So you’ve noticed something weird about an actor before but have never really looked too much into it. How come she looks like that? You’ve said. What’s up with his face? You’ve wondered. But laziness trumps curiosity, so until now, you’ve been left in the dark. We went out, checked out all the stars, picking the ones that have something physically different about them, physical things we wish to help explain. We’re not talking webbed toes like Dan Aykroyd and Ashton Kutcher or weird thumbs like Megan Fox. We’re looking at the things that everyone notices, but don’t really talk about. We’ve called these things deformities. Probably as harsh and politically incorrect a term as we could choose, but we weren’t sure how to possibly classify these all together. We’re sorry for calling your things deformities. Some of these physical oddities are caused by rare conditions, illnesses or diseases, while some are there because of an accident. Some are hidden well by the actor, or the films or TV shows they’re involved with and others are impossible to hide, becoming just part of who the actor is.

In spite of the term “deformities,” we aren’t trying to be mean here. We just want to help explain how or why actor looks exactly how they do. The last thing Hollywood wants to see from actors is them looking like everyone else. The best way to get noticed is to be noticeable. And there’s nothing more noticeable in Hollywood than a deformity, or whatever you want to call it. As we said, looking different is a great characteristic in Hollywood, unless you’re a female, in which case you’re probably going to have a hard time finding work. Sadly, that wasn’t a joke. That’s also why this list is dominated by men. Without any further delay, let’s look at these very unique individuals. Here are 15 famous deformities of celebrities finally explained.

1. Seal – Scarred Face

There are two leading theories as to how the singer Seal got his iconic facial scars. One is from Andy Samberg’s newest film, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, in which Seal calmly fights off wolves. “Don’t worry,” he says, “I’ve been in this situation before. How do you think I got these scars?” While the wolf scar theory is a strong possibility, the other one is more medical and suggests they come from a type of lupus called Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), which is a chronic skin condition that leads to lesions appearing on the skin above the neck. The lesions tend to markings on the skin after they scar, particularly on the gentle skin on one’s face. So it’s up to you which one you believe, but the wolf story is pretty cool.