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Globally, more than 182,000 people worldwide are suffering from COVID-19, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.
Among them are celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, his wife, Bond's daughter, Olga Kurylenko, and most recently, Idris Elba.
The stars did not refrain from saying that they were tested positive, while strictly following the doctors' advice.
1.Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's Family
"It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April," he said. "We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn't want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up."
Harris added that he and his family now "have antibodies and are feeling good."
“I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus,” Haddish told Fauci. “I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie.” That time, she said, her test results came back negative.
After another person she knew tested positive, Haddish got another test. “I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus.”
Warner Bros. did not specify who on set was affected but did tell Vanity Fair in a statement on Sept. 3, 2020, "A member of The Batman production tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
4.Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Family
"I wanted to give you guys a little helpful update on things that have been going on on my end for the past two-and-a-half to three weeks now. So the update is this: my wife Lauren as well as my two baby girls and myself, we have all tested positive for COVID-19," Johnson began his video message, shared on Instagram.
"I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well," he continued. "And I've gone through some doozies in the past."
"Having just recovered from COVID-19, my next logical step would be to donate plasma, right? @RedCross we gonna chat about the antiquated, uninformed and frankly discrimatory [sic] policies that block me from giving back?" Fox tweeted.
"I have gotten some messages from some of you checking on us, because I have been a little MIA with our insta fam. Thank you for thinking of us. Evan and I both came down with COVID, so we have been a little out of it," Bates captioned a photo of herself and Stewart snuggled and sitting up in bed on Aug. 17.
"We are on the tail end of recovery and are both doing better," continued Bates, who shares 6-month-old daughter Layla Rae with Stewart.
In a statement to PEOPLE, the couple said that after learning about their positive diagnosis, caring for Layla was their "first concern."
"I'm a diabetic, and I went from my usual bloods that I usually have between months," Cox told host James Corden. "I went there, and they took my bloods, and they took the COVID test. Then my doctor called me and said, 'Oh, congratulations. You've had it.' "
"Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, the 10th of August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after [testing] positive for COVID-19," Banderas said, according to a translation.
Alongside a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a mask attached to a breathing machine, Milano wrote, "This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick."
"Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible," she continued. "I basically had every Covid symptom."
Milano wrote that she was re-tested for antibodies after an initial test — done with a finger prick — came back negative. She concluded, "I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19."
“I’ve been reluctant to share this, having written and rewritten it anxiously. I don’t want to unnecessarily add my voice to a noisy landscape on such a challenging topic,” Dunham wrote.
“The fact is, the Coronavirus kills people. We know that. But it will also alter the bodies and lived experiences of so many who are infected, in ways they could never have predicted,” she said, adding that had it not been for her years of health struggles, she didn’t know “how I would have tolerated crossing that threshold from well to unwell.”
"Hi. About now you're probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you're tired of this!! Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience," Cranston wrote.
"I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still... I contracted the virus. Yep. It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it," Cranston continued.
"I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail — but ONLY if we follow the rules. Be well — Stay well," Cranston added, signing the caption BC.
"I'm in bed, of course. I've been in bed now for the last eight days,"
"I'm going to tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves and practice social distancing," Thomas continued, adding that he believes he contracted the virus after taking photos with fans.
"This photo was taken pre-pandemic. Today, we are Covid positive times 4."
"The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms)," she wrote on July 24, 2020.
She added: "A huge thank you to all of the medical personnel that have been patiently guiding us through this illness. Sending prayers to all of those affected. 🙏🏻❤️"
"He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital," the star's rep told PEOPLE. "He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies."
"Hi friends... I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms," she wrote.
"I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask. One. Time. And I ended up getting it," she explained.
"The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful. Completely losing my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will return is extremely disorienting," she wrote, adding that she's "only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now."
"I’m lucky. Because I didn’t die. But people are," she continued, urging her followers to wear masks. "Please wear ur mask. It can happen any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives."
"I just want you guys to know that this is no joke," she said of the virus. "I'm feeling much better today. Thank you to everybody who knew they had not heard from me and reached out ... I just have been out of it.'"
The star shared that she would also be posting an additional Instagram for anyone who may "have any questions" about the coronavirus, or "if you want to know what some of my symptoms were."
"Take care and be safe," she concluded the clip.
"I got my test results back yesterday and I am indeed positive. They think I'm in around about day seven."
"Mostly I'm just really exhausted in a way I can't even describe," she said.
"I had the coronavirus early on, before the shutdown, and a group of my friends also got it. People keep asking me, 'Where did you get it?' and I wish I knew," Deutch, 25, began, adding that she stayed inside for nearly two months. "I feel like I could have spoken in a more eloquent way about my experience had I known. I continued testing positive for a month, which is longer than they’re saying you’re supposed to. I’m okay now. I’m so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out okay."
"I’ve been struggling with whether or not to share, because to be honest it’s kind of rocked me and I wasn’t sure that putting it on a public platform was right for me," she began on April 15. "But as I’ve been telling people, I’ve had so many people reach out and say they have/had the virus and what did I do, what were my symptoms etc. So anyway, I am sharing this because I did contract Covid 19 (I’m assuming from the grocery store, it’s the only place I’ve been?!) and I had some great advice from doctors and friends and family (@travelingwithfinn !)... and this helped me kick this things ass."
According to wife Amanda Kloots, Cordero was "fighting for his life" after contracting the virus in early April.
However, after battling health complications for 13 weeks, Cordero died on July 5, 2020. He was 41.
“It has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years I’ve been on this earth,” he said. “I cannot ever tell you a time in my life where I have ever been as sick as what I had been with the coronavirus.”
“This is serious. This is something that we’ve been dealing with for the past few weeks,” Todd’s wife, Julie Chrisley, chimed in. “Todd and I have been together for 25 years, I have never in 25 years seen him as sick as what he was in the past few weeks.”
She continued, “If you are doubting or have not been affected by corona personally … you need to know that this is serious. There are people who are dying and we have to take it seriously. We have to practice social distancing, and we have to stay in if at all possible.”
“Keeping my kids away has been the hardest,” Aydin said. “Bill’s really stepped up to the plate — he’s staying far, far away from me but he’s helping with the kids, which I’m grateful for.”
“I’ve been doing better now which is why I’m checking in,” she said of her current state. “There are a few rough days where I was just extremely tired and sleeping a lot. I had this very dense headache and extreme, extreme night sweats. I lost my sense of taste and smell. I have no breathing problems. I feel better today. I feel like it’s going in the right direction.”
