17 Shocking Celebrity Facts That Are Really Fascinating

1.Brad Pitt voluntarily had his front teeth removed for his role in the movie boxing Club.

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20th Century Fox

according to Entertainment Weekly, Brad Pitt “took a decidedly unsexy way of voluntarily removing pieces of his front teeth.” He apparently went to the dentist to get the job done. “Brad was willing to go out of his way for a role,” Pitt’s publicist Cindy Guggenty said at the time.

2.Melanie Griffith Growing up with pet lions like this one she and Neil hugged in bed together.

Sherman Oaks, California, May 1971, American future actress Melanie Griffith lies on the bed next to her pet lion, Neil, under a blanket

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These lions actually belonged to Melanie’s mother, actress Tippi Hedren, and there are still many of them!According to W Magazine, “In the ’70s, Hedren lived with her husband and children at home with exotic felines. She started saving them in 1972, and in 1983 she founded Roaring Foundation, whose mission was to “educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals.” Hedron eventually said in his memoirs that it was “incredibly stupid” to let big cats “roam freely around the house.”Today, the big cats live “Huge Compound” According to granddaughter Dakota Johnson.

3.Susannah Summers fired three company Asked to work with her male co-star John Ritter, who made five times her salary.

Susannah Summers, John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt

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According to People magazine, “In 1980, after four consecutive seasons of ABC’s Emmy-winning comedy series, the 73-year-old actress and entrepreneur was asked to increase her pay from $30,000 per episode to $30,000 per episode. Fired after $150,000, which is quite the same as her supporting actor, John Ritter. The show’s response was, ‘Who do you think you are? John Ritter was the star,” Summers said.

4.Michael Jackson didn’t invent the moonwalk.

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according to ABC News“said professional dancer Derek ‘Coolley’ Jackson, who was one of the people who showed Jackson how to do a ‘moonwalk,’ which he said was based on a different move called a ‘backslide.'”

Actually here is a video Bill Bailey (He is often credited as the originator of this move) Doing the “back slide” in 1955 (skip to the 2:03 mark for fancy footwork):

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Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. /Courtesy Everett Collection, CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images

according to today“Parton founded Sandollar Entertainment in 1986 with her friend and business partner Sandollar Entertainment. The production company is listed as a producer Buffy the Vampire Slayer [on] IMDB. Sandollar Entertainment also worked on the original 1992 Buffy the VampireMovie. “

Also, the fun fact is, “Later, when Parton learned that (then executive producer) Gail Berman from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Berman told her that Parton invited her to lunch and handed her a check to ensure she was paid equally compared to her male counterparts. New York Times 2016. “

6.Before he became famous, Steve Martin was on a game show dating game And actually won 3 times.

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before his pioneering career saturday night liveMartin is the writer of the show choke brothers comedy time in the late 1960s.in an interview Los Angeles Magazine He said: “When I was on that show, I was dating game three times. I was selected three times. Three to three. I won a trip to see Wayne Newton in Melodyland, I won a trip to Tijuana for a bullfight, and most importantly, I won a trip to Portofino, Italy, with Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana Martin. “

7.Francis McDormand is actually Cynthia Ann Smith.

Frances McDormand (as Willie Pipal) in the detective drama series LEG WORK

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according to New York Times, McDormand was adopted by Noreen and Vernon McDormand when he was one year old. Vernon was a priest and McDormand’s biological mother was “as far as anyone knows” a young woman in his parish. The Vernons changed McDormand’s name from Cynthia to Francis.

8.Mick Jagger Sing uncredited backing vocals on Carly Simon’s iconic 1972 hit “You’re So Vain.”

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Robert Knight Archives/Redferns, Michael Putland/Getty Images

according to Entertainment Weekly,” Jagger contributed uncredited harmonies to Simon’s 1972 hit “You’re So Vain.” In her 2015 memoir boy on tree, Simon revealed that the two actually recorded another song on the same day as their “You’re So Vain”. “That ‘long lost’ duet was recently discovered, according to Associated Pressknown as “fragile”.

