We know that they have a lot of cash to spare and splurging on frivolous pastimes is a privilege of the rich and famous. But while some may spend their time collecting supercars or dining out at 5-star restaurants, others like to indulge in more unusual and unexpected hobbies.
Let’s take a sneak peek into the casual lives of some of Hollywood’s more unique hobbyists:
Renowned for her hardcore roles in Tomb Raider, Mr and Mrs Smith, and Gone in 60 Seconds, in real life, Angelina Jolie runs with the “bad girl” persona and collects daggers in her spare time.
More than just a superhero, Ben Affleck is also a professional poker player who has competed in many state championships – often walking away with a good six figures, so If you want to play like Ben, you can get betting offers when you’re new to a casino. He has even shared a table with fellow stars Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio.
We’ve always known Johnny Depp for being a tad “out there” but who would have expected this chunk of a hunk to be an avid doll collector? Yup, barbies are his thing. He claims that he uses them to practice his roles but we have to wonder…
Famous for her quirky roles in many comedic films, in her spare time, you will find Leslie Mann sitting gracefully upon her unicycle. Mastering the art since she was 10 years old, Leslie is a pro at performing balancing acts.
Aliens. Perhaps not so surprisingly, Mr. Spielberg is fascinated with the extra-terrestrial and has been a dedicated follower of the “goings-on” in outer space for years.
More in tune with the character “Ron Swanson” from Parks and Recreation than we might realise, Nick Offerman is obsessed with woodworking. In fact, he was so serious about his hobby that he turned it into a living and now owns a wood shop in Los Angeles.
You’d never guess that this Academy Award-winning actress has her A-game on when it comes to a round of ping pong. She loves the sport so much that she even established a chain of social ping pong clubs.
A true hobbyist, there’s hardly anything that Reese Witherspoon doesn’t do. One of her more guilty pleasures, however, is to collect antique linen. Who knows why?
Sarah Jessica Parker
We know she’s no spring chicken but it came as a surprise to find that Sarah Jessica Parker is passionate about knitting. You’ll often find her with needles and yarn in between sets.
He’s always come across as an interesting fella and while his hobby is far from odd, it’s definitely unique. Tom Hanks spends his free time scouring antique stores in search of typewriters that he can add to his vintage collection.