Sean Penn once beat Madonna over the head with a baseball bat, shot at a paparazzi, and hung another paparazzi by his ankles from a ninth-floor balcony.
Hunter S. Thompson appeared outside Jack Nicholson’s home on the night of Nicholson’s birthday. He set off a high-powered spotlight and gunfire and played a tape of animal cries through an amplifier to awaken him. Thompson then left a freshly-cut elk’s heart on Nicholson’s door as a joke.
When filming in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Ewan McGregor kept imitating the noise of the lightsaber during his fights. George Lucas explained many times that this would be added in by the special effects people later on. Ewan said “I keep getting carried away“.
In 1968, two boys playing in a deserted and rat-infested tenement found the body of a 31yo drug addict, surrounded by religious pamphlets and empty beer bottles. Not until 19 months later was the body identified as that of child actor Bobby Driscoll, Academy Award winner and voice of Peter Pan.
Jackie Chan broke twelve concrete blocks with his hand, while keeping the egg he was holding intact.
Actor Nicolas Cage and his cat once took magic mushrooms together.
Jim Carrey’s family was so poor that he quit school at 15 to support them by working as a janitor. He carried a baseball bat in his janitor’s cart because, “[he] was so angry [he] just wanted to beat the heck out of something.”
While filming a scene for Chinatown, Roman Polanski wouldn’t allow a bathroom break for Faye Dunaway. In protest, she pissed in a coffee cup and threw the urine in his face.
While in the army Mr. T was given the punishment of chopping down trees. The sergeant didn’t tell him how many, so Mr. T single-handedly chopped down 70 in 3.5 hours. When T became rich and famous he moved into a home in a wealthy suburb north of Chicago. He soon started cutting down the trees on his property, enraging his neighbors.