Paul McCartney (painting) -- Before he became a Beatle, McCartney was known for his visual work as an art school student in the 1950s. He ended up taking up painting as a side creative outlet in 1983, first exhibiting some of his work in Germany in 1999. He went on to debut more of his paintings at shows in his home country in 2000 and continues to paint today.
Bob Dylan (iron working) -- The legendary singer-songwriter has also shown off his artistic talents outside the music world, including several exhibitions of his watercolors and drawings over the past decade. But he revealed another talent in late 2013 when an exhibition of his ironwork sculptures opened at Halcyon Gallery in London. "I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid," Dylan in exhibition literature. "I was born and raised in iron ore country – where you could breathe it and smell it every day."
Christina Hendricks (accordion) -- The "Mad Men" actress started learning to play the accordion around 2005 and even showed off her talents in character on an episode of the show. She said in a Q&A on AMC that, "I always loved that instrument. It's so romantic and it's got this full, rich sound."
Colin Farrell (line dancing) -- The actor was so good at country line dancing that he actually was an instructor in Ireland in the 1990s before hitting it big as an actor. While promoting the animated movie "Epic" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in May 2013, Farrell had to endure a two-step down memory lane as Fallon showed off photos of the actor in all his line dancing glory.
Geena Davis (archery) -- The Oscar-winning actress took up archery in 1997 and quickly rose through the amateur ranks. She was actually a semifinalist for the U.S. Olympic Archery team in 1999, placing 24 out of 300 competitors, but failed to make the team for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Kristen Stewart (juggling) -- The actress brushed up on her juggling skills when she and her "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson were planning for a big entrance at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards that later was ditched. She even showed off her juggling skills during a June 2010 visit to George Lopez's talk show "Lopez Tonight" to promote "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
Steve Buscemi (juggling) -- The "Boardwalk Empire" star also can juggle, but actually learned to as a child when he aspired to become a street performer using the talent. While acting called instead, Buscemi was able put the talent to use in character as Nucky Thompson on his HBO series, effortlessly juggling Easter eggs in one of the prohibition era show's more lighthearted scenes.
Patrick Dempsey (juggling and auto racing) -- Juggling seems to be a common talent among actors, judging by the "Grey's Anatomy" star's similarly hidden talent. Dempsey was so good that as a teenager he tied for second in a national juggling competition in 1981. He also has enjoyed auto racing in his spare time for several years.
Neil Patrick Harris (magic) -- It probably doesn't come as a surprise to "How I Met Your Mother" fans, but Harris shares his character Barney Stinson's love of magic and has since he was a kid. The diehard magician even served as the president of the board of directors of Hollywood's Magic Castle.
Bob Barker (karate) -- The former "Price is Right" host not only is the proud owner of a black belt in karate, he also earned a red belt in tang soo do karate under the tutelage of Chuck Norris. In his autobiography "Priceless Memories," Barker claimed his sparring with Norris once resulted in four cracked ribs. He even got to show off some of his moves beating up Adam Sandler's titular character in 1996's "Happy Gilmore."
Matthew Perry (tennis) -- Growing up in Canada, the former "Friends" star played on the junior tennis circuit and actually became a high-ranked player. The sport has even seeped into his acting career, with Perry playing an overachieving high school tennis star with a dark streak in an early role on "Beverly Hills, 90120" and incorporating tennis into an episode of his short-lived sitcom "Mr. Sunshine" in 2011.
Pierce Brosnan (fire-eating) -- The former James Bond actor told the British newspaper The Guardian that he decided to give fire-eating a try in 1969 while attending a London acting workshop as a teenager. He even showed off his talents during a 1997 appearance on "Muppets Tonight," although the bit backfired when he ended up with a scorched mouth, causing him to hang up his lighter for good.
Rachel Weisz (unicycle) -- The British actress learned to ride the unicycle for 2009's "The Brothers Bloom," even though her role only called for her to ride one for a few seconds.
Susan Sarandon (ping pong) -- The award winning actress is known to audiences for roles in movies such as "Thelma & Louise" and "Bull Durham," but less known about the Oscar-winner is that she's also a huge ping-pong enthusiast. She became so fond of the sport that she actually invested in SPiN, a tennis table club with locations in New York City and Toronto.
