When you see your favorite famous people on TV and in magazines, it's hard to believe they were ever people like us - working on getting by. But even the brightest stars had to start with their simple first jobs before making it big!
Whether you're a waitress, a cashier, even a janitor, or have a weird job like lion taming chances are that at least one of the famous actors and actresses you admire once worked a day job as crappy as yours. Some were also in the process of training to enter long-term careers, such as law and teaching, when their big career change 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 or working your ass off with manual labor, but you never know what opportunities lie ahead, so stay focused on your Hollywood dreams. Find out what stars were doing with their lives before they hit the screen below, and let us know which ones surprised you the most!
Steve Buscemi Was A Firefighter. During The 9/11 Attacks He Returned To His Former Job As A New York Firefighter To Help Out
Christopher Walken Was A Lion Tamer, He Was 16 At The Time And Would Perform With A Lioness Named Sheba
Danny DeVito Was A Hairdresser For Corpses, He Would Style Women's Hair To Make Them Look Beautiful Before They Went Six Feet Under
Johnny Depp Worked As A Telemarketer And Hated It, He Only Made One Sale - And Promptly Talked The Customer Out Of The Purchase
Pierce Brosnan Was A Professional Fire Eater In His Teens And Performed Under The Big Top For Three Years
Jim Carrey Quit School To Support His Family And Started Working As A Janitor
Brad Pitt Used To Dress Up As A Chicken For An El Pollo Loco Restaurant In Hollywood
George Clooney Sold Women's Shoes, Was A Door-To-Door Insurance Salesman, Stocked Shelves, Was A Construction Worker, Cut Tobacco
Bill Murray Used To Sell Chestnuts Outside Of A Chicago Grocery Store
David Bowie Worked As A Butcher's Delivery Boy
Katheryn Winnick Is An Accomplished Martial Artist Who Holds A Third-Degree Black Belt In Taekwondo And A Second-Degree Black Belt In Karate. By 21 She Had Founded And Owned 3 Martial Arts Schools
Jason Lee Was A Professional Skateboarder
Chris Pratt Worked As A Stripper While Struggling To Make A Living In Hawaii
Helen Mirren Worked As A Promoter For An Amusement Park In Southend On Sea
Liam Neeson Trained To Be A Teacher
Sandra Bullock Worked As A Bartender And Waitress At A Restaurant In Manhattan
Nicole Kidman Studied Massage So She Could Help Her Mother, Who Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, With Physical Therapy
Gerard Butler Was A Trainee Lawyer But Got Fired Due To His Partying And Frequently Missing Work
Charlize Theron Studied At The Joffrey Ballet School In New York, But Had To Cut Her Dancing Career Short Due To A Knee Injury At The Age Of 19
Victoria Beckham Played A Sperm On Roller Skates For A BBC Sex Education Show Called ‘Body Matters’
Jake Gyllenhaal Was A Lifeguard
Adrien Brody Performed Magic Shows At Children's Birthday Parties As "The Amazing Adrien"
Rachel Mcadams Worked At McDonalds
Lucy Liu Was A Secretary, Aerobics Instructor And A Hostess
Jon Bon Jovi Worked As A Christmas Decoration Maker
Matthew Mcconaughey Cleaned Chicken Coops And Washed Dishes
Julia Roberts Worked As A Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Scooper
Walt Disney Was A Paper Boy
Halle Berry Used To Work At Daily Express
Ashton Kutcher Swept Cereal Dust At A General Mills Factory, Sold His Blood For Extra Cash
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