50 Interesting Facts About Hollywood Actors – Part 5

21Leonardo DiCaprio

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.”


23Keanu Reeves

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.”


24Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp always travels with his Jack Sparrow costume so he can randomly visit children’s hospitals dressed in character.


25Tom Cruise

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.


26Denzel Washington

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.”


27Christian Bale

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.


29Gary Oldman

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.


30Will Smith

Will Smith did Bad Boys and Independence Day while the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was still releasing new episodes.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah… 16….They keep putting this as fact but never retract it. It’s been up several times. When researched is clearly false. Y’ALL NEED TO DELETE THIS ONE SO IT DOESN’T KEEP SHOWING UP.

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