50 Awesome Facts about Hollywood Actors – Part 3

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1Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder refused to watch the 2005 remake of Willy Wonka because he didn't want to be disappointed in Johnny Depp.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet helped pay the nursing home fees for the last Titanic survivor so that she wouldn’t have to sell anymore Titanic mementos to raise cash.

3. 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.”

4. Tom Cruise saved the American release of 'Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels' by endorsing it at a buyer’s screening, launching the careers of Guy Ritchie, Matthew Vaughn, and Jason Statham in the process.

5. George Clooney had a cameo on South Park in which he provided all the barks, growls, and yips for Sparky, the gay dog in the ‘Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride.’

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6Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood once ran for mayor of a small town in California. Part of his campaign platform was overturning a ban on ice cream parlors. He won.

7. Steve Buscemi adamantly refuses to have his famously misaligned teeth fixed and claims he won't work again if they are altered.

8. Ashton Kutcher once almost committed suicide by jumping off a hospital roof, just so that his dying brother could have his heart.

9. In October 2002, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was attached to a live-action movie based on Cartoon Network’s animated series Johnny Bravo, but the project never materialized.

10. In 2013, Robert Downey Jr. beat out George Clooney in a bidding war for movie rights to Black Mirror (UK) episode 'The Entire History of You' because they loved it so much.

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11Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell had to listen to Macho Man Randy Savage having loud sex between breaks on the set of Spiderman.

12. Woody Harrelson once used the excuse “I was startled and thought he was a zombie” after he punched a photographer in the face at an airport.

13. Samuel L. Jackson was an usher at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral.

14. Alec Baldwin offered to do the voice over of himself in Team America: World Police, despite the fact that he would be making fun of himself. He was turned down.

15. Danny DeVito had his own brand of limoncello liqueur and the lemon logo on the bottle was scratch-and-sniff.

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16Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Danny Glover used to drive a taxi. In 1999, he used his leverage as a former San Francisco cab driver to raise awareness about African Americans being passed over for white passengers.

17. When Tobey Maguire was in sixth grade, he dreamed of becoming a chef and asked his mother to sign him up for a home economics class. His mother bribed him with $100 to take an acting class instead. Maguire agreed to the deal.

18. Jake Gyllenhaal bombed in his auditioned for Frodo because he didn't realize the character should have a British accent.

19. In preparing for "Tootsie," Dustin Hoffman had an epiphany when he realized that although he found his female character interesting, he would not have spoken to her at a party because she was not beautiful and that as a result, he had missed out on many conversations with interesting women.

20. Matthew McConaughey gave up on going to law school in 1993 to go into acting. His breakout movie role came in 1996, as a lawyer.

21Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender had to choose between the roles of the Lizard in "The Amazing Spider-Man" and Magneto in "X-men: First Class."

22. Channing Tatum earned $400 for dancing and playing a bartender in Ricky Martin's 'She Bangs' music video.

23. Jonah Hill once almost drowned off the coast of Australia after Channing Tatum got him blackout drunk.

24. Stan Lee once commented that he liked to work "science" into all of his stories and that Hulk's pants were the only time he never had a clue how the exact science behind it worked.

25. Jackie Chan and his stunt team are blacklisted by all insurance companies so he has to pay himself whenever somebody in his movies gets hurt.

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