Let’s all be pretentious next year when we watch the Oscars and pronounce the contenders’ names the RIGHT way.
Slate.com helps us out with Your Oscar Season Pronunciation Guide.
Though this entry confuses me—
Jared Leto, actor, Dallas Buyers Club
Pronunciation: JAIR-red LET-oh
I have been speaking his name out loud (practice makes perfect). If you say “Jared” really fast in the correct way, it sounds just like the name “Jared.” Hmmm. “Leto”? I don’t see the problem, unless some pronounce it LEET-Oh?
Like Levy and Levy (LEH-vee and LEE vee).
I looked Jared Leto up just to see if he is the guy from My So-Called Life, who, in the show and real life, is suppose to be deliciously screwed up? (Handsome screwups: a Hollywood specialty.)
Here are some pics for you to enjoy. Which beard should he keep?
1. The Kurt Cobain
2. The George Harrison,
3. The Joaquin Phoenix (sabbatical edition)? Now there’s a name that should be in any respectable Hollywood pronunciation guide.