Dec 09 2013
With their appearances in magazines, chat shows multi-million dollar movies, we’ve been conditioned to think all Hollywood stars must be perfect physical specimens. And by and large, these big screen celebrities are better looking than the average Joe — but they’re by no means perfect.
In fact, there are a number of famous actors with what you might call ‘deformities’ though we prefer ‘physical anomalies’.
Take, for example Denzel Washington, the star of this week’s latest film 2 Guns. While he is rightfully considered one of Hollywood’s most attractive leading men, did you know that the pinky on his right hand is all bent out of shape?
He apparently broke it playing basketball when he was younger and never had it reset. For something so seemingly prominent, he’s managed to keep it off-screen for the majority of his career.
Along the same lines, here are some other famous actors with pretty cool physical anomalies.
1. Vince Vaughn
Staying on the theme of fingers, the Dodgeball star had the tip of his thumb severed in a car accident when he was 15.
2. Matthew Perry
The former Friends star is also missing a portion of his middle finger. ‘The internet’ claims that he lost it in a ‘door shutting accident’ as a youth, but we’ve been unable to confirm this with a reliable source.
5. Alice Eve
Her eyes are up here, boys. If you’d been paying attention, you may have noticed that the Star Trek beauty also has one green eye and one blue eye. Sweet.
7. Dan Aykroyd
Also in the exclusive Webbed-Toe Club is this comedy legend and former Ghostbuster.
8. Mark Wahlberg
Denzel Washington’s 2 Guns co-star shares a trait with Christopher Lee’s Bond villain Scaramanga, in that they both have third nipple.
9. Catherine O’Hara
The beloved Canadian comedy star of Home Alone and Beetlejuice revealed on The Hour that she was born with situs inversus, a rare condition where her major internal organs are mirrored from their normal positions.
10. Jennifer Garner
Best known as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful stars (and for being Mrs Ben Affleck), the Elektra star has a condition known as brachymetatarsia, in which one of the bones in her feet is notable shorter than the others.
See Washington and Wahlberg in their latest film 2 Guns, now available at blinkbox