It’s always refreshing to see celebrities and famous people who are considered role models to young people speak multiple languages. When young people, especially Americans, see celebrities speaking more than one language, they’ll get motivated to sharpen their skills or take on a new language and broaden their horizon. Maybe even leave the country and see what life’s all about in the rest of the world.
From what I’ve seen, the only people I know who seem to speak three languages from birth are those from Nordic and smaller European countries. My acquaintances from Sweden, Finland, and the Netherlands can easily carry on with three languages. It’s incredible!
Unfortunately, this interview is not translated with subtitles. Don’t feel like you’re missing anything if you don’t speak French because the interview isn’t brain busting. The host just lobs him softball questions about his career, becoming a celebrity at the age of 33, working with Robert Deniro, and how he learned how to speak French so well. He says while at university, he enrolled in an exchange program to study in Aix-en-Provence where he lived with a family who only spoke French. That obligation helped him learn French quickly.