Over the years, American culture has seen a migration of foreign actors into primetime American roles. Christian Bale, Daniel Day-Lewis, and a slew of others have stunned us with their acting, then sent us into shock when we found out they were doing so in a fake accent. Let’s take a look at a few more movie and television stars that only sound like they bleed red, white, and blue.
Kaluuya has burst onto the scene with Jordan Peele’s box office horror hit, Get Out, but who knew that the actor behind Chris Washington was born across the pond. The talented 27 year old was born in London and has made previous appearances in Sicario and Skins, where he also was a writer. Daniel is looking to make an even bigger splash in 2018, where he’ll be starring in Marvel’s Black Panther and in Steve McQueen’s star studded heist film Widows.
Love him or hate him, Joel Kinnaman’s, Governor Will Conway, is definitely giving President Underwood a run for his money in the Netflix political drama, House of Cards. However, the fictional presidential candidate may have trouble if he were to run in real life. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Kinnaman has played a number of American roles, from Rick Flag in Suicide Squad to Alex Murphy in RoboCop. Make sure to look over some US policy, Governor Conway continues his campaign when House of Cards returns on May 30.
On this side of the world, we know Damian Lewis best as Homeland’s Nicholas Brody or NYC hedge fund king, Bobby Axelrod, in Billions. Despite a perfect American accent, Lewis hails from London, where he is considered one of the world’s greatest stage actors. Accolades from the playhouse to his TV accomplishments, highlight his outstanding range. Make sure to catch up on Showtime’s Billions before the next episode of season 2 on March 26.
At just 26, Margot Robbie is already one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. Her thick New York accent made her perfect to play Naomi Lapaglia in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Only problem is, she was born in Queensland, Australia, not the Big Apple. In her short US career, Robbie has played a number of big roles, from Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to Jess in Focus. Robbie is currently working on a number of productions, including I, Tonya, about controversial US figure skater Tonya Harding and Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad spinoff, Gotham City Sirens.
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