“I will keep you guys posted on how I’m feeling,” she added. “I hope everyone is well and staying home, ’cause right now that’s what we have to do. We have to stay home to prevent the spread of this awful disease. Remember guys, we’re in this together. Stay safe, be well.”
“I’ve never been sicker,” she continued, before describing some of her symptoms. “High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest.”
“It took a lot for me to make this video as I am a very private person, but it is important for me to share my story,” he captioned the clip, which he filmed from a hospital bed. “Please everyone take this seriously #Covid19 #Coronavirus Protect yourself protect your family."
"We're positive for COVID-19 here," he wrote. "In good spirits and cooking dinner. Glad I stayed home! I didn't infect others!"
“I just tested positive for coronavirus. I am a pretty healthy 43-year-old who doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink much, eats well and exercises regularly and this has been the hardest experience of my life.”
“I was told to stay isolated for another 72 hours before I acclimate back into my family,” he wrote. “So, nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4-5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys.”
"I’ve been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12th, and I’m feeling much better."
"I want everyone to realize that this can affect anyone," he said. "And even if you aren’t feeling sick or showing drastic symptoms - please take heed, stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see everyone at the theater again soon."
Weinstein’s rep, Juda Engelmayer, told PEOPLE: “Our team that has HIPAA consent has not heard anything like that yet. I can’t tell you what I don’t know.”
"I have just tested positive for Covid-19. I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly. Seasonal I thought? but it felt unusual/different."
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” the Bravo host shared on Instagram on March 20.
31.Daniel Dae Kim
The Brooklyn Nets star and three of his teammates have contracted COVID-19, the team and Durant announced on March 17.
"This morning I tested positive for COVID-19," the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw actor announced on Twitter on March 16. "I feel OK, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus," he captioned a video alongside wife Sabrina Dhowre. "Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic."
On March 16, Frozen 2's Matthews opened up about the diagnosis and shared a timeline of her symptoms in a series of posts on her Instagram Story, explaining that she “only got tested because I had been around a confirmed case.”
The actor, who played Tormund on Game of Thrones, revealed on March 16 that he is self-isolating in Norway after testing positive for COVID-19, and he said he'd stay in quarantine for "as long as it takes."
36.Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
The actor announced his positive results on Instagram on March 11.
The former Bond girl announced on Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15.
38.Neil Patrick Harris
The actor says he, his husband, and their two children contracted COVID-19 about 6 months ago. “It happened very early (in the pandemic), like late March, early April. We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn't want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up"
The fitness trainer best known for her Biggest Loser role says she got COVID-19 from a friend who didn’t know she had it. "I literally let my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it"
The actor announced on May 11 that he and his wife, Brooke Adams, had COVID-19 in April.
The two-time Oscar-winning actor tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia to work on a film. On Instagram, he said he and his wife, Rita Wilson, both 63, had fevers and felt “a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches.”
“So grateful for the outpouring of prayers, love and support. Means so much and strengthens us,” actress and singer Rita Wilson said in an Instagram post.
The 41-year-old actor, who played Tormund on Game of Thrones, tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 17. Known for his fiery red hair and beard, he said he and his family were in self-isolation at home in Norway.
The 74-year-old Indian actor is under home quarantine after he tested positive on May 24. The actor said he asymptomatic and is doing “absolutely fine”.
The Indian movie legend revealed on July 11 he along with his son Abhishek had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been shifted to a Mumbai hospital.
46.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
The Indian actress and former Miss World was hospitalised for contracting COVID-19, media reports said on July 18.
Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on July 5 after contracting the COVID-19 disease. She was 81.
Best known for his role in comedy duo Little and Large, Large died on April 2 aged 78 after contracting coronavirus in hospital.
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The acting profession requires responsibility from a person, certain sacrifices and costs, but at the same time, it brings not only fame and popularity but also good money!
It's no longer a secret that Hollywood and Bollywood stars lead luxurious life. Many famous actors earn millions of dollars every year, which allows them to buy impressive villas and go on expensive vacations.
Even actors who play in lesser-known movies earn big enough to be the envy of some of us. And when it comes to acting in well-rated movies, their bank accounts make fabulous amounts.
The richest actors in 2022
Once he becomes known, a Hollywood actor no longer has to worry about money and, as long as he manages his expenses properly, they can reach him for the rest of his life.
Hollywood is a billion-dollar industry, and it's no wonder it offers fabulous contracts to famous actors. In addition, they are always looking for new talents who, with a little luck, sign a good contract that will considerably increase their income.
If you want to know how much some of your idols earn, take a look at this list of the richest actors in the world. About some of them, you certainly suspected that they have high revenues, but you probably didn't expect them to be so rich!
40. Leonardo Dicaprio $262 M
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer known for his performances in Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
His lead role in Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet grossed $147.5 million worldwide. Throughout his career, he has won 3 Golden Globe Awards and 1 Academy Award.
Net Worth: As of 2022, Leonardo DiCaprio's net worth is $262 Million, making him one of the richest actors in the world.
39. Samuel L. Jackson $270 M
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American film and television actor and producer. In 1991, he received critical acclaim for his role in Tropical Fever and has since appeared in such films as The Goodfellas, Patriot Games, and Jurassic Park.
38. Akshay Kumar $273 M
Akshay Kumar is an Indian film actor and producer. Winner of the Filmfare Awards for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 2002 and Best Performance in a Comic Role in 2006. Received India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2009.
37. Denzel Washington $280 M
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and film producer. Oscar winner for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
36. Morgan Freeman $280 M
Morgan Freeman is an American film and voice actor and director. Winner of the Oscar, the Silver Bear, and two Golden Globes. Freeman is also known for his characteristic calm deep voice and skill as a storyteller.
35. Katy Perry $285 M
Katherine Elizabeth Hudson, better known as Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter, songwriter, actress, and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. In April 2007, Perry signed a record deal with Capitol Records.
34. Phil Collins $300 M
Phil Collins LVO is an English rock/pop singer, drummer, songwriter, actor, and producer. He gained fame as a member of the rock band Genesis, then went on to have an impressive solo career, selling over 150 million copies of his albums. Among his awards - was "Oscar" for the best song for the cartoon "Tarzan".
