Nicolas Cage in Con AirWhen we launched our feature on worst movie accents, we were hoping our list of 15 offenders would resonate with readers. But we were overwhelmed (in a good way) by the responses we got -- and many of them were even civil.

In fact, the suggestions from readers were so good, we decided to publish the ones we liked best. So welcome to the list, Rosanna Arquette, Nick Nolte and Al Pacino! And welcome back, Kevin Costner, Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery (twice!). We hereby present Worst Movie Accents: The Sequel. Kudos to all the readers who made us think, reconsider, and laugh our faces off with your snarky comments. Nicolas Cage in Con AirWhen we launched our feature on worst movie accents, we were hoping our list of 15 offenders would resonate with readers. But we were overwhelmed (in a good way) by the responses we got -- and many of them were even civil.

In fact, the suggestions from readers were so good, we decided to publish the ones we liked best. So welcome to the list, Rosanna Arquette, Nick Nolte and Al Pacino! And welcome back, Kevin Costner, Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery (twice!). We hereby present Worst Movie Accents: The Sequel. Kudos to all the readers who made us think, reconsider, and laugh our faces off with your snarky comments.

Note: Several readers challenged us to come up with a list of Best Movie Accents, and that's a challenge we'd love to accept. Got any nominations? Leave them in the comments section below.

Rosanna Arquette, 'The Whole Nine Yards' (French-Canadian)
I'm an Anglophone living in Quebec and to my ear, the worst of ALL time has to have been Rosanna Arquette's French Canadian accent. Arquette delivered her first line and a silence as thick and heavy as a wet, wool sweater fell over the audience. A beat later -- a collective groan -- funnier than anything in the movie.
- Brett

Drew Barrymore, 'Ever After' (English)
My, how we forget Drew Barrymore in 'Ever After.' That was downright uncomfortable to watch -- and hear. - Jo

Halle Berry, 'X-Men' (African)
Where is Halle Berry for her atrocious accent in 'X-Men'???? I figured that she would top the list. Even the creators of 'X-Men' knew it was so bad, that they dropped her accent completely in the 2nd 'X-Men' to just normal speech. - Garren

Nicolas Cage, 'Con Air' (Southern)
Nic Cage's deep South accent is as laughably bad as the movie itself, and that says a lot. The worst and most painful scenes are the narrations he does as he writes letters from jail to his daughter, "Mah Deeyrist Jenneyh." Thanks Nic Cage for the accidental comedy. - Jason

Highlander(TIE) Sean Connery (Spanish) and Christopher Lambert (Scottish), 'Highlander'
Hell, Sean Connery doing a Spanish accent while Christopher Lambert does a Scots accent is a twofer in the original 'Highlander.' - Kathie

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Sean Connery, 'The Hunt for Red October' (Russian)
I think you got the wrong film for Sean, it should have been 'The Hunt for Red October,' seriously, a Russian with a Scottish brogue? - Barbara

Kevin Costner, 'Thirteen Days' (Boston)
I am from Massachusetts and we watched that movie in my History class, we all laughed at his attempt at a Boston accent. It pretty much made my ears bleed and ruined the whole movie for me. - Bri

The Black Shield of FalworthTony Curtis, 'The Black Shield of Falworth' (English)
Oh, come now. Who could possibly forget Tony Curtis in 'The Black Shield of Falworth'? The Brooklyn Brit. "Yondah is the castle of my Faddah." - Marc

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Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Blood Diamond' (South African)
I was living overseas when it came out on DVD and I watched it with several friends who actually grew up in South Africa, one being from Ethiopia. We made it five mins into the movie. My friends stated that he sounded like a mix of Australia, Austria and backwoods South (in America). They couldn't think of a single place in Africa that sounded like that. - Reg

Daryl Hannah, 'Steel Magnolias' (Southern)
I'm not saying I saw the movie ... But Daryl Hannah's accent in 'Steel Magnolias' could knock the bark off the trees. - Rewdy

Demi Moore, 'The Butcher's Wife' (Southern)
Don't forget Demi Moore in 'The Butcher's Wife' ... the movie was terrible and her accent made it even more unbearable!
- Barb

Jack Nicholson, 'The Departed' (Boston)
I'd have to add that Jack Nicholson's "Boston" accent in 'The Departed' was absurd. In fact, it looked like HE thought it was absurd and was just screwing around because he's Jack and he can do whatever he wants. - Damon

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Nick Nolte, 'Lorenzo's Oil' (Italian)
If you want to hear a truly horrible Italian accent, listen to Nick Nolte in 'Lorenzo's Oil.' The rest of the movie was well done, but every time Nolte spoke, his god-awful "Mama Mia, dat's a speecy spicy meet-boll" would-be Italian dialect took me right out of the movie. He made Nicolas Cage in 'Corelli' sound like James Gandolfini by comparison. - Jim M.

Al Pacino, 'Scarface' (Cuban)
The worst accent was Al Pacino in 'Scarface.' It was bad enough that he was not able to pull off an Italian accent in the Godfather, but his so-called Spanish or Cuban accent was awful. I cringed every time he opened his mouth. - Elia Lopez

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Dennis Quaid in The Big EasyDennis Quaid, 'The Big Easy' (New Orleans)
I'm surprised Dennis Quaid didn't make the list. In 'The Big Easy' he sounded like a cross between a New Yorker and somebody with a speech impediment. Hot actor but bad accent! - June

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Winona Ryder, 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (English)
Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' wasn't the only god awful British accent. What about Winona Ryder? Talk about jarringly bad. Scene killer nearly every time she opened her mouth. - Green Is Good

Jon Voight, 'Anaconda' (Paraguay)
What about Jon Voight in 'Anaconda'? "Das a pretty biga snake"!!!! - Stacy LeMay

John Wayne, 'The Conqueror' (Mongolian)
John Wayne once played Ghengis Khan, and I believe it qualified as the absolute worst accent in cinematic history. - Kurt

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