Obscure Celebrity Facts Most Fans Didn't Know

Will Smith

He had trouble with the law. Shortly before he landed The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, changing his life forever, Smith ran into trouble with the law for—you guessed it—assault. An alleged attack on his record producer led to a whole bevy of charges against the Fresh Prince. The producer eventually dropped the charges—and just in time! Will Smith was about to become a household name.


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  • Paul Schrader wrote Taxi Driver in five days. It is rumoured he had a loaded gun by his desk for “inspiration and motivation”.
  • Toto was paid $125 per week while filming The Wizard of Oz.
  • John Travolta would have played Maverick in Top Gun if his asking price wasn't too high.
  • After a slew of drug related offences, Robert Downey Jr. was a semi-blacklisted celebrity until Kiss Kiss Bang Bang reignited his career.
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