Gwyneth Paltrow speaking French at a press conference.
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Skyfall star, Daniel Craig had difficulties learning Russian for Defiance and nearly gave up because he found it so difficult.
The British actor had to learn the language for his role in upcoming World War II movie, in which he plays a Polish soldier.
He admitted that it was one of his hardest jobs to date, because he couldn’t get to grips with Russian words.
"It was a nightmare for me because I’m just the worst student in the world - I left school at 16. I had to do it phonetically, learn it and understand it."
Finally! Proof of Jennifer Connelly speaking Italian at the premier of the Dario Argento film, “Phenomena”.
Tom Hardy speaking French! At long last, evidence of Tom’s ability to speak French. Back in 2002, when asked (I presume) to conduct an interview in French he answered in French that he doesn’t feel comfortable speaking French. But I feel very comfortable with him speaking French! :D
He says it so rapidly but to me it sounds like he’s saying this: “Je regrette de vous informer mais je ne suis pas du tout satisfait quand je parle francais. Non!”
Anyone hearing something else?
Edward Norton can be heard here from this audio excerpt taken from the French television show, le grand journal during the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, May 14, 2005 talking about his film that premiered called Down In The Valley.
Translation Source: edward-norton.org
Here, the actor can be heard saying “J’ai besoin de pratiquer,” “Oui, c’est vrai,” and “J’aime beaucoup Jules et Jim” mixed in with English words.
It’s uncertain and there are no actual sources that claim he speaks fluent French, but it’s pretty impressive, nonetheless.
American actress and singer Leighton Meester is fluent in French.
While filming the movie Monte Carlo with stars Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy, in an interview she talked about how much she enjoyed France.
"They closed down the Musee Dorsay for us!" she says. She praised France for closing the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower at 3 o’clock in the morning for her film ("Monte Carlo") and how she loved going to Chanel boutique, naturellement, on Rue Cambon.
"We shot in Paris and we shot in Monte Carlo. My last day was jumping into the sea all day and speaking French. It was amazing."
In these two videos, she showcases her French language ability. For a radio show, she spoke to fans in French and in a low quality (apologies) episode of Gossip Girl.
The actor of the film drama, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Thomas Horn, was discovered by producers when he was a contestant on Jeopardy during Kids Week. In 2010, after earning $31,800 when he wagered $12,000 during final Jeopardy, the producers were so impressed by him, they offered him an audition for the film.
Critics praised Thomas’ first time acting performance in the film. In 2012, Thomas received the award for Best Young Actor by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Born in San Francisco, California in 1997 to a Croatian mother and American father, the actor is fluent in Croatian, Spanish, and is currently studying Mandarin. In these two videos, he talks about his interest in the Mandarin language- the first is his first interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and the second is where he was discovered, the game show, Jeopardy.