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15 Hollywood Celebrities You Didn’t Know Could Speak French

The other day, we came across an interview with Emilia Clarke where we hear her speak French.

We knew she spoke Dothraki and Old Valyrian, but French? It got us wondering if there were any other celebrities we didn’t know who could also talk about the language of Molière.

It turns out that there are several:

1. Emilia Clarke

She may not be fluent, but the few words she was trying to say were actually quite good.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow speaks French quite well, she even conducts interviews partly in French from time to time.

3. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman freaked everyone out when he started speaking French during an interview for the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

4. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is actually quite good at speaking French. He spent six months on an exchange student in France and his accent is not that bad!

5. Elton John

It is not known how or when the legendary Elton John learned to speak French. Maybe he found out what the rest of us already knew – that people who speak French are automatically hotter.

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Every kid in the ’90s already knew that J-Gords could speak French – that was a huge plot point in the movie. 10 things I hate about you.

7. Justin Bieber

We like that even though Canada is bilingual, people are still amazed when a Canadian can speak French.

8. John Malkovich

Of course he speaks French! there are a lot of things you can guess about John Malkovich just by looking at him. He probably has a fridge stocked with rare cheeses, he most certainly owns at least one tiger, and he’s probably the leader of his own secret cult.

9. Emma Watson

As if you needed some other reason to love her.

10. Tom Hiddleston

If you want to be a good trickster like Tom Hiddleston, you might as well know several languages.

11. Jennifer Lawrence

Okay so J-Law’s Russian accent in Red sparrow was not the best – but her French is not that great!

12. JK Rowling

What’s troubling about this is that she knew exactly how strange the name “Hermione Granger” would sound in French, but she kept the character’s name anyway.

13. Johnny Depp

It is assumed that this is how he managed to get the attention of Vanessa Paradis. Other theories include it by saying “Hi, I’m Johnny Depp”.

14. John Travolta

John Travolta can do more than dance and scary hairstyles. In fact, he speaks French quite well too.

15. Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski was actually born in Montreal. He studied at Concordia University and grew up speaking Polish, English and French.