If you aren’t already intimidated enough by Angelina Jolie’s amazing looks, the A-list actress is also a specialist at knife throwing. Jolie honed her skills on the set of the “Tomb Raider” films, and has displayed her masterful skill with knives on some talk shows. Reportedly, Angie would turn to her knife throwing when she got angry, which scared Brad Pitt.
Conan O’Brien is known as a comedian and talk show host today, but when he was a kid, his dream was to be a professional tap dancer. A fan of black-and-white films, O’Brien enrolled in tap dancing classes a child and never gave up the habit. Conan displayed his tapping talent on his talk show in early 2012 in a tribute to the year’s Best Picture Oscar winner “The Artist.”
Amanda Seyfried can stun on the red carpet in beautiful gowns, but the actress is really a fan of comfy clothes rather than high fashion. Along with acting, one of Seyfried’s biggest talents is her ability to knit and crochet. Seyfried displayed this hobby on the “Ellen Degeneres Show.”
Vanilla Ice never really thought he would become a rapper — his real dream was to conquer the world of extreme sports. Back in the 1980s, Ice won three Grand National Championships in dirt biking, and even became ranked as the 6th best jet skier in the world!
Colin Farrell put his Irish stepping background to good use in America. The dreamy actor took to country line dancing. He got so good at it, in fact, that Farrell has even taught classes on the dance style.
Christina Hendricks is a beautiful actress who is best known for playing Joan Harris on “Mad Men.” You may not expect it, but Hendricks can play the accordion. She has displayed this talent on “Mad Men.”
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris doesn’t share a lot in common with his famous character Barney Stinson, but the two do both have a love for one thing: magic tricks. NPH has been a magic fan for years, even serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Additionally, Harris has included magic tricks in many of his acting spots.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis isn’t just a talented actress and philanthropist — she is also a patented inventor! In 1987, Curtis was granted a patent for her invention of a diaper with a built-in waterproof compartment for baby wipes. However, the actress refused to have her diaper manufactured until companies started making biodegradable diapers, and her patent expired before this happened.
Steve Martin is known for his hilarious comedy and acting ability, but he has also been recognized for his ability at playing the banjo. Martin picked up a banjo when he was 17 years old and never put it down. Even while starring in blockbuster movies, Martin has released numerous bluegrass albums, and has featured his banjo playing on his comedy albums as well. In 2010, Martin was a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for his album “The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo.”
The real-life Indiana Jones is a skilled pilot of all kinds of aircrafts. Before he was famous, Ford took flight-training lessons in the 1960s but had to stop when it became too expensive. But Ford never forgot about this passion, and began his training again after he became an international star.
Matthew Perry became a recognizable and beloved face across the world as Chandler Bing in “Friends.” Growing up in Ottawa, Ontario, Perry was more interested in athletics than in drama. In particular, Perry was obsessed with tennis, and was even ranked as a top junior player.
Solving a Rubik’s Cube quickly has been a popular challenge for over 30 years. You might be shocked that Justin Bieber was able to solve the popular puzzle in 1 minute and 23 seconds. While this is a far cry from the 6-second world record, Bieber’s time is still impressively fast.
You already know Leslie Mann is charming and hilarious from her roles in her husband Judd Apatow’s popular films, but she has another, more bizarre talent. She can masterfully ride a unicycle. Mann learned to ride one when she was 10 years old, and recently displayed her talent on the “Ellen Degeneres Show.”
Brosnan is talented at eating fire. Before he was 007, the famous actor attended a workshop at a London theatre where a fire-eater was teaching his skill. At the time, Brosnan was still a teenager, but he picked up the unique talent quickly and was hired by a circus.
Geena Davis is impressive in every aspect of life. Not only is Davis a recognized beauty in her modeling career, a genius member of Mensa, and an award-winning actress, but she was also nearly Olympic athlete! Davis is a skilled archer, and competed with 300 other women in the semifinals for the 1999 Olympics women’s archery team. She placed an impressive (although not qualifying) 24th place.
When you think of Bruce Willis, you most likely think of action movie hero. While Willis found fame from his thrilling movie roles, he has also always had a passion and found success with music. Willis is a masterful harmonica player — a talent he’s displayed in numerous solo albums, compilations, and guest appearances.
We know Kristen Wiig today as a hilarious comedian and actress, but she is also able to produce some very beautiful artwork. Wiig majored in Art at the University of Arizona, but dropped out after taking an acting class to fulfill a requirement and being recognized as a talent.
Aaron Paul has a very bizarre talent — he can tell the sex of any dog just by petting it on its back. Paul displayed this skill on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Hilariously, Paul is able to incorporate his “Breaking Bad” catchphrase (“Bitch!”) into this act.
We don’t know if Jacob could beat up Edward, but we’re pretty sure that Taylor Lautner could take anyone in Hollywood. The “Twilight” star is a martial arts champion who received his black belt at the age of 8. Lautner has displayed his skills at the martial arts in various films and interviews.
Susan Sarandon is an acting legend, but recently, he biggest passion has been ping-pong. Sarandon has such a love for the game that she has opened her own ping-pong nightclub called SPiN in New York City. She has also talked about filming a reality show about ping-pong.