10 Accents By Actors Who Did An Amazing Job And 10 That Just Fell Flat On Their Face

    There are good and bad accents — and then there's Keanu Reeves in Dracula.

    Actors nailing accents is often crucial for a role where they're portraying someone real or from a part of the world known for a specific accent.

    Here's my list of 10 amazing AND dreadful accents from actors. Fair warning, I do not include some offensive portrayals of ethnic people from early cinema as it is already too clear how bad those accents and impersonations were.

    Starting out with the best...

    1. Jamie FoxxRay

    Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles recording a song

    2. Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote

    Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote speaking to someone while gazing out of a window

    3. Heath LedgerBrokeback Mountain

    Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar talking to someone

    4. Matthew Rhys — The Americans

    Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings talking to his wife

    5. Connor Trinneer — American Made

    Connor Trinneer as George W Bush talking to Tom Cruise as Barry Seal

    6. Angelina Jolie — Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie as Maleficent smiling at someone

    7. Daniel Day-Lewis — In The Name of the Father

    Daniel Day-Lewis as Gerry Conlon in the prison common area

    8. Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out

    close up of Daniel looking up

    9. Andrew Lincoln — The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes covered in blood pointing his gun at someone

    10. Benedict Cumberbatch — Black Mass

    Benedict Cumberbatch as Billy Bulger speaking to an FBI agent

    Now prepare yourself for the bad...

    11. Tom Cruise — Far and Away

    Tom Cruise as Joseph Donnelly looking back at someone smiling

    12. Christopher Lambert — Highlander

    Christopher Lambert as Connor Mcleod smiling at his trainer

    13. Nicholas Cage — Con Air

    Nicholas Cage as Cameron Poe talking to a convict

    14. Kevin Costner — Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Kevin Costner as Robin Hood speaking to a group of men

    15. John Malkovich—- Rounders

    John Malkovich as Teddy looking at someone

    16. Sean Connery — The Hunt for Red October

    Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius looking at a someone in the submarine

    17. Keanu Reeves — Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker talking to Dracula

    18. Jon Voight — Anaconda

    Jon Voight as Paul Serone scared of how the anaconda is moving in the water

    19. Gerard Butler — P.S. I Love You

    Gerard Butler as Gerry Kennedy looking at someone with a smile on his face

    20. James Van Der Beek — Varsity Blues

    James Van Der Beek as Jonathan Mox about to go into a game as the quarterback

    What do you think of this list? Do you have some great or bad accents from an actor that stick out to your mind? Let us know in the comments below.