It's nearly a new year, so don't you think it's about time you followed some new people on Twitter? By now, Kim Kardashian's tweets are old hat, Lindsay Lohan's flails at public normalcy have gotten lame and Kanye has run out of water bottles to be responsible for.
NextMovie culled the Internet for you to find ten celebrities you may not be following yet — partly because we're straight-up shocked that they're even on Twitter for us to follow. John Cleese, what are you even doing here? Check it out, and follow away.
1. John Cleese
"Yes, I am indeed still alive, contrary to rumor." So John Cleese states on his Twitter bio, raising a deft middle finger to those who think he's as long gone as Nearly Headless Nick, the ghost he portrayed in the "Harry Potter" movies. The Monty Python funnyman, however, is surprisingly earnest in his tweets, musing recently about a Bentley he was trying to sell, his sick cat and his autobiography. To see the softer side of Cleese, give the man a follow.
Billy Crystal's Twitter bio might be "You should know me by now" (which, by the way, cocky much?), but did you know that the nine-time Oscar host was even on Twitter? Crystal is someone we expect to find in infinitely quotable rom-coms (RIP Nora Ephron) and forgettable family films (recent releases that shall not be named, in part because they're that forgettable), not on the Internet. Surprise! He's a little cheesy, but what else would you expect from an awards host? Crystal is worth a follow, if only for surreal tweets like the one below:
"Les Miserables" star Russell Crowe is surely a man of mystery, and scrolling through his Twitter feed is like seeing random snapshots from Javert's mind. Today, a string of tweets intensively detailing his workout routine, yesterday a retweet of a quote from President Obama, last week a Funny or Die video. What do you even say to that? Here's what we say: Good talk, Russell. Good talk.
Almost as surprising as seeing Albert Brooks stab a guy in the eye with a fork in "Drive" is seeing Albert Brooks tweeting up a storm. Twitter is suited to comedy, but it's surprising to see the 65-year-old Brooks committed to the medium, sending out multiple missives per day. He seems surprised too, because according to his bio, he "originally joined Twitter to promote my book. Now trapped. Can't get out. Help." Nobody help him. We like his tweets too much.
5. Betty White
Which is more of a shock: that 90-year-old Betty White is on Twitter, or that "Hot in Cleveland" is still in production? Comedy's elder stateswoman rarely tweets (and the metadata shows us that she, adorably, tweets from the web interface), but it's her! She has a verified check mark and everything. This just proves it: Betty White is everywhere. Even on your computer.
6. Buzz Aldrin
He may be best known for, oh, a little thing called the moon landing, but Buzz Aldrin has an IMDb page too, which is enough for us to claim him as a film celebrity ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon" forever!). His tweets are great: he talks about the moon all the time, rides astronaut buses and goes to reality TV tapings. Plus, "30 Rock"! We're sold.
7. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris never sleeps, he only
waits tweets. It cracks us up that our favorite meme subject follows no one, but still managed to wish Justin Bieber, of all people, a happy birthday.
8. Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton evidently not only believes that big hair brings you closer to God, but also that Twitter brings you closer to the people. And close she is, with emoticons aplenty.
9. David Lynch
The iconic auteur is just as delightfully weird as one would imagine. (And apparently friends with Katy Perry?!) And, lucky for us, "She's dead, wrapped in plastic," is a short enough line to be tweeted. Please, Mr. Lynch? Please?
10. Danny DeVito
Oh my God, Danny DeVito, we love your work! Especially your Twitter work. DeVito tweets about current events, tacos and, most startlingly, about his feet. Yeah, dude has a running joke with himself involving the hashtag "#trollfoot" and, you guessed it, pictures of his very own foot against various backdrops. Sure! Follow! We won't judge.