17+ Weird Facts About '90s Actors Fans Didn't Know

Oh, the '90s! What a wonderfully magical time to be alive. It was the advent of Grunge, the birth of the Boy Band, and one of the greatest generations of cinema and film.

The actors of the '90s have gone on to be some of the most powerful and influential people in Hollywood. Get to know them better with these 10+ strange facts about '90s actors fans didn't know.

Tom Hanks has a passion for collecting antique typewriters.

Do you know how some people watch videos of people combing sand or playing with slime in order to calm their minds?

For me, nothing beats watching Tom Hanks change the ribbon on a typewriter.

Fall Out Boy wrote a song about Uma Thurman.

The track is aptly titled "Uma Thurman." The lyrics and visuals are a playful ode to one of Uma's most iconic films — Kill Bill.

Can't you just picture her rocking out to "Sugar, We're Going Down"?

Anthony Hopkins is on screen for less than 30 minutes in *The Silence Of The Lambs*.

Even with his minimal screentime, Anthony made an indelible impression on audiences around the world. He took home the Academy Award for "Best Actor."

Anthony's performance was the second-shortest to ever win an Oscar.

Kate Winslet still quotes lines from *Titanic* with Leonardo DiCaprio.

You can't blame her. It was the role that put Kate on the map, after all.

What I'm most interested in is what scenes they choose to say lines from. Tell us!

Meryl Streep may just be the greatest actress who ever lived.

If the Academy Awards are the golden standard of excellence in filmmaking, then Meryl is so far out in front that she's practically lapping her contemporaries.

Meryl has racked up 21 Oscar nominations with 3 wins.

Bruce Willis plays a mean harmonica.

Blues rock is a dying art. One thing you hardly ever see nowadays are harmonica players, but Bruce is bringing it back.

His performance of "Devil Woman" will have you shouting "Yippy ki-yay!"

Edward Norton really did punch Brad Pitt in the ear in *Fight Club*.

The first punch in the film is without a doubt the most awkward and hilarious. Director David Fincher instructed Edward to strike Brad somewhere on his person.

The blow to the ear, as well as Brad's reaction, were completely adlibbed and genuine.

Susan Sarandon is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Susan Sarandon has spent the bulk of her life working as an activist.

She's worked tirelessly to help combat the AIDS crisis in Africa, while simultaneously helping to promote women's issues abroad.

Halle Berry was paid an additional $500,000 to go topless in *Swordfish*.

Halle's base salary for the film was $2 million. That means that she was basically given a 25% raise for what amounts to literally less than 10 seconds of total nudity.

Talk about a boss move, Halle.

Denzel Washington is the only Black actor to win multiple Academy Awards for acting.

The first time that Denzel took home Oscar gold was in 1990. He won "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in Glory.

He'd have several more nominations over the years but didn't take home his "Best Actor" award until 2002's Training Day.

Jodie Foster never once spoke to Anthony Hopkins while filming *The Silence Of The Lambs*.

Jodie was terrified of Anthony and rightfully so. Hopkins' portrayal of Hannibal Lecter is one of the most truly terrifying film roles in the history of cinema.

The pair didn't speak until the last day. Ironically, both admitted that they were afraid of the other.

Johnny Depp has a taste for the finer things.

At his peak, Johnny was allegedly spending upwards of $2 million a month. The wine budget alone was a staggering $30,000!

I'd love to do a blind taste-test with Johnny. I feel like I could save him millions.

Morgan Freeman narrates a 21 Savage interlude.

Have you ever pondered the difference between snitches and rats? Morgan Freeman knows the difference and he's aligned himself with hip hop artist 21 Savage to help spread the word.

I didn't even know there was a difference!

Brad Pitt bawled his eyes out watching *How To Train Your Dragon*.

Brad isn't a big crier when it comes to film. He admits that he'll get a little wispy-eyed every now and again, but for the most part he keeps his composure.

How To Train Your Dragon, however, got to him.

Harrison Ford turned down a role in Jurassic Park.

He had been approached to play the role of Dr. Alan Grant but ultimately refused.

If you ask me, the movie turned out great as it is, and Ford's career definitely still held up. So it all worked out.

Kurt Russell cameo's in *Forrest Gump*.

It's true! He provided the voice for Elvis Presley.

He was uncredited in the role, but it's true, it was actually him. This makes sense since he also played Elvis in a TV movie.

David Bowie was the first choice to play Max Schreck in *Batman Returns*.

Bowie ended up turning down the role as he was more interested in appearing in _Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me*.

I will officially always wonder what the movie would have been like if Bowie had been in it.

Morpheus in *The Matrix* was almost played by someone else.

Sean Connery, Russell Crowe, and Samuel L. Jackson all turned down the role.

Personally, I would have loved to see Sean Connery acting alongside Keanu Reeves. I'm sure that would have gone down in history!

Anthony Hopkins' inspiration for Hannibal's voice comes from a very weird inspiration.

It was a combination of the voices of Truman Capote and Katherine Hepburn.

"I read the script - and - boom! - I knew intuitively how to play him," he told Empire Online. "I knew how he looked and how he sounded."

Jonathan Taylor Thomas won an award for *Home Improvement*

In true '90s fashion, he won something called the Nickelodeon Kids Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sounds fake, I know. But it's true! If this doesn't sum up what the '90s were, I don't know what does.

Britney Spears' cousin played her love interest in a music video

Hey, Britney has acted. This counts.

In "Baby One More Time," her cousin, Chad, played the love interest. Some people, I'm sure, will definitely find this odd. But the video ultimately made her ultra-famous.

Will Smith was the one who decided his character on *Fresh Prince of Bel-Air* would have his name

And why did he decide that? He knew that people would always remember him for the role, so because of that, he thought the character should keep his name.

Which fact is your favorite? Let us know down below!

Gwyneth Paltrow has a candle that smells like her vagina.

The Goop store has several items that are bound to make you do a double-take. None more so than Gwyneth's candle, which supposedly smells like her downstairs.

I can't tell if this is offensive, arrogant, brilliant — or maybe a combination of all three?

Jennifer Aniston hated her haircut on *Friends*

Sadly, yes, I'm being serious. She called it "the ugliest haircut I've ever seen."

However, this doesn't erase the fact that the haircut created a movement! Everyone wanted their hair to look exactly like Rachel Green's.