Multilingual Celebrities

How many celebrities can you identify based on the clues and audio clips?
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How many celebrities can you identify based on the clues and audio clips?
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Audrey Hepburn learned Dutch, English and French as a child. She would later learn Spanish and Italian as her film career took her around the world.

She was an actress, model, dancer, and humanitarian during Hollywood's Golden Age.

This Dutch interview audio clip has plenty of clues.
Will Smith's success in both film and recording industries is remarkable. Having a basic understanding of Spanish has allowed him to give Spanish interviews, interact with his Latino fans and collaborate with Latin musicians.

He was known as a TV actor in the 80s. Today he's known as a rapper, comedian & movie star.

In this audio clip, he promotes his movie in Spanish.
Canadian actor Sandra Oh speaks fluent Korean, English, French and Spanish.
This Canadian actor played a doctor on a popular TV show from 2005-2014. She speaks fluent Korean, English, Spanish.

Press the "Listen" button to hear her speaking French.
Natalie Portman has always had an interest in learning languages. She’s studied Hebrew, French, Japanese, German and Arabic.

This Oscar-winning actress has always had an interest in learning languages. She’s studied Hebrew, French, Japanese, German and Arabic.
Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor to win three Oscars for Best Actor. He taught himself Czech for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (though the film is in english). 

He is the only actor to win three Oscars for Best Actor. He taught himself Czech for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (though the film is in english). 
One of the best-selling musicians of all times – Brit Awards, Grammy Awards, Guinness World Records – and that’s just the beginning. She is successful, creative and controversial, but did you know Lady Gaga is also bilingual?
She's one of the best-selling musicians of all times – Brit Awards, Grammy Awards, Guinness World Records – and that’s just the beginning.
She is successful, creative, controversial . . . and bilingual!
Timothée Chalamet is the youngest Best Actor nominee in 75 years. He learned French during the summers he spent in France growing up. He learned Italian for his role in <em>Call Me By Your Name.<em>


In 2018, he was the youngest Best Actor nominee in 75 years.
He learned Italian for his role in Call Me By Your Name.
Did you know actor Tom Hiddleston reads ancient Greek? He also speaks some Mandarin, Korean, German, and Russian, and is fluent in French,Italian and Spanish!

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actor speak ancient Greek.
He also speaks some Mandarin, Korean, German, and Russian, and is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish.
At 88, Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award. Six years earlier, at 82, he set the record as the oldest actor to win an Oscar. He spoke English and French fluently from his bilingual upbringing in Quebec.

At 88, he became the oldest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award. Six years earlier, at 82, he set the record as the oldest actor to win an Oscar.
'Language is a powerful, powerful tool.' Trevor Noah and Terry Gross have a fascinating conversation about language as a tool for navigating life: http://bit.ly/2owJhoA

This comedian and television host speaks passionately about the value of multilingualism. He's fluent in seven languages, many of which are African.
Enrique Iglesias is a rare bilingual, bicultural artist. His recent albums feature hit songs written and recorded in Spanish along with completely different hit songs written and recorded in English.

His recent albums feature hit songs written and recorded in Spanish along with completely different hit songs written and recorded in English.
Nelly Furtado started learning Portuguese when she was four, Spanish at 14. She's used both in her accomplished music career.


She started learning Portuguese when she was four and Spanish at 14. She's used both in her accomplished music career.
Australian actor Hugh Jackman's second language is French. What's yours?



This Australian actor speaks French as his second language.
Besides speaking French and English, Céline Dion has recorded songs in Spanish, German, Japanese and Latin.

This Grammy-winning singer speaks fluent French and English. She's recorded songs in English, Spanish, German, Japanese and Latin.
Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Besides English, she also speaks Swahili.

She's the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Besides English, she also speaks Swahili.
Jodie Foster's fluency in French has enabled her to act in French films. She also speaks Italian, Spanish and German.


Her fluency in French has enabled her to act in French films. She also speaks Italian, Spanish and German.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, best known for his tales from Middle-earth, was a passionate scholar of language. Tolkien taught and studied a variety of languages and had an affection for constructing new languages as well.
Besides authoring his tales from Middle-earth, he was also a passionate scholar of language. He taught and studied a variety
of languages and had an affection for constructing
new languages as well.
Edward Norton taught Japanese to legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber in exchange for acting lessons. Norton credits this exchange as a major part of his success as an actor.


This accomplished actor taught Japanese to legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber in exchange for acting lessons.



Did you know almost half of U.S. presidents were fluent in more than one language? Click here to read their fascinating stories.


Did you know almost half of U.S. presidents were fluent in more than one language? Click here to read their fascinating stories.