18 Unique Celebrity Facts You Probably Didn’t Know



Despite how much is published about celebs there is still some stuff that slips through the cracks. See how many of these strange celebrity facts you were already aware of.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Christopher Walken was a lion tamer.

It doesn’t get any more interesting than this. Many celebs had odd jobs before making it but lion tamer?!?

At the age of 16, Walken worked as a lion tamer in a circus during the summer. He also used to dance in a nightclub and even starred in one of Madonna’s music videos.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Denzel Washington’s finger
falls out of place from time to time.

Denzel needs more milk in his life. As a child, Denzel Washington once broke his pinky finger in a basketball accident and never had it fixed, resulting in the finger healing in a crooked position.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Scarlett Johansson has a
song devoted to her.


Yep, the tune  “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry was inspired by Johansson.  The singer said that she saw Johansson on a magazine cover and adored her beautiful smile.





Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s
wedding broke records!


The wedding has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records with the “Most Live Streams for a Single Event” with views from over 2 billion people!


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Oprah Winfrey’s name
is not what you think it is.


Oprah’s real name is “Orpah” Gail Winfrey. Orpah is the name of a biblical character. Orpah is known as Oprah today because of a simple typo. Orpah would sound really weird saying. Try it out loud.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Benedict Cumberbatch was
kidnapped in South Africa.


Benedict is lucky to be alive.  In 2005, he and two of his friends were kidnapped in South Africa. Six armed criminals approached his car, bound the men inside it, and drove away. But the criminals threw their prisoners away soon after. A stranger found them on a road and helped. Benedict recalls, “I looked into this man’s face, and I cried with gratitude. It really, really enriches your values in life.”



Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Steve Buscemi helped
search for survivors after 9/11.

Not only a great actor but a true patriout. Steve Buscemi worked as a firefighter in New York City before fame. After the 9/11 tragedy, he returned back to his previous job. Along with other rescuers, he tried to find people who had survived the attack


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Robert Downey Jr.’s
epic birthday card

Robert Downey Jr. has millions of fans around the world, and China is no exception. Chinese fans gave Downey a birthday card. But it wasn’t an ordinary card: 5,339 people signed it! That’s what nationwide love looks like.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
has a selfie record

During a San Andreas film premiere in London, The Rock set a record: he took 105 selfies in three minutes taking photos with his fans.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Shakira is the
Facebook Queen.

She became the first person in the world to get 100 million likes on Facebook.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Jason Statham’s
lil known sports career


He was a member of Britain’s National Swimming Squad for 12 years and even took part in competitions.



Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Sarah Jessica Parker is a Witch (Sorta)


Sarah’s ancestor, Esther Elwell was the last of the accused during the Salem witch trials. So she has that witches blood running through her.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Gary Oldman’s bad acting


Gary Oldman, the best British actor, wasn’t able to enter The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was advised to find something else to do besides acting. But he had a dream and finally achieved his goals.



Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Walt Disney
and his Oscars

Walt Disney has been an Oscar nominee 59 times!  His collection of Oscars is a record breaker as well with a total count of 26 statuettes.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Affleck and Damon are relatives

Not only are these two best buddies but it turns out they have share a distant relative. Their ancestor William Knowlton came to America in the 17th century.


Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Brad Pitt was banned
for being to good looking.


Malaysia banned a Toyota ad campaign starring Brad Pitt. This was because the actor was so handsome it could have given Malaysians an inferiority complex.

Unique Celebrity Facts You Didn't Know
Cameron Diaz dirty secret


Before she was an A-list celebrity, Cameron Diaz posed in some scandalous bondage photos, along with a video. After she became famous, the photographer John Rutter tried to blackmail her for $3 million, but instead got sent to prison.