33. Brad Pitt $300 M
Brad Pitt is an American film producer and actor from Oklahoma. We know him for his amazing performances in Seven, Fight Club, Ocean's Eleven, and World War Z.
Brad Pitt's look has inspired countless magazine covers and in 1990 he became Hollywood's hottest face as "Sexiest Man Alive".
Throughout his career, his Plan B company has been behind films like Eat Pray Love, Punch, and Inglourious Basterds that have earned $320 million at the box office.
Net Worth: As of 2022, Brad Pitt's net worth is $300 Million, making him one of the richest actors of all time.
32. Kevin Costner $300 M
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, producer, film director, and musician. Winner of Golden Globe and Emmy awards. In 1991, he received two Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.
31. Robert Downey Jr. $305 M
Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor and singer. He is known for his incredible acting career. He has acted all over the world in films such as Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, and The Avengers.
His films have been sold for billions worldwide.
Net Worth: Robert Downey's net worth is $305 million in 2022.
30. Salman Khan $310 M
Salman Khan is an Indian actor and TV presenter. Considered one of the most popular Bollywood stars.
29. Victoria Principal $380 M
Victoria Principal is an American actress, writer, and entrepreneur best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the popular television series Dallas, in which she starred from 1978 to 1987.
28. Will Smith $350 M
Will Smith is an American actor, filmmaker, and rapper. Smith was a millionaire before he turned 20. We know Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Men in Black.
Smith was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for recording three premieres in 24 hours.
Net Worth: Will Smith's net worth is $ 350 million starting in 2022, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the film industry.
27. Michael Douglas 350 M
Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer. Winner of two Oscars, six Golden Globes, and an Emmy Award. The son of the famous actor of the "golden era" of Hollywood Kirk Douglas.
26. Mark Wahlberg $350 M
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an actor, film and television producer, and former American rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his early years and became famous in 1991 when he debuted with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He is best known for his roles in films such as Fear (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), Max Payne (2008), The Fighter (2010), Date Night (2010) ), “Ted” (2012) or “Shoot and Get Out” (2013). He has been the executive producer of TV series such as Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and How to Make It in America.
25. The Rock Dwayne Johnson $350 M
Johnson, nicknamed The Rock after the battlefield name, earned $ 87.5 million between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020, according to Forbes, which includes the $ 23.5 million fees paid by Netflix Inc. for his role in the thriller Red Notice. The actor also earned money from his line of fitness clothing called Project Rock and produced by Under Armor Inc.
24. Hrithik Roshan $370 M
Hrithik Nagrath Roshan is an Indian actor, multiple Filmfare Award winner for Best Actor, one of the sex symbols of Indian cinema. Known for his dancing skills.
23. Penn and Teller $400 M
They define themselves as a "pair of weird boys who have learned to do something cool" ("a few cool things"). Their performances are a deliberate work of spreading skeptical, atheistic, and liberating ideas. In 2005 they received the Richard Dawkins Award for their work in promoting atheism.
Their latest art project is called Penn & Teller: Bullshit! , a television show now in its eighth season. It is a controversial show that, among the many topics covered, in the tradition of the last Houdini, directly addresses fraud and forgery in topics such as miracles, communication with the dead, alien abductions, religions, feng shui, prohibition, and conspiracy theories.
22. Keanu Reeves $400 M
Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor best known for his roles in films such as The Matrix, Bill, and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Speed. His career does not seem to be related to any genre and he has made humorous films, science fiction, action, and horror. Reeves continues to develop his acting career and has several projects underway.
In 2022, Keanu Reeves' net worth is estimated at $ 400 million.
21. Amitabh Bachchan $400 M
The second richest Bollywood actor is Amitabh Bachchan, who is worth an estimated $400 million. Bachchan was born in India in October 1942. He made his theater debut in the 1970s when he gained immense popularity. He was the equivalent of the American James Dean, with his evil youthful roles, which he played flawlessly. Bachchan has acted in over one hundred and ninety Indian films. He became almost a household name, and despite the angry characters he played in his early years, he was not cast. He can successfully portray a wide variety of characters from different genres. Bachchan has been in the business for nearly five decades. He is well known and respected as one of the most influential actors of all time in the history of Indian cinema.
20. Bill Cosby $400 M
This veteran of stand-up comedy began his career in Hollywood in the 1960s when he landed a role in "I Spy." His $ 400 million fortune is largely due to the American comedy series "The Cosby Show" in which he starred. Unfortunately, at the moment, the 84-year-old actor is serving his sentence in a US prison, after many women accused him of sexual harassment.
19. Tom Hanks $400 M
Tom Hanks is an American producer and actor. We bet everyone loves Tom Hanks, right? And he has the money to prove it.
Hanks has starred in films worldwide, including Forrest Gump, Da Vinci Code, and Angel and Demons. His voiceover as Woody in Toy Story 3 helped the film become the highest-grossing film of the year, with $ 1 billion in the box office.
Net Worth: Starting in 2022, Tom Hanks' net worth is $ 400 million.
18. Arnold Schwarzenegger $410 M
The star of "The Terminator" started his acting career due to his well-worked body. After several successful films, the former governor of the American state of California has amassed a fortune of 410 million dollars.
17. Mel Gibson $425 M
Mel Gibson is a director, producer, and film actor from New York. He is best known for his performances in The Passion of the Christ, Soldiers, and Braveheart, for which he received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1995.
Net worth: As of 2022, Mel Gibson's net worth is estimated at approximately $ 425 million, placing him on this list of the richest actors of 2022.
16. Adam Sandler $425 M
Adam Sandler is an American actor and film producer, who is sometimes called one of the biggest winners in Hollywood.
Sandler became popular when one of his films grossed $ 271 million at the box office. The movie made him Sandler's biggest income.
Net Worth: Today, Adam Sandler's net worth is $ 425 million, making him one of the richest actors and filmmakers in Hollywood.
15. Ryan Seacrest $450 M
Ryan John Seacrest is an American television and radio host, Emmy winner, producer, and actor. Regular host of the television show American Idol. In addition, he is the host of several radio programs and shows on the ABC television channel. How the actor played a TV presenter in the TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210".
14. Sylvester Stallone $450 M
Sylvester Stallone is an American actor. He created two of the greatest films of all time, generating nearly $ 4 billion. Stallone is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors. We all know him from movies, including Rocky and Rambo.
Net Worth: In 2022, Sylvester Stallone's net worth is $ 450 million
13. Phil McGraw $460 M
Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, better known as Dr. Phil, is an American psychologist, writer, and host of the television program Dr. Phil.
