Famous actors don’t just live adventurous lives on the big screen: Danny Trejo was a successful store robber, Liam Neeson was an explosive teacher, and Nicholas Cage once had a problem with buying a tyrannosaurus skull. Now, we are going to tell you what happened next.
We have discovered facts that show these celebrities in a completely new light.
1. Morgan Freeman wears earrings in order to pay for his funeral.
In his interview, Morgan Freeman said that he always wears earrings that are valuable enough to pay for a coffin if he dies in an unfamiliar place. The actor said that sailors used to wear them for the same reason.
2. Liam Neeson worked as a teacher, but he was fired for hitting a student.
When Liam Neeson was a TV show guest, he revealed that, for a couple of years, he worked as a high school teacher. Once, he asked one of his 15-year-old students to leave the classroom because of his inappropriate behavior and the student took out a knife. Liam hit the student. The management didn’t qualify the action as self-defense and Neeson was fired.
3. At the age of 12, Danny Trejo started doing heroin and robbing stores. Now, he hires ex-drug addicts in his donut places, giving them a second chance
Danny Trejo spent 11 years in prison for armed robbery and drug dealing. He started doing drugs at the age of 8 and when he was 12, he had a heroin addiction. While doing his time, he did a 12 step rehabilitation program for drug addiction and became the champion of the Pennsylvania State Penitentiary in boxing. And later, he was noticed by director Andrei Konchalovsky that made him a part of his film Runaway Train.
Since then, Trejo has not only played over 200 roles in movies, but also opened a donut and coffee chain. Trejo hires the people that have been through a rehabilitation program and that want to start a new drug-free life.
4. Nicholas Cage bought a tyrannosaurus skull for $276,000, it turned out to be stolen and he had to return it.
In 2007, during an auction, Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicholas Cage were fighting for an unusual lot — a tyrannosaurus skull. Cage offered more money. But it turned out that the rare exhibit was illegally brought over from Mongolia by a trader. Cage later agreed to return the skull to the government of Mongolia.
5. Dwayne Johnson’s classmates thought he was an undercover cop.
Because of he went through puberty early, 16-year-old Dwayne Johnson looked far older than he really was. Because of how tall he was and his terrible mustache, his classmates thought that he was an undercover cop that was investigating a case and pretending to be a student.
6. Sylvester Stallone was duped into playing a role in the terrible film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.
The unspoken competition between Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger once got the Stallone in trouble. In the beginning, Stallone was really skeptical about taking part in the comedy action film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. He didn’t even want to read the script. Then, the creators of the film started a rumor that Schwarzenegger wanted to play the main role. Schwarzenegger confirmed it, feigning his interest in the project. And only after Stallone signed the contract did he realize what he had gotten himself into. Later, he named the film “one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including all the alien films we have never seen before.”
7. Hugh Grant pretended to be his own agent for 4 years.
On Howard Stern’s show, Hugh Grant admitted that for 4 years, he pretended to be his own agent, James. For correspondence, he created a fake e-mail address and when he was talking on the phone, he spoke with a Scottish accent. The actor said that he must have saved himself a fortune.
8. George Lucas wasn’t given the Oscar for Star Wars but his wife was, for the same film.
George Lucas spent half of his life working on Star Wars, he was its director, scriptwriter, and producer. Despite the incredible success of the saga than made George Lucas a billionaire, he never got an Oscar for it. But Marcia Lucas, who was the director’s wife at the time, won the Oscar for Best Editing. Soon after that, they got divorced.
9. Halle Berry anonymously met people on the internet.
Halle Berry told the BBC that she used to go online without giving out her true name in order to avoid all the hype and just communicate. When after a few days of conversations, she finally told people who she was, nobody believed her. Her new friends called her crazy and one of them even told her to leave the chat.
10. Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, and Martin Short do “colonoscopy parties.”
During Jimmy Kimmel’s show, Steve Martin and Martin Short told him about how they prepare to do their colonoscopy by having “colonoscopy parties.” One day before, they get together at Steve’s house with Tom Hanks: they play poker and watch movies, but instead of whiskey and cocktails, they take the medicine in preparation for the procedure.
The story looks more like a joke, but it draws attention to a very serious topic. A colonoscopy is a diagnostic method that helps to detect colon cancer in the early stage, so regular check-ups are necessary.
11. Alan Rickman and Alfonso Cuarón pranked Daniel Radcliffe during the shooting of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The actors in the main roles remember: when they were doing a scene with sleeping students in the Great Hall in Hogwarts, Alan Rickman and director Alfonso Cuarón deliberately placed Daniel Radcliffe next to the girl he liked and put a farting pillow in his sleeping bag. It worked right when Albus Dumbledore was giving a speech in the Great Hall.
If you had the chance to ask a celebrity any question, what would you ask and who?