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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
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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
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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
 
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