12. Jason Statham $500 M
Jason Statham is an English actor, best known for films directed by Guy Ritchie, the Adrenaline dilogy, as well as the Transporter, The Expendables, and Fast and the Furious series.
11. Robert De Niro $500 M
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in crime films, thrillers, and collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. Golden Globe and Oscar winner.
10. Jackie Chan $520 M
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, producer, and director. He began his acting career at the age of five. His amazing performance brought him incredible net worth.
Net Worth: Since 2021, Jackie Chan has built an estimated net worth of approximately $ 520 million, making it the 8th richest actor in the world.
9. George Clooney $550 M
George Clooney is an American director and actor from Kentucky. He has won several awards for his shows in Ocean's Eleven, Three Kings, and Syriana. Clooney has been successful in many areas and has not gone unnoticed.
Net worth: Throughout his career, he has received several awards for his films, among other awards. Today, George Clooney has a net worth of $ 500 million.
8. Tom Cruise $570 M
Tom Cruise is an American film producer and actor from New York. He is one of the best actors of all time. His films have sold worldwide.
Net Worth: In 2022, Tom Cruise's net worth is $ 570 million, making him the eighties richest actor in the world.
7. Trey Parker $600 M
Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III is an American film actor, voice actor, animator, film director, musician, and screenwriter. Winner of Emmy, Game Critics Awards, Grammy, Tony, Oscar nominations. He is best known as the creator of the animated series South Park with Matt Stone.
6. Eddie Murphy $600 M
Edward Regan Murphy is an American comedian, film director, producer, and singer who peaked in popularity in the 1980s.
5. Simon Cowell $600 M
Simon Phillip Cowell is a British television presenter, producer, philanthropist, figure in the television and film industry, founder, director, and co-owner of Syco, which includes a search for new performers, a record label, and a television company. One of the largest representatives of the British show business.
4. Park Chanyeol $620 M
Park Chanyeol is a South Korean singer, actor, rapper, songwriter, producer, and model. Member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO, its subgroup EXO-K, and sub-unit EXO-SC.
3. Shah Rukh Khan $715 M
Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor from New Delhi. He is best known as the "King of Bollywood". With 80 Hindi films, he has received numerous awards for his performances.
Net worth: Today, Shah Rukh Kahn is one the richest actor in the world, Shah Rukh Khan's net worth is estimated at $ 715 million in 2022.
2. Jami Gertz $3 B
Jamie Beth Hertz is an American actress. Known for roles in such films as The Lost Boys, The Broker, Less Than Zero, and Tornado, as well as for the main roles in the comedy series Naughty Parents and Neighbors.
1. Larry Ellison $101 B
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American entrepreneur, actor, co-founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, former CEO of Oracle, the largest shareholder of NetSuite, and an initial investor in Salesforce.com.
The filmography of Brad Pitt on an excellent half consists of fantastic characters: demigods, heroes of alternative history, or someone inflamed and longing for absolute consciousness. And this, of course, is no accident. We talk about the 20 most memorable roles of Pitt, who tirelessly quenches the audience's longing for the ideal.
Brad Pitt movies
True Romance, 1993
Not all of Brad Pitt's best roles have been major ones. We open the list with an unexpected film by Tony Scott, in which Pitt has a cameo but underestimated role. The scriptwriter of True Love was Quentin Tarantino, who gave Pitt's hero Floyd the phrases that went to the people. Throughout the film, Floyd lies on the couch and smokes marijuana; in the picture's credits, he is listed as "Dick's neighbor."
Despite being constantly in the background, Pitt manages to vie for audience attention with Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, and Dennis Hopper. Aside from this fun and story-setting performance, True Love is worth watching for the brilliant performances of Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette in the central roles.
Legends of the Fall, 1994
In Legends of the Fall, Brad Pitt plays Tristan, one of the three sons of a single father who lived in the Montana desert in the early 1900s. The epic drama based on the novel by Jim Harrison tells about great love and war, about the fate of the brothers, and all the losses and betrayals that have befallen them. The timing of this picture is appropriate for those that seem like a lifetime.
Pitt is young and boasts golden curls, a mathematically symmetrical face, bright blue eyes, and excellent physical shape. But initially, the equally young Johnny Depp claimed the role of Tristan. It's good that the choice fell on Pitt. The film can charm any unprepared viewer, so beautifully he plays the one suffering from pain - these sufferings suit Pitt.
Twelve Monkeys, 1995
Science fiction mystery by Terry Gilliam. Convicted James Cole (Bruce Willis) travels back in time to find out who released the virus that wiped out most of the people. Brad Pitt plays Jeffrey Goines, an animal rights activist and the son of a virologist, whom Cole met in a psychiatric hospital in 1990. He becomes the prime suspect, but it will take Cole much more than one time jump to prevent future tragedy.
To get into the role, Pitt consulted with a psychiatrist, trying to grasp the difference in behavior between mentally ill people and those who suffer from conduct disorders but whose mental health is relatively safe. Pitt's efforts were rewarded: he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for this role.
It seems like a classic: a young detective works with a veteran investigator who only dreams of an upcoming quiet retirement, but in the performance of David Fincher, such a trite story turns into a dark thriller about the temptation of evil.
Brad Pitt plays Mills, a headstrong rookie who, along with the seasoned Morgan Freeman's Somerset, tracks down a zealot serial killer who puts on a macabre performance about the seven deadly sins. One of Fincher's best and darkest films, and a brilliant performance by Pitt. The final scene with his participation is, without a doubt, one of the most memorable in his entire career, and indeed in the history of cinema at the end of the 20th century.
Bringing the story of the Trojan War to the screen was not easy, but it certainly proved to be within the power of the talented director Wolfgang Petersen. And the best thing about this timeless epic about love, war, gods, and people is Brad Pitt as the great demigod warrior Achilles.
To appear before the public as a deity, Pitt followed a strict diet for more than six months and attended grueling daily workouts. And after some time, he lived as a hermit in a centuries-old hut in Mexico to understand the character's loneliness. Since he was perfect for this role, it is only natural to see him as a Greek warrior to this day. Another impressive fact from the set: Pitt and his primary opponent in the story Eric Bana (he played the role of Hector) refused stunt doubles for their epic fight but instead agreed to pay each other money for each accidental injury.