Listen to “You’re So Vain” here and see if you can hear Jagger’s voice (once you hear it, you can’t forget it!):

9.Jim Carrey Is the first actor to have three films in the same year directly to No. 1.

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New Line, Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection

that year was 1994 The movie shown is mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detectiveand dumb and dumbover a span of 11 months.

10.famous radio personality, Casey KasemShaggy’s soundtrack Scooby-doo where are you! From 1969 to 1995. He is also a vegetarian and quit the show in 1995 when he was asked to voice Shaggy in a Burger King ad.

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According to Business Insider, “In 1995, he was asked to depicting furry In a Burger King ad. Kasim was not impressed. Refused to promote a brand that sells burgers, he not only doesn’t advertise, but quit the show entirely, a role he played for decades. “

Kasem ends up in year 2002 But only after the show’s producers agreed to make Shaggy vegan.

11. Although Bruce Willis is best known as an action movie star, his career as a musician was actually short-lived.

Return of Bruno is Willis’ debut studio album, released by Motown Records in 1987. Check out this video of Bruce singing live at the concert:

12.James Cameron almost done Jurassic Parkhis version will be darker.

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20thcentfox / ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection, Universal / ©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

in an interview Huffington Post UKsaid Cameron, “I was trying to buy the rights to a book, and he [Steven Spielberg] hours ahead of me. But when I saw the movie, I realized I wasn’t the right person to make it, he was. It’s not fair because he made a dinosaur movie for kids and my movie will be aliens with dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are suitable for 8 year olds. We can enjoy it too, but the kids got dinosaurs and they shouldn’t be left out. His sensibility was perfect for that movie, and I would have gone further, worse, worse. “

13.Famous Jazz Pianists of the 1920s Fat Waller Kidnapped by Chicago gangsters for Al Capone’s birthday party.

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according to independent, Waller left his native New York to perform in Chicago for several gigs. “One night, Fat Man felt a revolver stabbed in his stomach. He found himself bullied into a black limousine and heard the driver’s orders to go to St. Cerro,” the report said. [They arrived] In a posh salon, he was just pushed over to a piano to play. He plays. [There was] Applause from a strong man with visible scars. Al Capone is having a birthday and he, Fats, is a present from the ‘boys’. “

14.Laurence Fishburne started work at 14 Apocalypse Now in 1979. He lied about his age to get the role.

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Fishburne’s Tyrone “Mr. Clean” Miller is actually 17 years old in the film.However, according to screening agent,” Fishburne told Canadian Broadcasting Corporation He lied about his age in an interview with the character, telling Coppola that he was 16 when he was actually two years younger. “To be fair, the film made more than two years production, so when his work was done, Fishburne was finally reaching the age of his character.

15.Sigourney Weaver’s Impressive Basketball Shot Alien Resurrection is real, not CGI.

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according to geek den, Weaver practiced and trained with then-basketball star Nigel Miguel for two weeks.She wrote in her diary at the time: “When we were ready to shoot, my average shot was [was] Try one basket every six times. However, that day, director Jean-Pierre Genet decided he wanted the shot to take place further away, and said that if she couldn’t do it, they would fix it with visual effects. After several missteps and more Practice, Weaver finally shot. However, Genette lamented, “The ball left the frame. So everyone would think we cheated on it, even if we didn’t. “

16.Tom Cruise’s first cousin was actor William Mapser, aka Ethan, from lost.

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Neil Mockford / FilmMagic, Abc / ©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection

Tom’s real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.according to Entertainment Weeklytheir fathers are brothers.

17.In the end, it’s really random and you probably never noticed it over the years, but Bob Ross Actually one finger is missing (on his palette hand/left hand).

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Essie Harper/Getty Images, PBS

according to good housekeeping“As a teenager, working as a carpenter with his father, his left index finger was a victim of the work. But, because he was drawing with a palette in his left hand, you had to look closely to spot it.”

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