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21st Aug '16 9:16:29 AM eroock
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** Mickey Rourke plays Russian supervillain Ivan Vanko (a cross between Crimson Dynamo and Whiplash) in ''Film/IronMan2''. Rourke spent time in a Russian supermax prison just to absorb some local flavor and was coached on the language by his Russian girlfriend. In the same film, Creator/ScarlettJohansson plays Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, who was Russian in the comics, but is not said to be Russian in the film, and [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent nothing in her performance even hints at it]].

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** Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke plays Russian supervillain Ivan Vanko (a cross between Crimson Dynamo and Whiplash) in ''Film/IronMan2''. Rourke spent time in a Russian supermax prison just to absorb some local flavor and was coached on the language by his Russian girlfriend. In the same film, Creator/ScarlettJohansson plays Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, who was Russian in the comics, but is not said to be Russian in the film, and [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent nothing in her performance even hints at it]].
1st Aug '16 5:49:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shannon Elizabeth played Nadia, a Czech (not Russian, but similarly Slavic) in ''AmericanPie''.

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* Shannon Elizabeth played Nadia, a Czech (not Russian, but similarly Slavic) in ''AmericanPie''.''Film/AmericanPie''.
30th Jul '16 5:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in DaveBarry's column "The Columnist's Caper," a spy-movie pastiche in which two Russian officers named [[FamousNamedForeigner Rasputin Smirnov]] and Joyce Brothers Karamazov Popov take turns frowning at each other while talking about how the Americans must be kept from interfering with their EvilPlan. When Smirnov asks, "Shouldn't we be speaking Russian?", Popov says that [[JustAStupidAccent they should at least have accents]]. The rest of their lines have them doing every accent but a Russian one.

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* Parodied in DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's column "The Columnist's Caper," a spy-movie pastiche in which two Russian officers named [[FamousNamedForeigner Rasputin Smirnov]] and Joyce Brothers Karamazov Popov take turns frowning at each other while talking about how the Americans must be kept from interfering with their EvilPlan. When Smirnov asks, "Shouldn't we be speaking Russian?", Popov says that [[JustAStupidAccent they should at least have accents]]. The rest of their lines have them doing every accent but a Russian one.
24th Jul '16 7:01:34 AM Slothgirl
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*** [[spoiler: And that isn't even the emd of it. Those American agents happen to be working for an agency that got its start in Nazi Germany, and the Winter Soldier - as a consequence of being portrayed by a Romanian actor - speaks Russian with a Romanian accent. Is this the LogicalExtreme of this trope? Probably.]]

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*** [[spoiler: And that isn't even the emd end of it. Those American agents happen to be working for an agency that got its start in Nazi Germany, and the Winter Soldier - as a consequence of being portrayed by a Romanian actor - speaks Russian with a Romanian accent. Is this the LogicalExtreme of this trope? Probably.]]
24th Jul '16 6:47:46 AM Slothgirl
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** [[spoiler: And that isn't even the emd of it. Those American agents happen to be working for an agency that got its start in Nazi Germany, and the Winter Soldier - as a consequence of being portrayed by a Romanian actor - speaks Russian with a Romanian accent. Is this the LogicalExtreme of this trope? Probably.]]

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** *** [[spoiler: And that isn't even the emd of it. Those American agents happen to be working for an agency that got its start in Nazi Germany, and the Winter Soldier - as a consequence of being portrayed by a Romanian actor - speaks Russian with a Romanian accent. Is this the LogicalExtreme of this trope? Probably.]]
24th Jul '16 6:46:52 AM Slothgirl
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**[[spoiler: And that isn't even the emd of it. Those American agents happen to be working for an agency that got its start in Nazi Germany, and the Winter Soldier - as a consequence of being portrayed by a Romanian actor - speaks Russian with a Romanian accent. Is this the LogicalExtreme of this trope? Probably.]]
17th Jul '16 5:23:10 PM AyeBraine
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** Amazingly, the Russian dub happily rectifies all of the awkwardness. The translation and dubbing were apparently given much thought and labor, and the end result is suprisingly convincing, bold and heartfelt performances in Russian (even though some expressions still betray a little of the foreigner's perspective). Russian dub version of the movie shows very sure and organic performances of noble and humane Russian sailors in a (sorely lacking) Russian heroic-but-tragic war movie, with acting by Ford, Neeson, Skarsgard and others as a cool bonus.

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** Amazingly, the Russian dub happily rectifies all of the awkwardness. The translation and dubbing were apparently given much thought and labor, and the end result is suprisingly convincing, bold and heartfelt performances in Russian (even though some expressions still betray a little of the foreigner's perspective). Russian dub version of the movie shows very sure and organic performances of noble and humane Russian sailors in a (sorely lacking) Russian heroic-but-tragic war movie, with acting by Ford, Neeson, Skarsgard Sarsgaard and others as a cool bonus.
17th Jul '16 5:21:17 PM AyeBraine
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** Amazingly, the Russian dub happily rectifies all of the awkwardness. The translation and dubbing were apparently given much thought and labor, and the end result is suprisingly convincing, bold and heartfelt performances in Russian (even though some expressions still betray a little of the foreigner's perspective). Russian dub version of the movie shows very sure and organic performances of noble and humane Russian sailors in a (sorely lacking) Russian heroic-but-tragic war movie, with acting by Ford, Neeson, Skarsgard and others as a cool bonus.
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.
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