When you see your favourite celebrities on TV and in magazines, it's hard to believe they were ever just regular people working to get by. But even the brightest stars had to start somewhere before making it big!


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Whether you're a waitress, a cashier, or even a janitor, chances are that at least one of the famous faces you admire once worked a day job as crappy as yours. Some were even in the process of training to enter long-term careers, such as law and teaching, when their big break came, while others were fresh out of jail after getting caught up in crime.

The moral of the story? You might be stuck doing shifts at a burger joint right now, but you never know what opportunities lie ahead, so stay focused on your Hollywood dreams. Find out what xx+ stars were doing with their lives before they hit the screen below, and let us know which ones surprised you the most!

#4 Harrison Ford Was A Carpenter

Harrison Ford Was A Carpenter

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Etienne Pisano 4 weeks ago

Carpenter and pilot of Millennium Falcon.... Ahahahahahahah :-)

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#5 Christopher Lee Worked For The Intelligence Service

Christopher Lee Worked For The Intelligence Service

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Anna Sheridan 4 weeks ago

This man is actually one of the most awesome people ever seriously look up his bio

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#8 Jim Carrey Quit School To Support His Family And Started Working As A Janitor

Jim Carrey Quit School To Support His Family And Started Working As A Janitor

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Master Markus 4 weeks ago

Probably should've stayed in school in order to not be gullible enough for your wife to convince you that vaccines cause autism!

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#9 Rihanna Was An Army Cadet

Rihanna Was An Army Cadet

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Raina Abigail Senryuji 4 weeks ago

No wonder she doesnt look awkward in Battleship..

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#10 Brad Pitt Used To Dress Up As A Chicken For An El Pollo Loco Restaurant In Hollywood

Brad Pitt Used To Dress Up As A Chicken For An El Pollo Loco Restaurant In Hollywood

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Hope Floats 4 weeks ago

This gives everyone wanting to become an actor, but working in a similar job, hope for their future..

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