In case you haven’t been trolling the Interweb for the latest theatrical trailer, Sony Pictures was victimized by a torrential hack attack last month. No money was stolen, but the hackers did manage to steal the element of surprise. The Verge breaks it down in a riveting account, if you’re into that sort of thing.
One thing good did come out of this: we know what celebrities like to call themselves when trying to remain incognito. Who knew A-listers, B-listers, and other folks we don’t really care about could be so inventive with nicknames?
At any rate, enjoy…
Thanks to Fusion (and whoever hacked into Sony), we get to see what these masters of disguise consider their alter-egos:
- Tom Hanks: goes by “Harry Lauder” and “Johnny Madrid” (the former of which was the name of a famous Scottish comedian, and the latter of which may be a reference to a character on Lancer, a 1960s Western series)
- Sarah Michelle Gellar: goes by “Neely O’Hara” (probably a Valley of the Dolls reference)
- Tobey Maguire: goes by “Neil Deep” (who may considering another avenue of entertainment)
- Natalie Portman: goes by “Lauren Brown” (who knows)
- Clive Owen: goes by “Robert Fenton” (his wife’s name is Sarah-Jane Fenton)
- Rob Schneider: goes by “Nazzo Good” (not so good – get it?)
- Taye Diggs: goes by “Scott Diggs” (his real name)
- Jude Law: goes by “Mr. Perry”
- Daniel Craig: goes by “Olwen Williams” (an homage to his grandfather, Olwyn Williams)
- Jessica Alba: goes by “Cash Money” because, well, she has some
- Ice Cube: goes by “Darius Stone” and “O’Shea Jackson” (the former was his character’s name in XXX: State of the Union, and the latter is his actual name)
- Debra Messing: goes by “Ava Harper”
No explanation for that last one, sorry. You guys can figure it out.