It’s great to see an actor or actress go out of the industry with a real bang. However, that’s not usually what happens. How well do you know the often-terrible movies that served to bookend great careers?
Grand Duke Francesco I of Tuscany (1541-1587) promised his clever mistress, Bianca Cappello, that he would marry her—but only if she bore him a son. Not willing to let anything get in her way, the barren Bianca simply pretended to be pregnant for nine months. She then adopted the newborn son of an unmarried girl, smuggled the infant into her bedroom, and secured the crown.
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)