While the world mainly knows Saul 'Slash' Hudson as one of the most infamous rock guitarists of all time, he's kickstarted an intriguing side-career as a movie producer.
With horror film Nothing Left to Fear , Slash swaps his plectrum for a producer hat, transferring his love of extreme rawk into a creepy urban legend-riddled thrill-ride in which one family is unwittingly used by a close-knit small-town American community to bring forth the devil. As you do.
While DeVito's gone on to star in the brilliantly bleak and endlessly inappropriate TV black comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia , when Pulp Fiction was released back in 1994, his association with Quentin Tarantino's gory, hilarious and mega-violent drama was somewhat of a surprise.
His production company Jersey Films has also produced Garden State, Erin Brockovich and Get Shorty .
Robert De Niro
Who would've thunked it? Cinema's most infamous and iconic hard man Robert de Niro snapped up the rights to the movie adaptation of the hi-energy, hi-camp, hi-warbling musical Rent back in 1996.
Almost as surprising as classic children's short story Where The Wild Things Are finally making it to the big screen after such a long and auspicious production history, was Tom Hanks name popping up as Producer.
In fact, he's been active in Hollywood as a producer for some time, both with his own movies ( Cast Away and Larry Crowne ) and other people's ( Mamma Mia! and Evan Almighty , for starters).
Spacey was either incredibly savvy or incredibly lucky when his production company, Trigger Street Productions, nabbed the rights to all of author Ben Mezrich's books.
While two of those adaptations have already seen mediocre cinematic success with The Accidental Billionaires and 21 , it was a small film you may have heard of called The Social Network that skyrocketed to success.