Hollywood’s Strangest Hobbies

Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp (Photos: Getty Images)

January is National Hobby Month. What better way to celebrate than with a look at your favorite stars’ strange side hobbies?

The majority of Hollywood’s extracurricular activities are pretty normal. “Ted” actress Mila Kunis recently revealed that she is totally obsessed with video games, while “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer Taylor Swift admitted an affinity for creating homemade snow globes.

But Mila and Taylor’s hobbies are totally tame compared to some stars’ quirky obsessions. Keep reading to learn all about Tom Hanks’ awesome collection, Angelina Jolie’s dangerous habit, Johnny Depp’s wacky love for dolls and more from your favorite celebrities.




Angelina Jolie
Beautiful and dangerous? Angelina Jolie is certainly both. The mother of six collects first edition books and… wait for it… antique daggers.

“I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures and history and honor and fight and so they… they are not shiny, brand-new sharp knives from the store,” Jolie told Barbara Walters. “They’re antique beautiful knives from other countries, and they are locked in a case so my son does not touch them.” (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)




Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp and Barbies? Not the first thought that comes to mind, but the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor has been very open about his love for playing with the Mattel-made dolls. “I’ve played with a lot of Barbies and Kens for my kids,” Depp told Britain’s Now magazine. “It’s actually one of the only things I’m good at.”

The 49-year-old actor reportedly collects limited edition celebrity Barbies, including lifelike Lindsay Lohan and Elvis figurines. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)




Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks’ quirky hobby is actually pretty cool. The actor collects antique manual typewriters. “I have almost 200 old portable manual typewriters. Most of them are actually working and I keep them rotating,” the actor revealed on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

Hanks even went as far as to take one of his typewriters, an old manual Corona Typewriter, around the world with him while he promoted the film “Larry Crowne.” (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)




Justin Bieber
He can sing, he can dance, he can… solve Rubik’s cubes? Though Justin Bieber isn’t able to hold down a girlfriend, the triple threat is definitely able to solve a tricky Rubik’s cube in under two minutes, an impressive talent he has shown off publicly on a number occasions.

If only this odd talent could get Selena back. Sigh. (Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images)




Leslie Mann
She is beautiful, hilarious, married to Judd Apatow… and rides a mean unicycle. Actress Leslie Mann says her hidden talents include the ability to expertly ride the one-wheeled contraption. “I can do all kinds of tricks, like cycling backward and jumping off curbs,” Mann revealed in an interview with O! Magazine.

If this whole movie career doesn’t pan out, Mann can always just become a circus clown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)




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