The Worst Irish Accents Hollywood Has to Offer

St. Patrick would be ashamed.

The Worst Irish Accents Hollywood Has to Offer
(Warner Bros.)

Do you think St. Patrick would be bummed about his day? What was supposed to commemorate a man who escaped slavery to devote his life to god, snake-banishing, and the people of Ireland has become and excuse to get wasted on green beer and cocktails named after acts of terrorism. No chance the over-served bro with the "Kiss Me I'm Irish" shirt gives a damn about the historical and cultural significance of St. Patrick's Day.

But Patrick's memory isn't the only Irish thing we've bastardized. You should see what passes for an Irish accent on the big screen. Oof. These would send ol' St. Patty running for the snake-free hills. 

Tom Cruise in Far and Away
Fact (not really): The reason listed on Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's divorce papers was "talent disparity in accent work."

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Brad Pitt in The Devil's Own
From The Devil's Own to Snatch, Brad Pitt learned his lesson: If you can't do an accent just mumble a bunch of oddly intonated gibberish.

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Kevin Spacey in Ordinary Decent Criminal
How did Colin Farrell let this happen?

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Julia Roberts in Michael Collins
We can't say for sure there's a cause and effect relationship here, but Julia Roberts Irish accent in Michael Collins was so bad, it's been practically purged from YouTube.

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Tommy Lee Jones in Blown Away
It seems clear Tommy Lee Jones took his inspiration from a Lucky Charms commercial.

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Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You
You'd think he'd have a head start being Scottish and all, but no.

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Sean Connery in The Untouchables
If you thought Gerard Butler did a bad job hiding his Scottish brogue, Sean Connery makes him look like Daniel Day-Lewis.

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The Leprechaun in Leprechaun
Like the movie, it's so bad it's good.

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