Since its conception, actors have always been the focal point of all the attention in Hollywood. More often than not, they are propped up by the industry and have always been its most valued investments. Fans from all over the world put them on a pedestal and often view them as role models. We can’t seem to get enough of them, and the most avid fans take pride in knowing every detail of their favorite star’s career. As such, we have for you a list of interesting facts about some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Nicolas Cage was Almost Superman
Although he’s given credit for being one of the industry’s biggest stars of the ’90s, Nicolas Cage is also one of Hollywood’s most interesting actors. His career is full of ups and downs, but he remains one of the most prominent stars out there at the end of the day. In the late ’90s, long before all the hype of today’s superhero fad, he was reported to be cast for Tim Burton’s Superman for $20 million. Sadly, producers never made the film.
Sean Bean’s Thematic Career
It has been a decade since the first season of Game of Thrones first aired. It quickly became one of the biggest TV shows out there, thanks to its impeccable scriptwriting and unpredictable plot. Who can forget the tragedy that befell Sean Bean’s Eddard Stark? Well, it was quite expected for some. He might very well be given credit for having the most death scenes in all of the TV shows and films. All in all, he has died in over 25 movies and shows for his career.
The Legend of Sean Connery
Only a few can portray a badass character and be badass in real life as well. Sean Connery was one of those. While filming a movie, Johnny Stomponato, Lana Turner’s boyfriend, was said to have barged in on the film set and pointed a gun at Sean. The Bond actor was not fazed and bent Johnny’s arm, disarming him. Truly a legend worth every credit.
The Great Christopher Walken
The word prominence has been quite often used to describe Hollywood’s biggest stars. However, I believe none can match Christopher Walken in this aspect. Since 1972, he has appeared in a film every year up until 2010. That was a 36-year run of consistency and contribution to the industry that we rarely see!
Brad Pitt’s Encounter with Mike Tyson
In Iron Mike’s book, titled Undisputed Truth, he shared that he almost punched Brad Pitt, thinking the actor was having an affair with his then-wife Robin Givens. The former Heavyweight champ saw Brad stepping out of his Given’s car and went to confront him. Brad was quickly apologetic and said not to punch him and that they were only practicing lines.
Bill Murray Doesn’t Need an Agent
Being a top actor can be quite daunting. I can only imagine the dozens of studios trying to throw investments their way for the latest potential movie deals. As such, they have agents to handle this part of the business. However, esteemed actor Bill Murray is said to have never hired one in his career. This makes it extra hard to get a hold of the comedian, and some speculate that he has missed several opportunities because of this. At the same time, this also makes his career special, considering his successes in the industry thus far.
Michael Jackson’s Curse
Hands down, one of the weirdest factoids out there would probably be Michael Jackson paying a witch doctor $150,000 to put a curse on his enemies. Vanity Fair reported that the pop star commissioned a witch doctor in Mali to strike Steven Spielberg with a curse who refused to cast him for a role in the film Hook. Whether you believe this or not, you can’t deny it’s an interest piece of information.