Phil Hartman, you may remember him in such roles as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz, was set to be the voice actor of Zap Brannigan in Futurama but was murdered by his wife before recording began. They named the lead character, Phillip J. Fry, in his honor.
Keanu Reeves had suffered from and undergone surgery for two-level fusion of the cervical spine which had been slowly paralyzing his legs, only a few months before filming for The Matrix began. That’s why he does not kick much in the film.
When child actor Jackie Coogan turned 18 he found out all his money ($68 million) had been spent by his mother who argued “No promises were ever made to give Jackie anything. Every dollar a kid earns before he is 21 belongs to his parents.” Coogan’s Bill was passed to protect child actors.
Johnny Depp is an honorary member of the Comanche Nation. His native name means ‘Shape Shifter’.
Johnny Depp plans on having his cremated remains poured into a cask of whiskey, and requests every attendee at his funeral take a sip of it.
Before Sylvester Stallone sold the script for Rocky, he was homeless and sold his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script and bought his dog back for $3000.
Robert Downey Jr. pissed in jars and left them lying around the set of “Zodiac” to protest not having enough time to go to his trailer and relax.
Samuel L Jackson has a clause in all his movie contracts stating that he gets 2 days off a week to play golf and the producers have to pay for it
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.