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.
22Robert 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.”
Johnny Depp always travels with his Jack Sparrow costume so he can randomly visit children’s hospitals dressed in character.
Tom Cruise is obsessed with sending his co-stars cakes, even ones he worked with decades ago. Louis Theroux, a documentary maker, who went to his grandmother’s 100th Birthday Party to find 100 cupcakes from Tom Cruise, after Tom worked with his cousin.
For the interrogation scene in the movie “Safe House”, Denzel Washington volunteered to actually be waterboarded, albeit for a few seconds at a time. Co-star Ryan Reynolds called it “one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen.”
To lose 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist, Christian Bale’s daily diet consisted of one can of tuna fish, and/or one apple per day, black coffee, and water.
28Damon and Affleck
16-year-old Matt Damon and 14-year-old Ben Affleck created a joint bank account, which held their money from filming commercials in Boston so that they two could pay for trips to audition for roles in New York.
Gary Oldman once lost his British accent due to all of his hard preparations for his different roles. He went to a speech therapist to help gain it back.
Will Smith did Bad Boys and Independence Day while the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was still releasing new episodes.