Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Tom Hanks have regular ‘colonoscopy parties’ where they prep together overnight and share one car on the ride to get their colonoscopies the next day.
Nicolas Cage once outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull paying $276,000 for it. After finding out later that the skull was stolen he agreed to return it to the Mongolian authorities.
While filming the movie Buried, Ryan Reynolds’ acting was so good that on several occasions, the crew thought he was really in distress and losing consciousness so they rushed to remove the lid of the coffin to help him.
4Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. only got clean because his girlfriend (now wife) saw him on drugs and then gave him an ultimatum of quitting or losing her. He stopped at a Burger King on the coast and threw his drugs in the ocean. She is now known around Hollywood as “the Miracle That Saved Robert Downey.”
5Steve Martin’s Wedding
Steve Martin’s wedding came as a surprise to his guests. The roughly 75 star-studded attendees (including the likes of Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Carl Reiner) said that he had invited them to his house just for a “party.” To their shock, upon their arrival, his wedding began.
While filming Pirates of the Caribbean in London, Johnny Depp received a letter from a local 9-year-old girl, who asked for help with “mutiny” against her teachers. Depp turned up with no warning at the school in full Jack Sparrow outfit but advised against mutiny.
Keanu Reeves often foregoes some of his paychecks so that producers can bring on other notable actors. On “The Devil’s Advocate”, he reduced his salary by a few million dollars so that they could afford Al Pacino, and he did the same thing on “The Replacements” to be able to work with Gene Hackman.
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Three months after Robin Williams’ death, they discovered that he had a rare brain disease called Lewy body dementia that was one of the worst cases ever seen.
Tom Cruise once had Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Leah Remini, and others over at his house and tried to play hide-and-seek with them, going so far as to run off into 3 acres of land.
Christian Bale saw Tom Cruise on the Late Show with David Letterman while preparing for his role in American Psycho. Cruise’s “intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes” became the inspiration for how Bale would portray the psychopathic murderer.