History Main / FakeRussian

25th Oct '17 6:23:26 PM thehonorablereese
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25th Oct '17 6:11:29 PM thehonorablereese
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** Swedish actor Mikael Nyqvist plays the Russian mob boss Viggo Tarasov in ''Film/JohnWick''.

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** Swedish actor Mikael Nyqvist plays the Russian mob boss Viggo Tarasov in ''Film/JohnWick''. Similarly, in ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'', "frequent fake Russian" Creator/PeterStormare plays Abram Tarasov, brother to the aformentioned Viggo.
16th Oct '17 8:19:59 AM igordebraga
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** In the original timeline, Colossus (Russian) is portrayed by Canadian Daniel Cudmore.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' features Englishman Creator/JasonFlemyng as the Russian Azazel.

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** In the original timeline, Colossus (Russian) is portrayed by Canadian Daniel Cudmore.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' features Englishman Creator/JasonFlemyng as Azazel (who's a demon in the comics, but turned into a Russian Azazel.mutant in the film).



** ''Film/TheNewMutants'' has American-born Anglo-Argentine Creator/AnyaTaylorJoy as Magik.

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** ''Film/TheNewMutants'' has American-born Anglo-Argentine Creator/AnyaTaylorJoy as Magik.[[Comicbook/IllyanaRasputin Magik]] (Colossus' sister in the comics).
5th Oct '17 4:13:45 PM julietvalcouer
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* ''Series/HouseofCardsUS'' features Danish actor Creator/LarsMikkelsen as Valdimir Putin {{Expy}} Viktor Petrov.
1st Oct '17 10:40:30 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* North (Creator/AlecBaldwin) from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''
* Gru (Creator/SteveCarell) and his mother (Creator/JulieAndrews) from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''

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* North (Creator/AlecBaldwin) from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''
''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''.
* Gru (Creator/SteveCarell) and his mother (Creator/JulieAndrews) from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
16th Sep '17 4:46:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Svetlana Markov [sic]; ([[TranslationCorrection corrected]] to Markova in the Russian dub) in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Watergate", portrayed by Marina Sirtis. On the other hand, the two Russian sailors from "Small Victories" look rather authentic, being portrayed by Russians. The one with glasses speaks Ukrainian, almost without an accent. The other one alternates between Russian and Ukrainian. One of them asks what is that noise they hear from the torpedo tube and the other answers "maybe those are the bugs from the [[BilingualBonus previous]] [[NoFourthWall episode]]?".
** Aversion: Radek Zelenka in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' was originally supposed to be Russian, but the producers changed the character's nationality to fit the actor's Czech origins. It should be pointed out that while actor David Nykl can speak Czech fluently, having been born in the country to Czech parents, he left at a very young age with his family (after the Prague Spring of 1968) and his actual accent is Canadian. That and it appears he's actually been a fake Russian in the past. Nevertheless, Nykl's Czech accent is pretty much spot-on.
** Creator/GaryChalk, Canadian actor of English birth, plays Russian General Chekhov on ''SG-1''.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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Dr. Svetlana Markov [sic]; ([[TranslationCorrection corrected]] to Markova in the Russian dub) in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Watergate", portrayed by Marina Sirtis. On the other hand, the two Russian sailors from "Small Victories" look rather authentic, being portrayed by Russians. The one with glasses speaks Ukrainian, almost without an accent. The other one alternates between Russian and Ukrainian. One of them asks what is that noise they hear from the torpedo tube and the other answers "maybe those are the bugs from the [[BilingualBonus previous]] [[NoFourthWall episode]]?".
** Creator/GaryChalk, Canadian actor of English birth, plays Russian General Chekhov.
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Aversion: Radek Zelenka in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' was originally supposed to be Russian, but the producers changed the character's nationality to fit the actor's Czech origins. It should be pointed out that while actor David Nykl can speak Czech fluently, having been born in the country to Czech parents, he left at a very young age with his family (after the Prague Spring of 1968) and his actual accent is Canadian. That and it appears he's actually been a fake Russian in the past. Nevertheless, Nykl's Czech accent is pretty much spot-on.
** Creator/GaryChalk, Canadian actor of English birth, plays Russian General Chekhov on ''SG-1''.
spot-on.
16th Sep '17 4:42:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Our Man Bashir", Nana Visitor (who plays Kira Nerys) is clearly putting on the most ridiculous faux-Russian accent and having loads of fun while at it[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC_fXKgyaQg .]]
** Explained by the fact that the holodeck program is clearly meant to be a James Bond-replica -- fake Russian accents included (Kira was involved in a shuttle/transporter/holodeck malfunction, which is why she is so in-character).

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Our Man Bashir", Nana Visitor (who plays Kira Nerys) is clearly putting on the most ridiculous faux-Russian accent and having loads of fun while at it[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC_fXKgyaQg .]]
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]] Explained by the fact that the holodeck program is clearly meant to be a James Bond-replica -- fake Russian accents included (Kira was involved in a shuttle/transporter/holodeck malfunction, which is why she is so in-character).
16th Sep '17 4:19:17 AM Doug86
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** Julian Sands, a British actor, played BigBad Vladimir Bierko. MarkSheppard, also British, played Bierko's [[TheDragon Dragon]], and notably [[OohMeAccentsSlipping switched between British and Russian accents]] during his tenure on the show. However, since the nationality of those bad guys was [[AnonymousRinger Generic Central Asian]] it's rather pointless to discuss whether the names and accents were accurate to any particular real Central-Asian / Eastern-European country. Creator/MishaCollins, meanwhile, does a pretty good Russian accent as Alexis Drazen.

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** Julian Sands, a British actor, played BigBad Vladimir Bierko. MarkSheppard, Creator/MarkSheppard, also British, played Bierko's [[TheDragon Dragon]], and notably [[OohMeAccentsSlipping switched between British and Russian accents]] during his tenure on the show. However, since the nationality of those bad guys was [[AnonymousRinger Generic Central Asian]] it's rather pointless to discuss whether the names and accents were accurate to any particular real Central-Asian / Eastern-European country. Creator/MishaCollins, meanwhile, does a pretty good Russian accent as Alexis Drazen.
11th Sep '17 11:16:46 PM Loekman3
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* Buff Frog from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' who speaks in a thick Russian accent, is voiced by an American actor Fred Tataiscore.
9th Sep '17 5:15:45 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/OhSirTheInsultSimulator'' has Grishka, who dresses and speaks Russian but isn't really one. His [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak spot]] is insults involving his origins and (supposed) homeland, like "'''[Your country]''' [is not interesting] [and] [your beloved auntie] '''[was born in]''' [a cheese shop]!"

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* ''VideoGame/OhSirTheInsultSimulator'' has Grishka, Grisha, who dresses is obsessed with Russia despite being born and speaks Russian but isn't really one.raised in London. His [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak spot]] is insults involving his origins and (supposed) homeland, like "'''[Your country]''' [is not interesting] [and] [your beloved auntie] '''[was born in]''' [a cheese shop]!"
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