Daniel Brühl, actor — on developing Niki Lauda’s Austrian accent for the film Rush — as heard on Meet the Filmmaker, by iTunes.
"I spent one month in Vienna. Because it was a crucial thing to me, the accent, because it’s so different to the German accent. It adds that portion of arrogance, irony and cockiness that Niki Lauda has and the Viennese have. They are so different to us. They have a sense of humour, which is so much better than ours in Germany, which is not difficult, as you know. They are much closer to the English. They have a dark sense of humour and they are very ironic and I wanted to nail that accent. I had a dialect coach who helped me with that. And then the time that I spent with Niki, obviously."