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Mon., Aug. 19, 2013, 10 a.m.

British actors and ability to do accents

Doesn't that floor you? There are so many examples.

When watching "The Wire" a few years ago, it never once occurred to me that the gentleman below, Idris Elba, was not American. But it turns out he grew up in East London.

What makes this even more impressive is the fact many U.S. actors are terrible at accents.

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