In Deepwater Horizon, John Malkovich says phrases like:

You nervous as cats.


We a big company, Mike, BP.


So they the big picture. They the little picture, like you and the malfunction' shitters. But you see, in point of fact, they all kind of interconnected.


Kaluza and I have talked about this drill pipe, until we blue in the face.


And if they zero pressure, Mr. Jimmy, then that gonna tell us all we need to know.

Now I am given to understand that apparently, he is supposed to speak with a Cajun accent. I have watched some videos on Youtube with people speaking Cajun, but albeit that accent has its peculiarities, none of the speakers were omitting words.

So my question is: Is there any reason Malkovich speaks the way he speaks?

Update: I should probably refine my question; @Paulie_D pointed out that this is probably just an interpretation of the role. However, I am interested in the reasons as to why somebody would speak like this, given they are able to speak flawlessly. I am not a native American speaker and am trying to comprehend the rationale behind this (if any); could it be just some boss-subordinate-thing?

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    Because that's Malkovich's interpretation of the character (or at the very least the writers). – Paulie_D Oct 19 '18 at 10:47
  • It's stereotypical of Southern Louisiana dialects. Have you seriously never heard this? – Jason P Sallinger Oct 19 '18 at 12:34
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    @JasonPSallinger Keep in mind that we get users from all around the world, and of all ages. Familiarity with the common depiction of cajun speech patterns in American cinema is not a given. What seems obvious to you might not be obvious to the OP. – Steve-O Oct 19 '18 at 13:33
  • @JasonPSallinger - That actually sounds like there's an answer in there. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Oct 20 '18 at 20:54
  • I only know very few Americans personally, and most of them are from Colorado :) So no, never heard that before ;) @Paulie_D, I have update the question to make it more specific, please have a look. – user654123 Oct 22 '18 at 7:20

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