ELI5 : Why do British and Australian people sound like regular Americans in movies?

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ELI5 : Why do British and Australian people sound like regular Americans in movies?

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Because they’re playing a role that calls for an American accent. It happens the other way, too, like when Mel Gibson played a Scottish man in Braveheart.

Do they? Do you mean that British and Australian actors often talk in a american accent in a movies? That is not the same thing.

The is done because the director what the character to talk like that and if a British or Australian actor what to play that part the have to be able to talk in a american accent. It is a good idea for them to learn that because there is a lot more work in the US then in there home countries.