Sunday, October 28, 2007

It Is About the Accent

Okay, so my tweak on Caridad Ferrer's fabulous book title (It's Not About the Accent) is not at all related to ethnic identity struggles. I'm talking about guys with accents, and how they can make any guy suddenly beyond attractive.

It could be a Scottish accent, a la Sean Connery...


Or a Spanish one, like Antonio Banderas...


There's Colin Farrell's Irish brogue...


Australian-born Troy hottie, Eric Bana...


And super-sexy Israeli, Oded Fehr.


Face it, blogsters, there's just something magical about an accent. Who are your favorite foreign-born actors? Bonus points for actors who aren't native English speakers!

Hugs,
TLC

OH. MY. GODS. (Dutton) May 2008
teralynnchilds.com

11 comments:

TinaFerraro said...

I'm going to answer for myself AND Heather (waving to Heather) when I say "Heath Ledger". Whenever I come upon a Heath movie I've yet to see, my first thought is always about whether he's able to use his incredible natural accent...

Great blog, TLC, and I couldn't agree more!

WannabeWriter said...

I love the British guys. Orlando Bloom is the first name to pop up in my head when I think of foreign actors. I love his accent, it's so light and airy and British-y.

Great blog & great question!

WannabeWriter <3

stephhale said...

Oh yummy. I love every single one of those guys. Oded is BY far my favorite. I watch The Mummy every time it comes on just to see him! Great choices, TLC, and I totally agree about accents!

Celise said...

I like Gerard Butler's accent. I can't really place it, but I like it.

Marley Gibson said...

I'll add in a Colin Firth, how's that? = )

TinaFerraro said...

Ah, yes, Marley, a rousing second for Colin Firth!

danetteb said...

I love Clive Owen.O_O
King Arthur had me drooling.

Tera Lynn Childs said...

Tina (and Heather) -- oh, yummy Heath. That reminds me of Christian Bale, who almost never uses his accent.

Wannabe -- How could I forget Orly?

Steph -- I'm a sucker for the Mummy, too. Oded is a definite highlight.

Celise -- good call on Gerard Butler (Scottish, I believe)

Marley -- omigosh, looove Colin Firth.

Tera Lynn Childs said...

Danette -- Clive is a great pic (not only a great accent, but I love a guy who looks that good in stubble!)

Barb said...

The delicious Gerard is, indeed, Scottish.

My accent/voice of choice is Gael García Bernal-- *le swoon* The man can speak three languages fluently and has the most divine accent and a sexy, sexy voice.

You've pretty much hit on the others-- or ooh, Ioan Griffud. Welsh. Hot. Really hot.

Kiran said...

Anyone who knows me knows that I loooove accents.
I adore Jonathan Rhys Meyers!
And there are sooo many others, but if I tried listing them all, I would be here all day.

-Kiran.