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Bet You’ve Been Pronouncing These 29 Celeb’s Names All Wrong

We all know how to pronounce “Ben Stiller” or “Adam Sandler”, but what about “Lupita Nyong’o”, “Timothée Chalamet”, or “Saoirse Ronan”? Some celebrities’ names are weird as hell to pronounce. We get tongue-tied trying to say what’s the name of that guy who played that role in that one movie is. And it’s frustrating.

Well, don’t sweat it, because today, we’re setting the record straight. From Isla Fisher to Chiwetel Ẹjiofor, with this phonetic breakdown for you, here are the correct ways to say it.

#1 Timothee Chalamet

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Tee-mo-TAY Shall-uh-MAY”

#2 Mahershala Ali

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How it’s actually pronounced: “mah-HER-shuh-luh ah-LEE”

#3 Avan Jogia

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How it’s actually pronounced: “A-vuhn JOW-gee-uh”

#4 Kirsten Dunst

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How it’s actually pronounced: “KEER-stuhn DUHNST”

#5 Joe Manganiello

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How it’s actually pronounced: “JOW Maang-gaa-NEH-low”

#6 Saoirse Ronan

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How it’s actually pronounced: “SUR-shuh ROW-nuhn”

#7 Amanda Seyfried

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Uh-MAN-duh SAI-fred”

#8 Gal Gadot

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How it’s actually pronounced: “GAHL Gah-DOTE”

#9 Daniel Kaluuya

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How it’s actually pronounced: “DAN-yuhl Kah-LOO-ya”

#10 Chiwetel Ejiofor

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How it’s actually pronounced: “CHEE-wet-el Edge-EE-oh-four”

#11 Ewan McGregor

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How it’s actually pronounced: “YOO-uhn Muh-GREH-gur”

#12 Rihanna

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Ree-ANNE-uh”

#13 Camila Cabello

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Kuh-MEE-luh Kuh-BEH-yo”

#14 Emily Ratajkowski

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Em-uh-LEE Rah-tuh-COW-ski”

#15 Chrissy Teigen

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How it’s actually pronounced: “KRI-see TEYE-gn”

#16 Ariana Grande

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Ar-EE-an-uh Grand-EE”

#17 Florence Pugh

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How it’s actually pronounced: “FLAW-ruhns PYOO”

#18 Mariska Hargitay

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Mar-ISH-kah Har-GIH-tay”

#19 Milo Ventimiglia

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How it’s actually pronounced: “MAI-low Ven-tee-MEE-lee-aa”

#20 Alicia Silverstone

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Ah-LEE-see-ah Sil-ver-STOHN”

#21 Zendaya

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Zen-DAY-uh”

#22 Jake Gyllenhaal

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How it’s actually pronounced: “JAYK YIH-LEN-hoo-leh-hay”

#23 Taylor Lautner

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How it’s actually pronounced: “TAY-lr LOWT-nr”

#24 Lindsay Lohan

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How it’s actually pronounced: “LIND-zee LOW-en”

#25 Denzel Washington

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How it’s actually pronounced: “DEN-zil WAA-shuhng-tn”

#26 Quvenzhané Wallis

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Kwah-van-ja-NAY Wahl-ISS”

#27 Lupita Nyong’o

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How it’s actually pronounced: “Loo-PEE-tuh N-YONG-gow”

#28 Hasan Minhaj

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How it’s actually pronounced: “huh-SAAN muh·NAAZH”

#29 Isla Fisher

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How it’s actually pronounced: “EYE-luh FIH-shur”

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