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Christopher Walken's Accent

spool32spool32 Contrary LibraryRegistered User regular
edited April 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
I once thought that his accent and cadence were unique, but yesterday on NPR I heard a diplomat interviewed and he sounded almost exactly like Walken. So: is it a regional dialect? If so, where from? How does one end up sounding like that?

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    His accent is from his home town, New York, but his cadence is unrelated, just how he tends to talk.

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    My professor for Pidgins and Creoles sounds exactly like him. I can ask where he's from?

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    The cadence is entirely his own creation. He pretty much literally looks at his lines in a script and inserts periods in random places.

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  • vonPoonBurGervonPoonBurGer Registered User regular
    If you'd like to hear Walken's accent without the pauses, check out his earlier work.

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  • DemerdarDemerdar Registered User regular
    And if you'd like to see one of the best Walken impersonations:

    skip to about 2:55

  • DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    And if you'd like to see Christopher Walken cooking a delicious meal:

  • warder808warder808 Registered User regular
    Its almost like he's a different person without his crazy movie cadence.

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