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These days it seems that we know everything about celebrities. We know what movies they’re “secretly” filming this very moment; what they just had for lunch; who they asked on a date and who they’re voting for at this year’s elections. But sometimes we miss the very obvious thing: their real names. Some actors have to change it because someone else is already using the same name, some want an easier stage name and some just want to look cooler and start anew. We made a list of 20 actors whose real names you wouldn’t recognize.

Image: Getty Images
Image: Getty Images

20. Michael Keaton

Real Name: Michael Douglas

It’s pretty obvious why the ex-Batman/Birdman decided to change his last name. He didn’t want to cause any confusion with Michael Douglas.

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