The mysterious Mr Fowler

Though his actual last name is Fowler, he uses his middle name as the last name in films. One of the standard entertainment urban legends is that he took that name by combining the first and last names of a two-time Oscar winning legendary actor. The urban legend has gained credence because of the coincidence that he himself has won 2 Oscars. But it is actually his mother’s maiden surname. And he probably uses that name because of problems with his father, who was violent, alcoholic, and allegedly a member of the American Nazi party.

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Kevin Spacey. The actor he was mistakenly believed to have taken his name from is Spencer Tracy.

Question by Gaurav Sabnis