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Poll: Americans Speak British, Brits Speak American

As reported by Variety, a study let ex-pat actors rate the accents of well-known performances by British actors playing Americans and American actors playing Brits.

Whatever you thought of the accent, which of these was your favorite performance?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady (2011)

    American Playing British: Accent rated 4.9 out of 5
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    Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    American Playing British: 4.7 out of 5
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Brit Playing American: 4.5 out of 5
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    Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

    American Playing British: 4.5 out of 5
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    Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes (2009)

    American Playing British: 4.3 out of 5
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    Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008)

    Brit Playing American: 4.2 out of 5
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    Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013)

    Brit Playing American: 4.2 out of 5
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    Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    Brit Playing American: 4.1 out of 5
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    Clive Owen in Inside Man (2006)

    Brit Playing American: 4.1 out of 5
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    Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange (2016)

    Brit Playing American: 3.9 out of 5
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    Sean Astin in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    American Playing British: 3.8 out of 5
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    John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

    Brit Playing American: 3.7 out of 5
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    Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta (2005)

    American Playing British: 3.5 out of 5
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    Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl (2014)

    Brit Playing American: 3.5 out of 5
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    Robert Pattinson in Twilight (2008)

    Brit Playing American: 3.5 out of 5
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    Angelina Jolie in Maleficent (2014)

    American Playing British: 3.3 out of 5
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    Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    American Playing British: 3.0 out of 5
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    Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

    Brit Playing American: 2.4 out of 5
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    Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    American Playing British: 2.0 out of 5
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    Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (1964)

    American Playing British: 1.6 out of 5