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Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
When he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him.
None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.)
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Lindsay Lohan was approached to star in The Hangover, but she declined because the screenplay "had no potential".
Andre the Giant had surgery, but the doctors couldn't figure out how much anaesthesia to use due to his size. Instead, they used Andre's claim that "it usually takes two liters of vodka just to make me feel warm inside" as their guide.
Jimi Hendrix played for Englebert Humperdinck when his regular guitarist failed to show, Hendrix had to play behind a curtain and Humperdinck says it was like having 3 guitarists behind him.
At age 12, Simon Cowell was arrested for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
Shakira has been making music for more than 23 years, can play the guitar, drums, percussion, and harmonica, speaks 7 different languages, is the founder of a charity called Pies Descalzos, and is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
When playing an American character, Christian Bale will give all his press interviews in an American accent in order to not confuse the audience.
Shakira was banned from her school choir because her music teacher didn’t think she could sing and thought that she “sounded like a goat”.
Clint Eastwood was in a plane which crashed into the sea. He and the pilot escaped the sinking aircraft and swam 3 miles to safety.
Katy Perry has a cat named Kitty Purry.
Keanu Reeves has a private cancer foundation to help children’s hospitals and cancer research, but he does not attach his name to it. He also has spent over 5 million dollars to help his sister in her fight against leukemia.
Paul Walker was in a jewellery store one day when he noticed a young U.S. military veteran with his fiancée shopping for a wedding ring. Paul went to the manager and said “Put that girl’s ring on my tab.”
Keanu Reeves gave $75 million of his matrix sequels paycheck to the film’s SFX team and bought the entire stunt crew Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Queen Elizabeth does not hold a passport. Since all British passports are issued in the queen’s name, she herself doesn't need one. She just has to say that she is the queen.
In 2014, a college in upstate New York started offering classes on the sociology of Miley Cyrus.
Jimi Hendrix played a song dedicated to MLK the night of his assassination that is described as one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs ever played. Nobody at the entire concert recorded it.
Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman looked so much alike on set, not even their own mothers could tell them apart!
In their early careers, Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan both took part in porn.
For his time as James Bond, Daniel Craig has the privilege of taking any Aston Martin from the factory for the rest of his life.
Donald Glover got his rapper name ‘Childish Gambino’ from an online Wu-Tang Clan name generator.
The Rock accidentally knocked out Michael Clarke Duncan while filming a fight scene for The Scorpion King and had a custom Rolex made as an apology gift, but liked the watch so much that he kept it for himself.
Rick Harrison of the hit reality show Pawn Stars, dropped out of high school in 10th grade because he was making $2000 a week selling fake Gucci bags.
Jackie Chan’s mother was an opium smuggler and his father was a spy.
The Beatles wrote into their contracts for American concerts that they would not play in front of segregated audiences.
At the age of 4, Bruno Mars was known as the youngest Elvis Presley.
Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest and lost.
When Will Ferrell met RHCP drummer Chad Smith he looked him up and down and said: “You´re very handsome,” and then walked away.
Hugh Jackman walked around Comic Con wearing his full Wolverine costume and nobody noticed.
Kid Rock took a pay cut that cost him around $50,000 to $100,000 per night during his tour, just to keep ticket prices at $20 and a 12 oz beer at $4.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked.
When he was 7, Vin Diesel and some friends broke into a New York theater with intentions to vandalize it. Instead of calling the police, the theater’s artistic director handed them scripts and offered them parts in the upcoming show. This became Diesel’s first acting role.
Akon's birth name is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam.
In 2007, Joshua Bell pretended to be a street violinist and went mostly ignored. Just two days earlier, he played in a sold out theater with each seat costing $100. The violin he used on the street was worth 3.5 million dollars.
Johnny Depp travels with his Capt. Jack Sparrow costume to make impromptu visits to sick kids in hospitals.
Michael Jackson used a special shoe to perform his "Smooth Criminal" lean trick.
Michael Caine became an actor because all the prettiest girls at his school were in drama class.
Rihanna's legs are insured for $1 million. She states they are her main focus when exercising.
George Clooney once cleaned his roommate's cat litter box for four consecutive days, then crapped in it himself, causing his roommate to think it was from his constipated cat.
Noodles, the guitarist for The Offspring, was the janitor for the school the band went to. He was allowed into the band because he was old enough to buy the band alcohol.
As of April 2010, Bill Gates had donated $36,854,000,000 in his lifetime! That's more than half of his total net worth!
J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.
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