It's a Fact

updated 04/12/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/12/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Brad PITT
JAN. 30,1995
He used to dress as an El Pollo Loco chicken, clucking customers into the fast-food restaurant. He also chauffeured a limo for a strip-o-gram service to make money.

Jack BLACK
OCT. 13, 2003
His first big break was landing a spot in an Atari ad at 13. Smurfberry Crunch cereal followed.

John F. KENNEDY JR.
SEPT. 12,1988
As an undergraduate attending Brown University, he and his roommate kept a baby pig in the basement of their Phi Psi fraternity house.

David ARQUETTE & Courteney COX
JULY 5,1999
Their wedding invitations featured a photo of Arquette dressed like a giant squirrel and a blonde-wigged Cox, with the message "We're nuts...about each other!"

Michael BOLTON & Paula ABDUL
MARCH 12,1990
When she was growing up, Bolton was her babysitter.

John TRAVOLTA
SEPT. 5,1983
He wears his undies inside out so the label won't scratch him.

Venus WILLIAMS
OCT. 27,1997
When asked to name her favorite tennis player, she picked Venus Williams.

James GANDOLFINI
SEPT. 13,1999
He once, worked as a nightclub manager while at Rutgers University and drove trucks for a company called Gimme Seltzer.

Salma HAYEK
NOV. 11, 2002
While in college in Mexico in the early '80s, she and a fellow student were kidnapped and held for ransom for nine hours.

Angelina JOLIE
AUG. 4,2003
When she was a teenager, Jolie considered doing funeral work and took at-home courses on how to prepare bodies for burial.

Colin FARRELL
MARCH 3,2003
The actor has worn the same scruffy boots for years and just keeps getting them resoled.

James BROWN
APRIL 15,1991
He has his eyebrows tattooed on (he claims they fell out when he boxed as a kid). He also has eyeliner tattooed onto his lower eyelids.

Lisa Marie PRESLEY & ELVIS
JUNE 19, 1989
When she was 4, Elvis flew her to Utah so she could see what snow looked like. After playing in it for 20 minutes, dad and daughter returned to Los Angeles.

Dr. RUTH
APRIL 15,1985
The sex therapist was trained as a sniper in Israel and could assemble a Sten gun blindfolded.

Tom CRUISE
JULY 23,1990
When his mother, Mary Lee, was 50, Cruise took her skydiving as an Easter present and planted a kiss on her in midair.

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