Offbeat The Most Surprising Quirks of the Rich and Famous  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the weirdest quirks of these zany celebs.

Rich people are just like us. Wait, no they’re not. As much as we love celebrities and all of the crazy stuff they do, they can still be weird rich people when it comes to having odd habits that normal people aren’t allowed to have. Some of the famous people on this list have quirks that cost a lot of money, while others just walk around all day with insane thoughts bouncing around in their heads. So if you ask any of the weird celebrities on this list for a picture and they ramble something about having to get home to fondle their typewriters, don’t take it personally, they’re just trying to make it through the day. Feel better about yourself while taking a look at these surprising quirks of the rich and famous.

It’s entirely possible that some of the weird quirks were germinating inside the stars on this list from an early age and they were just exacerbated by having millions of dollars at their disposal. It doesn’t really matter how these wacky celebrities developed their strange obsessions, as long as they know how to manage their quirks while they’re in front of a camera or a microphone you don’t have to worry about whether or not Jennifer Lawrence needs to be institutionalized for sucking her thumb.
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Surprising Quirks of the Rich and Famous
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Some people choose what they're going to eat based on the amount of fat or sugar their meal contains. But not Nicolas Cage. No sir, he decides what type of meat he's going to eat based on how the animals have sex. He said, "I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds."

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Surprising Quirks of the Rich and Famous
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Finally, Brad Pitt does something to take him out of the running for Sexiest Man Alive. Eli Roth told People magazine that the hunk from Fight Club usually just rubs down with baby wipe instead of showering.

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Surprising Quirks of the Rich and Famous
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According to Johnny Depp, if there was one thing that Marlon Brando loved more than eating, it was farts. Depp said that when he presented Brando, one of the most respected actors of all time, with a fart machine, Brando said, "I've found God!!!”

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Jonathan Franzen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Surprising Quirks of the Rich and Famous
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Because the author of such literary delights as The Corrections and Purity just has to be a dick, he admitted that when he writes he does so wearing "earplugs, earmuffs and a blindfold."

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