Great Article on International Dubbing

“…the contracts of Hollywood’s multilingual stars now frequently include options for them to dub their English-language roles into foreign tongues. Jodie Foster and Helena Bonham Carter (who both speak French), Sandra Bullock (German) and Viggo Mortensen (Spanish) are among those whose agents negotiate the right of first refusal.”

“…In a case that could have repercussions for the industry, German actor Marcus Off, who voiced Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, sued two German subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Co. as well as the U.S. parent company for additional compensation when those movies became enormous hits.”

Thank you for the link.