It is not easy for celebrities to live a private life because secrets in Hollywood don’t hold for long! With the paparazzi all around and the fans wanting to know everything there is about their cherished celebrity, tabloid headlines and social media updates make the secrets and lives of celebrities well known to their fans. We have heard many enthralling tales about how celebrities started out or about their routine jobs before they became famous! So here again we bring to you some mind boggling celebrity facts about 20 celebrities that you never knew about!
So brace yourselves and read through-
1. Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken has one of the most bewildering celebrity facts about his past! He was a lion tamer and walked with the circus when he was 15!
2. Jake Gyllenhaal
Guess who gave Jake Gyllenhaal his first driving lesson! It was Paul Newman! He gave Jake his first driving lesson when the latter was 15 years old.
3. Steve Buscemi
He was a fire fighter in his early days. He also extended his services to his old fire station during the 9/11 attacks.
4. Natalie Portman
He is a real brainy. She has had her work published in two scientific journals and went to Harvard! Beauty with great brains!
Kesha is not just a singing sensation! She scored a 1500 on her SATs and apparently has an IQ of 140!
6. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s first job was to knock praying mantises out of Christmas trees.
7. Danica Mckellar
Danica Mckellar is a mathematician and even has a theorem named after her. It’s called the Mckellar-Winn theorem.
8. Nolan Gould
Remember Luke from the modern family? He is real genius. Nolan Gould is a member of high IQ society Mensa.
9. Elton John
Elton John is not really Elton John; he was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
10. Chris KirkPatrick
Chris KirkPatrick did not make the cut for the Backstreet Boys but he did not lose heart and was the founding member of ‘N sync’.
11. Tom Hanks and Abraham Lincoln
Tom Hanks and Abraham Lincoln have a common ancestor called John Hanks. John Hanks was the great-great-great grandfather of Abraham Lincoln and Tom Hanks’ great-great-great-great grandfather. This makes Tom Hanks the third cousin of Abraham Lincoln, four generations removed! One of the most mind boggling celebrity facts ever!
12. Oona Chaplin
Oona Chaplin from Game of Thrones is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin. Her mother Geraldine Chaplin was Charlie Chaplin’s Daughter.
13. Woody Harrelson
The remarkable actor from Now you see me, Woody Harrelson has an assassin for a father. His father was the killer of federal judge John H. Wood Jr.
14. Samuel L. Jackson
It is shocking but Samuel L. Jackson was suspended from school for being a part of a group of students that held a group of trustees, hostage at Morehouse College and Martin Luther King Sr., was one of the hostages! The reason for this was a demand in the change of school curriculum and governance. Although the school eventually went for the change, Samuel was suspended and he never returned.
15. Tim Allen
Tim Allen was once arrested for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine. He was jailed for two years but got his sentence shortened by naming other people and was then let out on parole. This was way back in 1978.
16. Justin Timberlake
Back when Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling were filming The Mickey Mouse Club, Justin’s mother was Ryan’s legal guardian.
17. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn had worked for resistance fighters as a courier in Holland. This was the time when she was being raised in Amsterdam during the World War II.
18. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone’s first ever role was in an adult movie! The movie was called Party at Kitty and Stud’s and it came out in 1970.
19. Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren was a Ph.D. student before he met Grace Jones and moved to New York for acting and modelling. He has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and he had even won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at MIT.
20. Vin Diesel
The Fast and Furious’ star Vin Diesel’s name is an anagram of ‘I End Lives’! Spooky!