You may think you know your favorite actors and actresses in and out, but do you know what’s in-between their famous first and last names? Check out these ten funny and surprising middle names.
Hugh John Mungo Grant
British actor Hugh Grant thankfully has two middle names. Without John, his name would sound like a humongous joke.
Kate Garry Hudson
The actress who plays the female lead in romantic comedies doesn’t share the same femininity in her roles as she does with her middle name.
Zach Knight Galifianakis
Perhaps not the knight in shining armor you imagined, but at least it’s easier to pronounce than his last name.
Richard Tiffany Gere
In Pretty Woman, it wasn’t a Tiffany box that Richard Gere closed on Julia Robert’s fingers- but that does happen to be his middle name.
Mel ColmCille Gibson
Known for violent movies as well as The Passion of Christ, Mel Gibson’s middle name is from his mother’s parish in Ireland.
Blake Ellender Lively
Adorned for her sexiness and youthfulness, Blake Lively’s middle name doesn’t exactly fit in with the rest of the actress’ portfolio.
Nicolas Kim Cage
Born Nicolas Kim Coppola, Nicolas later changed surname to Cage and “nicked” the girly middle name while he was at it.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Requiring a middle name as elaborate as his first and last, the odd name is actually the German form of William.
Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Giselle? Well, I guess we should “bow down” considering it’s not like anyone questions her first name.
Matt Paige Damon
Although the name Paige is honoring his mother’s maiden name, it’s fun to see a macho man with a popular girl’s first name.
Richard Morris Dawson
The late Family Feud host, infamous for his love for female contestants (one who he later married) has a simple, astute name so that his wisecracking sense of humor can truly shine through. Who would have known a kissing fanatic was behind this name?
What name did you find most surprising? Were you given a bizarre middle name?