10 Movie Stars Who Are Fluent In Several Languages
First of all, when it comes to acting, we used to believe that the basic skills for an actor are the ability to play on camera, have an extraordinary sense of playing the right character, and, of course, have a natural magnetism. Of course, without these qualities, you can not imagine an actor who will play convincingly on the screen, but how many of us think about the fact that the knowledge of additional languages is no less important property? Believe it or not, we believe this property is no less important than having an acting talent.
In the modern world, knowledge of an additional language is not so much a desire of a certain person as a requirement. You will never be able to immerse yourself in the culture of another people if you do not have knowledge of their language. The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to integrating into another culture is language. This is not good or bad, this is the Foundation of the basics. No matter where you are, knowing languages will always give you an advantage, whether it’s career growth, talking to an ordinary foreigner, or the desire to immerse yourself in a foreign language culture with your head.
Unfortunately, not everyone is destined to become a polyglot, and if some people have difficulty learning their native language, there are unique people who know one, two, three, or even more languages!
Hollywood stars not only need to know English, they must speak it flawlessly, as their performance on screen largely depends on how convincing they are to the viewer. But there are also unique actors among the stars who not only know English, but also a lot of other languages that help them get additional roles.
Let’s take a look at 10 stars that can be considered polyglots.
1. Tom Hiddleston
Number one on our list is the charming Brit Tom Hiddleston, who can proudly claim to be a polyglot. Our beloved Loki speaks fluently not only in his native English, but also speaks Spanish, French and Italian. And he sounds pretty damn cool.
As the saying goes: if a person is talented, he will be talented in everything. The same applies to the charming singer Shakira. Not only is she fluent in her native Spanish, she is also fluent in English, Portuguese, Arabic, and even a little Italian. What a golden woman!
3. Johnny Depp
Our favorite actor, who has not yet won an Oscar (what an injustice!), can also be counted among the multilingual people. Johnny knows French as well as English perfectly. Perhaps this should not come as a surprise to you, because johnny is the happy owner of a villa in France, where, however, he met the main love of his life.
4. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron. This blonde has been driving many men around the world crazy for decades with her stunning acting and outstanding appearance, but few people know that Charlize’s path to fame was quite thorny. The woman was born in South Africa, and unlike the stars we mentioned, English is not her native language. Initially, Charlize spoke Afrikaans, and later refined her knowledge of English and brought it to perfection. Thus, we can easily consider this amazing actress bilingual.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
Tony stark’s wife is also a woman who is fluent in several languages. Despite the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow is an exceptional fan of the Old World, and adheres to the European lifestyle, some time ago, the actress had a chance to spend some time in Spain, where she scrupulously approached the study of the local language. At the moment, the actress lives with her family in London, and, apparently, is happy with her life as never before.
6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Another actor who deserves a place on our list. Batman’s successor once studied French poetry at Columbia University, and as you can see, understanding poetry comes only with understanding the language, and not the other way around. Joseph is fluent in both English and French, so you can safely call him bilingual.
7. Natalie Portman
Once we wrote an article about this incredible woman and the qualities that she possesses, and we hasten to remind you that Natalie is a real unique polyglot. The actress not only admires her performance on the screen, but also her knowledge of foreign languages. Natalie is absolutely fluent in English, Yiddish, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic. This is so unique that while I was listing all the languages she knows, my head almost exploded. Truly an incredible woman!
8. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is a unique actress, but among other things, she appears every year at various events unrelated to her acting career, so knowledge of additional foreign languages is mandatory for her to express her thoughts to the general public. The list of languages that she knows is really unique: Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese and, of course, English. Don’t mess with Salmi Hayek.
9. Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen, who we will remember first of all as Aragorn, who brought peace to middle-earth, is one of the most outstanding specialists in foreign languages in the acting environment. This actor is so unique that he knows 7 languages in which he freely communicates and expresses his thoughts. The actor knows English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, French, Norwegian, and Swedish. Perhaps because of his knowledge of different cultures, Viggo always merges perfectly with his character on screen.
10. Mila Kunis
Born in the former USSR, the beautiful Mila kunis was born in Ukraine. And, like all the inhabitants of that time, Mila was forced to learn Russian. Anyway, at the age of seven, this woman, along with her parents, moved to Los Angeles, where she firmly took up the study of English. Judging by her career, Mila did this task brilliantly.