Nonnative speakers of American English, such as Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, and others, have become accustomed to film audiences in recent years.
In the United States, migrant actors and actresses are increasingly dominating television shows. During the last few seasons, you’ve probably seen an English actor or two impersonating an American who was born and raised in that nation on every night of channel surfing or Netflix browsing. Their American accents are so good that they are sometimes mistaken for Americans. For instance, Chris Hemsworth is known as the God of Thunder – Thor. Who would have thought he was Australian?!?
Here we have listed 10 actors you think they are American but they are actually not! So keep on scrolling to see our collection and let us know your opinion in the comments section below!
#1 Chris Hemsworth. He is best known for his role as Thor, our own “God of Thunder” is an Aussie!
Christopher Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on August 11, 1983, to Leonie (née van Os), a teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. Chris Hemsworth’s film persona as the god of thunder Thor would have you believe he’s an Australian actor. Chris Hemsworth claimed that reverting to his local accent for the film Ghostbusters (2016) was an unusual experience for him after achieving fame in Hollywood at the age of twenty-one.
#2 Charlize Theron: An Academy and Globe Award winner
She was nominated to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2016. Theron grew up in a small town in South Africa, where she acquired Afrikaans and English by watching American TV shows. This contributes to the realism of her American accent.
#3 Millie Bobby Brown. Millie is the UN Children’s Fund’s Goodwill Ambassador, and she is the youngest person ever to be chosen for this position
Brown, who was born in Spain but raised in England, was able to pull it off because she muted her British accent during her audition and replaced it with a fake American one. Brown’s American accent was also aided by Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana. Brown was cast as Eleven in Stranger Things, a Netflix science fiction horror thriller, in 2016. She garnered a lot of good media attention. It was very challenging for the celebrity to return to a British accent for this season.
#4 Andrew Lincoln. New York Times: “The center of one of the world’s biggest pop culture franchises” attributed to Lincoln’s role in The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln (born 14 September 1973) is a British actor who goes by the stage name Andrew James Clutterbuck. Andrew Lincoln was already a well-known actor in his home England when the character of Rick Grimes in AMC’s popular post-apocalyptic drama The Walking Dead was given to him in the first place. Following that, he began focusing on converting his English accent into a Southern one, which he has accomplished admirably.
#5 Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa or more commonly known as KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor and singer!
Apa was born on June 17, 1997, in the Waitakere Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Apa landed the role of Archie Andrews in the CW’s Riverdale, which premiered in 2017. Despite the fact that Riverdale is set in America and follows the lives of a group of high school students, the show’s lead actor, redhead KJ Apa, is from New Zealand. Because of his amazing American accent, he is frequently mistaken for an American!
#6 Isa Fisher. You may remember her from the film “Wedding Crashers,” which was her first big break in the industry
Isa Fisher was born to Scottish immigrants Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher in Muscat, Oman. Her father worked for the United Nations in Oman as a banker. Her family relocated from Bathgate (Scotland) to Perth when she was six years old (WA). She began her career on Australian television in the long-running serial series Home and Away, in addition to performing in films like The Wedding Crashers and Now You See Me while maintaining a passable American accent.
#7 Idris Elba: A well-known actor, musician, and producer
Idris Elba’s portrayal as Russel “Stringer” Bell in “The Wire” received great worldwide acclaim as one of the show’s most iconic characters. The Wire is widely regarded as one of the greatest television programs ever produced. Many American fans were surprised to learn that Idris Elba, who has a distinct Baltimore accent, was playing Stringer Bell in the film.
#8 Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike: A Golden Globe Award winner!
Rosamund Pike is a well-known actress from the United Kingdom. In films like Pride and Prejudice, she played Jane, Elizabeth’s older sister, 2005. Her efforts were lauded by the critics, and she was nominated for an Academy Award for her excellent performance. Pike hired a dialect coach to help her enhance her accent and overall presentation.
#9 Hugh Michael Jackman AC: The actor has the “longest career as a live-action Marvel character” Guinness World Record holder!
Hugh Michael Jackman AC is an Australian actor who was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 12, 1968. Hugh Jackman is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise, in which he also starred. Jackman has done such a good job portraying his character as an American superhero that many people mistake him for one!
#10 Christian Bale: An Academy and two Golden Globe awards winner!
The actor has undergone several physical transformations in order to play his characters. He is noted for his versatility and has worked in a variety of genres. Bale has won multiple awards for his performance, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes. Actor Christian Bale moved to Los Angeles from his home in Wales at the age of 17 to pursue his goal of becoming a Hollywood star. Bales has previously claimed that surprising people with his British accent is one of his favorite things to accomplish.