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27 Famous Actors Who Tricked You Into Thinking They're American

This totally changed the way I see my favorite movies and TV shows.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which famous actor they were truly shocked to learn isn't American. Here are the wild results.

1. Florence Pugh

Sony Pictures Releasing

What you know her American accent from: Little Women and Midsommar

Where she's actually from: Oxford, England

"I've seen Little Women a few times now, and she's so good in it. Recently I started watching her old YouTube videos and covers, and you can hear her English accent in them!"

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2. Will Poulter

Warner Bros. Pictures

What you know his American accent from: We're the Millers, Midsommar, and The Maze Runner series

Where he's actually from: Hammersmith, London

"I first saw him in The Maze Runner, where he put on an American accent, and I didn't realize until I saw him in Son of Rambow that he's English! He's actually from London."

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3. Tom Holland

BBC America / youtube.com

What you know his American accent from: The Spider-Man and Avengers series

Where he's actually from: Kingston upon Thames, London

"He has such a good American accent that I was shocked when I heard him speak in an interview."

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4. Danielle MacDonald

Netflix

What you know her American accent from: Dumplin', Bird Box, and Unbelievable

Where she's actually from: Sydney

"Her Southern accent was so perfect in Dumplin' that I had no idea she wasn't from Texas, let alone Australia."

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5. KJ Apa

The CW

What you know his American accent from: Riverdale, A Dog's Purpose, and The Hate U Give

Where he's actually from: Auckland, New Zealand

"I saw a few videos online where he spoke with a Kiwi accent and got SO confused because I first saw him on Riverdale."

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6. Daniel Kaluuya

Blumhouse Productions

What you know his American accent from: Get Out and Widows

Where he's actually from: London

"He did such a great American accent in Get Out that I was completely shocked when I heard him speak in an interview."

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7. Isla Fisher

New Line Cinema

What you know her American accent from: Wedding Crashers, Arrested Development, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Now You See Me

Where she's actually from: Born in Muscat, Oman, but grew up in Perth, Western Australia

"I only found out like a week ago that Isla Fisher is Australian. I always thought she was American!"

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8. Katherine Langford

Netflix

What you know her American accent from: 13 Reasons Why, Love Simon, and Knives Out

Where she's actually from: Perth, Western Australia

"Her American accent is really good, and I was so shocked when I found out she wasn't American."

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9. Rose McIver

Netflix

What you know her American accent from: A Christmas Prince, The Lovely Bones, iZombie, and Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

Where she's actually from: Auckland

"I always thought she was American because she's good at hiding her real accent in iZombie and Netflix's A Christmas Prince series. I watched a video on YouTube where she recapped the movie and was surprised to hear her thick Kiwi accent."

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10. Freddie Highmore

ABC

What you know his American accent from: The Good Doctor and Bates Motel

Where he's actually from: Camden Town, London

"I had no idea he was English until I heard him speak in an interview!"

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11. Ryan Kwanten

HBO

What you know his American accent from: True Blood

Where he's actually from: Sydney

"Hearing him speak in his normal Aussie accent instead of his Southern Jason Stackhouse accent broke my brain."

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12. Hugh Laurie

Fox

What you know his American accent from: House

Where he's actually from: Blackbird Leys, Oxfordshire, England

"The first time I heard him talk in an interview, I thought he was faking an English accent. I never would have guessed he was actually from England."

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13. Dominic West

HBO

What you know his American accent from: The Wire, Chicago, and The Affair

Where he's actually from: Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

"I was a huge fan of The Wire, but one day I watched an interview with him for the movie 300, and I was blown away by his English accent."

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14. Charlie Cox

Netflix

What you know his American accent from: Daredevil

Where he's actually from: London

"I was genuinely shocked when I found out he's English because his American accent is flawless!"

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15. Mark Addy

Universal Pictures

What you know his American accent from: Still Standing and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Where he's actually from: York, England

"He was the dad on Still Standing, and how could anyone forget him as Fred Flintstone? Who knew he was a total Brit?!"

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16. James McAvoy

BBC America / YouTube / Via youtube.com

What you know his American accent from: Wanted and Split

Where he's actually from: Glasgow

"I’m usually pretty good at spotting a hidden accent, especially when the character needs to shout, but I only recently found out that he isn't American."

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17. Henry Cavill

Warner Bros.

What you know his American accent from: The Justice League series and Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Where he's actually from: Saint Helier, Jersey (a British Crown dependency)

"I've only ever seen Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, so I really thought he was American. Was totally shocked to learn he’s not!"

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18. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Netflix

What you know her American accent from: Black Mirror's "San Junipero" episode

Where she's actually from: Oxford

"I didn't find out she was actually English for the longest time."

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19. Colin Farrell

20th Century Fox

What you know his American accent from: Horrible Bosses, Phonebooth, Total Recall, and Widows

Where he's actually from: Castleknock, Dublin

"When I heard Colin Farrell give an interview, I couldn’t believe he was Irish. Like, really Irish! I had no idea!"

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20. Tom Hardy

Sony Pictures Releasing

What you know his American accent from: Venom, The Revenant, and The Dark Knight Rises

Where he's actually from: Hammersmith, London

"He just doesn’t give off British vibes to me!"

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21. Millie Bobby Brown

Netflix

What you know her American accent from: Stranger Things

Where she's actually from: British, but born in Marbella, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

"I had no idea she was English when I first watched Stranger Things."

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22. Christian Bale

Warner Bros.

What you know his American accent from: The Fighter, The Dark Knight, The Big Short, American Psycho, and Vice

Where he's actually from: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

"I’ve seen so many movies of his, and he mostly plays an American character. I never would have known he wasn't American. His accent is spot on."

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23. Cynthia Erivo

20th Century Fox

What you know her American accent from: The Color Purple on Broadway, Harriet, Widows, and Bad Times at the El Royale

Where she's actually from: Stockwell, London

"I saw her in The Color Purple on Broadway, and she was so fantastic. Then I did a deep dive and watched a few interviews with her, and I was so surprised to learn she's English."

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24. Andrew Lincoln

AMC

What you know his American accent from: The Walking Dead

Where he's actually from: London

"I had never seen Love Actually, but I had seen him on The Walking Dead, where he had a Southern accent. I was shook to find out he’s actually English."

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25. Margot Robbie

Neon

What you know her American accent from: Pan Am, I, Tonya, Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Where she's actually from: Dalby, Queensland, Australia

"She just never sounded Australian to me!"

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26. Kate Beckinsale

Sony Pictures Releasing

What you know her American accent from: Click, Total Recall, and The Aviator

Where she's actually from: Chiswick, London

"I seriously just learned that she's English last week. I had no idea."

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27. And Toni Collette

Lionsgate

What you know her American accent from: Knives Out, Unbelievable, Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense, and Hereditary

Where she's actually from: Plumpton, New South Wales, Australia

"She’s extremely convincing when it comes to different accents. For the longest time, I was convinced that she was actually American, until I saw an article that mentioned she’s actually Australian. It blew my mind."

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Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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