It’s no secret that famous people can be weird. And adding to that, artistic people are usually weird by default. Imagine the level of weirdness one could achieve if he or she would become a famous artist!
The most obvious examples would probably have to be actors, since we usually see them as other people all the time. You might see an actor usually taking on the weird roles, but have a very timid and normal life outside of the spotlight. Or the reverse might be true. Today we’ll be focusing more on the first group, being the actors that are really weird in their daily life.
Be honest, you were expecting to see this guy pop up when you read the title of this article, didn’t you? Nic Cage started off as a good actor that had a normal life, where now his most anticipated project is him playing Joe Exotic and pretty much everyone knows he’s weird. His acting probably went downhill because Nic once paid half a million dollars to have an octopus help him with his acting. Yeah.
Another notorious weirdo of Hollywood. I doubt Christopher Walken has ever played a role in which he wasn’t a weirdo, and he probably does that for a very obvious reason. Walken has a very outspoken fascination with cattails. Not cats, just their tails. He thinks actors should have tails as well. Because why not.
While she has played her fair share of eccentric characters, most people will probably know her from being the Ancient One in the recent Dr. Strange and Avengers: Endgame movies. I guess having a major role in the biggest movie franchise in history does tend to do things for one’s popularity. Other people might know her from way before that, when she turned herself into a living work of art and slept inside a glass box so people could watch her. That also happened.
Granted, Winona seems to have calmed down a bit in recent years, but let’s never forget that incident where she was caught shoplifting and her defense was that she was preparing for the role of being a kleptomaniac. As far as excuses go, it wouldn’t necessarily be the worst, but anyone can pretty much do a search through IMDB these days. I doubt that excuse would fly.
Marlon Brando was one of the most iconic actors of his generation, but he was also one of the weirdest. Most of his weirdness seems to pertain to how he performs his art, though. If you sent Marlon Brando a script he didn’t like, he used it for shotgun practice. That Oscar he won? That became a doorstopper in his house. His character Jor-El? He actually wanted it to be a green bagel that had his voice.
Pretty much everyone knows about Tom Cruise’s strong connection to Scientology, but very few people actually know how weird Tom’s weirdness goes. He reportedly monitored his ex-wife Katie Holmes around the clock, and Scientology occasionally holds auditions to find him a new partner.