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The Surprising Real Names of 20 Famous Actors

August 24, 2017
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If you are a believer in astrology, you already know the importance of names. While Shakespeare might have famously written “What’s in thy name?”, there are many who believe that names hold key to their success. And even famous actors and stars are also not unaffected by the name game. Though to be fair, most of them changed their names either to avoid confusion or because they didn’t like their birth names. Whatever be the case, here are the surprising real names of 20 famous movie stars. Don’t be surprised by how crazy some of the real names of these celebrities look like.

1. Natalie Portman — Natalie Herschlag

 

2. Reese Witherspoon — Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

 

3. Christopher Walken — Ronald Walken

 

4. Mila Kunis — Milena Markovna Kunis

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5. Julianne Moore — Julie Smith

 

6. Vin Diesel — Mark Sinclair Vincent

 

7. Jamie Foxx — Eric Marlon Bishop

 

8. Jodie Foster — Alicia Christian Foster

 

9. Meg Ryan — Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

 

10. Ben Kingsley — Krishna Pandit Bhanji

 

11. Michael Caine — Maurice Joseph Micklewhite

 

12. Woody Allen — Allan Stewart Konigsberg

 

13. Emma Stone – Emily Jean Stone

 

14. Albert Brooks – Albert Einstein

 

15. Joaquin Phoenix – Joaquin Rafael Bottom

 

16. Olivia Wilde – Olivia Jane Cockburn

 

17. Diane Keaton – Diane Hall

 

18. Audrey Hepburn: Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston

 

19. Martin Sheen – Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez

 

20. Helen Mirren – Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov

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