Inside Hollywood: 35 Eye-Opening Facts About Actors – Part 3

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1Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

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6Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

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.

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

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

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

10. 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.

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11Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

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.

12. In a Fox News interview, for "Now You See Me", Morgan Freeman fell asleep while co-star Michael Caine was chatting. Freeman responded, “Regarding my recent interview, I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids and I was merely taking the opportunity to update my Facebook page.”

13. After he finished school, Benedict Cumberbatch took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.

14. When Chris Pratt's wrestling coach asked what he wished to do with his life he responded with 'I don't know, but I know I'll be famous and I know I'll make a sh*t ton of money.'

15. Many personal checks written by Marlon Brando were often never cashed as his signature was usually worth more than the amount on the check.

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16Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf only became an actor to support his poor family.

17. Peter Dinklage was George R.R. Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' first and only choice for the role of Tyrion.

18. While filming Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Benicio Del Toro got so into the character of Dr. Gonzo that he would burn himself with cigarettes because that's what the real Oscar Zeta Acosta did. 

19. Tom Hardy impressed the real Charles Bronson so much with his preparations for his role as him in the Bronson movie that Charles shaved off his trademark mustache so that Tom could wear it as a loose mustache in the movie.

20. Brad Pitt, while playing Achilles in Troy, injured his Achilles Tendon, delaying production for several weeks.

21Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan purchased an upstate NY candy shop after the original owner had passed away. They were both friends with the proprietor and wanted to keep his legacy alive.

22. Nicholas Cage was on the cover of a Serbian biology textbook from 1991 to 2003.

23. Paul Walker was in a jewelry store one day when he noticed a young U.S. military veteran with his fiance shopping for a wedding ring. Paul went to the manager and said: "Put that girl's ring on my tab."

24. In the graveyard scene in the movie Zoolander, Ben Stiller forgot his line after David Duchovny's long response to the question "Why male models?" and instead, just repeated the question.

25. Edward Norton commented on smashing the Volkswagen Beetle in fight club by saying, "We smash it ... because it seemed like the classic example of a Baby Boomer generation marketing plan that sold culture back to us." 

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