The 12 Worst Accents Ever Onscreen

From comical to quizzical to outright offensive, these 12 film and TV actors could’ve really used a dialect coach! Dick Van Dyke, “Mary Poppins”Widely acknowledged as one of the worst accents in film history—even by the actor himself—this cockney imitation strikes the only foul note in the Disney classic. But Van Dyke performs Bert with such charm, it’s easy to forgive the bloke. Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”Yes, Bates is one of our most talented actors, but even performers of her caliber fall victim to muddled dialects. Her bearded lady from Baltimore in Season 4 of “Ahs” wandered, accent-wise, somewhere between the South and possibly Canada. Don Cheadle, “Ocean’s Eleven”Although Cheadle says he worked hard to master a cockney accent for his role as munitions expert Basher Tarr in this classic heist remake, we can’t help feeling it’s a
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