History Main / FakeRussian

25th Jun '16 9:01:32 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/JimCummings does a good job of this in ''BaldursGate'' as Minsc, who is from the ForgottenRealms land of Rashemen (geographically located in the same area as Belarus/Western Russia).

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* Creator/JimCummings does a good job of this in ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' as Minsc, who is from the ForgottenRealms land of Rashemen (geographically located in the same area as Belarus/Western Russia).
19th Jun '16 4:45:49 PM JamesAustin
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* Averted somewhat in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'': AntonYelchin (Ensign Chekov) was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States as a baby. He would've done an accurate accent and is a native English speaker in RealLife, but he felt it more appropriate to exaggerate it to match Walter Koenig's original performance of the character.

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* Averted somewhat in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'': AntonYelchin Creator/AntonYelchin (Ensign Chekov) was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States as a baby. He would've done an accurate accent and is a native English speaker in RealLife, but he felt it more appropriate to exaggerate it to match Walter Koenig's original performance of the character.



** AntonYelchin's [[Film/StarTrek version]] is a borderline case; Yelchin ''is'' Russian, but came to America as a young enough child that he doesn't normally have a Russian accent at all when speaking English. He's also doing it in homage to Chekov.

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** AntonYelchin's Creator/AntonYelchin's [[Film/StarTrek version]] is a borderline case; Yelchin ''is'' Russian, but came to America as a young enough child that he doesn't normally have a Russian accent at all when speaking English. He's also doing it in homage to Chekov.
11th Jun '16 12:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* The ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life on Deck]]'' episode "Das Boots" had Sasha Matryoshka, a Russian junior chess champion played by Cody Kennedy, who's of Russian ancestry, but otherwise American as apple pie.
* Lampshaded slightly on ''SexAndTheCity'' with Carrie's inability to pronounce Aleksandr's name. He finally says "Call me 'Bob.'"

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* The ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life on Deck]]'' episode "Das Boots" had Sasha Matryoshka, a Russian junior chess champion played by Cody Kennedy, who's of Russian ancestry, but otherwise American as apple pie.
* Lampshaded slightly on ''SexAndTheCity'' ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' with Carrie's inability to pronounce Aleksandr's name. He finally says "Call me 'Bob.'"
28th May '16 1:15:49 PM Akaihiryuu
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** Walter could actually do a realistic Russian accent. He actually did during an audition, but Roddenberry told him the accent "wasn't strong enough" and instructed him to "ham it up". The V pronounced as W thing he was inspired by his grandfather, who he says had the same difficulty (albeit not to the extent that Chekov does).

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** Walter could actually do a realistic Russian accent. He actually did during an audition, but Roddenberry told him the accent "wasn't strong enough" and instructed him to "ham it up". The For the V pronounced as W thing he was inspired by his grandfather, who he says had the same difficulty (albeit not to the extent that Chekov does).
28th May '16 1:14:38 PM Akaihiryuu
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** Walter could actually do a realistic Russian accent. He actually did during an audition, but Roddenberry told him the accent "wasn't strong enough" and instructed him to "ham it up". The V pronounced as W thing he was inspired by his grandfather, who he says had the same difficulty (albeit not to the extent that Chekov does).
26th May '16 6:47:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Earl Boen seems to do this quite often, voicing Sergei Gulukovitch in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and Colossus in the first ''XMenLegends''.

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* Earl Boen seems to do this quite often, voicing Sergei Gulukovitch in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and Colossus in the first ''XMenLegends''.''VideoGame/XMenLegends''.
30th Apr '16 9:35:20 PM JamesAustin
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->''"Well, the way you're sinking your teeth into those wubble-u's, I should think maybe... Eastern Ukraine."''\\
''"Hm, I was thinking Fake-istan."''
-->-- '''Franchise/IndianaJones''' and '''Mike Nelson''', Podcast/RiffTrax for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''

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->''"Well, ->'''Franchise/IndianaJones:''' Well, the way you're sinking your teeth into those wubble-u's, I should think maybe... Eastern Ukraine."''\\
''"Hm, I was thinking Fake-istan."''
-->-- '''Franchise/IndianaJones''' and
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'''Mike Nelson''', Nelson:''' Hm, I was thinking Fake-istan.
-->--
Podcast/RiffTrax for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''
14th Apr '16 9:57:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In DrStrangelove the Russian ambassador is played by British actor, Peter Bull. Though to be fair he's not really fooling any-one.
* GideonEmery, also a British actor, plays the Russian mobster Sergei in ''Film/{{Takers}}''.

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* In DrStrangelove ''Film/DrStrangelove', the Russian ambassador is played by British actor, Peter Bull. Though to be fair he's not really fooling any-one.
* GideonEmery, Creator/GideonEmery, also a British actor, plays the Russian mobster Sergei in ''Film/{{Takers}}''.
7th Apr '16 1:19:36 AM TrollBrutal
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* ''Series/TheAmericans'' : Played straight by the protagonist couple (an American and a Welshman) and the handlers, averted otherwise by most of the supporting Soviet roles, played by Russian actors who speak actual Russian in their scenes.
28th Mar '16 8:27:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Maria Tachibana in ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen'' is half-Russian (though the series plays up her Russian-ness so much that if not for her name you'd never know it's only half). Her US voice actress decided to give her a Russian accent, which would have been a nice touch if she could imitate one worth a darn.


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* Maria Tachibana in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' is half-Russian, though the series plays up her Russian-ness so much that if not for her name you'd never know it's only half (though it's justified by her having a Russian upbringing). Her US voice actress in [[Anime/SakuraWarsTV the anime]] decided to give her a Russian accent, which would have been a nice touch if she could imitate one worth a darn.
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