Fight Club, 1999
The role of Tyler Durden in "Fight Club" became a turning point for Pitt and finally approved him as the hottest guy on the big screen. Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel, later recounted how, during filming, Pitt thanked the writer for "the best role of his life." And although critics coldly received the film immediately after the premiere, it has gained a considerable number of fans and cult status over time.
This story about desperate young people starts with street fights and ends with a world revolution. The conspirators are brought to the boiling point by different but equally hot questions: from social inequality to an existential crisis and a thirst for higher justice. As the movement leader, Pitt delivers one immortal speech after another, attracting an entire army of angry young men under his banner. Brad's performance is charming, nasty, sexy, and intimidating. But most importantly, here, he is disarmingly charismatic; that is, he has everything that is necessary for the role of the ideal alter ego of the downtrodden office clerk played by Edward Norton.
Burn After Reading, 2008
With Joel and Ethan Coen, Brad Pitt starred in a small but rare comedic role for him as fitness instructor Chad. He was accompanied by George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and John Malkovich. The film is about two gym employees who try to sell the memoirs of a CIA agent to the Russian embassy under the guise of valuable information.
Ethan and Joel originally wrote the character with an eye on Brad Pitt and did not fail: no one looks as comical in a business suit on a bicycle, does not chew gum, and does not get involved in spy games with the disarming simplicity of an average man who has seen enough Hollywood trash. And even costume designer Mary Zophres, while working on the film, noticed that even cheap suits sit well on Brad. When his character Chad first meets Osborne Cox, he introduces himself as Mr. Black, the same name given to Pitt's character in Meet Joe Black.
Inglourious Basterds, 2009
In Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino creates a brilliant alternate history of World War II. A group of Jewish American soldiers infiltrates Nazi-occupied France to destroy fascist leaders. The head of this squad is the brave and arrogant Lieutenant Aldo Rein (Brad Pitt) or Apache Aldo, who teaches his people to be "cruel to the Germans" in Apache, collecting scalps.
Tarantino tries to make the story as ironic as possible, and Pitt helps him greatly in this. Here, with a fake scar on his neck, he jokes in complete rude and harsh jokes with the accent of a former moonshiner from Tennessee. What is the scene in which he pretends to be an Italian film director in front of the SS commander, desperately using all his poor vocabulary! And even if you're not a fan of Tarantino films, Pitt's impressive, darkly hilarious performance as Aldo is hard to underestimate.
Ad Astra, 2019
In James Gray's Ad Astronaut, Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride on an unexpected mission to find his father, Cliff, who disappeared from radar ten years ago in outer space. Cliff searched for extraterrestrial intelligence when Roy was 16 and ultimately lost contact with Earth when Roy was 29. After an agonizing contemplation, McBride Jr. also leaves his family and goes on a commercial flight to the moon, which is the first leg of his journey.
Pitt endures almost the entire film on his shoulders. Most of the other characters are just fleeting shadows on the screen. In space, a person is primarily alone, especially if he prefers to be left there. Brad has come to a point where he can't rely on his comedy skills. Ad Astra is a beautiful but severe deadly film that casts Pitt as a man whose blatant depression virtually robs him of his emotions for years to come. So in this long journey, the viewer will have to be content with the tension with which his jaw muscles are tightly compressed and how inevitably and more and more clearly the wrinkles around the eyes appear.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, 2019
In Quentin Tarantino's best film, Brad Pitt teams up with fellow lead star Leonardo DiCaprio to form the perfect comedy duo. In a world where history meets fiction, two fictional characters, Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt) travel to 1969 to accidentally prevent the worst murder in the Hollywood Hills - the death of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate at the hands of Charles Manson.
Cliff is Rick's double and stuntman in the films and his driver, housekeeper, and handyman when they're not filming together. He wears a denim jacket, does not have sex with minors, and seems to be hiding a dark past. A real brave cowboy in a fictional universe, he rebuffs Bruce Lee himself (which is why the film was never released in China). Playing Cliff, Brad Pitt received an Oscar for his supporting role and a Golden Globe.
Thelma and Louise, 1991
It can be considered that this particular role was a turning point in Pitt's career - although his name is not even on the promotional poster and in the opening credits, and the actor himself plays a sexy con man named JD who charms Geena Davis and steals her savings for seven minutes on screen. after a night together. Classic Pitt. This performance in the short program cemented Pitt's status as a Hollywood sex symbol and helped them land much more significant and more serious roles. Many mistakenly believe that Interview with the Vampire and Where the River Runs launched a rocket called Brad Pitt, but make no mistake, Thelma and Louise was Baikonur.
The big short, 2015
Pitt plays Ben Rickert, a former Wall Street trader who predicts the 2008 financial crisis. As director Adam McKay described his character, Pitt appears 10kg heavier, with a "Ken Burns haircut" and even a tie tag to make it look like he was just bought at the airport. The film received an Oscar for the best-adapted screenplay; Pitt acted not only as an actor but also as a producer.
This was the era when Brad took off his shirt - and either kicked someone's ass or got his ass kicked. A turning point came somewhere between the "Big Jackpot" and "Fight Club" for Pitt. And it is "Snatch" that remains for many of the most beloved roles of Pitt, a boxer, always ready to start a fight or fight back, in Guy Ritchie's stylish and crazy film. If you watch it in the original dub, turn on the subtitles. Otherwise, you will not understand what he is saying. Either he has the best or worst accent in the movie. Either way, it's unforgettable.
Interview with the Vampire, 1994
Interview with the Vampire is far from Brad Pitt's best film: his recently bitten vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac, is either embarrassed or constipated in every scene. He deserved a place on the list for one reason only, but it is the size of a Gothic castle: somehow, Pitt managed to keep a good face, having Tom Cruise as his partner. I'm sure the one who thought he was a rabid vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. During the filming, he fed exclusively on the blood of marsh creatures and rushed around Spanish Louisiana like a super-fast raccoon. I mean, how did Pitt manage to keep his cool when Tom, damn it, Cruz was squeezing rat intestines into a wine bowl with both hands?
