Sean Connery tops list of worst accents in movie history
Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at 1:17 PM Central
by Tim Briscoe
Some actors are good at it. Some sound terrible at it. It's not easy to speak with an accent that's not your natural dialect. These actors prove it.
Empire, England's premier film magazine, has selected its list of the worst accents in film history. Topping the list is Sean Connery for his attempted Irish accent in The Untouchables. The mag stated, "Whether he's a Russian sub captain or even an English King, always that baritone Highland burr remains." Ironically, Connery earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 1987 film.