We’re all humans, which means we are inherently weird. Celebrities are humans too, probably. This means they are also nuts. The big difference is that when we do something crazy, our friend (because we’ve only got one of them) slowly nods their heads and then run like hell. But when a famous person, say, sets a random driveway on fire in the early hours of the morning, it makes front page headlines and it becomes part of their legacy. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the strangest famous folks out there in La-la Land.
Phoenix is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood today, having been nominated for three Oscars and generating a lot of buzz in his new role as the Joker. But he is also notoriously reclusive. He made headlines back in 2009 when he basically mumbled his way through a David Letterman interview while wearing a beard and sunglasses. He continues to act painfully awkward to this day, although in fairness, if you grew up in a communal cult and watched your brother River die of a drug overdose right in front of you, you would probably be something of a tortured soul yourself.
From the mid 90s through the early 2010s, Nicolas Cage was one of the biggest stars on the planet. In fact, he even accumulated $150 million in wealth…and somehow proceeded to blow through all of it. But it isn’t necessarily his free spending ways that landed him on this list. He just so happened to name his son Kal-El (which was Superman’s name on Krypton), bought a tyrannosaurus rex skull for some reason, and purchased a full-sized pyramid that he intends to be buried in when he dies.
LaBeouf was once regarded as Hollywood’s biggest up-and-comer, but he seems more famous for getting into trouble. First, there was the Chicago Walgreen’s incident back in 2007 in which he was arrested for criminal trespassing. Likewise, he was arrested in 2014 for refusing to leave the Studio 54 Theater. He’s been known to wear a paper bag on his head at red carpet events. Oh, and when he released his short film Howard Cantour.com, it was immediately discovered that he had completely plagiarized the script from Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano. As if nobody would notice???
The over-the-top fitness guru Simmons is best known for his flamboyant, enthusiastic personality, and of course those sequined tank tops and way-too-short shorts. He also had a $10,000 replica doll of Barbra Streisand made and even sent her a $100,000 ring that he had purchased at Tiffany’s. She sent it back because… they’ve never even met! Today Simmons never leaves his mansion. Rumors have swirled that his housekeeper is holding him captive, although he has denied this.