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24 Things About Your Favorite Celebrities That Will Change The Way You Look At Them

So much of a celebrity's life is in the public eye that it's hard to believe there are things we don't know about them, but it's true!

Even some of the most famous celebrities have lesser known facts. Well, they did. Not anymore!

These are some of the coolest facts we could find about your favorite celebrities!

1. Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake

US Magazine

Yes, we know they were on The Mickey Mouse Club together, but at one point Timberlake's mom became Gosling's legal guardian. His own mother had to return to Canada to work, so Gosling went to live with the Timberlakes.

"We used to do terrible things. We thought we were so cool," Timberlake recalled. "Looking back on them, they weren't as bad as I thought they were at the time. We stole a golf cart. And we were like, 'Yeah, man. We're stealing a golf cart!'"

2. Simon Cowell

Before he was everyone's most-loved TV judge, Cowell worked on the set of The Shining as a runner, and was mainly tasked with polishing Jack Nicholson's axe for the film.

3. Ben Stiller

In 1999, Ben Stiller went to hypnotherapy to beat his addition: peanut M&Ms.

4. Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson's dad was an assassin, killing federal judge John H. Wood Jr. Harrelson has previously stated he remembers visiting his father in federal prison.

5. Steve Buscemi

The Independent

Before he was an actor, Buscemi was a New York City firefighter. On 9/11, he returned to his old firehouse to help out.

6. Dolph Lundgren

That's Dr. Dolph Lundgren to you! The model and actor was a Ph.D student before he met Grace Jones and moved to New York. He has a Masters degree in chemical engineering and was given a full scholarship to study at MIT.

7. Kesha

The pop-star is more than just a pretty face. She has an IQ of 140, which classifies her as a genius. She also scored a 1500 on her SATs.

8. Nolan Gould

The Modern Family star was a member of high IQ society Mensa at just 14 years old!

9. Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn lived through the war in Amsterdam and became a courier for resistance fighters in Holland during World War II.

10. Samuel L. Jackson

Jackson once held a group of school trustees hostage in an attempt to demand change for how the place ran. One of those people was Martin Luther King Sr.. The school eventually agreed to the changes, but Jackson was suspended and never returned.

11. Geena Davis

Davis is an accomplished archer, and even made it to the qualification rounds for the 2000 Olympics. She placed 24th out of 300 candidates, even though she had only taken up the sport two years prior.

12. Tim Allen

In 1978, Allen was arrested for possession of 1.4 POUNDS of cocaine, which carries an estimated street value of over $200,000. Allen was sentenced to jail for two years, but got a shortened sentence when he gave names of others involved. He was eventually released on parole.

13. Christopher Walken

Before he became a movie star, Walken used to travel with the circus when he was 15 years old, working as a lion tamer.

14. James Lipton

The actor, author, producer, writer, choreographer, most well-known for his work on Inside The Actor's Studio was a pimp in France.

"I did a roaring business, and I was able to live for a year. The French mecs didn’t exploit women. They represented them, like agents. And they took a cut. That’s how I lived. I was going through my rites of passage, no question about it. It was a great year of my life.”

15. Sylvester Stallone

The Rocky actor's first movie role was in an adult film called Party at Kitty and Stud's. It came out in 1970, six years before Stallone would get his big break.

16. Madonna

Madonna used to work at Dunkin' Donuts, but was fired on her first day after squirting jelly on a customer she didn't like.

17. Rebel Wilson

Wilson decided to become an actress after she contracted malaria. While being treated, she hallucinated that she was a famous actress who won an Oscar, so she decided to pursue it after she got better.

18. Amy Adams

Before she was worth $60 million, Adams worked at Hooters. She was trying to save up for a car, but my guess is she doesn't have to worry about that anymore.

19. Kobe Bryant

The NBA star is fluent in Italian, and can also speak Spanish. He moved to Italy when he was six, because his dad was playing basketball there.

20. Jim Carrey

Carrey dropped out of high school when he was 16. His family was extremely poor, so they all got jobs as either security or janitors at the Titan Wheels factory in Toronto.

21. Sean Connery

Sean Connery wore toupees in every single one of his James Bond films. Yep, they were all wigs.

22. Dakota and Elle Fanning

Both actresses go by their middle names: Hannah Dakota Fanning and Mary Elle Fanning.

23. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt used to work for a service that delivered male strippers to homes. But no, you probably didn't see him at any bachelorette parties...he was just the limo driver!

24. James Earl Jones

The voice of Darth Vader was functionally mute for most of his childhood. He had an awful stutter, and says acting helped him overcome it!

Which one surprised you the most?