Jake Gyllenhaal will have you shook!Life is easy, if not maybe a bit boring, when you have a name like John Smith or Sally Jones. There's no mispronouncing those unless you're trying to say them through a mouthful of peanut butter. It's those unpronounceable names that challenge us all, most likely because they're foreign or have lots of consonants or vowels or an unusual spelling.
It's one thing if you're a regular person who has to deal with that annoyance, but what about celebrities with unusual names? These are people constantly in the public eye being addressed and introduced. They have to deal with being interviewed by idiot reporters who don't do their research on name pronunciation first. They get accosted by TMZ on the street. And none of THAT is nearly as bad as being introduced on a world stage like the Academy Awards... remember that time John Travolta didn't just get Frozen voice star and singer Idina Menzel's name wrong at the 2014 Oscars, he came up with a different name altogether? Hilariously awkward! Some stars have simply gotten used to it. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot may have one of the most commonly mispronounced names in Hollywood, but she has said she's glad people at least try. I mean, if people are saying your name a lot, you must be important, right?
So let us clear up any confusion you may have with our handy, definitive guide to saying the most commonly mispronounced celebrity names. In case you ever run into them on the street you'll want to know these! Get Started