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Watch 19 Male Celebrities Speak In Other Languages

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1. Tom Hiddleston speaking French.

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He's multilingual, in fact. Swoon.

2. Colin Firth speaking Italian.

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Firth first learned Italian to impress his in-laws.

3. Joseph-Gordon Levitt speaking French.

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Levitt studied French poetry at Columbia and now parle comme un ange.

4. Paul Wesley speaking Polish.

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Born Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski, Wesley grew up in New Jersey with his Polish parents and spent much of his childhood traveling to Poland.

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5. Johnny Depp speaking French.

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Depp's former partner Vanessa Paradis is from Paris; he learned French to keep up with their bilingual children.

6. Kobe Bryant speaking Italian.

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When Bryant was six, his basketball player father left the NBA and moved his family to Italy. Bryant is also fluent in Spanish.

7. Alexander Skarsgård speaking Swedish.

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*fans self*

8. Ben Affleck speaking Spanish.

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Affleck first learned to speak Spanish as a teen, when he filmed a children's television program in Mexico. He kept up his Spanish studies throughout his life and now speaks pretty well (albeit with a serious American accent).

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9. Edward Norton speaking Japanese.

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Norton lived and worked in Osaka after graduating from Yale in 1991.

10. Christoph Waltz speaking German.

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I mean, he's from Austria. So.

11. Hugh Jackman speaking French.

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Not bad, Hugh. Not bad.

12. Viggo Mortensen speaking Danish.

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He also speaks Spanish and Italian.

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13. Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mandarin.

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Zuckerberg has been studying Chinese for several years, in part to better communicate with his wife Priscilla's grandmother. Last year, he sat for an interview at Tsinghua entirely in Mandarin.

14. Will Smith speaking Spanish.

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He's not the most fluent, but Smith became adept in Spanish after speaking scene en español in the movie Seven Pounds.

15. Misha Collins speaking Russian.

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Collins was born in Massachusetts, but as he told TV Guide: "When I was in high school, I liked to pretend that I was a Russian foreign exchange student. I would do things like go into a pizza restaurant and tell them I'd never had pizza before, and they'd bring me into the kitchen and show me how to make an American pizza. It's really fun. "

16. Hugh Grant speaking French.

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His French is, shall we say, tres, tres bien.

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17. Tom Hardy speaking French.

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Well, a few words. He tried!

18. Darren Criss speaking Italian.

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Criss studied Italian theater abroad, and he also minored in it in college.

19. And of course, Bradley Cooper speaking French.

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On ne s'en lasse pas.