In less than a decade, singer, songwriter, and actor Justin Timberlake transformed from a curly-haired “The All New Mickey Mouse Club” member, to a teen-pop sensation, to a highly respected R&B singer, and finally to an actor. When “Mickey Mouse Club” ended in 1994, Timberlake was recruited along with JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, and Chris Kirkpatrick to join the pop boy band *NSYNC. Their debut album released in 1998, making its way on the music charts with hits like “Tearin’ Up My Heart” and “I Want You Back”. The band experienced even more success with their next album “No Strings Attached”, which has since sold over 11 million copies in the U.S., with their first Number One single, “It’s Gonna Be Me”. Then in 2002, the band took an indefinite hiatus, when Timberlake began pursuing his solo career, “I felt like I cared more about the music than some of the other people in the group. And I felt like I had other music I wanted to make and that I needed to follow my heart." In addition to his successful music career, Timberlake launched his acting career in the drama “Alpha Dog”, which eventually led to an even bigger career as a comedic actor.
Even though Timberlake gained more success with his acting career, his best role was when he played himself in friend Ashton Kutcher’s prank show, “Punk’d”. During his episode, Timberlake was convinced that real “government agents” were seizing his property, which certainly taught him a lesson, “Yeah. I actually stopped smoking pot for nine to 10 months after that. I was so stoned. If you ask my friends, if they’re honest they would probably say that’s the only way to get me as dizzy as I was.” Then, in an interview with Playboy, he openly admitted to smoking weed, “Absolutely… The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”