Keanu Reeves has a private cancer foundation to help children’s hospitals and cancer research, but he does not attach his name to it. He also has spent over 5 million dollars to help his sister in her fight against leukemia.
Brad Pitt voluntarily went to a dentist to have his front teeth chipped for the role of Tyler Durden in Fight Club. His teeth were fixed after he finished making the movie.
Alfred Hitchcock was notoriously hard on actors. He was once quoted as saying, “Actors are cattle”—a quip that stirred up a huge outcry. In response, he issued this correction: “I have been misquoted. What I really said is, ‘Actors should be treated as cattle.’”
During the filming of Maidstone (1970) actor Rip Torn struck fellow actor Norman Mailer with a hammer, resulting in a brawl between the actors in which Mailer bit into Torn’s ear and Torn furiously choked Mailer on the ground. The scene was captured on camera and is in the final cut of the film.
During the filming of Ghostbusters, Bill Murray would pass out thousands of dollars in small bills to homeless people on the streets of New York.
For his time as James Bond, Daniel Craig has the privilege of taking any Aston Martin from the factory for the rest of his life.
In November 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia’s tiger summit. DiCaprio’s persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a “muzhik” or “real man”.
Ashton Kutcher is a product engineer at Lenovo and invested in Skype and Foursquare when they were startup companies.
Martha Stewart once dated Anthony Hopkins. She ended their relationship because she couldn’t separate him from Hannibal Lecter.
Mark Wahlberg had committed 20-25 offenses by the age of 21. These included throwing rocks at a bus full of black schoolchildren and knocking a Vietnamese man unconscious and blinding another. He was also addicted to cocaine by age 13.