17 celebrity facts that seem fake but are true

James Cameron almost did Jurassic Park He had dinosaurs and aliens. very funny.

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Brad Pitt voluntarily cut off his front teeth for his role in fight club.

according to Entertainment WeeklyBrad Pitt had “taken an unimpressive form of style acting voluntarily by cutting off bits of his front teeth”. Looks like he visited a dentist to get work done. “Brad is willing to go above and beyond for a character,” Cindy Guagente, publicist for Pete, said at the time.

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Melanie Griffith I grew up with pet lions, like this one I snuggled up in bed by the name Neil.

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Lions actually belong to Melanie’s mother, actress Tippi Hedren, who still has many of them today! According to W magazine, “Hedren lived with exotic felines in her home, along with her husband and children, in the 1970s. She began rescuing them in 1972, and in 1983 she founded Roor FoundationIts mission is to “educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals”. Eventually Hedren said in his memoirs that it was “unbelievably stupid” to allow big cats “to roam freely around the house.” Today, all big cats survive “huge vehicles” According to the granddaughter of Dakota Johnson.

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Susan Somers was kicked out of three company to claim equal pay with her male representative, John Ritter, who was earning five times her salary.

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According to People, “In 1980, after four seasons of the Emmy-winning comedy series on ABC, the 73-year-old actress and entrepreneur was fired after she demanded a salary increase from $30,000 an episode to $150,000 for the ring, which was equivalent.With its male representative, John Ritter. The program’s response was: Who do you think you are? Sommers said: Jon Ritter is the star.

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The Moonwalk was not invented by Michael Jackson.

according to News lettersProfessional dancer Derek “Cole” Jackson says he was one of the people who showed Jackson how to do a “moonwalk,” which he said was based on a different movement called “reverse gliding.”

In fact, here is a video of Bill Bailey (who is frequently credited with creating the movement) performing the “reverse slip” back in 1955 (scroll to the 2:03 mark to see the awesome footwork):

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according to todayParton founded Sandollar Entertainment with her friend and business partner, Sandy Gallin, in 1986. The production company is listed as a producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer [on] IMDb. Sandollar Entertainment also worked on the original in 1992 Buffy Slay the Vampiremovie r”.

Also, fun fact,” Later, when Barton learned that (then-executive producer) Jill Berman had acquired less royalties than Buffy the Vampire Slayer From her male counterparts, Barton invited her to lunch and handed her a check to make sure she was getting equal pay, Berman said. New York times in 2016.”

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Before he became famous, Steve Martin participated in the game show dating game He has already won three times.

Prior to his pioneering career in Saturday Night LiveMartin was a writer on the show The Smithers Brothers Comedy Hour In the late sixties. In an interview with Los Angeles Magazine He said, “While I was on this show, I was contesting it dating game three times. I was criticized three times. Three for three. I won a trip to see Wayne Newton perform at Melody Land, I won a trip to Tijuana for a bullfight, and then the big trip I won was a trip to Portofino, Italy, with Diana Martin, daughter of Dean Martin.”

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Frances McDormand was actually born Cynthia Ann Smith.

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according to The New York TimesMcDormand was adopted at 1 year old, by Noreen and Vernon McDormand. Vernon was a pastor and McDormand’s mother was “as far as everyone knows” a young woman in his parish. Al Vernon changed McDormand’s name from Cynthia to Francis.

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Mick Jagger He sings uncredited backing vocals on Carly Simon’s famous 1972 song “You’re So Messy”.

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according to Entertainment WeeklyJagger contributed uncredited backing vocals to Simone’s 1972 song “You So Vain.” In her 2015 memoir boys in treesSimon revealed that the two had already recorded another song on the same day as the “You So Vain” session. This ‘long-lost’ duo was discovered recently, and according to News agencyIt was called “fragile”.

Listen to “You So Vain” here to see if you can identify Jagger’s voice audibly (once you hear it, you can’t hear it!):

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Jim Carrey He was the first actor to have three films go straight to #1 in the same year.

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was the year 1994 Movies have been released the maskAnd the Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveAnd the stupid and dumberover an 11-month period.

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famous radio personality, Casey KassemShaggy’s original voice was Scooby-doo where are you! From 1969-1995. He’s also been a vegetarian and quit the show in 1995 when he was asked to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial.

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According to Business Insider, “In 1995, he was asked to shaggy photography In a Burger King ad. Qasim was not impressed. Refusing to promote a brand that sells hamburgers, he will not only do advertising, but he is completely out of the show and a role he has been playing for decades.”

Qasim eventually returned to the show in 2002 But only after the show’s producers agreed to make Shaggy a vegan.

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Although best known as an action movie star, Bruce Willis actually had a short career as a musician.

Bruno’s return It was Willis’s first studio album, released by Motown Records in 1987. Watch this video of Bruce singing live at the concert:

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James Cameron almost made Jurassic ParkHis version was much darker.

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In an interview with Huffington Post UKCameron said, “I tried to buy the rights to the book and he [Steven Spielberg] Hit me with it in a few hours. But when I watched the movie, I realized I wasn’t the right person to shoot the movie, it was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and I had an aliens movie with dinosaurs, and that wouldn’t be fair. Dinosaurs for 8 year olds. We can all have fun with it too, but kids are getting dinosaurs and they shouldn’t be left out for that. His sense was so befitting for this movie, I would have gone further, nastier, nastier. “

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Famous jazz pianist in the 1920s fat and He was kidnapped by gangsters in Chicago to attend Al Capone’s birthday party.

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according to does not depend onWaller had left his hometown of New York to play in Chicago for a few gigs. The novel said, “One evening, Fats felt a pistol stabbed in his stomach. He found himself being bullied in a black limousine and heard the driver command to proceed to East Cicero.” [They arrived] In a luxurious salon, he pushed towards the piano and asked him to play. game. [There was] Applause from a fat man with a visible scar. Al Capone was having his birthday, and he, Fats, was a gift from the “Boys.”

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Laurence Fishburne was only 14 years old when he started working End of the world now in 1979. He had lied about his age to get the role.

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The character of Fishburne Tyrone “Mr. Clean” Miller is 17 years old in the movie. However, according to Scenario‘ said Fishburne CBC He lied about his age in his interview for the role, telling Coppola that he was 16 when he was two years younger than him. “To be fair, he took the movie For more than two years To do so, by the time his work was done, Fishburne finally had his character’s age.

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This amazing basketball shot is made by Sigourney Weaver alien resurrection It was real, not CGI.

according to den geekWeaver trained and trained for two weeks with then-basketball star Nigel Miguel. She wrote in a magazine at the time, “By the time we’re ready to shoot, my average is in the shot [was] One basket for every six attempts.” But that day, director Jean-Pierre Jounieh decided he wanted the shot to happen much farther away, and said that if you couldn’t do it, it would be fixed with visual effects. After some missed hits and more practice, Weaver finally managed However, Junette lamented, “The ball left the frame. So everyone will think we cheated on her, even though we didn’t.”

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Tom Cruise’s first cousin is actor William Mapother, also known as Ethan Lost.

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Tom’s birth name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. according to Entertainment WeeklyTheir fathers were brothers.

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Finally, this is really random, something you’ve probably never noticed in all these years, but Bob Ross He was actually missing a finger (on his/her left hand).

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according to good housekeeping“As a teenager, while he was a carpenter with his father, his left index finger was a victim of the job. But since he held the board with his left hand to paint, you need to look closely to discover it.”