Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hollywood Pronunciation Guide

by Nick Blake
Posted on Next Movie July 27, 2013

How to say 12 of Hollywood’s unpronounceable names:

Saoirse Ronan
Seer-sha Row-nin
(Hanna, Atonement)

Quvenzhane Wallis
Kuh-Ven-Zsa-nay Wah-lis
(Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Choo-it-tell Edge-ee-o-for
(12 Years a Slave)

Zach Galifianakis
Zak Gal-if-fan-ah-kis
(The Hangover)

Ralph Fiennes
Rafe Fines
(Schindler’s List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Steven Buscemi
Steve Boo-Sem-Mee
(Fargo, Boardwalk Empire)

Mia Wasikowska
Mee-uh Va-shee-kov-ska
(Alice in Wonderland)

Martin Scorsese
Mar-tin Scor-seh-zee
(Good Fellas, The Departed)

Milla Jovovich
Me-la Yo-vo-vitch
(The Fifth Element, Resident Evil)

Chloë Sevigny
Clo-Wee She-ven-nee
(Big Love, American Psycho)

Cillian Murphy
Kill-lee-an Mer-phee
(Inception, Batman Begins)

Gabourey Sidibe
Gah-bore-ray Sih-dih-bay
(Precious, American Horror Story)

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