How well do you know your Hollywood stars? Here are 8 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about some of the world’s greatest movie stars.
Malaria made Rebel Wilson want to become an actress
Believe it or not, Pitch Perfect 3 star Rebel Wilson decided to become an actress after catching malaria in South Africa. Wilson claims she saw herself winning an Oscar, which was actually a hallucination caused by anti-malarial medications she was taking back then. When she recovered, she worked on turning that hallucination into reality.
Woody Harrelson is the son of a hitman
Woody Harrelson’s father, Charles Harrelson, was a convicted murderer and a contract killer. The older Harrelson assassinated a judge a crime he went to prison for. He was serving two life terms and died in prison due to cardiac arrest in 2007.
Leighton Meester was born in prison
To say that that Leighton Meester has a troubled childhood is an understatement. Meester, of Gossip Girl fame, was born in jail while her mother was serving as prison sentence for drug-smuggling.
Jeremy Renner was a makeup artist
Before his breakout role in The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner worked as a makeup artist, a skill he learned while doing theatre. And guess what, not only was the actor good at it, he actually enjoyed his job as an MUA. Smoky eye, anyone?
Natalie Portman co-authored two published research papers
We all know that Natalie Portman is very intelligent but did you know that you’ll find her papers in scientific journals? The Harvard alumna has two published scientific papers to her name, one she co-authored while still in high school in Long Island while the other was published in 2001.
Mila Kunis has different-colored eyes
There’s a reason why many people find Mila Kunis’ eyes so captivating – she has heterochromia iridis. Her left eye is green while the other is almost brown.
Steve Buscemi was a firefighter
Before Steve Buscemi became a famous actor, he was a firefighter in New York City for 4 years. Buscemi, one of today’s greatest character actors, donned his firefighting gear once again when assisted the FDNY during the 9/11 attacks.
Brad Pitt had his front teeth chipped for Fight Club
Considered one of the world’s greatest actors, Brad Pitt voluntarily had his front teeth chipped for his legendary role in the 1999 drama Fight Club. Pitt refused to have his teeth fixed until after filming was done.