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Brad Pitt’s Accents Ranked From Worst to Best

Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds

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Brad Pitt has made a lot of movies in his career. And with all those movies came a whole lotta of accents. Some were good, some not so much, and some of them were so ridiculous that it actually made them awesome. Here’s a breakdown of Brad’s best and worst. Anyone else notice a direct correlation between his hair length and the quality of the accent, or is that just me?

8. Seven Years in Tibet

In Seven Years in Tibet, Brad plays an Austrian mountaineer. And his accent is… Austrian? Indian. Austrindian? Whatever it is, it’s one he should never do again.

7. Troy

Even though this film is set in the ancient city of Troy, it’s more accurately set in Hollywood so everyone is using British accents. Of all the things Brad can do, an English accent isn’t one of them. Then again, does anyone really care as soon as his shirt comes off in this movie?

6. Interview with a Vampire

Louis de Pointe du Lac was born in France, yet grew up in New Orleans. Despite being French and Louisiana Creole, he has no discernible accent at any point.

5. Meet Joe Black

Spoiler alert for a 17-year-old movie: Brad Pitt plays Death in Meet Joe Black. Which is why he speaks in a Jamaican patois to an elderly lady. He does an okay job here, but we’re going to knock a few points off for the dated cultural awkwardness of young, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Brad doing what basically amounts to a Rastafarian stereotype.

4. True Romance

Floyd’s California stoner speak is pretty convincing, when you can understand him. We sure this was acting?

3. Thelma & Louise

Brad pulls off a Southern accent often, but his role as JD is the one that put him on the map.

2. Snatch

This one was literally a scene stealer. I can listen to Brad’s gypsy accent all day, mostly because it takes me that long to catch what he’s saying. Which puts him in the same league as the rest of the cast who are actually from the U.K.

1. Inglorious Basterds

The only thing that tops Aldo Raine’s accent…

…is Aldo Raine’s accent while speaking Italian.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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