15 Celebrities With Unusual Skills

Sarah Kester
Kim Kardashian drinking in pool
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The majority of celebrities have more talent in their pinky toe than many of us will ever possess. It's sad but true.

They can sing, they can dance, and they can breathe fire and smell when someone has a cavity. Wait, what?

Everyone from Angelina Jolie to Mark Ruffalo has something hidden up their sleeves. Here are 15 celebs with unusual skills!

Steve Martin - Banjo

Steve Martin with bango

The legendary actor recently said that Only Murders In the Building is likely his last role.

On the bright side, he will have all the time to play the banjo! He even has a band called Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers.

Patrick Dempsey - Juggling

Patrick Dempsey with bike
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Bet you didn't know that McDreamy was a competitive juggler!

He was so good that he even finished second at the International Jugglers Association Championship as a kid. Juggling even cemented his love of being a performer.

Taylor Swift - Jam-making

Taylor Swift in sunshine
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When she’s not penning or singing the next great album, Tay loves to make jams!

It’s something she grew up watching her mom do on their Christmas tree farm. Now, Taylor gifts her friends and family her jellies and jams. 

Justin Bieber - Rubix Cube

Justin solving Rubix Cube

If you’ve ever tried to solve a Rubik Cube, you know how difficult it is. So you’ll be extra impressed that the singer can solve it in one minute and 23 seconds. This was once shown on an episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. 

Hailey Bieber - Bottle opener

In addition to getting the world obsessed with “glazed donut” nails, the model has a fun party trick.

This is opening a bottle of beer with your teeth. If you're brave enough, try this the next time you have a bottle of beer and no beer opener! Catch her lifehack at the 4:47 mark.

Margot Robbie - Tattoing

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Although you wouldn’t expect it, Margot has a serious love for tattoos. She even has her own tattoo gun and has done over 100 tattoos on people, including a group tattoo with her Suicide Squad castmates.

Christina Hendricks - Accordion

When the actress’s character played the accordion on Mad Men, that was actually her playing. 

"I also think it's a very romantic instrument, and it channels all the things I love—French culture, Tom Waits—and all the things I try to make my house look like,” she told the LA Times.


Angelina Jolie - Knife-throwing

Angelina Jolie smiling in chair

The actress is a lot more like her character, Lara Croft, than you’d think. While other girls were collecting dolls as kids, she was collecting knives.

Then, on the set of the film, she learned all about knife-throwing.

Kaley Cuoco - Horses

After her boyfriend and her dogs, horses are the Big Bang Theory star’s third love. She’s an equestrian, through and through, and has been a competitive horse rider for years. She also owns many of her own horses, including miniature ones. Aww!

Mark Ruffalo - Riding a unicycle

Mark with his cat
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Riding a unicycle isn’t an easy feat. It takes a dedicated amount of balance. The Marvel actor proved that he still has this when he rode the unicycle on The Graham Norton Show 25 years after he first learned how. 

Amanda Seyfried - Crocheting

Amanda selfie
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Whenever Seyfried has a moment to spare, she can be found with a knitting or crochet needle in hand. She's known to knit or crochet items for the cast and crew of whatever set she's on!

Lena Dunham - Flexibility

Lena Dunham stretching on bed
Giphy | Girls on HBO

The Girls actress is freakishly flexible. "I am double-jointed in my hands, elbows, and ankles," the Girls alum told Allure.

"My yoga teacher told me that it is a rare set of skills, but the bummer is that I'm not flexible anywhere else."

Pierce Brosnan - Fire-breathing

It was actually his career as a fire-breather that caused him to pursue an acting career. He fell in love with entertaining crowds. 

As you can imagine, the skill has been dangerous, like the time a performance on The Muppets left him with blisters in his mouth. Ouch! 

Neil Patrick Harris - Magic

Although Neil is an actor, he’s never left his love of magic behind. He picked up the skill while growing up bored in a small town in New Mexico.  It’s even why he pursues particular roles, like Count Olaf, in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Kim Kardashian - Can smell cavities

Kim Kardashian drinking in pool
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Believe it or not, the reality star can smell when someone has cavities. And people had the nerve to say that she has no talent!

She shared this unique skill in a 2009 tweet, writing, "I have a really odd talent. I can smell when someone has cavities! I have never been wrong yet! They don't even have 2 be super close by me."