Becoming a famous actor is no easy feat, and when we see so much success, we don’t always think about where the stars came from. For some of them, they got their start in roles they’d rather forget. Yes, I’m talking about porn. Whereas these days, Youtube and social media have made it a little easier for stars to be found, a couple decades ago that definitely wasn’t the case. To make ends meet, actors played roles they are rather ashamed of now.
Sylvester Stallone wasn’t always the huge success he is today. When he was 24 he was living in a bus shelter. That’s when he took the role in an adult film for just $200. And Matt LeBlanc got his start in a softcore porn series called The Red Shoe Diaries, as did David Duchovny. And you’ll never guess what Mad Men’s Jon Hamm’s first job was. He’s certainly come a long way, that’s for sure. When it comes to the ladies, Cameron Diaz isn’t the goodie goodie everyone may think she is. Although she fought to keep her naughty history of out the limelight, it’s now online for everyone to peek. And it might not be a secret that Sasha Grey was a former porn star, she’s definitely not shy about her past.
However, there are some actors who started in porn who probably come as a big surprise. I can’t give it all away. You’ll have to watch the video to find out. But I will tell you a couple things, one got his start in a gay porn magazine and another had her film banned in two countries because it was so graphic. Get ready to see some shocking entries. These are 10 actors who started out in porn.