17 Facts About Celebs That Are Hard to Believe

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The lives of the wealthy and famous are scrutinised by the entire globe. True admirers are well-versed on their idol’s biography and everyday activities. However, there are some facts that these celebrities attempt to conceal or, on the opposite, discuss.

Christopher Walken was a lion tamer.

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Before making it big in Hollywood, many celebrities worked in a variety of interesting vocations. But it’s safe to say that Christopher Walken did the best job of them all. During the summers when he was 16, Walken worked as a lion tamer in a circus. He also worked as a nightclub dancer and appeared in one of Madonna’s music videos.

Denzel Washington’s finger occasionally slips out of place.

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Denzel Washington injured his pinky finger as a child in a basketball accident and never had it corrected, causing the finger to heal in a crooked posture. It occasionally bends 45 degrees outward from his other fingers at the bottom knuckle.

A song devoted to Scarlett Johansson

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Do you recall Katy Perry’s song “I Kissed a Girl,” which was a hit in 2008? Did you know that Scarlett Johansson was the inspiration for Perry’s song? The singer says she first spotted Johansson on a magazine cover and fell in love with her stunning grin.

Musician, Christopher Lee

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Saruman Christopher Lee was a notable heavy metal musician in the past. At the age of 88, Lee joined the Manowar Band and recorded his first metal album. Metal Hammer Magazine awarded the album the Metal Hammer Award.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Royal weddings often get a lot of attention, especially if they’re based on a true Cinderella storey! The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was no exception. With over 2 billion views, the wedding has been inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Live Streams for a Single Event.”

Oprah “Orpah” Winfrey

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Oprah’s real name is Orpah Gail Winfrey, believe it or not. Orpah is a biblical character’s name. Because of a simple error, Orpah is now known as Oprah.

In South Africa, Benedict Cumberbatch was kidnapped.

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Benedict and two of his pals were abducted in South Africa in 2005. Six armed thugs approached his vehicle, bound the individuals inside, and fled. The criminals, on the other hand, promptly flung their detainees away. A stranger came upon them on the road and offered assistance. Benedict remembers, “I sobbed tears of appreciation as I stared into this man’s eyes. It significantly improves your life values.”

After 9/11, Steve Buscemi assisted in the hunt for survivors.

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Actor Steve Buscemi worked as a firefighter in New York City in the 1980s. He returned to his prior job after the 9/11 catastrophe. He searched for survivors of the incident with the help of other rescuers. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Buscemi once again stepped in to help. Buscemi attempted to conceal his role in all of these incidents for a long time.

Robert Downey Jr.’s birthday card

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There are millions of fans of Robert Downey Jr. all around the world, and China is no exception. Downey received a birthday card from Chinese admirers. It wasn’t just any card, though: 5,339 people signed it! That’s what it looks like when love spreads across the country.

Dwayne Johnson’s selfie record

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The Rock smashed a record during a San Andreas film screening in London, taking 105 selfies in three minutes while taking photos with his admirers. It’s worth mentioning that he broke his personal record of 75 photos in three minutes. The photographs were of good quality, and the faces in them were recognisable, according to the Guinness Book of Records judge. The actor claimed to be a self-proclaimed selfie aficionado.

Shakira is a Facebook Queen.

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Shakira can be the Queen of Facebook if Dwayne Johnson is the King of Selfies! Her achievement is noteworthy in that she was the first individual in the world to receive 100 million Facebook likes. Isn’t it impressive?

Jason Statham’s sports career

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Jason Statham was a street seller, model, and street theatre actor before he made it big in Hollywood. Statham’s true interest, though, was scuba diving. For 12 years, he was a member of the British National Swimming Squad and competed in tournaments.

Sarah Jessica Parker is a Salem witch’s descendent.

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Esther Elwell, Sarah’s ancestor, was the last of the Salem witches to be tried. Esther, on the other hand, escaped a terrible fate since the witch hunt was halted during her trial, and the woman was released.

Gary Oldman’s bad acting

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The best British actor, Gary Oldman, was denied admission to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was recommended to pursue something other than acting. But he had a dream and eventually realised his ambitions.

Walt Disney and the Oscar

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59 times, Walt Disney has been nominated for an Academy Award. This is a world-record-breaking achievement. With a total of 26 Oscars, he sets a new record.

Affleck and Damon are relatives.

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Male friendship is exemplified by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. They met in elementary school and are still friends after 30 years. They’re also distant cousins: William Knowlton, their ancestor, immigrated to America in the 17th century.

Banned Brad Pitt

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Malaysia has outlawed a Toyota commercial starring Brad Pitt. This was due to the actor’s attractiveness, which may have given Malaysians an inferiority mentality.

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