Justin Timberlake is in demand right now, and it's easy to see why. He's a talented, versatile performer whose good looks and style set standards around the world. When his perfect physique isn't good enough for a role, he'll lose weight. He might tour with Jay-Z and own his own tequila brand, but he's still a guy who can get emotional after a bad breakup. He's known for his music and movies, but he's gotten a lot of attention on TV. For a celebrity, his ride is actually kind of normal, probably even practical. Here are some things you mightn't have known about one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Although Justin follows a strict diet, eats five balanced meals per day and works out several times per week, he still lost weight for a movie role. He's a little more than six feet tall and weighs fewer than 170 pounds. Even with that lean frame, diet, and exercise, he still lost up to fifteen pounds for his role as Sean Parker in "The Social Network." He didn't lose the weight from that famously cut body because he felt the character needed to be skinny; he just wanted to look a little younger for the role. His dedicated approach certainly paid off with the critics. "The Social Network" won three Oscars, and he was praised for his supporting role.
It's hard to imagine a man who's married to Jessica Biel ever crying over a breakup, but he cried after breaking up with Britney. He was a young man in love. He told "Rolling Stone" magazine he cried himself to sleep at night after he broke up with the raunchy singer. He even said he wasn't sure he would ever find a way to get over her. It was a tough time in his life. They met as teenagers on the set of The Mickey Mouse Club and later dated for three years. Justin eventually got back on the singles market. He describes Biel as his best friend. They dated for five years before getting married in October 2012.
Justin was crying for different reasons when he became the first victim of a notorious prank TV show. Yes, Justin was the first person to ever get "Punk'd." The show debuted in early 2002, and MTV viewers quickly saw that Ashton Kutcher showed no mercy. Justin was hounded by actors dressed as IRS agents who wanted to repossess everything from his home to his dogs. Naturally, he freaked out. He called his mom and was actually crying over the phone when Kutcher finally let him in on the joke. Not only was Justin the first celebrity to fall victim on "Punk'd," his appearance is still considered one of the show's best. He wasn't upset about it either. He returned later that season to help Kutcher pull a fast one on Kelly Osbourne.
His "SNL" appearances are ratings gold. NBC would probably love to have Justin come back and host "Saturday Night Live" as often as he wants. About 8.4 million people watched when he last hosted on March 9, 2013. That was the highest-rated entertainment program of the season for NBC. Only the Golden Globes awards show and a primetime NFL playoff game got higher ratings. It was no normal hosting appearance. It was the fifth time he's hosted "SNL." That awesome milestone has also been reached by Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, and a few others. Justin was greeted by some of those five-timers and inducted into the show's unofficial club for five-time hosts. With that history and those ratings, it's safe to say he'll be asked to host again in the future.
He drives a pretty normal SUV for a millionaire. Justin's newest ride is pretty tame by celebrity standards. It's not custom-built, classic, or even that trendy, and he didn't spend six or seven figures on it. It might even be considered practical. It's a black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. To be fair, it's a little bit better than your average Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's an SRT8 that sold new for about $55,000. It can go from zero to sixty mph in a little under five seconds, which is pretty fast for what's considered a midsize crossover vehicle. It is a gas guzzler, though. He takes that big V8 engine all around Southern California, but it only gets eighteen miles per gallon on the highway. However, celebrity photographers might find it difficult to get pictures; he had the windows blacked out for privacy.