Celebrities are often showing off their talents on stage or in movies, but did you know that some of your favourite stars have surprising hidden talents?
Every now and then they’ll go on a talk show and reveal that they’re a master juggler, have the skill set to through knives or play an instrument. These are the surprising hidden talents of your favourite celebrities.
- Leslie Mann and her unicycle
- Angelina Jolie throws knives
- Chloe Grace Moretz and her knife skills
- Kendall Jenner and the sounds she makes
- Amanda Seyfried loves needles
- Jack White
- Conan O’Brien
- Jamie Lee Curtis invented something
- Colin Farrell can line dance
- Tim Gunn and his many talents
- Neil Patrick Harris is spellbinding
- Jessie J sings with her mouth closed
- Justin Bieber solves Rubik’s Cubes
- Harrison Ford can fly
- Bob Dylan and iron art
- Pierce Brosnan eats fire
- Matthew Perry the athlete
- Christina Hendrick and her unusual instrument
- Aaron Paul’s special ability
- Steve Martin plays the banjo
- Vanilla Ice and extreme sports
- Kristen Wiig the artist
- Ricky Gervais’ singing ability
- Geena Davis could take on Katniss
- Snoop Doog
- Bruce Willis
- Taylor Lautner and his black belt
- Susan Sarandon
Leslie Mann and her unicycle
We love Leslie Mann, she’s hilarious, especially in films when she works with her husband Judd Apatow. But her talent is definitely a little more bizarre, she can masterfully ride a unicycle. Mann learned to ride one when she was just 10 years old.
Angelina Jolie throws knives
It’s amazing that Angelina Jolie has any spare time between her UN duties and raising her children, but the actress is a specialist at knife throwing. It was whilst she was filming Tomb Raider that she perfected the skill.
Chloe Grace Moretz and her knife skills
Another celeb with a talent with knives is Chloe Grace Moretz. She’s previously showed off her skills on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. In fact, she told O'Brien that she'd been practising the skill since she was 11 years-old, and held the conversation while she flipped her butterfly knife all the while.
Kendall Jenner and the sounds she makes
Kendall Jenner is probably best known for her catwalk domination and a little show called Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But did you now that she’s really good at making bird sounds? She first revealed her hidden talent during Vogue’s 73 questions, and then again when on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Amanda Seyfried loves needles
Along with acting, one of Amanda Seyfried's biggest talents is her ability to knit and crochet.
Jacki White has fallen in love with… upholstering. The bluesman has a passion for furniture fashion and told The Believer that he even worked as a professional upholsterer throughout his teenage years.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine, White's record label, Third Man, actually has an upholstery department, and White personally restored "an antique Sixties-era couch, which was most likely sat-in by luminaries like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash."
Conan O’Brien might be a hugely successful TV host and comedian, but that wasn't always his dream. In fact, he wanted to be a professional tap dancer, something that he trained as.
Jamie Lee Curtis invented something
In 1987, Curtis was granted a patent for her invention of a diaper with a built-in waterproof compartment for baby wipes. However, the actress refused to have her diaper manufactured until companies started making biodegradable diapers, and her patent expired before this happened.
Colin Farrell can line dance
Colin Farrell can line dance, and even shared his talents in a line dancing class he taught.
Tim Gunn and his many talents
Project Runway judge Tim Gunn can play classical piano, he studied it for 12 years. And he's a record-breaking swimmer too.
Neil Patrick Harris is spellbinding
Neil Patrick Harris might have very well got a letter to Hogwarts, he's a big fan of magic and serves as President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood's Magic Castle. He's never one to pass up showing off his magical skills either.
Jessie J sings with her mouth closed
British singer Jessie J is most known for belting out tunes, and as it turns out, she's pretty good at doing so with her mouth closed too.
She put her unusual singing talent on display during a 2015 appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
Justin Bieber solves Rubik’s Cubes
You might be shocked that Justin Bieber is able to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle in 1 minute and 23 seconds. The world record currently stands at 6 seconds, but we still think Bieber's time is pretty impressive.
Harrison Ford can fly
Harrison Ford first began training as a pilot in the 60s, but couldn't afford lessons after a while. Once he became a huge star and the money started rolling in, he took to training again and now he can fly all kinds of different aircrafts.
Bob Dylan and iron art
Bob Dylan prefers iron more than anything else when it comes to his art. “I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country - where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I've always worked with it in one form or another,” says Dylan.
Pierce Brosnan eats fire
Pierce Brosnan picked up the skill of eating fire at a workshop in a London theatre when he was just a teenager, he was so good he was hired by a circus.
Matthew Perry the athlete
Matthew Perry was more interested in athletics than in drama when he was growing up. In particular, Perry was obsessed with tennis and was even ranked as a top junior player.
Christina Hendrick and her unusual instrument
Christina Hendricks can play the accordion.
Aaron Paul’s special ability
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in 2013, and revealed that he's able to tell the gender of a dog, just by petting it… while blindfolded.
Steve Martin plays the banjo
Steve Martin picked up a banjo when he was 17 years old and never put it down. Whilst working as an actor he even released bluegrass albums on the side, and he's even won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.
Vanilla Ice and extreme sports
Vanilla Ice never really thought he would become a rapper — his real dream was to conquer the world of extreme sports. Back in the 1980s, Ice won three Grand National Championships in dirt biking, and even became ranked as the 6th best jet skier in the world.
Kristen Wiig the artist
We know Kristen Wiig today as a hilarious comedian and actress, but she is also able to produce some very beautiful artwork. Wiig majored in Art at the University of Arizona, but dropped out after taking an acting class to fulfil a requirement and being recognised as a talent.
Ricky Gervais’ singing ability
Ricky Gervais was one half of pop duo Seona Dancing in the early 80s, but while he struggled to break through in the UK, one of their songs was a big hit int he Phillippines.
Geena Davis could take on Katniss
Geena Davis was very nearly an Olympic athlete, competing for a spot on the 1999 archery team for the Olympics. She fought it out against 300 women, and although she placed quite highly, it wasn't a qualifying spot.
Most people know him as Snoop Dogg but the parents and players of the Pomona Steelers, he's simply coach. Snoop Dogg is a certified football coach and has served as head coach for both of his sons' youth football teams.
Bruce Willis might come across as a big. burly, strong man who loves action, but he also loves his harmonica. He's released solo albums and compilations of him performing with it.
Taylor Lautner and his black belt
Twilight star Taylor Lautner is a martial arts champion, he earned his black belt when he was just 8.
Susan Sarandon has a huge passion for ping pong, she's even opened a ping-pong nightclub in New York.