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.
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.
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.