10 Celebrities Speaking le French


19th Nov, 2012

Ten celebrities who might surprise you with their ability to speak the language of love…

Just because.

1. Jodie Foster

Academy award-winning foster attended a French-language prep school in Los Angeles and frequently worked in France as a teenager. As a result, she speaks flawless French.

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Here’s a second video of her on a French television show when she was younger:

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2. Bradley Cooper

Cooper did a university exchange program in the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence as a student.

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3. Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn spoke several languages fluently including French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.

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4. Mitt Romney

Romney’s flair for French was attacked during his Presidential campaign, some saying he was “too French”! Romney lived in Paris during the 1960s.

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Here is the recently-defeated Republican candidate giving it a little Frenchy…

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5. Jason Gordon Levitt

A.k.a Batman’s new Robin, Jason studied French poetry during his time at Columbia University and became an avid and self-confirmed Francophile and a French speaker

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6. Johnny Depp

It’s no surprise that Depp would speak a little French since he’s been living in France with his family for many years, but the opportunity to hear him speak the language is pretty rare… he’s surprisingly vulnerable. Take a look..

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7. Diane Kruger

If you live in France, you’ll be a aware that Kruger speaks flawless French and has played in many French films. She was also married to French actor Guillaume Canet for five years.

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8. Evageline Lily

The heroine from Lost speaks French quite charmingly in this interview about her character starting at the 0.18 mark:

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9. Mika

The “Grace Kelly” singer was born in Beirut, Lebanon and left the war-torn country for Paris where he stayed for six years before moving to London. Here is he is effortlessly speaking French on television:

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10. John Malkovich

Malkovich is fluent in French, and for nearly 10 years lived and worked in a theater in Southern France (although he later denied that he ever lived there and only stayed 5 weeks during the summer). He and his family left France in a dispute over taxes in 2003, and since then he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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