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Old 18.03.2010, 14:33
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Re: Multi-lingual celebrities

Kobe Bryant speaking Italian


Natalie Portman speaking Hebrew! Most impressive.


Mira Sorvino graduated from Harvard majoring in Chinese Studies and is supposedly fluent in Mandarin. Cant seem to find a video of that on youtube. Would love to hear it!
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Old 18.03.2010, 14:44
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The greatest. Never a dull word to say in whatever language he was conversing.

Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, RIP



"...spoke English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian fluently, as well as some Turkish and modern Greek"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ustinov
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Old 18.03.2010, 14:58
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Re: Multi-lingual celebrities

lovin this thread already
don't have a vid but found a list quickly

Al Gore – Spanish
Alanis Morissette – French
Antonio Banderas – Spanish
Arnold Schwarzenegger – German
Ashley Judd – French
Audrey Hepburn – Spanish, French, Dutch/Flemish, Italian
Benicio del Toro – Spanish
Bill Buckley – French and Spanish
Bill Clinton – German
Bill Richardson – Spanish and French
Charlize Theron – Afrikaans
Chelsea Clinton – German
Christiane Amanpour – Farsi (Persian)
Christopher Dodd – Spanish
Cillian Murphy – French and Irish (Gaelic)
Claudia Schiffer – French
Clint Eastwood – Italian
Colin Powell – passable Yiddish
Condoleezza Rice – Russian
David Lee Roth – Spanish
Dusty Baker – Spanish
Emma Watson – some French
Garry Kasparov – Russian, German
Heidi Klum – German
Hugh Grant – French
Ingrid Bergman – Swedish, French, German, Italian
Jane Fonda – French
Jennifer Connelly – Italian and French
Jodie Foster – French
John Kerry – French
Johnny Depp – French
Jon Heder – Japanese
Julie Christie – French and Italian
Kate Bosworth – Spanish
Kelly Clarkson – Greek
Kim Cattrall – German
Kobe Bryant – Italian
Maya Angelou – French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Fanti
Mike Huckabee – koine Greek (reading only)
Mitt Romney – French
Monica Bellucci – Italian, French, Spanish
Montel Williams – Russian
Montgomery Clift – French, Italian, German
Morgan Freeman – French
Mother Teresa – Albanian, Serbo-Croat, Bengali, Hindi
Natalie Portman – Hebrew, some French, German, Japanese and Spanish
Nelly Furtado – Portuguese, Hindi
Penιlope Cruz – Spanish
Pope Benedict XVI – German, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin
Queen Elizabeth II – French
Renιe Zellweger – German
Ricky Martin – Spanish
Roger Federer – German, French
Salma Hayek – Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese
Sandra Bullock – German
Shakira – Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Arabic
Sidney Poitier – Russian
Sigourney Weaver – French, German
Ted Koppel – German, Russian, French
Tony Blair – French
Viggo Mortensen – Spanish, Danish, French; some Swedish and Norwegian
Will Smith – Spanish
William Shatner – French
Muzzy - Spanish, French, German, Italian, English and Chinese.

(from http://www.early-advantage.com/Artic...ualcelebs.aspx)
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Re: Multi-lingual celebrities

It's a bit weird to put a lot of celebrities' native languages on that list. If anything, it's more impressive that they speak English. You mean Garry Kasparov speaks Russian, Heidi Klum speaks German, Monica Bellucci speaks Italian?! No wai!
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There are some really surprising entries on that list. It turns out alot of celebrities are more 'talented' that alot of people realise.
Do alot of footballers and managers count? Mouriniho is a legend and rumour has it his Italian is very good now
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Old 18.03.2010, 15:21
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Re: Multi-lingual celebrities

totaly off topic but:
Johnny depp, speaking french, and tiny lift is serious fanstasy fodder.
You are welcome to delete this post now.
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Re: Multi-lingual celebrities

Salma Hayek - Spanish
Penelope Cruz - Spanish
Banderas - Spanish

Honestly, I find there is nothing particularly special if they speak couple of foreign languages..
Anyway, I gather people believed they were dumb ?
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Old 18.03.2010, 15:24
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It's a bit weird to put a lot of celebrities' native languages on that list. If anything, it's more impressive that they speak English. You mean Garry Kasparov speaks Russian, Heidi Klum speaks German, Monica Bellucci speaks Italian?! No wai!
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Sandra Bullock grew up in Germany part time, her mother was a German opera singer.

Lindsey Vonn, the American skier seems to pull off a pretty good German, much better than Lance Armstrong's French.

I saw Lindsey Vonn speaking German on television after the Verbier skiing
a few weeks ago. She was actually pretty good.
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Old 18.03.2010, 15:35
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John Kerry, US Senator, speaks German. He went to high school
in Canton Zug.
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Old 18.03.2010, 15:35
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There are some really surprising entries on that list. It turns out alot of celebrities are more 'talented' that alot of people realise.
Do alot of footballers and managers count? Mouriniho is a legend and rumour has it his Italian is very good now
We shan't talk of Mourinho any further today please, I'm still reeling from Tuesday night
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Old 18.03.2010, 15:38
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We shan't talk of Mourinho any further today please, I'm still reeling from Tuesday night
I didn't realise you were a Sevilla fan.
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We shan't talk of Mourinho any further today please, I'm still reeling from Tuesday night
He has done you a favour. Now you can try and win the premier league! But I would still prefer Arsenal to do it. Another bilingual legend in Wenger! The man who can't accept his side lost, they are always robbed by the officials
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Old 19.03.2010, 13:45
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Obama speaks Bahasa.
Blair speaks French.
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Old 19.03.2010, 13:51
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I saw Lindsey Vonn speaking German on television after the Verbier skiing
a few weeks ago. She was actually pretty good.
I read somewhere that her best friend on the circuit is Maria Riesch, the Austrian skier, and that their families often spend holidays together.
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Old 19.03.2010, 20:12
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Tony speaking French:

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Federer speaking French... well



Arsene Wenger spricht Deutsch (but then he is from Alsace)



And saving the best for last, Serge singing in English

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John Kerry, US Senator, speaks German. He went to high school
in Canton Zug.
I believe he's also fluent in French.
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http://www.montana-zug.ch/en/alumni/alumni.html

Yes, John Kerry went to this school in Zug. He is their most famous
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Old 21.08.2010, 08:40
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John Malkovich - French.

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