Being rich and famous seems to mysteriously give people the compulsion to demand whatever the hell they like -- no matter how outlandish they might seem to us ordinary folk!
Despite the fact that their wishes will almost certainly be granted with one snap of a finger if their status is large enough, most actors remain well-behaved and relatively low-maintenance (asking for the odd snack or favorite bottle of champagne, for example). Others, however, are prone to insisting on totally insane demands from movie producers. Just because they can.
Enjoy the following 8 bizarre, but strangely brilliant, examples below that make Anna Hathaway's eggstravagent requests seem totally rational!
1. Will Ferrell's Rainbow on Wheels
During his promotional comedy tour for Semi-Pro, Will Ferrell went all out with his demands. A lengthy list included additions such as the need to have an electric three-wheel mobility scooter always present, as well as one fake tree and a painted rainbow on wheels. I guess it's easier to be hilarious when you're surrounded by cheerful items?!
Insanity rating: Four diamonds of madness, mainly because I have no idea why you would want a three-wheel mobility scooter instead of four!
2. Lady Gaga's Mannequin Pubes
Gaga totally lives up to her name with her bizarre request for a mannequin with pink fluffy pubic hair.
Insanity rating: Five diamonds of madness, there is literally no sane usage for this item. None.
3. Jack Nicholson's Giant Dildo
While filming The Departed, Jack Nicholson allegedly insisted that a massive dildo be involved in one of his sex scenes. And that's not all -- he also demanded that Martin Scorsese let him snort cocaine off of an actress's bare butt. No wonder he always has that naughty twinkle in his eye...
Insanity rating: Two diamonds of madness, these requests are less insane than they are rock and roll staples...
4. Tom Cruises Thong Collection
Tom Cruise insists that he is provided with at least 50 custom made thongs while on set. Bizarrely, he prefers to wear this particular type of underwear when he's doing action scenes which, as any woman will tell you, is not the most comfortable garment that exists...
So next time you watch Tom running away from explosions or hanging from a wire in Mission Impossible, I dare you to try getting his bethonged buttocks out of your mind.
Insanity rating: Three diamonds of madness, I can almost understand the need for a snug banana hammock, but the mental image is too much.
5. Barbara Streisand's Toilet Bowl Roses
Reportedly, when working in London once, Barbra Streisand insisted that rose petals be placed in the toilet! Why?! You're just going to pee on them anyway!
She also demanded there be peach colored toilet paper to match her complexion and 120 bath towels. Also in peach, naturally.
Insanity rating: three diamonds of madness. I get the idea of wanting fresh toilet water, but hasn't she ever heard of 'toilet duck?!" 120 towels is just unforgivable though.
6. Marlon Brando's Tin Bucket
During the final years of his life, Brando decided to abandon all rationality when making some of the most hilariously bizarre demands. Just because he was Marlon Brando, and he could.
Working on The Island of Doctor Moreau, one day he picked up an ice bucket and plopped it on his head, refusing to take it off. No amount of coaxing could convince the acting legend to part with his inanimate friend, so it remained on top of his lid for much of the movie.
And it doesn't end there because Brando also demanded that a dwarf he had made friends with previously be present in his every scene, refusing to step out in front of the camera otherwise. Well, whatever floats your boat, Marlon!
Insanity rating: Five diamonds of madness out of five, and I doubt the late Brando would want to have it any other way.
7. George Clooney's Bespoke Beach Hut
Despite his small on-screen time in Gravity, George still thought it was imperative that he have a hot tub and a custom-made beach hut installed next to his trailer.
The entire set up reportedly cost about $125,000, but because he is clearly a very reasonable man, he generously let co-star Sandra Bullock make use of his wonderful amenities.
Insanity rating: Two diamonds of madness, these requests are lavish, but who wouldn't want a private beach hut and hot tub outside their office?!
8. Cher's Wig Room
While she's on tour, Cher demands a whole room for her wigs... I wonder if her PA gets the same luxury?
Insanity rating: Two diamonds of madness, have you ever tried to brush a crushed wig?!