Peeling Back the Curtain on 35 Hollywood Actors – Part 5

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26Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood wore the same poncho, without ever having washed it, in all three of his ‘Man with No Name’ Westerns.

27. Leonardo DiCaprio’s face was severely injured in 2005 when model Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. She was later sentenced to 2 years in jail.

28. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was Tim Burton’s second choice to portray Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) as a backup in case Johnny Depp wasn’t available.

29. Robert Downey Jr. buried the clothes that he wore in 1987’s Less Than Zero in the backyard of his house in a symbolic attempt to bury his decadent 1980s Brat Pack image and begin a new phase of his life and career after filming Chaplin.

30. Actor Anthony Hopkins had a habit of reading his lines aloud 250 times before shooting a movie. He also memorized a new poem every week to “exercise his mind.”

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31Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford got his first big gig in Hollywood because he installed cabinets as a carpenter at George Lucas’ house.

32. Tom Hanks refused to get paid for his roles in Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, preferring to take percentages of the movies’ worldwide total gross instead. He got almost $60 million from Forrest Gump and between $30 million and $40 million from Saving Private Ryan.

33. Daniel Day-Lewis once took a 5-year hiatus from filmmaking by moving to Italy and becoming a cobbler’s apprentice.

34. Toyota Altis ads featuring Brad Pitt were banned in Malaysia after the country's deputy information minister ruled that Pitt’s handsome appearance may make Malaysian countrymen feel inferior.

35. Keanu Reeves had suffered from and undergone surgery for two-level fusion of the cervical spine which had been slowly paralyzing his legs, only a few months before filming for The Matrix began. That’s why he does not kick much in the film.

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