8 Famous People With Completely Dark Family Stories: Charles Harrelson And More

Celebrities seem to lead charmed and desired lives, and the majority of us common people aspire to be in favor of them. However, that’s mostly due to the fact that money can actually buy us happiness. Still, crying in a BMV is better than laughing on a bus, right?

Well, the color of life isn’t always pink, as it can sometimes be gray and dull. In fact, some celebrities have very dark facts about their parents and siblings that await our discoveries, whether they have revealed them or not. Belows are 8 of them.

1. Jonathan and Christopher Nolan

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There is another Nolan brother who, in my opinion, is much more interesting. In 2010, Matthew Nolan was charged with killing a banker while torturing him for money on behalf of a drug dealer in Costa Rica. As a result, he devised a complex but unsuccessful plot to escape from prison.

Nolan is still at large since the U.S. ultimately determined that there was "insufficient evidence" to extradite him to Costa Rica to answer for his crimes. Just something to contemplate the next time you want to criticize a Nolan film.

2. Dylan McDermott

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The fact that McDermott's mother was only 15 when she gave birth to him is not ideal, but things became even worse when she moved in with a mobster who frequently pointed firearms at kids and killed her when McDermott was only five years old.

When he was 13, he moved in with his father and began working in his bar. When his father married The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, she adopted him and began creating plays for him to star in once he had recovered from the shock of it all.

3. Dennis Hopper

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Hopper's father served as a spy during World War II, and the family even thought he had been murdered, until he appeared one day after the war ended and revealed that the government had faked his death. Hopper attributes his infamously paranoid temperament to the experience, and that's fair, guys.

4. Charlize Theron

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Theron saw her mother murder her father in front of her. When she was 15 years old, the inebriated and violent Mr. Theron stormed into the house and shot through the door of the room she and her mother were hiding in until her mother, using strong language, "ended the threat."

5. Joaquin Phoenix

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While Phoenix's parents joined the Children of God in 1970, he was truly born into a cult. Yes, the sex cult that supports pedophilia and incest. Fair enough, no one advertises themselves as a sex cult, so the Phoenixes left as soon as they sensed something wasn't right with their new buddies.

6. Glenn Close

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When Close was 7 years old, her parents participated in the Moral Re-armament. After her father left to work as the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko's personal physician in the Congo, the remaining of her family moved in with the cult's Swiss headquarters.

Even back when the halftime show at Super Bowls was only a bathroom break, she performed with the cult's musical ensemble Up With People.

7. Kelsey Grammer

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Kelsey Grammer might very well be cursed, and not simply to play the lead in comedies that get more and more complicated.

Sympathy for Grammer, given that his father was murdered in a house invasion when he was a kid, his younger sister was killedseven years later, and his 2 half-brothers passed away in a scuba diving accident 5 years after that.

8. Woody Harrelson

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Charles Harrelson, Woody Harrelson’s father, was not just a hitman; he was so skilled at it that he earned $250,000 for killing a judge who was scheduled to preside over a drug lord's trial.

He received two life sentences for it (to make sure he was never let out on the streets again), and up until his passing in 2007, his appeals were partially funded by his son's movie profits, which is a further disappointment for everyone who paid to see EDtv.
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