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If you think you're a scaredy-cat, you've probably got nothin' on these celebs, whose fears range from paper to children to…sunshine? Yes, you read that right. Now go on with your brave self and see what scares these stars.

Scarlett Johansson - Birds http://img2.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/scarlett-johansson-birds.jpg

Scarlett Johansson told New York magazine that she's scared to death of birds, especially after filming We Bought a Zoo (2011). "Something about wings and beaks and the flapping," she said. "I'm terrified of them. That still hasn't gone away…I was terrified of the peacocks on set. Like, 'Ahh, don't get too close.' They're like, mean."

Billy Bob Thornton - Old Chairshttp://img3.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/billy-bob-thornton-old-chairs.jpg

Turns out, Billy Bob Thornton would rather sit on the lap of a Bad Santa than on an antique chair. He told The New York Times, "It's that French, English, Scottish, old mildewy stuff. Old dusty heavy drapes and big tables with lions' heads carved on it. Stuff that kings were around. That's the stuff I can't be around. It was too big to be functional. It creeps me out." He added, "It is an odd phobia that's just always been with me…Maybe it's a past life thing and I got beat to death with an old chair."

Megan Fox - Paper, Germs, Darknesshttp://img4.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/megan-fox-paper-germs-darkness.jpg

Megan Fox is terrified of a lot of things that make other people happy, including paper and photos of herself. She's also scared of the dark and of germs, telling Allure that public toilets and using restaurant cutlery are particularly terrifying experiences for her. "Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria are shot into the air. Putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ugh!"

Alfred Hitchcock - Eggs http://img1.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/alfred-hitchcock-eggs.jpg

Alfred Hitchcock made a living scaring the pants off of the world, but what scared him was probably in your breakfast this morning. He once said (via The Telegraph), "I'm frightened of eggs. That white, round thing without any holes … have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid?" Sounds like a missed opportunity for a prequel to The Birds (1963).

Britney Spears - Reptileshttp://img2.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/britney-spears-reptiles.jpg

What is Britney Spears afraid of? It's reptiles—especially Komodo dragons. Doesn't knowing that give you even more respect for her iconic, snake-filled "Slave 4 U" performance from 2001?

Sean "Diddy" Combs - Toeshttp://img3.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/sean-diddy-combs-toes.jpg

On a Tonight Show appearance, the rapper and mogul confessed that while a lot of men have foot fetishes, he has a foot fear. "I really fear a long second toe," he admitted. And ladies, don't even think of tricking him with closed-toe shoes: He added, "I somehow get to see the toe on the first date—it's mandatory. I may not go for a kiss, but I'm definitely going to see if that toe is long."

Oprah Winfrey - Gumhttp://img4.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/oprah-winfrey-gum.jpg

If you ever plan on going anywhere near Oprah Winfrey, you better bring mints—because she won't let chewing gum in her vicinity. She confessed in an issue of O magazine, "Do you know I have a whole thing about gum? In Mississippi, my grandmother used to chew gum, then stick it in the cabinet. There were rows and rows of Juicy Fruit and Spearmint. I was afraid of it. Even now I don't allow gum in the building where I work." To be fair, that does sound super gross.

Orlando Bloom - Pigshttp://img1.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/orlando-bloom-pigs.jpg

Orlando Bloom is petrified of pigs. Reports say when a swine got loose on the set of Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Bloom squealed and ran for the hills in fear.

Kyra Sedgwick - Talking Foodhttp://img2.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/kyra-sedgwick-talking-food.jpg

According to Kyra Sedgwick's husband, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick's fear is…talking food. No, seriously. He told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that Sedgwick leaves the room whenever any commercial with talking food, like the classic California Raisins clip, comes on. Not only do her fears affect her own TV watching, but also the couple's budget: Bacon actually had to turn down a well-paying M&Ms commercial because he thought Sedgwick would leave him for interacting with animated, chatty candies. Should we bother pointing out the irony in the fact that she married a man named "Bacon"?

Matthew McConaughey - Revolving Doorshttp://img3.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/matthew-mcconaughey-revolving-doors.jpg

Matthew McConaughey is terrified of revolving doors. The Oscar winner told E! Online, "I get anxious just being around them." Fair enough…one of his bongos could get stuck.

Nicole Kidman - Butterflies

Nicole Kidman says she's fine with cockroaches and even with jumping out of airplanes…but butterflies? Beware. "Sometimes when I would come home from school the biggest butterfly or moth you'd ever seen would be just sitting on our front gate," she told Contact Music. "I would climb over the fence, crawl around to the side of the house—anything to avoid having to go through the front gate."

Poor Kidman has made an effort to move past her fear, but to no avail. "I have tried to get over it. I walked into the big butterfly cage at the American Museum of Natural History and had the butterflies on me, but that didn't work. I just don't like the feel of butterflies' bodies."

Justin Timberlake - Spidershttp://img3.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/justin-timberlake-spiders.jpg

Justin Timberlake says that he's so scared of spiders, he once had to call the reception desk of a ritzy hotel when he spotted on in his room.

Kristen Stewart - Horses http://img4.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/kristen-stewart-horses.jpg

Poor Kristen Stewart had to ride horses for her role in Snow White and the Huntsman, but despite her character's bravery, she's actually scared to death of them. Still, her fear is a relatively rational one: She says she fell off of a horse when she was nine and broke and dislocated her elbow.

Woody Allen - Everythinghttp://img1.looper.com/img/gallery/celebrities-with-weird-phobias/woody-allen-everything.jpg

Woody Allen is scared of just about everything on the planet (and probably of everything on any other planet, too). To name a few of the director's phobias: Sunshine, insects, deer, dogs, bright colors, heights, small rooms, crowds, children, germs, cancer, and anywhere on Earth other than Manhattan.


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