Sure, what we see of celebrities is usually the image their PR and marketing teams want us to see. But when stars are in charge of their own tweeting, like really in charge, we get a fresh and unfiltered view of what they're thinking. Here are 20 of our favorite outspoken stars to follow on Twitter and why you should start following them, like, now.
Followers: 2.9 million
Why you should follow him: He’s hilarious!
Sample tweet: “Every six years I purchase a can of Underwood Deviled Ham thinking that it will be something other than what it is.”
Followers: 3.7 million
Why you should follow him: He's sincere, genuine, sweet, and includes oodles of photos.
Sample tweet: “What an amazing trip! Phinda Safari ... Justin, our ranger - extraordinary!”
Followers: 6.76 million
Why you should follow him: He’s inspiring about life and fitness. Oh, and muscles. Lots and lots of muscles.
Sample tweet: “How bad you want it, will determine how bad you get after it. ‘Gettin' after’ the snooze button doesn't count.”
Followers: 9.03 million
Why you should follow him: Leo is an inspired environmentalist supporting all sorts of foundations, which means he’ll make you want to go out and change the world. He can talk you into anything!
Sample tweet: “6 tons of ivory will be destroyed today, a message that it's time to end the slaughter of elephants.”
Followers: 3.06 Million
Why you should follow him: So you can keep tabs on what he’s up to -- from reading to kids at Harrods to selfies with his dog.
Sample tweet: “A selfie on the beach as dawn breaks over Boston (my dog, that is). My how she's grown.”
Followers: 7.84 million
Why you should follow him: He is so very supportive of his projects and the projects of his friends. Plus he refers to himself as “Hanx.”
Sample tweet: “Twitter HQ is one bodacious hang. If only I had more characters to tweet about it. Hanx.”
Followers: 5.6 Million
Why you should follow him: He really likes to air his opinions and rile things up. And he tweets several times a day to remind you.
Sample tweet: “If you enjoy my tweets, that makes me happy. If they annoy and frustrate you, that makes me happy too. RT to raise awareness.”
Followers: 15.7 Million
Why you should follow him: Because everyone else is!
Sample tweet: “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”
Followers: 1.12 million
Why you should follow him: Not only is he Loki, but also completely charming.
Sample tweet: “I appear to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Well, blow me down & slice me with hot buttered toast, what a thing. Hello.”
Followers: 3.31 Million
Why you should follow him: If you love sports and swearing, then you’ll LOVE this feed because he has a healthy helping of both.
Sample tweet: “I'm guessing this Xcountry ski race is exciting. Right?!”
Followers: 7.11 Million
Why you should follow her: Jessica Alba shares really great photos of her busy life and loves (her hubby Cash Warren and adorable kids).
Sample tweet: “Heading to yoga the parking attendant told me I look like Rihanna -today's gonna be a GOOD day!”
Followers: 1.85 Million
Why you should follow her: She is a total “lifestyle” brand from health, travel to fitness.
Sample tweet: “Good evening Paris! On my way to see Mrs. Prada”
Followers: 7.45 Million
Why you should follow him: He is a believer, passionate about what he cares about from drug laws to being true to oneself.
Sample tweet: “People who say ‘the system works’ work for the system. #yeahman”
Followers: 12.1 Million
Why you should follow him: He’s Jim Carrey, so of course he a bit zany and kooky, but with some heavy messages filtered in.
Sample tweet: “I hope you're happy, sometimes. ;^}”
Followers: 1.34 Million
Why you should follow her: She is supersweet, authentic and you know we ALL want to keep track of the progress of Veronica Mars!
Sample tweet: “As of today I can confirm that in person, Bono's sunglasses are everything you want them to be.”
Why you should follow her: She only has 120,000 followers! Let's help her get to 1M.
Sample tweet: “Goodnight from the beautiful Bahamas! Amazing sunset!”
Followers: 7.91 Million
Why you should follow him: He’s hilarious! Plus the photos he shares of his adorable kids is totally worth it.
Sample tweet: “I'm so proud of @RealHughJackman for hosting this year's Tony Awards and for calling me an hour ago to say, 'Suck it!'”
Followers: 5.69 Million
Why you should follow him: You can keep track of all his projects, like Magic Mike 2 and the sequel 22 Jump Street.
Sample tweet: “What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas?”
Followers: 4.68 Million
Why you should follow him: For those subtle bits of Steve Martin humor sprinkled amongst tidbits about literature, the stage and the screen.
Sample tweet: “Olympics! Fans. Wave. Rink. Quad? Oops! Fall. Luge. Downhill. Wedgie! Lost underwear sponsor. Go home.”
Followers: 3.86 Million
Why you should follow him: He is amusing, silly and smart. Plus he gave us Shaun of the Dead, so of course we have to follow him.
Sample tweet: “Ah Sunday, the melancholy day with its curious ennui and low priority dressing schedule. The spinning rainbow to Monday’s inevitable reboot.”
Followers: 1.67 Million
Why you should follow him: He comes off as authentic and down-to-earth. And he is about to become a star with Need for Speed coming out soon.
Sample tweet: “Hey mom look they put me on the cover of Details.”