Surprising facts about Hollywood’s famous stars that you didn’t know

A lion tamer in a circus

Christopher Walken the lion tamer
Christopher Walken – Credits:

At the age of 16 Christopher Walken worked as a lion tamer in a traveling circus.

Walken said when the lead would finish his act he would go in and have the lion do tricks. The lion was called Sheba and was very sweet.

Arrested for breaking and entering.

Gillian Anderson –

The X-Files star Gillian Anderson in her rebellious teenage days was arrested on her graduation night for trying to glue the locks shut at her high school. She also took drugs and dated a boy much older than her.

Almost barred from entering Japan

Robert Downey Jr – Credits:

Robert Downey Jr was stopped and detained while trying to enter Japan for the shooting of Iron Man in 2008 as when they scanned his passport a list of all his criminal activities came up and he did not disclose these charges while entering. He was interrogated for 6 hours but he was finally let in and told not to come back again.

Her hairstyle almost got her fired

Cate Blanchett –

Cate Blanchett worked at a nursing home at the age of 15 and was almost fired as she shaved her head. When she was young she went through a punk and goth phase and even wore mens clothing.

Has an IQ of 150

Nolan Gould – Credits:

Nolan Gould who starred in modern Family is a genius. He graduated from high school at the age of 13 and his IQ is 150.  He is also a member of mensa.

Being part of breatharian cult.

Michelle Pfeiffer – Credits:

Michelle Pfeiffer was part of a breatharian cult in her younger days. Breatharians believe that it is possible to exist healthily on air alone.

Part of Engine Company No. 55 of the NYC Firefighters

Steve Buscemi – Credits:

Steve Buscemi worked as a firefighter in Little Italy, New York from 1980-1984. He even returned to assist the FDNY at ground zero on 9/11 and dug through the rubble for 12 hours.