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Thread #46334   Message #687098
Posted By: Peter T.
10-Apr-02 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: Worst accent or what?
Subject: RE: Worst accent or what?
Well, how about great actors. Curiously enough, Alec Guinness, who is the god of accents as far as I am concerned, did a terrible one in A Passage to India (he should never have been allowed to play the part for a start). I think Sir Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi was pretty funny (he must have found a London street arab to train with). I think Peter Sellers' president in Dr. Strangelove is not very good -- but he was totally brilliant. yours, Peter T.