Jason Lee (skateboarding) -- Before becoming an actor, Lee was a professional skateboarder. He talents on the board were even written into one of his early roles as the skateboarding billionaire computer mogul Skip Skipperton in the 1999 comedy-drama "Mumford." He also co-founded Stereo Skateboards, a company that sponsors team riders and manufactures skateboard decks.
Rod Stewart (model trains) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer has large model railway layouts at both his Los Angeles and United Kingdom homes and has been featured as the cover story of Model Railroader magazine multiple times, telling the publication in 2007 that he would rather be in a model railroad magazine than a music magazine.
Kaley Cuoco (horse riding) -- An avid equestrian, the "Big Bang Theory" star had to miss a couple episodes of the sitcom after a September 2010 horse-riding accident that left her in a cast with a broken ankle. She has competed in show jumping events and told Self magazine in June 2014 that she started riding at age 15 and now owns four horses.
David Arquette (knitting) -- The "Scream" star learned to knit from his grandmother and landed the cover photo of the 2005 charity book "Celebrity Scarves 2: Hollywood Knits for Breast Cancer Research." He joins such fellow celebrity knitters as Amanda Seyfried, Darryl Hannah, Christina Hendricks, Dakota Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.
Justin Bieber (Rubik's cube) -- The pop singer has shown off his remarkable Rubik's Cube many times on talk shows and even in his 2011 movie "Never Say Never," solving the 1980s puzzle in less than two minutes.
Conan O'Brien (tap dancing) -- The late-night talk show host took tap dancing lessons as a child and still has the moves today, as he has shown off several times on his talk shows, including a tribute to Best Picture Oscar-winner "The Artist" on his TBS show "Conan" in early 2012.
Halle Berry (flute) -- The Oscar-winning actress was a flautist in her high school marching band and claims she can still rock the flute today.
Mike Tyson (pigeon racing) -- The former heavyweight champion boxer first took up pigeon racing as a boy growing up in Brooklyn, New York. He continues to spend much of his time tending to his hundreds of pigeons at his home outside Phoenix, Arizona, and even had a short-lived Animal Planet reality show in 2011 focusing on his hobby.
Angelina Jolie (knife throwing) -- The Oscar-winning star first became infatuated with knives as a little girl when her mother brought her to a Renaissance fair. She learned how to throw knives for her role in "Tomb Raider" and continues to collect daggers and specialize in knife throwing in real life today.
Nick Offerman (woodworking) -- It can be easy to confuse Offerman with Ron Swanson, his character from "Parks and Recreation." That's because the sitcom's writers worked many of the comic actor's quirks and passions into the show, including his enthusiasm for woodworking. Offerman is a professional boat builder and even runs his own woodshop as a side business.
Chris Colfer (martial arts weaponry) -- The "Glee" star bought a pair of sai on eBay and regularly practices with the martial arts weapon in his trailer. He showed off his skill with the weapon on the British talk show "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" in 2010 and the talent was even worked into his character's performance in a season 3 episode of "Glee."
Vanilla Ice (dirt biking and jet-skiing) -- Before he was even known as the rapper Vanilla Ice, little Rob Van Winkle began riding dirt bikes when he was 8 years old. As a teenager, he won three Grand National Motocross Championships. He also took up jet skiing when his career faltered in the early 1990s, at one time becoming the sixth best jet ski racer in the world.
Viggo Mortensen (painting, poetry and music) -- The Academy Award-nominated star of movies such as "Eastern Promises" and the "Lord of the Ring" trilogy is apparently a regular Renaissance man, having published various books of poetry, photography, and painting. He has released more than a dozen albums, including several collaborations with guitarist Buckethead. His work as a painter has been featured in galleries worldwide, and many of the paintings of the artist he portrayed in "A Perfect Murder" are actually his own. On top of all that, he founded the Perceval Press in 2002 to publish the works of little-known artists and authors.
Ice Cube (architecture) -- The rapper attended the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall of 1987 and studied architectural drafting. While the one-time architecture student known as O'Shea Jackson became a music star instead, he still carries his love for architecture. He even waxed philosophically about "off-the-shelf factory windows" and "prefabricated walls" in a video produced by the Getty Museum celebrating mid-century design icons Charles and Ray Eames.