*In this digital age, where social media reigns supreme, the lives of celebrities are open books. We all seem to know everything there is to know about our favorite movie stars, be it from tabloids or from Twitter. But there is always something more to know and learn about the most famous people in the world. Below we have compiled a list of celebrities whose unusual hobbies you may not be aware of.
Susan Sarandon – Table Tennis
Susan Sarandon is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Having starred in movies such as Atlantic City, Thelma & Louise and Stepmom, the American is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. Given that Sarandon is 70 years of age, it would come as a surprise that in her spare time she plays table tennis. She is so passionate about the game that she created her own chain of ping pong nightclubs in the US, known as SPiN. This initiative has been a huge success, with SPiN having been embraced by celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Snoop Dogg.
Ben Affleck – Casino Enthusiast
Having been the protagonist of super-hit movies such as Pearl Harbor, Argo, Gone Girl and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck probably does not need more money. The 44-year-old American actor and filmmaker is already a rich man, but he still likes to go to the casino now and again. Affleck’s passion is poker, and he is so good at it that he won more than $350,000 at the California State Poker Championship in 2004. The popularity of poker is not confined to real-life casinos, however: as stated by casino comparison site Casino UK, online casinos have grown from a couple of dozen offerings to hundreds around the world, many of which offer welcome bonuses to new players.
Liam Neeson – Fishing
Liam Neeson will be well known to action movie buffs. The 64-year-old from Northern Ireland, who gave a stunning performance in Schindler’s List released back in 1993, has made himself popular with his roles in the Taken series, Love Actually and Non-Stop. While Neeson is very intense in his acting roles, his favorite hobby could not be more different – fishing. Neeson tries to take two months off in a year and travels to different parts of the USA for fishing. He recently went to the Grand Steppes in Southern Utah with his eldest son Michael on a fishing trip.
Angelina Jolie – Collecting Daggers
Angelina Jolie and Hollywood are pretty much synonymous. The 41-year-old is one of the most famous faces in the world and is well known pretty much everywhere. Jolie comes across as a very passionate, compassionate and cool person, and she also has a very interesting hobby. The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mr. & Mrs. Smith star has admitted to collecting daggers as a hobby. Jolie was introduced to this rather strange hobby by her mother, and she has been passing it onto her son, Maddox.
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