Shakespeare's ''HenryV''.''Theatre/HenryV''. When she suggests him for the role of Henry V, the director tells her that Jonathan Pryce has already been cast in the lead, to which she replies "But he's Chinese!"
10th Mar '18 4:47:06 PM AreYouTyler
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** [[Film/BlackPanther Wakanda]] ([[{{Bulungi}} Southern Africa]]): Chadwick Boseman (American of Western African descent), Lupita Nyong'o (Mexican of Eastern African descent), Daniel Kaluuya (British of Central African descent), Letitia Wright (Guyanese-British), and Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett (both Americans). Averted with the South African John Kani, who even taught the accent Boseman should use, and the Zimbabwean-American Danai Gurira. Played straight and averted with Michael B. Jordan who is an American yet his character is of both African American and Wakandan descent.

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** [[Film/BlackPanther Wakanda]] ([[{{Bulungi}} Southern Africa]]): Chadwick Boseman (American of Western African descent), Lupita Nyong'o (Mexican of Eastern African descent), (Kenyan-Mexican), Daniel Kaluuya (British of Central African descent), (Nigerian-British), Letitia Wright (Guyanese-British), and Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett (both Americans). Averted with the South African John Kani, who even taught the accent Boseman should use, and the Zimbabwean-American Danai Gurira. Played straight and averted with Michael B. Jordan who is an American yet his character is of both African American and Wakandan descent.



*** To be fair, Koenig is of Russian descent. The v/w switch was inspired by his father who had difficulty pronouncing these. But the realistic Russian accent he first used was deemed "not strong enough" by Roddenberry, who instructed Koenig to deliberately ham up his accent as much as possible.

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*** To be fair, Koenig is of Russian descent. The v/w switch was inspired by his father who had difficulty pronouncing these. But the realistic Russian accent he first used was deemed "not strong enough" by Roddenberry, who instructed Koenig to deliberately ham up his accent as much as possible. Similarly, in the 2009 movie, Chekov is played by Creator/AntonYelchin, a Russian Jew who moved to America as a baby.



* Used ''a lot'' in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''. The entire production used four voice actors: Creator/CharlieAdler (Cobra Commander [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades for the first time]], Flint, Gung-Ho, Stalker, and Hard Master) Creator/EricBauza (Storm Shadow, Destro, and Tunnel Rat), Creator/SteveBlum (Duke, Ripcord, Roadblock, Zartan, Wild Bill, and Doc), and Music/GreyDeLisle (Scarlett, Baroness, Dail Tone, and Cover Girl). Both Alder and Blum are Jewish-American, Bauza is Japanese-Canadian, and [=DeLisle=] is an American of mixed Dutch/French/Irish/Mexican/Norwegian descent and outside of {{Gender Flip}}ping Dial Tone and ''Resolute'' following ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''[='=]s lead of {{Race Lift}}ing Ripcord into an African-American, the characters still retain the nationalities and races of most other incarnations (Destro being Scottish; Baroness being Russian; Doc, Roadblock, and Stalker being African-American; Tunnel Rat being Chinese-American; Zartan being Australian[[note]]despite one file card saying he's French[[/note]]; and Storm Shadow and Hard Master being Japanese).

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* Used ''a lot'' in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''. The entire production used four voice actors: Creator/CharlieAdler (Cobra Commander [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades for the first time]], Flint, Gung-Ho, Stalker, and Hard Master) Creator/EricBauza (Storm Shadow, Destro, and Tunnel Rat), Creator/SteveBlum (Duke, Ripcord, Roadblock, Zartan, Wild Bill, and Doc), and Music/GreyDeLisle (Scarlett, Baroness, Dail Tone, and Cover Girl). Both Alder and Blum are Jewish-American, Bauza is Japanese-Canadian, Filipino-Canadian, and [=DeLisle=] is an American of mixed Dutch/French/Irish/Mexican/Norwegian descent and outside of {{Gender Flip}}ping Dial Tone and ''Resolute'' following ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''[='=]s lead of {{Race Lift}}ing Ripcord into an African-American, the characters still retain the nationalities and races of most other incarnations (Destro being Scottish; Baroness being Russian; Doc, Roadblock, and Stalker being African-American; Tunnel Rat being Chinese-American; Zartan being Australian[[note]]despite one file card saying he's French[[/note]]; and Storm Shadow and Hard Master being Japanese).


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* All the ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'', except for Hunter, are voiced by American actors instead of their nationalities, including black actor Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as [[FakeRussian Exile]] and Creator/JeffBennett as German Blitz.
5th Mar '18 2:15:41 PM khalcyon2011
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* This whole long list and not one person has cited Creator/MerylStreep's multiple portrayals of nationalities other than her American one:

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* This whole long list and not one person Creator/MerylStreep has cited Creator/MerylStreep's portrayed multiple portrayals of nationalities other than her American one:
26th Feb '18 6:17:47 AM patriciovalencia117
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** [[Film/BlackPanther Wakanda]] ([[{{Bulungi}} Southern Africa]]): Chadwick Boseman (American of Western African descent), Lupita Nyong'o (Mexican of Eastern African descent), Daniel Kaluuya (British of Central African descent), Letitia Wright (Guyanese-British), Forest Whitaker (British), Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan (both Americans). Averted with the South African John Kani, who even taught the accent Boseman should use, and the Zimbabwean-American Danai Gurira.

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** [[Film/BlackPanther Wakanda]] ([[{{Bulungi}} Southern Africa]]): Chadwick Boseman (American of Western African descent), Lupita Nyong'o (Mexican of Eastern African descent), Daniel Kaluuya (British of Central African descent), Letitia Wright (Guyanese-British), and Forest Whitaker (British), and Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan Bassett (both Americans). Averted with the South African John Kani, who even taught the accent Boseman should use, and the Zimbabwean-American Danai Gurira. Played straight and averted with Michael B. Jordan who is an American yet his character is of both African American and Wakandan descent.
25th Feb '18 2:35:47 AM jormis29
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** Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling (English);

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** Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling Creator/CharlotteRampling (English);
13th Feb '18 9:39:01 AM frankcuzzo
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** Bret Hart is a dual citizen as his mom was from New York State, though Bret was reared in Calgary.
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