43 Celebrities You Will Never Look At The Same Way Again



1. Benedict Cumberbatch was abducted by six men with guns while filming a show in South Africa in 2005.

2. Glenn Close was forced into joining a right-wing religious cult by her father when she was a child.


—Cherryll Batty, Facebook

3. Oprah’s real name is Orpah.

4. Jennifer Lawrence earned her SAG card when she did a promo for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.


5. Justin Timberlake’s mom became Ryan Gosling’s legal guardian while they filmed The Mickey Mouse Clubbecause Ryan’s mom had to stay in Canada for work.

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6. And Ryan Gosling was only offered the role in The Notebook because the director didn’t think he was handsome or cool.

New Line Cinema

7. Tim Allen was arrested at an airport in Michigan in 1978 for the possession of nearly 1.5 pounds of cocaine.

Kalamazoo Police Department

8. Angela Lansbury moved her entire family to Ireland after her daughter became involved with the Manson family and her son got addicted to drugs. She claims it saved their lives.

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—Sarah Crawford, Facebook

9. Sarah Jessica Parker is a descendant of someone who was accused of being a witch during the Salem witch trials.

10. Julie Andrews was flung into the mud every time the helicopter passed her while filming that iconic hilltop scene in The Sound of Music.


—Stephanie Chapman, Facebook

11. Robin Williams was such a big fan of The Legend of Zelda that he named his daughter Zelda.

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—Shannon Antoinette, Facebook

12. Rebel Wilson got malaria when she was younger and hallucinated that she won an Oscar. That dream inspired her to pursue a career in acting.

Universal Pictures / Apatow Productions

13. Jason Statham was a competitive diver before he became a professional actor.

14. Tom Cruise’s front-right tooth is in the center of his mouth.

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15. Ariana Grande was hit by a hockey puck during two different Panthers games when she was five.

16. Leighton Meester was born in jail.

The CW


17. Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati.

18. Rita Moreno had an affair with Marlon Brando and later dated Elvis Presley, just to make Brando jealous.

United Artists, Warner Bros., MGM

19. Nic Cage is a member of the famous Coppola family. Francis Ford Coppola is his uncle.

Buena Vista Pictures, youtube.com

—Ashley Layton, Facebook

20. Scarlett Johansson is a twin.

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21. And so is Vin Diesel. By the way, his real name is actually Mark Sinclair.

22. Tom Brady has never eaten a strawberry.

23. Woody Harrelson’s father, Charles Harrelson, was a hitman who was charged with multiple murders.

HBO, Houston Police Department

24. Matthew Broderick accidentally killed two women in a car crash in Northern Ireland in 1987.


25. Phill Lewis, aka Mr. Moseby from the Disney Channel, was arrested for manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in 1991.

Disney Channel


26. Cary Grant helped Carrie Fisher with her drug problem when she was a teenager.


—Stephanie Chapman, Facebook

27. Jeremy Renner used to be a makeup artist.



28. Zooey Deschanel is actually a natural blonde.

New Line Cinema, Fox

29. Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln.

BBC America, Wikipedia / Creative Commons / en.wikipedia.org

—Amelie Blaster Lysell, Facebook

30. J.K. Rowling was fired from her job as a secretary because she’d often be caught daydreaming and writing her own stories.

Harpo, Warner Bros.

—Sam Kramer, Facebook

31. Mark Wahlberg has three nipples.

Paramount Pictures

32. And Harry Styles has four nipples.

33. Christopher Walken used to be a lion tamer.

Columbia Pictures

34. Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are distant cousins.

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35. Paul Newman was Jake Gyllenhaal’s godfather, and Jake Gyllenhaal became the godfather of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams’s daughter.

Universal Pictures, Focus Features

36. Beck’s wife was actually delivered by his own mother.


37. Queen Elizabeth II’s mother was such a big fan of The Golden Girls that she literally commissioned the whole cast to perform live for her in London.

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38. And Bea Arthur was one of the first members of the Women’s Reserve in the Marine Corps in the 1940s.

United States Marine Corps / thesmokinggun.com, NBC

39. Richard Gere’s middle name is Tiffany.

Buena Vista Pictures

40. Denzel Washington dislocated his pinky so many times that his finger would constantly fall out of place when he moved his hand.

41. Guy Fieri’s real name is actually Guy Ferry.

Food Network

42. Steve Buscemi used to be a firefighter, and on 9/11 he dropped everything to help with the recovery efforts.

HBO, Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

43. And Bryan Cranston was once a suspect in a murder investigation.

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