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Poll: Surprising Hidden Talents of Celebrities

These folks all have special talents beyond acting. Which surprises you most?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Bob Barker

    was taught karate by Chuck Norris and has practiced it for over 20 years
  2. Vote!

    Kate Beckinsale

    was a literary prodigy who twice won the W.H. Smith Young Writers Award
  3. Vote!

    Pierce Brosnan

    has worked as a fire eater
  4. Vote!

    Johnny Cash

    was a military code breaker
  5. Vote!

    Geena Davis

    made it to the top 32 trying out for the US Olympic Archery team in 1999
  6. Vote!

    Jonathan Davis

    studied at the San Francisco School of Mortuary Science during his college years and became a professional embalmer for a funeral home as well as an assistant in the Kern County Coroner’s Department
  7. Vote!

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    was an apprentice to an Italian shoemaker
  8. Vote!

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    was a star athlete as a wrestler and rower in high school and college
  9. Vote!

    Snoop Dogg

    is a certified football coach and has served as head coach for both of his sons' youth football teams
  10. Vote!

    Colin Farrell

    was a country line dancing teacher
  11. Vote!

    Hill Harper

    earned a JD from Harvard Law School where President Obama was his classmate
  12. Vote!

    Neil Patrick Harris

    is a master magician
  13. Vote!

    Christina Hendricks

    plays accordion
  14. Vote!

    Marilu Henner

    has hyperthymesia, which means she can recall almost every day of her life in near perfect detail, as well as public events that hold some personal significance to her
  15. Vote!

    Vanilla Ice

    won three Grand National Championships in dirt bike racing
  16. Vote!

    Ken Jeong

    is a licensed physician and only ended his medical career after Knocked Up was released
  17. Vote!

    Angelina Jolie

    is an expert knife thrower
  18. Vote!

    Taylor Lautner

    at the age of eight represented the US in the World Karate Association where he won three gold medals and was named the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion
  19. Vote!

    Steve Martin

    has recorded and toured as a banjo artist and has even established a prize for banjo and bluegrass excellence to bring more visibility to the art
  20. Vote!

    Brian May

    is an astrophysicist
  21. Vote!

    Tom Morello

    was a male stripper after graduating from Harvard and also worked in a California senator's office
  22. Vote!

    Conan O'Brien

    is an expert tap dancer
  23. Vote!

    Ed O'Neill

    has been studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 22 years.
  24. Vote!

    Matthew Perry

    was a nationally-ranked junior tennis player
  25. Vote!

    Anthony Quinn

    studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West
  26. Vote!

    Mike Rowe

    performed with an opera company for six years
  27. Vote!

    Ally Sheedy

    wrote a best-selling book at age 12
  28. Vote!

    Rod Stewart

    builds massive late 1940s Pennsylvania and New York railroad scenes that include buildings, cars, storefronts and characters
  29. Vote!

    Christopher Walken

    worked as a lion tamer
  30. Vote!

    Jack White

    also upholsters furniture

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