While some celebrities seem to have fallen into fortune, other stars are genuinely talented individuals who worked hard to achieve their fame. Their talents usually come in the form of musical or artistic success, but some have other hidden talents not commonly demonstrated. Whether they are an expert at wielding swords or swallowing them, read on to see who has a secret talent or hobby; it may surprise you!
While he may not have the persona of a board dork, actor Jason Lee has been well-regarded for shredding at the skatepark. He is often credited with inventing, or just perfecting, the 360° flip. In his forties now, Lee still finds time to hit the pavement.
The renowned Canadian figure skater, Stojko got his black belt in karate at the youthful age of 16. Going on to study “Hung Gar,” Stojko changed his focus to more combat-based styles of karate. Stojko went on to become a fighting instructor post-figure skating days.
Frontrunner of the White Stripes, Jack White has a unique history as a furniture upholsterer. His first band, The Upholsterers, recorded many records during his time in this uncommon field. White has actually said that he hid 100 copies of a clear vinyl copy of The Upholsterers first record within his upholstering jobs, but none of them have been found.
The Ultimate Warrior
While you may believe pro-wrestlers are only focused on the physical, you may be overlooking a softer side underneath. Pro-wrestler The Ultimate Warrior was actually an artist on the side. He sold his creations on his blog and called them “Warrior Wisdom.”
Moving into the creepy talents category, we have Ke$ha who created some questionable arts and crafts. Ke$ha was accepting her fans teeth in the mail and compiling them into artistic projects. Before her therapy center put a stop to the mailing of human remains, Ke$ha had created a headdress, bra, earrings and a necklace.
This rockstar clearly indulged his quiet creativity in another manner at home. Taking up nearly an entire floor of his Beverly Hills mansion, Stewart created a miniature railroad. Depicting scenes from 1940’s Chicago and Manhattan, Stewart has constructed cars, buildings, people and storefronts in exacting detail.
Perhaps the most memorable Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan had a colorful background before making it big on screen. At one point, Brosnan decided to become a fire eater due to the fact that many of the female fire eaters were topless. Unfortunately, his dreams didn’t pan out into a career, but made for an interesting life experience.
While the masculine host of Dirty Jobs seems like the last person you would see at an opera, Rowe actually had a six year career in the musical art. Rowe used opera as a stepping stone to get into acting and ended up enjoying it for a time before finding his niche in the mess of Dirty Jobs.