Celebrities' Strange Hobbies: From Unicycling And Model Railroads To Juggling And Ping Pong

01/24/2013 02:16 pm ET | Updated Jan 24, 2013
  • Liat Kornowski Deputy Director of Growth and Analytics, The Huffington Post

Celebrities, they're just like us. Only weirder, sometimes.

Though $20 million paychecks may bring to mind the kind of fun us laymen can't afford -- skydiving from a private jet onto a privately owned mountain covered in artificial snow, for instance -- many of Hollywood's elite engage in vastly different hobbies. We're talking serious mainstream heavyweights: Kristen Stewart, the Biebs, Rod Stewart, Johnny Depp. Who woulda thought!

What are they into, you ask?

Angelina Jolie, for instance, told W magazine in 2008 that collecting daggers is a pastime passed on to her by her mother. "My mom took me to buy my first daggers when I was 11 or 12," she said. "And I’ve already bought Maddox some things. We take him to a special shop."

Scientology front man Tom Cruise is into fencing. So much so, in fact, that he introduced his pals Will Smith and David Beckham to his hobby. "We don't get enough time to hang out, just us three guys, so this is his way of getting together and bonding," Smith said in 2008. "David and I go to his home and just do fencing. It's a lot of fun."

"Saturday Night Live" head writer and overall funny man Seth Meyers wrote a comic book with cast mate Bill Hader, titled "Spider-Man: The Short Halloween" in 2009. The idea, Meyers described in a New York Times interview at the time, came to them when they attended a Marvel party in 2007. He and Hader were as excited about the Marvel team as the latter were about the TV stars.

Click on through to find out who can solve a Rubik's Cube in under two minutes, who's a ping pong champ, which sexy lady is into WoW, and which Hollywood hunk loves playing with Barbies:

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