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Sure, we all had fun laughing at John Travolta for butchering Idina Menzel’s name. (And then cringed when he did whatever that was the next year.) But are you really any better? You probably still haven’t figured out the name of that little girl from Annie, and are blithely mispronouncing “Ralph Fiennes” in a Harry Potter discussion as we speak. Brush up on the proper phonetics via this guide below. And if you still need help afterwards, consider commissioning a song from Brad Pitt.

Amanda Seyfried

Pronunciation: uh-MAN-duh SAHY-frid

Cillian Murphy

Pronunciation: KIH-lee-un MUR-fee

Kim Basinger

Pronunciation: Kim BAY-sing-ur

Idris Elba

Pronunciation: IH-driss EL-buh

Demi Moore

Pronunciation: DEH-mee Mor

Anna Faris

Pronunciation: AN-uh FAIR-iss

Quvenzhané Wallis

Pronunciation: kwuh-VEN-jah-nay WALL-lis

Eva Mendes

Pronunciation: EH-vuh Men-DEZ

Ralph Fiennes

Pronunciation: Rayf Fynz

Vera Farmiga

Pronunciation: VEER-ruh Far-MEE-guh

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Pronunciation: CHOO-eh-tell EJ-ee-o-for

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Pronunciation: Nik-oh-LAHY KOS-ter WAWL-doh

Charlize Theron

Pronunciation: Shar-LEEZ Ther-IN

Djimon Hounsou

Pronunciation: JIE-mahn Hahn-SOO

Rachel Weisz

Pronunciation: REY-chuh-l VICE

Martin Scorsese

Pronunciation: MAR-tin skor-SEH-see

Saoirse Ronan

Pronunciation: SEER-shah RO-nuhn

David Oyelowo

Pronunciation: DEY-vid Oh-YEL-oh-woh

Joe Manganiello

Pronunciation: Jo Man-GAH-nel-oh

Famke Janssen

Pronunciation: FAHM-kuh JANT-sun

Chloe Sevigny

Pronunciation: KLOH-ee SEV-uh-n-ee

Lupita Nyong’o

Pronunciation: Loo-PEE-tah Nuh-YONG-oh

YOU’RE PRONOUNCING THESE 22 CELEBRITIES’ NAMES COMPLETELY WRONG

 

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