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Toys - Michael Gambon's accent

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Paul, Jason, and Drew talk about Michael Gambon's accent and how the filmmakers had him deliver a long, weird speech about why he has a British accent. I'm now wondering if Michael Gambon just can't do an American accent, and the filmmakers were trying to find a way to work around it.

A similar tactic was used in the 1978 film, "Magic," starring Anthony Hopkins. According to the audio commentary, Hopkins wasn't able to do a convincing enough American accent, so another character off-handedly says that Hopkins's character has the accent because his father was British. It's one quick line that explains away his accent without making a huge deal out of it.

In "Toys," they have a giant monologue that makes Michael Gambon's accent stand out even more.

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