Killing them softly 2012
Another fascinating story of American criminal enterprise. Few actors have landed a role as stylish as hitman Jackie Coogan. While this character, performed by Pitt, is going to the city, where a new order is waiting for him, Johnny Cash's The Man Comes Around is playing. And although Coogan may not decide, by the text of the composition, who to release and who to blame, he nonetheless appears as a specific biblical force tasked with equalizing the stakes of the underworld. He removes two stupid and low-grade thugs, thereby changing the balance of power in the mafia. With slicked-back hair and a neatly trimmed goatee, Pitt's character is breathtakingly reserved, and only subtle gestures and fleeting facial expressions betray the burden of regret that weighs on his shoulders like mileage weighs on his car's speedometer.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008
Few sex symbols will agree to become great-grandfathers on the screen, albeit aged with the help of special effects. But Brad Pitt is no ordinary sex symbol. The plot of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is taken from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is extremely simple: Benjamin Button ages in reverse, which means he was born old and died young. It's a slow, thoughtful film, a profoundly human but not overly sentimental tale of the torturous relationship between love and time. Pitt, as an actor, is not lost either in special effects or in make-up - he is soft and serious, optimistic and romantic; he literally takes out this picture on his hunched shoulders. He knows it, and he never stumbles.
The tree of life, 2010
"The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick is one of the most controversial, but also one of my favorite films. The complex theme the director addresses is time in its cosmic sense, shown through a microcosm of a suburban Texas family in the circa 1950s. Pitt plays Mr. O'Brien, a strict disciplinarian with infinitely high expectations who teaches his three sons to identify love with fear. The crew cut, pin-tucked trousers, and measured austerity sum up to illustrate the collective image of not only paternal but also mid-century American masculinity. The Tree of Life is a sensual masterpiece with an ambitious vision, at the core of which is Pitt's electrified hero embodies the sublime, tormenting, demanding love that will define both the traumas and victories of his three sons for decades to come.
Ocean's Eleven, 2001
Ocean's Eleven has been one of the biggest box office hits since 2001, and it's easy to see why: it stars four of the era's iconic movie stars, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Brad Pitt. With Clooney as a slick, seasoned swindler and Damon as a rookie with his first significant commission, Pitt's notoriously minor character, Rusty Ryan, had much more acting freedom. Pitt endows Rusty with the "beguiling but dangerous menace" traits he'll unleash in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Like in some other films, Pitt quite rightly relies on his ability to be charming and handsome, but hey, even if everyone could do it, he would still be that guy from the Pringles commercial.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007
Perhaps no film more beautiful than this has ever been made in the 21st century (thanks to the incomparable cinematographer Roger Deakins). Maybe none of Pitt's roles is more fascinating than this one. Ford Casey Affleck is obsessed with Pitt's character James; Ford idealizes him, bringing the image to the point of absurdity, a ghost that materializes and disappears without warning. James robs trains and casts plaintive glances across the vast plains; in both cases, he is a mythical celebrity of the American West. Pitt embodies this complex image, balancing on the verge between a hero whose fate could well become a children's fairy tale and an ordinary person who tends to fluctuate between boundless happiness and uncontrollable ruthlessness. On the one hand, Jesse James is the prism through which the film examines all the legendary criminals and, given the media fascination with James, our complex relationship with the "stars" of different spheres. On the other hand, Pitt - equally dreamy and frightening - convincingly tells us the far less glamorous and much more easily categorized truth behind this bedtime story.
A movie about a bunch of old white guys sitting around their pants in conference rooms discussing baseball statistics doesn't sound like a good movie choice for the evening. Moreover, this does not pull on a role of the caliber of an award or even just a nomination for an Oscar. However, thanks to a screenplay from Aaron Sorkin and a genuinely emotional performance by Brad Pitt, The Man Who Changed Everything became a phenomenon much more than the usual “movie about sports”. It retells the true story of Billy Bean, the general manager of the Oakland As baseball team, who used sabermetrics in the 2002 season to build an unbeatable team. This brought Pitt another Oscar nomination. And if you reconsider the final heartbreaking scene in which Billy listens to his daughter's song in tears, it becomes unclear why he lost to Jean Dujardin in that very nomination (the film "The Artist"). In the case of actor Brad Pitt, it often feels like he's playing the part of Brad Pitt, but in this film, he melts into the role of a father trying to deal with all his inner shit. Having listed all his iconic parts - crazy, sexy, funny, active, it's nice to leave the central role of a dad who is trying to save his relationship with his daughter.
American actor Sylvester Stallone left a bright mark in the history of cinema. He showed himself not only as a real athlete who achieved significant success, but also as a talented actor, capable of skillfully playing a variety of roles. His life, like that of other Hollywood stars, turned out to be quite interesting and eventful. Bemorepanda presents you some unique and unknown facts about the great actor.
1. One of Stallone's grandmothers, being Jewish, was born in Odessa, so the actor has Jewish-Ukrainian roots. And Italian, of course - on the paternal side. His parents came to the United States as immigrants.
2. In his youth, he did not differ in exemplary behavior, for which he was expelled from ten different schools.
3. Fascinated by sports in his youth, he, in the absence of money to visit the gym, adapted various heavy trash found at the dump for power projectiles.
4. Stallone's trademark crooked smile is a consequence of damaged nerves on the face. They were injured by an inexperienced doctor during childbirth, when the future actor was just preparing to be born.
5. Before the beginning of his acting career, Sylvester had worked as a ticket taker, a cage cleaner in a city zoo, a janitor, a bouncer, and even a professional gambler.
6. The path in cinema began for him with the filming of a porn film in 1970. Subsequently, a version of the film was released with censored cut scenes, so that the movie turned into eroticism. The original version of the film has not survived.
7. The script of the famous film "Rocky" Stallone wrote himself, locked in a room without windows.
8. Once the Australian authorities forced the actor to pay a fine of 18 thousand dollars for transporting steroids into the country that were allowed in the United States at that time, but prohibited here.
9. Despite the fact that Sylvester Stallone became famous after the release of the movie "Rocky", he became rich only after filming "Rocky 3". Then he received more than $ 10 million for this role.
10. Stallone is married for the third time as of 2018. He has four children in total.
11. At one time, the actor published his own magazine, each cover of which was decorated with his own face. The release did not last long.
12. Since 2011, Stallone has been behind the production of its own perfumes, eyewear and fashionable clothes. He, like some others, managed to turn his famous name into a popular brand.
13. Despite his considerable age, the actor does not lag behind life and even leads his own Instagram.
14. Little known fact: Stallone is left-handed. However, he also wields his right hand very dexterously, having developed the appropriate skill during sports.
