June 21, 2024 10:59 pm

How Arnold Schwarzenegger's Linguistic Struggle with Austrian Accent Became His Signature
How Arnold Schwarzenegger's Linguistic Struggle with Austrian Accent Became His Signature

How Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Linguistic Struggle with Austrian Accent Became His Signature

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian oak turned cinematic titan, recently disclosed on The Graham Norton Show his attempts to strip away his signature Austrian lilt—an effort spurred by early critiques of his speech as a barricade to leading man status. Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame is as storied as his characters, with a career trajectory that might have been clipped by less tenacious spirits. Instead, he shares, it was his distinct voice that ultimately contributed to his iconography.

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​Arnold Schwarzenegger once hired an accent removal coach, as directors said his accent was an ‘obstacle to becoming a leading man.’ Read More