31 Famous People Who Have Unknown Talents

Famous people spend so much time in the public eye, it's easy to assume that we already know everything about them we could ever possibly learn. And, honestly, we know things we would un-learn if we could. But every now and then, a celebrity sneaks a hidden talent under the radar, and can surprise us.

Here's a list of famous people who are surprisingly gifted in ways that have nothing to do with their fame.


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Natalie Portman Is an authority on terrorism and antiterrorism. She also has a degree in psychology from Harvard, and is fluent in Hebrew, French, GerSource: 8 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Geeks


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Longtime British PM Tony Blair worked as a concert promoter and sang in a rock band. Blair went into music because he was a big fan of The Rolling StoSource: 5 Famous People Who Secretly Had Awesome Second Careers


Christopher Walken worked as a lion tamer when he was a teen. He did a routine with a lioness named Sheba who -would do tricks. Walken says she was lSource: 5 Hilariously Bizarre Early Careers of Famous People