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50 Real Names of Actors Who Use Stage Names in Film

REAL NAMES OF ACTORS – When you are an actor, you must pay attention to the many different factors that can shape your career. From style to persona, every decision can make or break you. That is why sometimes actors decide that their birth name will be too difficult for people to say or too foreign for the average person to relate to. Like Helen Mirren, who was born Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov. Another issue that might arise with you birth name is that another actor already has the exact same name as you. The Screen Actor’s Guild only allows one actor to have a certain name, so for example Michael Keaton‘s real name is Michael Douglas but unfortunately the other Michael Douglas already claimed that name so Keaton had to pick another name. He choose Keaton as a new last name because he saw Diane Keaton‘s name in the newspaper. The funny part of the story is Diane Keaton’s birth name isn’t Keaton but Diane Hall and Michael Douglas gets his last name from his father Kirk Douglas who’s birth name is Issur Danielovitch. Oh Hollywood… got to love it.

Please enjoy this list of 50 real names of actors who use stage names in film.

Start the list below:

1. MICHAEL KEATON

his birth name is

Michael Douglas

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2. KIRK DOUGLAS

his birth name is

Issur Danielovitch

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3. MICHAEL J. FOX

his birth name is

Michael Andrew Fox

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4. DIANE KEATON

her birth name is

Diane Hall

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5. MILEY CYRUS

her birth name is

Destiny Hope Cyrus

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6. DEMI MOORE

her birth name is

Demetria Guynes

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7. JAMIE FOXX

his birth name is

Eric Bishop

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8. NICK CAGE

his birth name is

Nicolas Coppola

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9. TOM CRUISE

his birth name is

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

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10 .VIN DIESEL

his birth name is

Mark Sinclair Vincent

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