Except from the fact that they are pretty talented.... They all speak French!

Here is a list of celebrities that might surprise you with their ability to speak the language of love… Click on the links to hear them speaking French!

Actress: Jodie Foster

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.

 

Actor: Bradley Cooper

Cooper did a university exchange program in the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence as a student and has practised the language ever since. 

 

Actor: Johnny Depp

He has been living in France with his family for many years and enjoys the French lifestyle so much that he has purchased his own vineyard near St. Tropez. 

 

Actress: Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman can already speak five languages; Hebrew, German, Japanese, Spanish and French, two of which she can speak fluently. 

 

Actor: Hugh Jackman

People found out Hugh Jackman's second language was French during his promotion of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

 

Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The actor, most famous for his roles in Ten Things I Hate About You and Inception, is fluent in French. 

 

Actor: John Malkovich

Malkovich is fluent in French. He lived and worked in a theater in Southern France.

 

Actor: Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom grew up learning French as a second language. Bloom's parents owned a language school in Kent during his childhood.

 

Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow

She speaks French quite well, having spent a summer in Paris when in her early twenties. She only allows her daughter and son to watch television in French or Spanish instead of their native English.

 

Actress: Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev, the actress from The Vampire Diaries, speaks 3 languages! She obviously speaks English, but is also fluent in Bulgarian and French.

 

Comedian: Eddie Izzard

This stand-up comedian and actor toured his stand up show in a multiplicity of languages across the globe. "I describe my language ability in percentages of fluency. I'm about 65% fluent in French, 30% fluent in German, about half a percent fluent in Spanish.."

 

Singer: Mika

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

 

Athlete: Paula Radcliffe

Despite from being the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds, she gained a first-class honours degree in French, German & Economics from Loughborough University. Radcliffe's language skills have come in very useful for when she has participated in international events.

 

Writer: JK Rowling

The author of the Harry Potter books was a French teacher prior to concentrating on her writing career. "Her knowledge of the language is actually evident in many of the fabricated words and names that she included in the stories, which have French as their basis. Examples are Beauxbatons, which means beautiful wands, Fleur Delacour from ‘fleur’ meaning flower and ‘delacour’ meaning ‘of the court’ and Malfoy, from the French phrase ‘mal foi’ (meaning bad faith)."

 

Journalist: Caroline Wyatt

Caroline is a BBC defence correspondent, and speaks French, German and some Russian. 

 

 Do you know any other celebrity that can speak French? 

Although, no need to be a celebrity to start learning French. If you have always wanted to speak the language of love like a star, contact me today to embark in your French learning experience and start giving interviews in French tomorrow.

 

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