Here are 14 Hollywood actors that changed their names in order to make it in Hollywood.

Breaking into show business can be a difficult process for anyone, and surely if there’s one thing an aspiring actor should be aiming to do is to make sure that a casting director remembers their name. But, while celebrities are born with names that are easily to remember, others have to do a little tweaking in order to create the stage name that everyone remembers.

Take a look at 14 celebrities whose stage names and birth names are completely different:

1. Vin Diesel (Mark Sinclair Vincent)

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2. Natalie Portman (Neta-Lee Hershlag)

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3. Brad Pitt (William Bradley Pitt)

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4. Nicolas Cage (Nicolas Kim Coppola)

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5. Charlie Sheen (Carlos Irwin Estevez)

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6. Miley Ray Cyrus (Destiny Hope Cyrus)

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7. Nina Dobrev (Nikonlina Konstantinova Dobreva)

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8. Jodie Foster (Alicia Christian Foster)

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9. Helen Mirren (Ilyena Lydia Mironov)

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10. Elizabeth Banks (Elizabeth Mitchell)

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11. Lea Michelle (Lea Michele Sarfati)

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12. Emma Stone (Emily Jean Stone)

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13. Paul Wesley (Pawel Tomasz Wasilewski)

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14. Jennifer Aniston (Jennifer Linn Anastassakis)

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