Celebrities try new professions
Having become popular on the screen, stars often do not stop there, but try themselves in a new quality: they move to the director’s chair, create production companies, and work on scripts. But some are fond of something completely different from the movie. For example, today’s birthday girl Brigitte Bardot.
Let’s remember which of the famous actors turned his hobby almost into a profession.
Brigitte Bardot – actress and animal protector
In 1986, one of the most famous French actresses opened her foundation for the well-being and protection of animals, auctioning her own jewelry. And since then, she tirelessly fights for the rights of animals in different countries of the world – she condemns the hunt for seals in Canada, accuses China of exterminating tigers, donates money for stray dogs in Romania, etc. In 2008, Brigitte even managed to get a lawsuit for “inciting racial and religious hostility” and a fine of 15,000 euros. She wrote a letter to Nicolas Sarkozy (when he was still the Minister of the Interior), in which she vehemently resented the fact that on Muslim holidays it was customary to cut the throat of sheep without stunning, that is, while they are conscious. At the same time, she objected to the fact that the Muslim community in France is growing too fast and spreading its values and lifestyle.
Anton Tabakov – actor and restaurateur
The son of Oleg Tabakov began acting at the age of 8, and currently in his filmography there are more than two dozen paintings. He still appears on the screen from time to time, but food became his true passion – an official activity, as he himself says: “Without exaggeration, I can say one thing – I know everything about food. What is it like, what is it like, where sometimes it’s a little frightening to me that amount of knowledge, and sometimes it just interferes with life (if we consider life as a process of enjoying eating), but in general, no matter what, I love food anyway. The only thing is, with age, I somehow began to love more not nichtozhenie, that is, eating food, and vice versa. Now I’m much more like to create food that is prepared and it is much more interesting than it is. ”
Anton is pleased to cook not only at home for family and friends, but also in the kitchens of the three restaurants opened by him.
Among other “star” restaurateurs are Fedor Bondarchuk and Gerard Depardieu. Also known is the network of institutions “Planet Hollywood”, created with the support of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – actor and governor
Speaking of Schwarzenegger. The invincible Terminator at some point realized that he was no longer interested in saving the world only on the screen, and decided to do this in reality. The 38th governor of California became the second-ever head of state not born in the United States. And, by the way, the prospects of his presidency are not so vague – an amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits persons born outside the country, to run for the top post, has been seriously discussed for several years. And not even in one version.
Arnie himself supports this amendment: “Why do people from other countries have the right to go to war and die for America, but can’t they participate in big politics?” 26% of American voters support her.
As we recall, one movie actor-president in the United States was already – Ronald Reagan.
Minnie Driver – actress and musician
In general, many stars are keen on playing music. After the movie “Moulin Rouge” it turned out that Nicole Kidman is a great vocalist, she also sings Milla Jovovichby Robert Downey Jr and Hugh Laurie, Bruce Willis and Russell Crowe gathered their groups. Even Steven Seagal seems to have a pair of blues records. However, not every actor takes music seriously, and not as a hobby.
The most striking example of a singing career that eclipsed the acting, of course, is Jennifer Lopez. But I would also like to recall the actress Minnie Driver, who was a member of the musical group even before she began her film ascension. In 2004, she signed with major EMI label and released the album “Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket”, which reached number 44 on the UK chart. All the songs, with the exception of one, Minnie wrote herself. In 2007, her second record was released – “Seastories”.
Stephen Fry – actor and writer
A classic Englishman in every way, Stephen Fry is loved among the public and critics not only as a film and television actor, but also as a talented writer, successfully translated into many languages. Novels – both with autobiographical elements, as well as historical and philosophical; the ironic and informative Book of General Misconceptions co-authored with Hugh Laurie; documentary prose – about the history of classical music or a textbook of versification; and even the author’s guide to America.
By the way, in 1998, Lori himself also released a book, and it seemed that there should have been a second one, but so far, according to the actor’s agent, “he hasn’t taken it yet.”