How Do You Say That? Celebrity Names Nobody Pronounces Correctly
John Travolta and Ricky Gervais flubbed names on the national stage but, honestly, it happens to all of us. Here are some famous names that we all have had a hard time pronouncing correctly and, most likely, still don’t know how to say.
David Oyelowo gained a lot of praise as Louis Gaines in “The Butler.” Many have stumbled over the English actor’s name and when Brad Pitt recently presented him with the Breakthrough Performance Award for an Actor at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival awards Gala, he taught the audience how to pronounce his name through song. He used the “Olé, Olé, Olé” and Coldplay’s “Yellow” to demonstrate how to do so and when Oyelowo accepted the award he quipped, “You know you’ve broken through when Brad Pitt sings your name!”