43 Famous Actors Who Tricked Viewers Into Thinking They Are American, But Aren’t

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Perhaps the most amazing mask a non-American entertainer can wear includes claiming to be American. Stunningly, these actors and actresses on this list concealed their natural accents for roles. Here we have compiled 43 actors who tricked viewers into thinking they’re American but actually aren’t.

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1) Will Poulter

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Viewers know his American accent from We’re the Millers, Midsommar, and The Maze Runner series. Many fans got to know that he’s actually from Hammersmith, London after his performance in Son of Rambow.

2) Eliza Scanlen

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The audience knows her American accent from Little Women, Sharp Objects, and To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, but she is actually from Sydney, Australia.

3) Daniel Kaluuya

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The audience knows his American accent from Judas and the Black Messiah, Get Out, and Widows, but he is actually from London.

4) Antony Starr

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The audience knows his American accent from The Boys, but he is actually from Auckland, New Zealand.

5) Anna Paquin

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The audience knows her American accent from True Blood and the X-Men series, but she was actually born in Winnipeg, Canada, but grew up in New Zealand.

6) Charlie Heaton

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The audience knows his American accent from Stranger Things and New Mutants, but he is actually from Leeds, England.

7) KJ Apa

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The audience knows his American accent from Riverdale, A Dog’s Purpose, and The Hate U Give but he is actually from Auckland, New Zealand.

8) Lucy Lawless

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The audience knows her American accent from Xena: Warrior Princess and Parks and Recreation, but she is actually from Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand.

9) Freddie Highmore

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The audience knows his American accent from The Good Doctor and Bates Motel, but he is actually from Camden Town, London.

10) Cynthia Erivo

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The audience knows her American accent from The Color Purple on Broadway, Harriet, Widows, and Bad Times at the El Royale, but she is actually from Stockwell, London.

11) Charlie Cox

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The audience knows his American accent from Daredevil, but he is actually from London.

12) Florence Pugh

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The audience knows her American accent from Little Women and Midsommar, but she is actually from Oxford, England.

13) Robert Sheehan

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The audience knows his American accent from The Umbrella Academy, but he is actually from Port Laoise, Ireland.

14) Ryan Kwanten

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The audience knows his American accent from True Blood, but he is actually from Sydney, Australia.

15) James McAvoy

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The audience knows his American accent from Wanted and Split, but he is actually from Glasgow, Scotland.

16) Danielle Macdonald

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The audience knows her American accent from Dumplin’, Bird Box, and Unbelievable, but she is actually from Sydney, Australia.

17) Dominic West

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The audience knows his American accent from The Wire, Chicago, and The Affair, but he is actually from Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

18) John Boyega

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The audience knows his American accent from the Star Wars series and Detroit, but he is actually from Peckham, London.

19) Isla Fisher

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The audience knows her American accent from Wedding Crashers, Arrested Development, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Now You See Me, but she was actually born in Muscat, Oman, but grew up in Perth, Western Australia.

20) Andrew Lincoln

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The audience knows his American accent from The Walking Dead, but he is actually from London.

21) Christian Bale

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The audience knows his American accent from The Fighter, The Dark Knight, The Big Short, American Psycho, and Vice, but he is actually from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

22) Katherine Langford

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The audience knows her American accent from 13 Reasons Why, Knives Out, and Love, Simon, but she is actually from Perth, Western Australia.

23) Mark Addy

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The audience knows his American accent from Still Standing, Down to Earth, and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, but he is actually from York, England.

24) Rose McIver

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The audience knows her American accent from the A Christmas Prince series, The Lovely Bones, iZombie, and Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off, but she is actually from Auckland, New Zealand.

25) Hugh Laurie

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The audience knows his American accent from House, but he is actually from Blackbird Leys, Oxfordshire, England.

26) Millie Bobby Brown

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The audience knows her American accent from Stranger Things, but she was actually born in Marbella, Spain, but grew up in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

27) Dominic Cooper

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The audience knows his American accent from Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter, and Preacher, but he is actually from Greenwich, London.

28) Idris Elba

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The audience knows his American accent from The Wire, Molly’s Game, Daddy’s Little Girls, and The Office, but he is actually from Hackney, London.

29) Kate Beckinsale

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The audience knows her American accent from Click, Total Recall, and The Aviator, but she is actually from Chiswick, London.

30) Ed Westwick

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The audience knows his American accent from Gossip Girl, but he is actually from Hammersmith, London.

31) Damian Lewis

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The audience knows his American accent from Homeland, Band of Brothers, and Billions, but he is actually from St. John’s Wood, London.

32) Margot Robbie

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The audience knows her American accent from Pan Am; I, Tonya; Suicide Squad; The Wolf of Wall Street; and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but she is actually from Dalby, Queensland, Australia.

33) Henry Cavill

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The audience knows his American accent from the Justice League series and Mission: Impossible — Fallout, but he is actually from Saint Helier, Jersey (a British Crown dependency).

34) Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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The audience knows her American accent from Black Mirror and The Morning Show, but she is actually from Oxford, England.

35) Tom Hardy

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The audience knows his American accent from Venom, The Revenant, and The Dark Knight Rises, but he is actually from Hammersmith, London.

36) Chiwetel Ejiofor

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The audience knows his American accent from 12 Years a Slave, Z for Zachariah, and Salt, but he is actually from Forest Gate, London.

37) Samara Weaving

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The audience knows her American accent from Ready or Not, The Babysitter, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but she is actually from Adelaide, South Australia.

38) Kevin McKidd

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The audience knows his American accent from Grey’s Anatomy, but he is actually from Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

39) Maia Mitchell

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The audience knows her American accent from the Fosters and the Teen Beach series, but she is actually from Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.

40) Alfred Enoch

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The audience knows his American accent from How to Get Away with Murder, but he is actually from Westminster, London.

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41) Yvonne Strahovski

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The audience knows her American accent from Chuck, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Dexter, but she is actually from Werrington Downs, New South Wales, Australia.

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42) Michael Fassbender

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The audience knows his American accent from Shame, 12 Years a Slave, Steve Jobs, and Band of Brothers, but he was actually born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany, but grew up in Fossa, County Kerry, Ireland.

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43) Toni Collette

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The audience knows her American accent from Knives Out, Unbelievable, Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense, and Hereditary, but she is actually from Plumpton, New South Wales, Australia.

 

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