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Jamie Foxx's Real Name Isn't Jamie Foxx And The Internet Feels Betrayed

By Mustafa Gatollari

It's no secret that stars change their names in order to make themselves more marketable.

Now I don't know what Vin Diesel's real name is, but I'm pretty it  doesn't say "Diesel" on his birth certificate. Unless he comes from a long and proud lineage of Peterbilt trucks.

It turns out that some of the less octane-related Hollywood names are also completely made up for the sake of standing out to casting directors. It shouldn't come as a surprise in such a competitive line of work, but people are always floored when they find out one of their favorite stars has been living under a pseudonym for most of their lives.