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    16 Cringeworthy Movie Accents That Unfortunately Just Did Not Land

    Keanu Reeves' English accent in Dracula was unrealistic.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the worst accent they've ever heard in a movie (inspired by this Reddit thread) and, boy, did they deliver. Here are the cringeworthy results.

    1. Emma Watson's American accent in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    Sam asking Charlie: "Why do I, and everyone I love, pick people who treat us like we're nothing?"
    Summit Entertainment

    "I love that movie and otherwise thought she did a good job, but her accent was distracting at certain points."

    arcticmankeys

    2. Mike Meyers' Dutch accent in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

    Goldmember asking Austin Powers if he wants a "Schmoke and a pancake?"
    New Line Cinema

    "If I remember correctly, he didn’t even study Dutch accents and just made up his own."

    sophiem34

    3. Nicolas Cage's Southern accent in Con Air (1997)

    Cameron telling The Virus: "Put the bunny back in the box"
    Touchstone Pictures

    "I Immediately think of Nicolas Cage in Con Air. I believe he was doing a Southerner/Alabama accent, but it’s so awful and hilariously executed (it wasn't meant to be comedic) that it’s hard to tell for sure. 'Put the bunny back in the box!'"

    amandaa4fc04f3c5

    4. Don Cheadle's English accent in Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    Basher robbing a bank, saying: "Alright, chaps: hang onto your knickers!"
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I don’t get why he even attempted the accent, tbh."

    ierolover

    5. Dick Van Dyke's cockney accent in Mary Poppins (1964) and Lin-Manuel Miranda's cockney accent in Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

    Bert singing: "Can't put me finger on what lies in store, but what I feels to happen, all 'appened before" and Jack telling Mary Poppins: "May I say, you look lovely as always"
    Walt Disney Studios

    "I mean, you can't beat Dick Van Dyke's cockney in Mary Poppins, but I'll admit Lin-Manuel Miranda's accent in Mary Poppins Returns wasn't anything to write home about, either. It just did not land."

    colleend9

    6. Brad Pitt's Irish accent in Snatch (2000)

    Mickey asking Tommy: "Do you like dogs?" but pronouncing it as "Dags"
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "It's impossible to understand Brad Pitt in Snatch — I know it was supposed to be funny, and it was for a little while, but that was a bit over-the-top."

    loulabelson

    7. Kate Beckinsale's Romanian accent in Van Helsing (2004)

    Anna telling Van Helsing: "Who will kill [Dracula] if not me? Who will show courage if not me?"
    Universal Pictures

    8. Orlando Bloom's Kentucky accent in Elizabethtown (2005)

    Paramount Pictures

    "I could not get past Orlando Bloom's accent in Elizabethtown. To be fair to Brits, Americans tend to do terrible jobs even at BBC English, but Brits tend to think that just drawing out syllables and saying 'man' a lot makes a standard American accent."

    degobrah

    9. Reese Witherspoon's Southern accent in Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

    Melanie telling Jake: "Well, for starts, you can get your stubborn ass down here and give me a divorce"
    Buena Vista Pictures

    "It's one of my favorite movies, but that accent was like nails on a chalkboard. She's from the South, so you think she would've done it a little better!"

    acekoty12

    10. Taye Diggs' Jamaican accent in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

    Winston telling Stella: "You didn't know Shakespeare was really Black? Yeah, mon"
    20th Century Fox

    "How Stella Got Her Groove Back is one of my favorite movies of all time, but whenever I watch it, Taye Diggs' accent makes me cringe like nobody's business."

    kaylayandoli

    11. Ewan McGregor's Alabama accent in Big Fish (2003)

    Young Edward proposing to Sandra with a field of daffodils, saying: "I called everywhere in five states. I told them it was the only way to get my wife to marry me"
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Anytime Ewan McGregor tries to play a Southerner, like in Big Fish or I Love You Phillip Morris, it's painful to listen to."

    baobaopanda

    12. Kristen Stewart's English accent in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

    Snow White declaring: "All I've known is darkness, but I've never seen a brighter light than when my eyes just opened"
    Universal Pictures

    "It makes me sad to say because she gets so much flak and she's not a bad actor at all, but Kristen Stewart's English accent in Snow White was cringeworthy."

    ferociouskitten

    13. John Travolta's Baltimore accent in Hairspray (2007)

    Edna telling her daughter: "I once had a dream I owned a coin-operated laundromat, and I came down from that cloud real quickly"
    New Line Cinema

    "John Travolta was definitely trying a real Baltimore accent, but as someone who is very familiar with Baltimore-isms, he failed pretty miserably. Divine as the OG Edna in the 1988 movie version was a native Baltimorian, so listen to him do the part — you can kind of pick out the bits Travolta adopted."

    colleend9

    14. Cameron Diaz's Irish accent in Gangs of New York (2002)

    Jenny in the middle of the street saying: "You look stunned and poorly, sir"
    Touchstone Pictures / Miramax Films

    "That movie is phenomenal, but her accent practically ruins it for me."

    hannahs4374641ca

    15. Everyone's Southern accents in Beautiful Creatures (2013)

    Mavis asking Ethan if she could come inside the house while holding a plate of brownies
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I couldn't get through Beautiful Creatures because the Southern accents were so bad. I can usually let bad Southern accents slide because there are so many variations, but for whatever reason the ones in that movie just did not work."

    nazywamsiewynter

    16. And Keanu Reeves' English accent in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    Jonathan asking: "If I may inquire: what in fact happened to Mr. Renfield in Transylvania?"
    Columbia Pictures

    "Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder's English accents in Dracula 😂. They should've just hired English actors!"

    Th3FatPanth3r

    Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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