I then took about half an hour to rack my brains as to who the Jackal’s nemesis was, and it turns out, it’s none other than Richard Gere with an Irish accent. What funnier way to spend an evening than listening to a guy absolutely butcher the Emerald Isle’s own lilt?
There are others too.
1. Nicole Kidman
Any movie, ever, but especially Far and Away, starring then-boyfriend, Tom Cruise. I remember reading an amazing review of this film, where the reviewer (I can’t remember who it was) made comment about how bemused Native Indians stood by as Tom and Nicole disembarked their ship to the New World and proceeded to crash through the copse on horseback, oblivious, all the while fair shitting all over the Irish accent, with unrestrained abandon. Hilarious!
2. Sean Connery — The Hunt for Red October
Having. A. Laugh. He was having a laugh.
3. Elle MacPherson — The Edge
Some weird transatlantic pastiche went on with Elle’s accent. Elle had to focus so hard on acting, and in fact, just walking in a straight line without crashing into the set, that the accent was an afterthought. A shocker.