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"No One's Ever Gotten My Name Right": Brendan Fraser Explained How To Properly Pronounce His Name And I've Been Wrong For Years

"No one's ever gotten my name right."

This week, Adam Sandler and Brendan Fraser sat down for Variety's "Actors on Actors" segment, where they talked about a bunch of things.

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I'm sure the conversation was great and all, but one thing that had me particularly shocked was the way that Brendan Fraser explained how to pronounce his name.

closeup of Brendan

Here's what happened. So everyone and their mothers have been pronouncing his name as Brendan FRAY-ZSUR. Like the show Frasier.

Well, we're all wrong. In the sit-down segment, Adam was talking to the camera and said, "When I first met Brendon Fraser..."

Then, he stopped himself and said, "That's your full name, right? Brendan Fraser?"

"It's Fraser," Brendan said, saying it's supposed to be like razor. "Like that thing you shave with."

Later in the interview, Adam mispronounced it again and Brendan made a razor gesture to remind him.

Eventually, Brendan said, "Ok. Fuck it. No one's ever gotten my name right."

brendan with his arms out in a "i give up" motion

Everyone was shook that they'd been mispronouncing his name:

i’ve been saying brendan fraser’s name wrong for years

Twitter: @realJaredGilman / Via Variety

@Purplepanic13 @realJaredGilman He said that and I let out an “oh nooo”. I will never mispronounce his name again. He’ll never know and I don’t care lol

Twitter: @garlichands

Today I learned it's pronounced "Brendan Fraser" (as in blazer, laser, taser). And I just think that if we're all rooting for him and lovin'the guy-- as we SHOULD-- we should also start saying his name right.

Twitter: @CoolStevenn / Via Variety

One fan found this gem. Looks like this has been a peeve of his for a while!

Comedy Central / Via @TheBrenaissance

WELL. At least we all know how to pronounce it properly now! You can watch the full interview with Adam and Brendan here.