Strange and Surprising!!! Jobs that Celebrities Had Before They Became Rich and Famous!


All of us have to start from somewhere to get where we are now. Yes, of course, including your favorite celebrities. They are people, too. Sometimes they started way below than the average person, and have to work hard to reach the top. It is a story of determination, perseverance, and later on, success.

Do you ever wonder what kind of jobs they have before they became famous? It could be the same with your job, or might be much worse. By knowing, I think we would be reminded that great things start from small beginnings, and then we would be inspired.


1. Channing Tatum was a stripper

Before the 21 Jumpstreet star became a successful film producer, actor and model, he has had odd jobs. After dropping out of college, he became a roofer, and then a stripper at a night club. His life as a stripper became the inspiration of the movie Magic Mike.

He became a model when he was discovered in Miami, and his life stepped up to another level. He had his breakthrough in the movie Step Up where he starred as a dancer. He also married his co-star in this movie, and they now have a cute little baby daughter.



2. Rachel McAdams worked in McDonald’s

Perhaps most known in movies as Mean Girls and The Notebook, Rachel McAdams is now a blooming and successful actress. She has numerous quality movies on her list, like Sherlock Holmes, The Vow and Southpaw. She also starred in television series True Detective.

She was an active student when she was young, but never really liked academics. When she was a student, she worked at McDonald’s for three summers. She once claimed that she was not a really good employee, and even broke a juice machine.


3. Jon Bon Jovi sold newspapers

Jon Bon Jovi is the frontman of the band Bon Jovi. He is a very successful singer and songwriter having released 12 studio albums with Bon Jovi. He has also guested in television programs Sex in the City and Ally McBeal.

When he was young, he spent his summer time in Pennsylvania with his grandparents. During that time, he sold newspapers. Later this newspaper boy became a famous artist, and now you can hear yourself singing his songs over and over again.



4. Demi Moore was a debt collector and pin-up girl

Demi Moore is always on the spotlight for positive, negative, happy and sad issues. There seems to be a lot news surrounding this beautiful model and mother. However, she also had successful moments in movies and television. Her breakthrough role was in soap opera General Hospital.

She has had three marriages and three divorces as well. During her first marriage, she worked as a debt collector, and as a pin-up model posing frontal nude though only 17 years old at that time. She became interested in acting because she was inspired by her aspiring actress and neighbor, German Nastassja Kinski.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  Actress Demi Moore attends the "Margin Call" premiere at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on October 17, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


5. Vince Vaughn was a lifeguard

Who could ever forget Mr. Fred Clause? Vince Vaughn also is starring in television series True Detective, but he has had successes in films as The Breakup, Couples Retreat and The Internship.

When he was younger, he worked as a lifeguard in YMCA. He claimed he was always later and was eventually fired. He once told a funny story about his first save while he was promoting his movie The Internship.



6. Hugh Jackman was a 7/11 counter boy

Wolverine is probably the most unforgettable character of Hugh Jackman. Though he has had a lot of roles in movies, including The Prestige, Van Helsing and Real Steel, and the musical movie Les Miserable, which gave him an Academy Award nomination.

But before he was a superhero, he worked in the 24 hour convenience store 7/11 as a cashier on the counter. But he revealed he was fired after only working for six weeks because “he talked too much to the customers.”



7. Megan Fox worked at a smoothie cafe

This model and actress had her breakthrough role in the robot slash cars action movie Transformers. She is considered as one of the hottest and sexiest woman alive. But before all of those acclamation, she has shared that she has worked at a smoothie cafe. That’s her only job growing up, and in there, she had to dress up as a banana. How amusing!



8. Brad Pitt sold chicken

Brad Pitt has another movie coming starring alongside his wife Angelina Jolie. This award-winning actor has always been in the spotlight. His movies, including Interview with the Vampire, the Ocean’s series, Fight Club, Benjamin Button, Moneyball and many more received a lot of love.

Before he became a famous star, he would don a chicken suit and sell chicken at Sunset Boulevard. Not a bad thing for the budding actor at that time.



9. Johnny Depp was a pen salesman

Johnny Depp is a versatile actor, and has had different unique, strange and out-of-this-world roles that would earn him nominations and awards. He is best known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Other notable movies are Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow,  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland and Alice in Wonderland. He was also named as the highest paid actor in 2012.

Before he has his millions and his fame, he sold pens over the phone. He would convince people to buy ballpoint pens. He revealed that when the boss was away, he would tell the customers to not buy, because the pens were not really of good quality.



10. Denzel Washington worked in a barber shop

Denzel Washington is an award winning actor. His notable movies include Malcolm X, American Gangster and Flight. He has a lot of awards on his list, and probably would be gaining more. His first job was in a barber shop. He had said the he learned a lot about acting while working in the shop, because all the best liars could be found in there.



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