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Sam Chwat (1953–2011)

Sam Chwat was born on March 29, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Samuel Elliott Chwat. He is known for his work on Rango (2011), Cape Fear (1991) and Monster's Ball (2001). He was married to Susan Lazarus Chwat. He died on March 3, 2011 in Manhasset, New York. See full bio »

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Rango Miscellaneous Crew
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 2011 Rango (dialect coach: Ms. Breslin)
 2010 Holy Rollers (dialect coach: New York Speech Improvement Services)
 2006 The Hoax (dialect coach)
 2006 Bonneville (dialect coach: Victor Rasuk)
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby (dialogue coach: US)
 2002 Queen of the Damned (dialect coach: Aaliyah)
 2001 Monster's Ball (speech & dialect coach)
 1995 Let It Be Me (dialect coach)
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (dialogue coach)
 1994 Fresh (speech & dialect coach)
 1992 Rich in Love (dialogue coach)
 1992 Hit the Dutchman (dialog coach)
 1991 Cape Fear (speech and dialect coach: N.Y. Speech Improvement Services)
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 2011 How the States Got Their Shapes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Director, Sam Chwat Speech Center
- Mouthing Off (2011) ... Himself - Director, Sam Chwat Speech Center

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You can afford to find accents charming as long as you're part of the power structure that has the accent of the ruling class. (in a 2006 interview with the New York Post) See more »


He was a speech therapist who started out helping clients with lisps, stutters, and neurological issues. A Hispanic supermarket executive consulted him, concerned that his accent was hindering his chances for promotion. Subsequently, Chwat began to specialize in helping clients lose or gain accents.

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