Ringo Starr Once Said He Had an ‘Incredible ‘ Experience Watching a Movie Star Look at a Spoon

It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway — Ringo Starr earned his reputation for his impressive drumming skills. It’s not a stretch to say that his talents helped make The Beatles one of the most popular musical groups ever, and the drummer parlayed his music renown into an acting career. Plenty of die-hard fans would lose their cool meeting Ringo, but he once played fanboy and fawned over a movie star looking at a spoon during lunch on a movie set.

Ringo Starr (left), who had an incredible experience watching Marlon Brando look at a spoon on set, and Ewa Aulin shoot the movie 'Candy.'
Ringo Starr (left) and Ewa Aulin on the set of ‘Candy’ | Bettmann

Ringo Starr started his acting career while he was in the Beatles

The Beatles made music videos long before there were cable TV channels dedicated to showing them. Ringo and the rest of the Fab Four made video shorts for songs such as “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You” early in their career. Before too long, they graduated from short videos to feature-length films.