If you think being a celebrity is a career made overnight, then you need to know what your favorite actress had to do on his first job before she landed the land of glitz and glamor. After going through the list of the funniest jobs of celebrities, ask yourself if you would want to trade places with their interesting first jobs.
20. Robin Williams
Before entertaining audience by being in the big screen or TV, Robin Williams had to entertain people in the streets as a street mime.
19. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone worked as a lion tamer, and who knew back then that he will be big in Hollywood someday.
18. Eva Mendes
Before being the gorgeous model, actress, singer, and home ware designer, Eva had to sell hotdogs at the mall!
17. Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito had to cut other people’s hair before winning Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.
16. Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford was once a carpenter before taking his prominent role in the original Star Wars trilogy and in Indiana Jones.
15. Ray Romano
Before being famous for his role in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and in the Ice Age film series, Ray Romero was a bank teller.
The whole world can sing to the tune of Like a Virgin and to her other hits, but Madonna was once selling Dunkin Donuts before she changed the name of music. Now being one of the biggest paid celebrities in the world, you cannot help but think how many Dunkin Donuts can Madonna buy with her money?
13. Orlando Bloom
Known for his breakthrough role as Legolas in the very popular The Lord of the Rings, and as Will Turner in the Pirates of the Carribean film series, Orland Bloom is a truly successful English actor. But prior to being a big English actor, he had to be a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range.
12. Alec Baldwin
A recipient of Emmy and Golden Globe awards, who would have thought that Alec Baldwin was a bouncer? With his physique, he will surely scare gatecrashers and send them home.
11. Tim Allen
Timothy Allen Author is known as Tim Allen, an American comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer, known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement was once a cocaine seller, which brought him behind the prison bars.
10. Whoopi Goldberg
Caryn Elaine Johnson, popularly as Whoopi Goldberg is a famous comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. Before she became the one who gives life to the show, she used to put on makeup on the corpses at a mortuary. Who knew Whoopi Goldberg has the make-up skills as well!
9. Jon Hamm
Jonathan Daniel “Jon” Hamm bagged his Golden Globe Award for becoming the Best Actor as Don Draper in the television drama series called Mad Men. He was also the lead role in Stolen and has also appeared in other TV series. He is also a director now, but prior to working on his own set, he was once a set designer for others sets—porn shows. Yes, you read that right. To balance this surprising news, he also worked as a high school drama teacher.
8. Tom Hanks
Who can ever forget the movies You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons? These are just some of the movies where Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks played important roles in. He has also received a lot of nominations from Golden Globe and Academy awards. But before being a star himself, he once worked as a hotel bellboy and he had to carry bags for celebrities who check in at the hotel. Apart from this, he also had to sell popcorn and peanuts at the Oakland Coliseum.
7. Jennifer Aniston
No one can argue how Jennifer Joanna Aniston has gained herself a good Hollywood career ever since she starred as Rachel Green in the very popular sitcom Friends. Portraying Rachel Green made her a Golden Globe, Emmy award and a Screen Actors Guild award. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but her walk of fame was far from her job as a telemarketer and a waitress. Rachel has definitely changed Jennifer’s life.
6. 50 Cent
Curtis James Jackson III is popularly known as 50 Cent. He is a famous rapper and entrepreneur. His album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ has received eight platinum awards. He also became famous for this other album The Massacre. But before being a big name in the industry, he was once a drug seller in Queens, New York. 50 Cent believes that his past job and difficult, struggling life taught him how to manage his music empire, especially in creating his marketing strategies and in strengthening his relationship with his distributors.
5. Johnny Depp
John Christopher “Johnny”Depp II is a multi-awarded actor for his acting prowess and remarkable roles. Popular for his roles in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Pirates of the Carribean film series, he has been a successful actor in Hollywood and he makes about $25 million in a year. Prior to his popularity and success in Hollywood, he had to wear makeup for his role in a tribute to the KISS band. He also dressed up as a part of Iggy Pop and B-53s where he would usually have $25 earnings, versus his $25 million earnings now.
4. Rod Stewart
Roderick David “Rod” Stewart is considered to be one of the best selling artists of all time, with whopping sales of more than 100 million records worldwide. His albums would usually become number one and he had 16 top ten singles, and 4 climbing all the way up to being the number on the Billboard Charts. His impressive singing career was not an easy journey as he was once a gravedigger. You cannot help wonder how creepy can that get!
3. Michael Dell
An American business magnate, CEO and founder of Dell Inc, Michael Saul Dell has earned his spot as the 41st richest person in the world based on 2012 Forbes Billionaires list. With his net worth of $15.9 billion, no one will think what Michael Dell’s first job was—a dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant.
2. Donald Trump
The host of The Apprentice, Donald Trump, is popularly known as a rich real estate investor and a business magnate. Before being the famous Donald Trump that we all know today, he used soda bottles and collected them for the deposit money. From soda bottles collector to being the no. 14 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
1. Brad Pitt
Before becoming the 10th highest paid celebrity in the world and a successful Hollywood actor and director, Brad Pitt had to dress up as a giant chicken for a Mexican restaurant. He had to dance around in this chicken suit—how sexy can that be for Brad!
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