Have any other South Africans watched Blood Diamond? What do you make of the accents and SA references?
Just finished watching Blood diamond. I really enjoyed the part where Leo Di Caprio says to his South African friend:"Hey, score us a loose (cigerette) there." And hearing Arnold Vosloo talk in Afrikaans actually made me miss home, despite the violence in the movie. But why on earth did they have Marius Weyers playing Van der Kaap if he only says two words in the whole movie. Do you think that they actually had him saying more and then edited it out?
Asked By: Anria A - 2/6/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yes, Leo did a great job. Not perfect, but for an American admirable. As an ex-overland guide I spent quite a lot of time in Zim, and his accent is actually very close to the Zimbabwean accent (he's supposed to be an ex-Rhodesian in the film). Arnold Vosloo is just a natural. Gotta like the guy! For sure, its a shame... More
Answered By: Vango - 2/8/2007
Additional Answers (6)
I haven't seen it, but my brother told me about Leo's accent! I wanna see it though!
Answered By: ~One Love~ - 2/6/2007
Haven't seen it yet... but i'm dying to! Apparently he does the accent quite well?!? BUT I don't see why they didn't use a local actor though... a lot of people have said it wouldn'tve been so big if Leo wasn't in it and we'd used a local... I guess so, but it would've been cool... Leo is a good actor though!!
Answered By: Angie - 2/7/2007
I think he sounds too Australian!!!
Answered By: Zukin - 2/7/2007
As someone who had lived in South Africa for a while I would say that it reminded me of a forigners afrrikan's accent. you know someone who had lived there for a while but is not orginally from there. The slang was good. he even used "is it?" in way i've only heard in south africa.
Answered By: Lil SW - 2/7/2007
I watched blood diamond a few days ago and was very impressed!There a few movies that leave such a huge impression on me & make me want 2 make a difference in this world straight after walking out the cinema... More
Answered By: gem - 2/7/2007
hi anria... More
Answered By: MERCAYDEES - 2/8/2007
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Up to $47/hr Part-Time Job Openings. Free Schedule, No Scam. Start Now
Special Report on DrOzs - 1 Diet Pill that Burns Fat w/o Diet/Exercise!
Get College Degree Online Sooner than you Think. Financial Aid Options
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.