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1. During his later life Ralph Richardson, the English actor used to ride to the theatre on his motorcycle accompanied by his pet parrot, Jose, which was perched on his shoulder.

2. Jay Silverheels, who played Tonto in the Lone Ranger TV series was a professional lacrosse player.

3. James Cagney never actually said "You dirty rat!" in any of his movies.

4. Warren Beatty's first job in showbusiness , aged 17, was as an official rat catcher at the National Theatre in Washington DC, where he used to patrol the alleyway at night.

5. Actor/director Charlie Chaplin once came third in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.

6. Actor Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind" because he was certain it was going to be a flop.

7. John Cleese's middle name is Marwood.

8. Tom Cruise and Robin Williams were both voted "Least likely to succeed" at school.

9. Orson Welles and Peter Sellers disliked each other so much while making the film "Casino Royale" that they both acted a scene on different days, each of them performing to a double of the other.

10. Yul Brynner once worked in the circus as a trapeze artist in France. His career ended when he was injured in a fall.

11. Kenneth Williams had an obsession about toilets. He constantly suffered from piles and would not use other peoples toilets. At theatres he always insisted on his own personal toilet paper and any visitors to his home had to use the toilet at Tottenham Court Road tube station.

12. Naked gun and Airplane actor Leslie Nielsen served as a tail gunner with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WW2, his eardrums were injured by the combat noises, as a result he is clinically deaf and has to wear two hearing aids. He stated in an interview in 1991 he would be completely deaf without his hearing devices.

13. Jack Palance was a pilot during World War II. He was shot down and sustained severe facial burns resulting in major plastic surgery

14. British actor Oliver Reed had a tattoo of an eagle on his penis.

15. Danny Devito used to work as a hairdresser in his sister's hair salon. He was known as Mr. Danny.

16. Clint Eastwood, famous for his westerns, is allergic to horses.

17. Sylvester Stallone used to have a job working as a lion cage cleaner.

18. Mexican actor Ramon Novarro would only allow guests into his mansion on the condition that they wear nothing but black, white or silver to match the decor of his house.

19. Johnny Depp has a morbid fear of clowns.

20. Rex Harrison had a glass eye.

21. President Ronald Reagan had his hearing damaged for life when a fellow actor let a gun off next to his ear on a movie set.

22. Humphrey Bogart had a scar on his lip for life when he was hit in the face by a manacled prisoner of war he was transporting during World War I.

23. Bobby Driscoll, who played Jim Hawkins in the 1950 film "Treasure Island" was imprisoned in 1961 for possessing drugs.

24. Harold Lloyd was playing around with what he thought was a fake bomb prop. It wasn't fake and when it exploded he lost part of his hand.

25. French actor Maurice Chevalier had a contract with Paramount Pictures that if he ever lost his French accent the contract would be made invalid.

26. Bing Crosby had his ears pinned back with gum in all of his early films but when he eventually became famous he stopped bothering.

27. Sean Connery, was paid just £15,000 for making his first James Bond film "Dr. No".

28. Burt Lancaster once worked in a Chicago department store where he sold lingerie.
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