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Mel Gibson's accent

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mr. Sound, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Since he moved back to (his native) U.S., to me he sounds totally American.
    But... whenever he is parodied, like on Family Guy, they give him a strange half Aussie accent, and in Epic Movie, a totally Aussie one!
    :confused:What does Mel sound like to Americans?
  2. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    a racist.
  3. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
    An *******? :meh:
  4. Thisguy


    Sep 28, 2013
    Abilene TX
    To actually answer your question.. I didn't know he had ever spent any time Australia until I was in my late 20's and was shocked to find that out. I just assumed he was from the states. I can only speak for myself, of course.
  5. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    He sounds like an American to me. A racist, ******* American. :D
  6. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I don't agree with your stereotyping/generalization of Americans, but I do agree he is a racist.
  7. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Don't feel bad about having him back, we've still got plenty of racists left here!
    (They are easy to spot... they start every sentance with..."I'm not racist, BUT....)
  8. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Ha! we have those here as well let me tell you...;)
  9. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    You'll note that I'm an American. You'll also note that I used the :D smiley, which meant I was kidding.

    Is there no room left for ironic humor on the interwebs? :meh:
  10. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Mel sounds American.

    I remember seeing Christian Bale on a talk show promoting one of the Batman movies and he was doing the interview with an American accent which I thought was strange considering he's Welsh.
  11. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I did notice that, but what is even funnier (more funny?) i am Canadian...;)

    Its all good.
  12. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    See, knowing you're a Canadian gives me a warm-and-fuzzy knowing you were sticking up for us. And I thought you guys were only interested in beer and hockey, eh? (Note: more ironic humor. Here's the wink: ;) and the big grin :D to prove it.)
  13. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    IIRC, Mel Gibson is actually from somewhere north of NYC. His father moved the entire family to Australia so as not to subject the older brothers to the draft / selective service.

    Favorite film: "The Year of Living Dangerously".

  14. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    beer...hockey...women...and bass!

    that's really about it...;)

    EDIT: maybe trailer park boys, and Bob and Doug McKenzie and Red Greene...but that is the extent of it
  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Yes, Mel is from Peekskill, NY where I lived for 8 years.
  16. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    All movie stars and television personalities are annoying egomaniacs. Their "charisma" is tedious. They are not artists, they are clowns.
  17. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Can't comment directly, but does sound like a generalization...

    Be happy....;)
  18. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Say what you will about Mel, but I really dig some of his movies. And I'm a huge fan of his rants.

    Funny how Mel gets ostricized in Hollywood, but people still line-up to work with Woody Allen.
  19. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Mel is great, and his movies speak volumes.
  20. I've always found Mel's accent to be somewhat unique. Not really American, not really Australian. Like a lot of Hollywood actors, he seems to display a lot of vocal training that makes his accent pretty non-descript. Being from the Northeast, there is nothing about his way of speaking that screams New York in any way, at all. My Dad is from the Lake Champlain area and I have lived my whole life in this section of the country.

    If you go back to his Lethal Weapon days, and watch the movies, you'll see that there is something strange and unusual about the way he talks. Like Hugh Jackman, he sounds like an Aussie playing an American. Actually, Hugh does a better job masking his accent 99.9% of the time. In most cases I would never have thought he wasn't an American.

    Now you wanna talk about accents.....let's talk Mark Wahlberg. If you watch The Departed, he's the only one with a genuine Massachusetts accent, the rest are totally cheesy. Pretty good in The Fighter, as well. Which is understandable considering he's a Boston boy. Yes, that's how we really talk.