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1. Adam Sandler, 50

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The American actor is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films “The Wedding Singer” (1998), “Little Nicky” (2000) and “50 First Dates” (2004). Sandler began as a “Saturday Night Live” cast member before starring in many Hollywood feature films.

He started a film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999 which secured a four-movie deal with Netflix in 2014.

2. Michael Bublé, 41

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The famed jazz singer, songwriter and actor has held dual Italian-Canadian citizenship since 2005. Bublé has won four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.

Bublé has been an avid hockey fan since childhood, being a supporter of the Vancouver Canucks, a Canadian hockey team. His contract to concert promoters in every city requires a local team’s hockey puck in his dressing room.

3. Colonel Sanders (1890 – 1980)

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Who can forget the face behind one of the world’s most successful fried chicken chains? While Harland Sanders did serve in the army as a mule-tender, he was not a military colonel. He was only appointed as an honorary Colonel by the state of Kentucky in 1935 for his contributions to the state cuisine.

However, Colonel Sanders was notorious for his bad behaviour. He had the habit of getting into fights and was known for making indecent advances on women waitressing at his restaurants.

4. Hugh Grant, 56

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An English actor and film producer. Hugh Grant is best known for his roles in “Notting Hill” (1999), “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (2001) and “Love Actually” (2003).

Curiously, Grant holds an antipathy towards the profession of acting. In his career spanning over 30 years, he has claimed that acting was not his true calling but a career that unintentionally developed out of chance.

Naysayers have dismissed his limited variety of performances as a result of being a one-trick pony, as he has predominantly been a comedy actor and never ventures to play characters that are not British.

5. Afrojack, 28

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The Dutch DJ and record producer Nick van de Wall is better known by his stage name Afrojack. Afrojack developed an interest in music at an early age but only started his career as DJ and producer after leaving school and studying graphic design for a year.

He learnt to play the piano at the age of 5 and started to DJ at local pubs and clubs at the age of 14.

6. Michelle Williams, 36

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The American actress is known for her roles in television drama series “Dawson’s Creek”, and the movies “Shutter Island” (2010) and “Blue Valentine” (2010). She was formerly married to Heath Ledger, whom she started dating after meeting on the set of Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Following Ledger’s sudden death due to combined drug intoxication (CDI) in January 2008, the actress and her daughter were suddenly thrown into the media spotlight.

7. Haley Reinhart, 26

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Some may recognise Haley Reinhart as an occasional guest with the Postmodern Jukebox, a music collective known for reworking popular modern music into vintage genres.

The American singer and songwriter first became prominent after placing third in the tenth season of American Idol.

8. Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910)

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The Russian writer is widely regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born as Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, the writer is best known for his novels “War and Peace” (1869) and “Anna Karenina” (1877). Tolstoy also wrote many plays and philosophical essays. His fiction includes dozens of short stories and novellas as well.

After experiencing a spiritual awakening in the 1870s, Tolstoy became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance were believed to have impacted key 20th-century figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

9. Otis Redding, (1941 – 1967)

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Otis Redding is widely known as one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music. The artist was also an influential figure in soul music and rhythm and blues, a dominant force to other soul artists of the 1960s.

Redding quit school at 15 to support his family and worked with a backing band, the Upsetters, to perform at talent shows for prize money. His popularity was initially within the African-Americans, before growing to the wider American pop music audience.

Redding penned his iconic song “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” with Steve Cropper shortly before his death in a plane crash. The song was the first posthumous number-one record on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts.


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