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Wesley Snipes Has Proven To Be One Of Hollywood's Most Eccentric Stars

Updated June 16, 2020 449.1k views13 items

Wesley Snipes movies were a big deal at the box office in the '90s and early 2000s. He was one of the few African-American leading men to push his way into the rarified air of being an action star, and he played the first Marvel character to actually have good movies. But then he seemingly dropped off the face of the planet.

If you’re wondering what happened, these crazy facts about Wesley Snipes will definitely give you some clues. But weird stories from Wesley Snipes's life don't just illustrate how cuckoo bananas he can be - they also illustrate why Wesley Snipes is cool. As you’ll soon find out, he’s the kind of guy who can lead police on a high-speed chase and save Michael Jackson from crazy fans in Harlem. 

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  • He Supposedly Gets Super High On Set

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    According to Patton Oswalt - one of Snipes's many co-stars on Blade: Trinity - Snipes displayed some unusual on-set behavior:

    Wesley [Snipes] was just f*cking crazy in a hilarious way. He wouldn’t come out of his trailer, and he would smoke weed all day. Which is fine with me, because I had all these DVDs that I wanted to catch up on.

  • He Was Busted For Carrying A Weapon In The '90s

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    In 1993, Snipes was cruising through the empty streets of Hollywood at 2 am when he crashed his motorcycle. Some bystanders helping him at the scene noticed a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol hidden under his jacket, and they immediately snitched on him when the police arrived.

    Snipes was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, but was released later that morning.

  • He Has Super Rude Names For His Co-Stars

    Writing about Blade: Trinity for Spin, Chris Parry spoke to someone who worked on the film. They dropped some knowledge about Snipes:

    He treats us all like idiots. Even his own co-stars! He doesn't talk to them face to face, instead he has his assistant do it. He refers to Ryan Reynolds as "that cracker" "tell that cracker to get out of my eyeline," and "tell that cracker to get his lines right." He refers to Jessica Biel as "that girl." Honestly, I've never seen anything like this in a decade in production.

  • He's A Martial Arts Master

    Did you know that Snipes is a fighting master with karate skills to rival those of Steven Seagal? Can you imagine the damage those two guys could do if they took on a whole Shaolin temple? Fighting Master praises his prowess:

    Wesley Snipes is a seasoned, trained martial artist in a number of different disciplines including Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira, an African/Brazilian martial art... Snipes doesn't have time for any pretty stuff. He prefers fast - strong, effective combinations.