Robin Williams’ will prevents Disney from using his name, taped performances or voice recordings for 25 years after his death.
32Robert De Niro
While filming Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro asked out Cybill Shepherd but was rejected. He then refused to speak to her unless a scene from the movie required them too.
Will Smith owed $2.8 million to the IRS and almost went bankrupt, just before he signed the contract for ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’ Therefore his wages were garnished 70% during the first three seasons of the show to pay his back taxes.
In 1998 Sean Penn was taken hostage in a police department holding cell and dragged outside by gunpoint only to learn that the whole thing was an elaborate prank by Woody Harrelson.
Tom Hanks intentionally gained 50 pounds to film the first half of Cast Away. He then took a year off to lose the weight and grow out his hair prior to filming the second half. During the break, the director and most of the crew went off to film 'What Lies Beneath.'
Liam Neeson was once a school teacher, but he got fired after a student pulled a knife on him, and he punched him.
George Clooney once gave 14 of his closest friends each $1 million in cash, and even paid the taxes on it for them, with one condition: they all had to take it or none of them got it.
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Brad Pitt agreed to do a brief cameo in Deadpool 2 for just the daily minimum rate (less than $1000 per day) plus a cup of coffee hand-delivered by Ryan Reynolds.
Famous paparazzo Ron Galella was once punched in the face so hard by Marlon Brando that his jaw broke and he lost five teeth. The next time he took Brando’s picture, he wore a football helmet.
Hunter S. Thompson once pranked Jack Nicholson on his birthday by shining a spotlight on his house, blasting a recording of a pig being eaten alive by bears, firing his pistol, and leaving an elk’s heart at the front door, while Nicholson and his two daughters hid in the basement.