Hollywood Pronunciation Guide: How to Say Saoirse Ronan & 11 Other Names

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Until last week, I thought Saoirse Ronan's name was pronounced "Swar-reese Ronan," to the point that, when I would mention to anyone that I was in the process of creating this article, I would say with a vaguely subtle air of sanctimony, "It's Hollywood's unpronounceable names — like that girl from 'The Lovely Bones,' Swar-reese Ronan."

Later, I would find out that I was very wrong. Like, Neville Chamberlain wrong.

I hope you learn as much from watching the following 12 videos as I did from making them.

How To Pronounce Saoirse Ronan

 

 

How to Pronounce Quvenzhane Wallis

 

 

How to Pronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor

 

 

How to Pronounce Zach Galifianakis

 

 

How to Pronounce Ralph Fiennes

 

 

How to Pronounce Steve Buscemi

 

 

How to Pronounce Mia Wasikowska

 

 

How to Pronounce Martin Scorsese

 

 

How to Pronounce Milla Jovovich

 

 

How to Pronounce Chloe Sevigny

 

 

How to Pronounce Cillian Murphy

 

 

How to Pronounce Gabourey Sidibe