12 Celebrities Who Had Unexpected Jobs Before Becoming Famous

Ever wondered what our so famous celebrities did before becoming successful? Yes, they also did something which all ordinary men or women do. Sometimes these thoughts leave me baffled that how come, someone, just become so popular among people that they sometimes worship them. Here are some celebrities who had the past in ordinary jobs.

1. Brad Pitt

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Brad dropped out of the University of Missouri with only a few credits left with him. After that, he packed his bag and moved to LA. His odd jobs included delivering refrigerators and driving strippers around in a limo before being famous.

2. Kanye West

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When West was in high school he used to fold clothes at the GAP. In his album, The College Dropout West gives a shout out to his former job saying “Let’s go back, back to the GAP. Look at my check. wasn’t no scratch. So if I stole, wasn’t my fault. Yeah, I stole, never got caught.”

3. Johnny Depp

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Captain Jack Sparo is how we know him but before he was a telemarketer. “I was selling pens.You’re calling people who don’t want you to call them. You put on your best fake voice and try and sell them a gross or two of ballpoint pens with their name printed on them. First, you say, ‘Congratulations. you have just become eligible to win a grandfather clock’ – or a trip to Greece or a Jacuzzi or whatever.’

4. Madonna

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Yes, She was a showgirl before she was a pop icon in France. She used to work at a Dunkin’ Donuts at Times Square in New York City. Rumor are, she was fired after she squirted jelly filling all over a customer.

5. James Lipton

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In 1950’s he used to be a pimp in Paris. Now he is famous for hosting Inside the Actors Studio. How did he do? He says, “I did a roaring business!”

6. Rod Stewart

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Rod Stewart was a gravedigger at Highgate Cemetery in London. He was only a teenager when he had the morbid job. Now he spreads his charm on the audiences all over the world.

7. Christopher Walken

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He joined a traveling circus when he was only 15 years old. He worked as a Lion tamer in there. He claims that Sheba, The Lion was more like a dog.

8. Sylvester Stallone

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He was involved in series of odd jobs to pay the bills while he was waiting for his acting career to take a flight. He cleaned up the lion cages at the Central Park Zoo and ushered at a movie theater. He also made an appearance in an adult film called The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970).

9. Jon Hamm

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Before his mad men days, Jon Hamm designed sets for soft core porn. Essentially I moved furniture around sweaty and naked people. It wasn’t a great job but the money mattered he added.

10. Whoopie Goldberg

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She used to work as a phone sex worker, she revealed on a show called The View. “When I was young, the money was great but now people would know my voice” she added.

11. Hugh Jackman

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He was the party clown named coco the clown making 50$ per show. “I just love making a fool out of myself,” he said. “I made my living as a clown at kids’ parties for about three years.

12. Eva Mendes

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She used to work at different fast food restaurants in her teenage. She also worked at a hot dog stand named hot dog on a stick. Now the difference is incomparable.