Famous Celebrities and Their Daring R-Rated Movie Debuts

From Anne Hathaway to James Franco, every star has acted in an R-rated movie at some point. Some were only seven years old while others had already filmed ten different movies, but at some point, these celebrities crossed over to the dark side.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper’s first R-rated film was Wet Hot American Summer. Since then, Cooper has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards. His films have grossed over $7.8 billion globally.


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The More You Know

  • Often derided as a mega-flop, Waterworld actually took home nearly $90m more in worldwide box office than its estimated budget.
  • The cigarette smoked by Sigourney Weaver in Avatar is completely CGI.
  • While filming Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren punched Sylvester Stallone's chest so hard, his heart slammed against his breastbone, causing it to swell and his systolic blood pressure shot to over 200. Filming was halted as Stallone was flown to a nearby hospital and spent eight days in intensive care.
  • Orson Welles directed much of Citizen Kane from a wheelchair, after injuring himself on set.
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