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10 Curious Facts About Celebrities That Might Even Surprise the Truest Fans

Being a celebrity is hard work. Not only do they have to look good and act well, but they also have to live up to the expectations of millions of fans around the world. However, these public figures are just like the rest of us, complete with hopes, fears, and dreams. So let’s take a look at some surprising yet relatable facts about 10 famous people.

1. Robert Pattinson took a stalker on a boring date.

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Robert Pattinson had a stalker that waited outside his apartment every day for weeks. One day, he didn’t have anything better to do, so he took her out for dinner. To her surprise, all he did was complain about his life and bored her. Needless to say, they never met again.

2. Nicolas Cage owned a baby pet octopus.

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Cage is known for his unique, offbeat tastes. Among the things he has purchased is a giant octopus named Cool that he bought in 1998 to help him with acting roles.

3. Scarlett Johansson has 2 albums under her belt.

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Scarlett Johansson has one of the most famous voices in the world, but she is not a singer by trade. However, she has released 2 albums in her career. The first, called Anywhere I Lay My Head, was released in 2008. The second is Break Up, which was released in 2009 and featured music written and performed by Johansson herself.

4. Ed Sheeran was once homeless.

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Ed Sheeran spent 2 and a half years sleeping outside Buckingham Palace and couch-surfing among friends before his music career took off. That’s when he wrote the song, Homeless, which includes the line: “It’s not a homeless night for me; I’m just home less than I’d like to be.”

5. Leonardo DiCaprio was named after Leonardo Da Vinci.

When his parents were admiring a portrait of Da Vinci, he started kicking inside his mother’s womb. This is when his father took the cosmic hint and decided to name the future actor after the Renaissance artist.

6. Brad Pitt has a pilot’s license.

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In addition to being one of Hollywood’s most successful actors, Pitt is also one of its most interesting personalities. However, he has a surprising hobby that most people don’t know about. He earned his pilot’s license, and he takes flying classes regularly.

7. Jodie Foster started acting at the age of 3.

Jodie Foster began acting at the age of 3 when she appeared in a sunscreen commercial.

8. Reese Witherspoon studied at Stanford.

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The stunning star of Legally Blonde and Election spent just one year at Stanford University before leaving to pursue her acting career.

9. Elvis Presley was a natural blond.

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Elvis Presley’s iconic black hairstyle has stood the test of time, with many fans still emulating the look of their idol today. But not everyone is familiar with the fact that he began dying his blond hair black at a very early age.

10. Madonna was the drummer for The Breakfast Club.

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It’s no secret that Madonna is a big fan of reinventing herself. However, not many people know that she also played the drums for a band called The Breakfast Club in the ’80s.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve ever learned about a celebrity?

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