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MARGOT ROBBIE WORKED HARD FOR THAT AMERICAN ACCENT!
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
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By James Desborough

​Australia beauty​ ​and Wolf Of Wall Street starlet​ ​Margot Robbie spoke to Dish Nation on Sunday night as she collected her first major film hono​r in Los Angeles​.​​

The star — who shot to fame as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf Of Wall Street — was honored with an AIF Breakthrough Award​ ​at the​ ​Australians in Film Gala.

The actress spoke of her shock at landing an award so soon after making the move to Los Angeles from her native Oz, and the 24-year-old revealed that learning how to speak​ a variety American​ ​region dialects helped her perfect speaking lines in ​​different accents and ultimately win roles.​

Robbie has a string of lead roles lined up for the next 18 months in movies like Will Smith​’s Focus, Z for Zachariah, Suite Française, and Warner Brothers’ Tarzan.

Also a winner that night was Brenton Thwaites who picked up a breakthrough award, and told Dish he didn’t understand how so many Aussies end up landing American speaking roles on TV​ — beating natives to the parts!

​Aside from Robbie and Thwaites​,​ the event​ ​honored​ the memory and achievement of former Dune Entertainment Chairman Greg Coote, who passed away earlier this year.​

The Fox Studios Australia Honoree and the​ ​Ausfilm International Honoree will also be recognized.

​Australians in Film (AIF) is the Los Angeles​ ​based non-profit organization serving as the industry guild for Australian​ ​filmmakers and performers in the United States.

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