Saturday, March 11, 2006
Pronounce Gerard Butler correctly! Please.
Gerard Butler, Scottish actor, who has starred in several movies and been either supporting or bit actor in NUMEROUS other movies and British TV movies, as well as appearing on the stage in his early acting career... has a name that Americans are murdering.
His name is NOT Gah-RARD.
He hates that, and his fans hate to hear that.
He is GER-ahh-rd with a very slight sound on the 'r', almost like Jarod in America.
Like Gerald, except it Gerard. Say it JARE-ahhh(r)d
Please, if you blankety-blank tv announcers and talk show hosts can't say Gerard with the proper Scottish pronunciation, call him Gerry. Please.
You don't call Ralph Fiennes: Ralll-FFFFFFF. He is Raef. Not Fee-N-iss. It Fines. Raef Fines.
So it GER-ahd Butler. Like Gerald without the L.
Please learn to say it right because you and all of us around the world are going to see more and more of him on the big screen. He has graduated from supporting and bit parts (playing murder victims, for gosh sakes, who bite the dust in the first reel.) NO, he is the Title Role Star.
Dracula 2000, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for godsakes. He has a HUGE fan following. Millions of women and girls and a few boys and men are madly in love with this star.
For their sakes, say his name right.