Clint Eastwood once ran for mayor of a small town in California. Part of his campaign platform was overturning a ban on ice cream parlors. He won.
Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell gave their entire salaries from the movie “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassius” to Heath Ledger’s daughter.
Click (2006) is the only Adam Sandler film to date that has been nominated for an Oscar. The category was ‘Best Achievement in Makeup’.
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crew members who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot.
A man lost an eye and half his face to cancer, and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
Leonard Nimoy was so associated with Spock’s character he was once invited to the California Institute of Technology to review work on several projects. He later admits not knowing a word of what they were saying, but remained in character.
Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder — the character he plays is an overly pretentious method actor who only takes roles that will potentially win Oscars.
Famous paparazzo Ron Galella was once punched in the face so hard by Marlon Brando that his jaw broke and he lost five teeth. The next time he took Brando’s picture, he wore a football helmet.
John Wayne died of stomach cancer, which is highly suggested to have been caused by filming downwind of a nuclear weapons test. Wayne refused to believe the fallout caused his cancer and instead attributed it to his smoking. However, 90 others from the movie also developed cancer after.
Leonard Nimoy fought to get pay equity for Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek in the 1960s.