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Celebrities’ Jobs Before They Were Famous

As you see your favorite celebrity on TV or in magazines, it’s difficult to believe they were ever ordinary people like us – working on getting by. But as it turns out, even the top stars had to begin with their simple first jobs before hitting it big!

If you held jobs like being a waiter, a cashier, a janitor, or even a weird one like being a lion tamer, they are chances that at least one famous actor or actress you admire once toiled a day job as numbing as yours. Some of them were in the process of training to get long-term careers, such as medicine, law, and teaching, when their big career change came, others were fresh out of jail after getting caught up in crime. 

#1 Steve Buscemi used to be a firefighter. During the 9/11 attacks, he returned to firefighting in New York in other to help out.

#2 Christopher Walken’s job was a lion tamer. At age sixteen he would perform with a lioness named Sheba.

#3 Danny DeVito’s job was to be a hairdresser for corpses. His job was to style women’s hair, making them beautiful prior to going six feet under.

#4 Harrison Ford had a career as a carpenter

#5 Christopher Lee operated for the intelligence services

#6 Jonny Depp was a telemarketer. He did hate the job though and made a single sale, then quickly talked the customer out of buying the purchase.

#7 Rihanna served as an army cadet.

#8 Pierce Brosnan was a professional fire eater. In his teens, he performed under the big top for four years.

#9 Jim Carry quit school to care for his family and started working as a janitor.

#10 Brad Pitt dressed up as a chicken for a restaurant called El Pollo Loco in Hollywood.

#11 Hugh Jackman worked as a gym teacher.

#12 Bod Ross served as a sergeant in the air force

#13 George Clooney’s job was to sell women’s shoes. He was also a door-to-door insurance salesman, he stocked shelves and worked as a construction worker.

#14 Bill Murray sold chestnuts outside of a grocery store

#15 Gal Gadot served in the Israeli Defense Forces

#16 David Bowie was a butcher’s delivery boy.

#17 Katheryn Winnick is a skillful martial artist who holds a second-degree black belt in karate and a third–degree black belt in taekwondo. At the age of 21, she has already established and owned 3 Martial Arts schools.

#18 Sandra Bullock worked as a waitress and also as a bartender in a restaurant in Manhattan

#19 Gerard Butler worked as a trainee lawyer but he eventually got fired because of his partying and frequently missing his work.

#20 Charlize Theron schooled at the Joffrey school for ballet in New York and had to cut her dancing job short because of an injury to her knee at the age of 19.


What’s the point of the list? You may be stuck doing unpleasant shifts at a burger joint presently but you never know the opportunities that still lie ahead, so stay focus on your Hollywood dreams. This article made you find out what jobs 20 famous Hollywood stars were doing before they hit the screen.