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The 10 biggest Screw Balls and Nut Jobs of the 20th Century

Updated on January 22, 2015

Pop goes the wacko!


You have to watch this one!

Marilyn Manson stars in:

This List Is Meant Only for Fun!

No serial killers, just goofy and off the wall celebs.!

Also, I left some out because of the fact that their ending on our planet was so tragic. I also left out people like Weird Al, Garret Morris, and Jim Carey who act nuts on purpose.

Who almost made this list? Gene Shalit- This goof ball's movie reviews were as bad as his hair and mustache! And that's pretty bad!

These guys are bazaar, and eccentric, to say the least!

10. Ed Wood- This clown thought that his ridiculous movies were brilliant. In a way, they were. None the less he knew how to win Golden Turkeys better than anyone. Plan 9 From Outer Space is considered by many to be the worst movie ever! He thought it was a masterpiece with his awful dialog and ridiculous props, like paper plates used as flying saucers.

9. Dennis Rodman- The NBA's most bazaar and maybe the most volatile character. Just listen to this nut whack in interviews, look at his hair and see how he dresses!

8. Richard Simmonds- Do I even need to say anything. "Oh come on honey, shake those buns". "Let's move to MoTown baby"! What a nut bird!

7. Andy Kaufman- Boy, Andy got the raw deal a lot in his career. But he was funny even when trying to be serious.

6. Chuck Barris- The clown who brought us The Gong Show, and was the subject of the "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" movie. Watch some of the old Gong Show reruns and you will know why he landed here.

The freaky five!

5. AL Lewis- Grandpa Munster, ran for Governor of New York State as, you guessed it, Grandpa Munster, until a supreme court justice stopped it. He had to run as Al Lewis. He laughed and joked his way through most of his interviews and made little sense of the issues. He was fun to follow though!

4. Marilyn Manson- Doesn't the name say it all? and

3. Crispin Glover- He is truly a strange bird! Watch this video and some of his interviews on youtube. When acting weird, he is really just being himself! Pretty scary.

2. Tom Green- No he wasn't just trying to be funny. I think he really is whacked! He wrote and sang the Bum Bum Song, and ran across the Brooklyn Bridge with furniture, among other wild stunts.

Scotty may have beamed the number one choice to the wrong universe!

1. William Shatner- Captain Crazy himself. Not only is he a wild, over the top actor, but his music is preposterous! His version of Rocket Man and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, were so silly, that to the rest of the world they were entertaining. To him, they were brilliant. Yes, he is a HUGE screwball!


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    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Yes, we certainly could have quite a list there!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Well you sure picked a few winners, Shatner and Andy Kaufman for sure. Jim Care is there to:0) How about Johnathan Winters and Red Skelton I thought he was one big clown? lol Thanks for the share, there are many nut jobs out there, should we start listing politicians:0)) Palin and Clinton would make good bed

    • Megavitamin profile image


      7 years ago

      William Shatner is the most fun type of lunatic--great choice!

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      I am quite familiar with the Stooges and a friend of mine is on the board of the Laurel and Hardy Museum.

      Again though, putting comedians who were nutballs on purpose and only when the cameras were running, defeats the whole purpose on the list.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      On your list, I would have to vote for Tom Green. What did Drew Barrymore ever see in that guy? And on a list of comedians you are probably too young to know, I would have to list as biggest screwballs: The 3 Stooges, The Ritz Brothers before them, and Laurel and Hardy from back in the Pleistocene Era. :)

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thanks for your input! Who do you think the biggest nut jobs are? Weigh in and be heard on this crucial topic1 : )

    • Abecedarian profile image


      7 years ago from These United States, Texas

      I never watch a comedian doing interviews anymore because it's like they are never themselves and if that is who they are, then they turn me off. They never give the host a straight answer and it becomes so annoying. That is unless it's redneck comedians, they know when to put on a show and when to just "shoot the shit" as they call it.


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