23 Best and Worst Big Screen Fake Accents (Photos)

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In honor of Rachel McAdams taking on a German accent in “A Most Wanted Man,” TheWrap decided to pick some of Hollywood’s best and worst big screen accents through the years.

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Forget having to embody a character with a different accent, John Travolta had to completely transform himself into Edna Turnblad, a vibrant woman in “Hairspray” with a signature Baltimore accent. His success was obvious and the character was a huge reason the film found success.