Responding as to why he starred in Jaws: The Revenge, Michael Caine said “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.”
In 1975 Al Pacino was offered the role of Han Solo in the film Star Wars, but he refused the role because “The script was too confusing.”
When Arnold Schwarzenegger turned down the planned sequel to Commando, it was reworked to star Bruce Willis and was retitled Die Hard.
4Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L Jackson wanted a purple lightsaber so he would be noticeable in Attack of the Clones. He still has the prop at home with, “Bad Mother f***er” inscribed in its hilt.
All main actors in the movie Saving Private Ryan apart from Matt Damon were required to undergo military training. This was done so that the remaining cast would build up genuine resentment for his character.
When asked about his sex life during an interview, Marlon Brando said, “Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences and I am not ashamed. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing.”
Tom Hanks has been gifting the White House press corps with new coffee machines since 2004 after visiting and finding an old decrepit Mr. Coffee machine serving really bad coffee. The latest was a $1700 espresso machine in 2017.
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In 2009, Leonardo DiCaprio bought an island in Belize and built the world’s first eco-restorative resort that “restores” the island’s over-fished waters, coastline, and forest.
9Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. largely credits the martial art Wing Chun for helping to maintain his sobriety, as well as helping to keep him “grounded, well and focused.”
Keanu Reeves runs a private charitable foundation to fund cancer research and children’s hospitals. In 2009, he told Ladies Home Journal: “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”