Connery's Worst Film Accent of All Time
Connery's actor's Irish twang in the 1987 movie, for which he was named Best Supporting Actor, was voted the worst film accent of all time, according to Britain's Empire magazine, which revealed the results of its poll on Monday.
The role in question had proud Scotsman Connery, now, 72, playing Chicago-Irish cop Jim Malone.
But, Empire notes, the guy just can't help it. "Whether he's a Russian sub captain ("The Hunt For Red October") or even an English king ("First Knight" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"), always that baritone Highland burr remains," the magazine states.
And the No. 2 worst accent? That one's easy: Dick Van Dyke's awful Cockney as the chimney sweep in Disney's 1964 "Mary Poppins," starring properly accented Julie Andrews.
Empire's remaining eight in the Top 10 are as follows: Brad Pitt, in "Seven Years in Tibet" (1997); Charlton Heston, in "Touch of Evil" (1958); Heather Graham, in "From Hell" (2001); Keanu Reeves, in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992); Julia Roberts, in "Mary Reilly" (1996); Laurence Olivier, in "The Jazz Singer" (1980); Pete Postlethwaite, in "The Usual Suspects" (1995); and one that should give movie buffs pause, Meryl Streep, in "Out of Africa" (1985).