10 Crazy Actor Truths We Just Learned

Natalie Portman has "complicated" feelings about one of her most celebrated movies.

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Hollywood sure is an industry as weird as it is wonderful and fascinating, and so it's little surprise that the acting profession also attracts left-field people who march to their beat of their own peculiar drum - and that's putting it lightly.

With any A-list performer there comes a fandom and a mythology for better or often for worse, and with the entertainment news cycle being what it is nowadays, barely a week goes by without an actor dropping a shocking megaton of a truth bomb in all of our laps.

And in recent times, these are the most bizarre, unexpected, and straight-up WTF stories we've heard straight from the mouths of the actors themselves.

From a certain wonderfully unhinged performer who claims to have a supernatural level of memory recall, to a Marvel star enjoying perhaps the weirdest therapy session in human history, and an actor looking back on their star-making role with understandably mixed feelings, you absolutely need to hear these wild stories.

Just when you think actors are through surprising you, they come out with classic, unforgettable nuggets like these...

10. Nicolas Cage Claims He Remembers Being In The Womb

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Trust Nicolas Cage to keep living his best, craziest life, and in a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he revealed a fascinatingly bizarre - that is, insane - "fact" about his early life.

While taking Colbert's "Questionert," Colbert asked him what his favourite memory is, to which Cage replied that he remembers being in his mother's womb. Cage said:

"I know this sounds really far out and I don't know if it's real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back to in-utero and feeling like I could see faces in the dark or something... I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.
Now that I am no longer in-utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage... That's going way back. I don't know. That comes to mind… I don't even know if I remember being in-utero, but that thought has crossed my mind."

While Cage is at least self-aware enough to appreciate the unlikelihood of him genuinely remembering anything from the womb, that's still one hell of a wacky answer, even for Nic freakin' Cage.


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