23 Celebrity Facts That May Explode Your Brain

    Warning: This might also change how you view these people.

    1. First of all — did you know James Lipton was a pimp in France?

    2. And Sylvester Stallone's first movie was in a porn called Party at Kitty and Stud's.

    3. Christopher Walken also has a different kind of past: He traveled with the circus when he was 15 as a lion tamer.

    4. And around that same age, Jake Gyllenhaal was given his first driving lesson by Paul Newman.

    5. Steve Buscemi spent his early days as a New York City firefighter.

    6. And before he broke up fights on a daytime talk show... Jerry Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati!

    PRETTY CRAZY, RIGHT? Well, this is even crazier — some celebrities are REALLY smart...

    7. Dolph Lundgren has a master's degree in chemical engineering and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at MIT.

    8. Natalie Portman has been published in TWO scientific journals.

    9. Kesha has an IQ of 140 and scored 1500 on her SATs.

    10. Danica McKellar is a mathematician and has a theorem named after her.

    11. And 14-year-old Nolan Gould is a member of high IQ society Mensa.

    12. Elton John isn't actually Elton John... he's Reginald Dwight.

    13. Mindy Kaling was born Vera Mindy Chokalingam...

    14. Vin Diesel's name is an anagram of "I END LIVES."

    15. And Marilyn Manson's real name is Brian.

    Brian Hugh Warner to be exact. MOVING ALONG...

    16. Tom Hanks is a third cousin, four generations removed, of Abraham Lincoln.

    17. And Oona Chaplin (from Game of Thrones) is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin!


    18. During World War II, Audrey Hepburn was a courier for resistance fighters in Holland.

    19. Woody Harrelson's dad was an assassin.

    20. Samuel L. Jackson was part of a group of students that held a group of trustees at Morehouse College hostage, one of which was Martin Luther King Sr.

    21. Geena Davis is an archer who made it to the semifinals in the qualification rounds for the 2000 Olympics.

    22. Tim Allen was arrested in 1978 for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine and was jailed for two years.

    23. And finally, Justin Timberlake's mother was Ryan Gosling's legal guardian while they filmed The Mickey Mouse Club.