The life of an actor seems so glamorous from the outside. Fame, money, and fans are all part of the gig. When we become so used to seeing these people on the big screen, it’s easy to forget that they’re real people too. And when real people need to blow off some steam, everyone has a favorite method. But these stars have found solace in some particularly interesting places. Here are 10 Famous Actors With Weird Hobbies/Obsessions.
Johnny Depp, Dolls
Johnny Depp has played a ton of different characters over the course of his career. And has the ability to completely transform himself with every one. What’s his secret? Character development. And as a part of his process, Depp occasionally uses props to assist with the method: Barbies. The actor has an insane doll collection, including many rare Barbies. But he’s not going to keep them in the box, oh no. Depp has been quoted as saying that he uses playtime to workshop new voices for his upcoming characters. We’ve heard of method acting before, but he does it differently. And given that it’s Johnny Depp we’re talking about, that’s exactly what we would expect.
Nicolas Cage, Spending money
If you won the lottery, what would you spend the money on? This idea is something that most of us can only dream about. But for Nicolas Cage, those dollar signs are very real. No, he didn’t technically win the lottery, but his spending habits indicate otherwise. It seems the actor just loves shelling out the Benjamins. Where the average person fantasizes about going on a vacation or paying off their debts, Cage would rather spend that dough on albino king cobras, shrunken heads, and haunted mansions. That’s an unorthodox collection, but when you consider who it belongs to, it kinda makes sense.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Spanish/Goop
With every new season, Gwyneth Paltrow has a new obsession and one hell of a soapbox to shout them from: her blog! Paltrow’s high-horse is named Goop, and thanks to the actress’ obsession with Spanish, now she can be condescending in two languages! Paltrow’s impossible recommendations have come under fire for being expensive, unnecessarily complicated, and downright unsustainable. But if you don’t care about any of that, then fear not, Spanish speakers! Because if you’d like to read about $90 face wash or the latest in bronze Japanese tea-scoop technology, Paltrow has your back. And is now offering a version of Goop written in Spanish. How worldly.
Tom Hanks, Typewriters
In the ever-evolving world of technology, it seems like there’s a new device promising to change your life everyday. And as a result, there’s a niche of people raging against the machine. But for Tom Hanks, his love for the good old-fashioned typewriter began burning in the late seventies. The actor has over fifty of them, and even wrote an essay for the New York Times about all the reasons why. Hanks even developed a typewriting app, complete with different model-specific sound effects. No matter how good the technology gets, sometimes going old-school just more satisfying.
Mila Kunis, Star Trek/World of Warcraft
When you think of a stereotypical World of Warcraft or Star Trek fan, you might picture a hunchbacked, Mountain Dew-guzzling, Dorito-fingered outcast. And sure, there might be some of that. But guess what? Nerds can be hot too! Take Mila Kunis, for example. The actress has been in the public eye since That 70’s Show. But in her private time, she’s a huge fan of Sci-Fi and identifies herself as a Trekkie. Apparently Kunis was also so into World of Warcraft that she had to quit playing for hours a day in order to maintain her career. Now that’s dedication.