15 Famous People You Probably Didn’t Know Have Super Weird Hobbies

Celebrities: they’re just like us, except some of them have hobbies that are truly, inexplicably weird. Not many people take up skateboarding around the time they’re supposed to shuffle off into a retirement home, for example -- but Fred Astaire did. Here’s more on that plus 14 other stories:


While working on the Manhattan Project, Richard Feynman picked the locks of filing cabinets with nuclear secrets. He was super bored in the middle of

Source: Open Culture


His Holiness the Dalai Lama enjoys repairing watches as a hobby.

Source: US News


Al Capone played the banjo in Alcatraz. He was part of the prisoner band The Rock Islanders, who stayed active until Alcatraz closed. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Guardian


In his 70s, Fred Astaire took up skateboarding. He stopped skateboarding only when he fell from his board and broke his wrist, at the age of almost 80

Source: Sunday Post, The Telegraph


For 21 Dutch King Willem-Alexander worked as a passenger jet co-pilot. He flew about twice a month, as a hobby that allowed him to focus on one thingc

Source: The Guardian


Marlon Brando became an inventor in his later years. He invented stuff for conga drums (which he loved playing), and was awarded four patents for drum

Source: 5 Celebrities Who Love Their Hobbies More Than Their Careers


Jim Broadbent CProfessor Slughorn in Harry Potter) carves bizarre wooden statues. After carving them, he paints them, dresses them, and puts human hai

Source: The Guardian


Anton Yelchin took photos of people doing weird sex stuff. He'd lurk at night in seedy corners of Los Angeles and take bizarre, perverted photos. The

Source: Vanity Fair


Bruce Lee wrote and translated poetry. The poems he wrote were kind of dark, and spoke about the fleeting nature of life, love and the passion of hum

Source: Open Culture