15. Among all male actors, he was more than anyone else nominated for the anti-award "Golden Raspberry". In total, he has four anti-awards and nine nominations for it.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is an American, Belgian by origin, who has played about sixty film roles, including Bloodsport, Double Impact, Universal Soldier, The Expendables 2, and others.
Interesting facts from his biography, career, and personal life.
1. When and where was he born?
Date of birth - October 18, 1960, is a native of the suburb of the capital of Belgium, Berchem-Saint-Agate; real name is Van Varenberg.
2. Started playing sports because of bullies
He grew up as a sickly and weak child, a typical "bespectacled man" who often got it from his peers, who thus sought to demonstrate their pseudo-coolness.
At the age of 11, at his father's insistence, he began to practice karate, after which Jean-Claude's life began to change dramatically - two years later, the former offenders avoided meeting him. The future actor is more and more interested in sports, and at the age of 16, he drops out of school.
3. Sports career
Before becoming a film actor, Van Damme achieved considerable success in professional sports. So, he spent 19 kickboxing fights, winning 18 victories in them and finishing 16 of his struggles in the first round while receiving only one defeat. Even that was technical, associated with disqualification.
During his sports career, Jean-Claude became a junior karate champion, and in 1979 he became the gold medalist in the European kickboxing and karate championships. In the late 70s and early 80s. he was considered one of the best kickboxers and karatekas of the Old World, but in 1982 he stopped participating in competitions.
4. Business and moving to the USA
Shortly before the end of his sports career, he opened his martial arts club in the center of the Belgian capital. The club became very popular, and the income of the future celebrity began to increase, but this was not enough for him - Jean-Claude dreamed of becoming an actor. After parting with his wife, who was not burning with the desire to change the tit in his hand for the crane in the sky, he goes to California.
5. Ballet classes
Van Damme is known for his kicks and splits, which resulted from the ballet training he received in his youth. He began to study at the ballet school at 16 and continued to master the art of ballet for the next five years.
The actor now feels special gratitude to the ballet for the stretch and flexibility he has received, referring it to a sport that requires exhausting and challenging training. According to him, anyone who has undergone ballet training can quickly adapt to training loads in any sport.
6. The beginning of a film career, a role in the film "Bloodsport."
With a stubborn character and excellent physical data, Van Damme was confident in the success of his Hollywood career. Starting in 1984, they began to offer him minor roles in action films, and in 1986, Jean-Claude was first invited to play the lead role in No Retreat, No Surrender.
With the start of filming a movie, he changed his unpronounceable name to a more harmonious one, taking the name of a deceased friend. But in parallel, the aspiring actor had to take on various jobs: he worked as a driver, a bouncer, delivered pizza, trained beginners in karate, and laid carpets.
The last of these works changed his life in many ways - while laying the carpet in the house of the famous martial artist Frank Dukes, whose biography became the basis for the script for the Bloodsport film, Jean-Claude talked with the owner of the home, and then, at his request, showed Frank his ability in karate.
Shortly after this meeting, he was invited to play the lead role in the film Bloodsport. However, Dux's invitation alone was not enough to get the part. The actor had to break into the office of producer M. Golan, to whom he showed his famous “Ushiro-mawashi” blow, to convince the latter to give the role to him, which happened.
With "Bloodsport," the actor's career went uphill; now, he began to offer roles in action films actively.
7. Quarrel and litigation with Frank Dukes
The name of Dux is associated with the beginning of Van Damme's excellent film career and with one very unpleasant incident that ended in a trial between them. The scandal erupted in the spring of 1997, when the film "In Search of Adventure" was released, which was very successful financially. Frank immediately filed a lawsuit against Van Damme, accusing him of deceit and fraud. He stated that before filming began, he promised to pay him $ 100,000 and, in the future - to deduct 2% of the profit received from the rental. The final amount of the claim was $1.5 million.
In addition, Frank accused the former partner of lying, saying that Van Damme had never won the European Championship and was an amateur in martial arts who had learned all his knowledge and skills in this area from Dukes.
The proceedings turned out to be very heated - the parties almost got into a fight right in the courthouse, but they managed to separate them. As a result, the court sided with Vam Damm, and Frank's demands were not satisfied.
8. Action Star
Bloodsport's success marked a turning point in Van Damme's film career, which he consolidated over the next few years thanks to his participation in the films Kickboxer, AWOL and Double Impact.
In the future, he is intensively engaged in acting, trying to improve his game as much as possible, which allows him to become one of the most famous and recognizable action heroes - the actor is invited to play the leading roles in the films "Universal Soldier," "Hard Target" and "Time Patrol."
This period is considered the most successful in the celebrity's film career; his acting fee eventually reached $ 8 million. At the same time, one of the highest-grossing films with the participation of Van Damme, Universal Soldier, was released, which grossed about $ 100 million at the box office.
9. Decline in popularity and subsequent return to big projects
By the end of the 90s, the action movie begins to lose ground as a genre, which naturally entails a drop in the popularity of the hero of our article. In his film career, an apparent and prolonged decline is planned; most of the films with the participation of Jean-Claude do not pay off at the box office, despite his professional abilities that have increased significantly by that time.
But in the future, persistent acting classes bore fruit, helping him return to his former professional demand - in 2008, the pseudo-realistic film “J. K. V. D. ”, where film critics positively assessed his acting abilities, thereby drawing the attention of viewers and journalists to him.
Then "Universal Soldier-3" was filmed, were Dolph Lundgren, who participated in filming the first part of this famous action movie, became Jean-Claude's partner. Film critics and audiences well received the film. And the release of “Killer Games,” which became the first picture with Van Damme in many years, which turned out to be in wide distribution, allowed the celebrity to return to roles in large-scale film projects.
In 2012, he played the main antagonist character in the second part of the action movie The Expendables. The tape exceeded $300 million at the box office, making it Jean-Claude's most commercially successful film project and earning him the Film Critics Award for Best Villain 2012.
10. Could Have Been In The First Expendables And Predator
He refused to participate in filming the first part of The Expendables because Sylvester Stallone could not accurately describe the nature of his character; however, by the beginning of work on the second part, all the omissions were settled.
In addition, he was supposed to play the Predator in the action movie of the same name as Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role but was fired after filming began. The official reason for the removal from the position was the change in the concept of the picture, according to which the Predator became very tall and physically powerful, and Van Damme, who had an average height, looked unconvincing in this image.
But Jesse Ventura, who starred in the same tape, once let slip the real reason for Jean-Claude's departure from the set - the conflict between the actor and the representative of the management of the film crew.
