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Brad PITT

JAN. 30,1995

He used to dress as an El Pollo Loco chicken, clucking customers into the fast-food restaurant. He also chauffeured a limo for a strip-o-gram service to make money.

Jack BLACK

OCT. 13, 2003

His first big break was landing a spot in an Atari ad at 13. Smurfberry Crunch cereal followed.

John F. KENNEDY JR.

SEPT. 12,1988

As an undergraduate attending Brown University, he and his roommate kept a baby pig in the basement of their Phi Psi fraternity house.

David ARQUETTE & Courteney COX

JULY 5,1999

Their wedding invitations featured a photo of Arquette dressed like a giant squirrel and a blonde-wigged Cox, with the message “We’re nuts…about each other!”

Michael BOLTON & Paula ABDUL

MARCH 12,1990

When she was growing up, Bolton was her babysitter.

John TRAVOLTA

SEPT. 5,1983

He wears his undies inside out so the label won’t scratch him.

Venus WILLIAMS

OCT. 27,1997

When asked to name her favorite tennis player, she picked Venus Williams.

James GANDOLFINI

SEPT. 13,1999

He once, worked as a nightclub manager while at Rutgers University and drove trucks for a company called Gimme Seltzer.

Salma HAYEK

NOV. 11, 2002

While in college in Mexico in the early ’80s, she and a fellow student were kidnapped and held for ransom for nine hours.

Angelina JOLIE

AUG. 4,2003

When she was a teenager, Jolie considered doing funeral work and took at-home courses on how to prepare bodies for burial.

Colin FARRELL

MARCH 3,2003

The actor has worn the same scruffy boots for years and just keeps getting them resoled.

James BROWN

APRIL 15,1991

He has his eyebrows tattooed on (he claims they fell out when he boxed as a kid). He also has eyeliner tattooed onto his lower eyelids.

Lisa Marie PRESLEY & ELVIS

JUNE 19, 1989

When she was 4, Elvis flew her to Utah so she could see what snow looked like. After playing in it for 20 minutes, dad and daughter returned to Los Angeles.

Dr. RUTH

APRIL 15,1985

The sex therapist was trained as a sniper in Israel and could assemble a Sten gun blindfolded.

Tom CRUISE

JULY 23,1990

When his mother, Mary Lee, was 50, Cruise took her skydiving as an Easter present and planted a kiss on her in midair.