11. Defeated drug addiction
The actor was treated for drug addiction in the second half of the 90s. He first entered a rehabilitation clinic at the end of 1996. Still, instead of the prescribed month, he stayed in the hospital for only a week, declaring that he intended to continue treatment at home.
At the same time, he made an official admission that he used cocaine, saying that he almost always starred in action scenes while under drugs, but now he is determined to quit. However, a year later, the actor broke down again and was forced to start treatment again. As a result, the addiction receded - in an interview, Jean-Claude admitted that he had found the strength to give up drugs and wanted to believe that he would never return to them.
12. Was treated for manic-depressive psychosis
In 1998, the celebrity was officially diagnosed with manic-depressive psychosis, also called bipolar disorder. This explains his sudden fits of anger, hyperactivity, and mood swings, which are visible in old video interviews.
Van Damme admitted that he suffered from depression from an early age, but in those years in Belgium, children and adolescents were not diagnosed with such diagnoses. Therefore only constant training and the accompanying solid physical activity helped him.
By coincidence, the peak of the development of bipolar disorder coincided with the actor's drug addiction and provoked a suicide attempt. After the incident, Jean-Claude immediately agreed to go to a specialized clinic and undergo the required course of therapy.
13. A large number of marriages
He entered official marriages five times, while his current wife, Gladys Portugis, married twice. The rest of the actor's wives were Maria Rodriguez, Cynthia Derderian, and Darcy Lapierre.
The most scandalous and covered in the press was the marriage of Van Damme with Lapierre, who broke up with her first millionaire husband for his sake. Their life together was overshadowed by the decline in Van Damme's career and his passion for drugs and alcohol. For this reason, Darcy filed for divorce twice but still did not bring the matter to an official dissolution of the marriage.
However, in early 1998, Jean-Claude suddenly filed for divorce, motivating his decision by cheating on his wife and even demanding a paternity test - he seriously doubted that he was the father of their joint child. In response, Darcy filed a counterclaim against him, accusing him of assault.
After a divorce from his fourth wife, the actor returned to Gladys Portugis, who agreed to become his wife for the second time. Now their family life is developing almost perfectly, and Jean-Claude himself has repeatedly said that now he prefers silence and tranquility. Van Damme has three children: Christopher, Bianca, and Nicholas.
14. Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Chuck Norris
At the dawn of the 80s, Van Damme tried on the role of Chuck Norris' sparring partner.
In addition, Chuck decided to support the ambitious Belgian, who then survived only by odd jobs, and provided him with a permanent position in one of his bars while offering to star in an episode of the film "Missing."
15. Became a vegetarian
Since 2001, he has been a vegetarian because he does not want to eat anything that would have eyes, rightly considering them to be a mirror of the soul. And that which has a soul cannot bring any benefit to the body.
16. Why did they call him “Muscles from Brussels”?
His famous nickname - Muscles from Brussels got because of the accent - he once admitted to reporters that he loves mussels in Brussels, and the word mussels (mussels) in English sounds almost indistinguishable from the word muscles (muscles). As a result, this nickname firmly stuck to Van Damme.
17. Lost only to Jordan
Ranked fifth in popularity among celebrities in a 1998 poll of American teenagers. In the first place then was Michael Jordan.
18. Attacked his guard
At the beginning of the same 1998, he got into a fight with his former bodyguard, Chuck Zito, about whom he spoke impartially shortly before. The duel turned out to be very short - immediately missing one or two blows, Jean-Claude fell to the floor.
19. Van Damme loves dogs
Loves animals, especially dogs. Nine dogs live in his house, most of which the actor picked up on the street, and some even moved from Thailand on a rented private jet.
20. How the accent affected his career
Due to the strong accent, many of the characters played by the actor are either French or French-speaking by origin - for example, Luc Devereux, Lyon Gauthier, Jean Vilain, Chris Dubois, Philippe Savage, and others.
21. Once beat an extra participant
In 1989, he was brought to trial for intentionally inflicting bodily harm on one of the crowd participants. The incident occurred while filming a sword fight for the film "Cyborg."
22. Why does Van Damme have a bump on his forehead?
According to one version, the famous bump on Van Damme's forehead appeared in his childhood and resulted from an unsuccessful fall in the pool; according to another, it is an ordinary wen that cannot be removed.
By the way, on many posters for his films, Jean-Claude asked to retouch this defect.
23. How he said hello to Ufa
At the beginning of 2019, Artur Shaemov, a native of Ufa, recognized the famous actor in one of the visitors to the Gold’s Gym in Los Angeles, where he trained, and asked him to say hello to his hometown.
Jean-Claude did not refuse and recorded a short video for the Ufa residents, which Arthur posted on his social networks.
24. Got into the Comedy Club
In 2018, he visited the Comedy Club festival held in Yerevan, where he not only took pictures with his fans but also went on stage to participate in humorous numbers. True, Jean-Claude did not demonstrate his signature twine, citing that he came to the event in jeans.
25. He has his statue
On October 21, 2012, a life-size bronze statue of Van Damme was unveiled in the Belgian capital. So in the homeland, they decided to celebrate a fellow countryman's merits in sports and cinema. The actor arrived personally at the opening of his bronze counterpart and took part in the solemn ceremony.
26. Voluntarily became the hero of memes
He is one of the most popular characters when creating chromakey effects.
27. Believes that humanity will perish after some five or six decades if it does not direct all its efforts to environmental protection.
28. Prefers classical music, especially appreciating the works of Beethoven
29. English began to study in childhood with the help of TV - on the English-language cartoon "The Flintstones."
30. Besides his native Flemish, he speaks English, French, German and Spanish.
31. In 1997, he received the title of "Hollywood's Sexiest Legs" from moviegoers; among women, this title was awarded to Tina Turner.
32. Studied five varieties of martial arts: Shotokan karate, karate-do, kickboxing, kung fu, and taekwondo. He holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate.
33. In his youth, he received the title "Mr. Bodybuilder of Belgium."
34. A citizen of three countries: the USA, Belgium, and Hong Kong. Currently lives in Hong Kong.
35. He is friends with Fedor Emelianenko and considers him an exceptional fighter with an unusual reaction.
36. In 2013, he starred in a sensational Volvo commercial, sitting on a twine between two moving trucks. In just seven days, the video gained 35 million views on the Web.