Before They Were Famous: Celebrities’ First Jobs
It’s hard to imagine them any other way, but these celebrities started at the very bottom before they went on to become huge stars.
Many had to slum it to get to where they are today. So, here’s a list of 9 celebs who had normal, and somewhat questionable jobs before they found fame:
1. Hugh Jackman
Before Hugh had his big break playing Wolverine in X-Men, he was actually a PE Teacher at Uppingham school.
He also worked as a party clown for kid’s parties.
2. Jennifer Aniston
Before Jen made it big playing loveable Rachel in the cult classic US TV show Friends, she worked as a Telemarketer for a whopping two weeks.
Also, true to her character, she worked as a waitress, as well as a bike messenger.
Source: TV Guide
3. Matt LeBlanc
Another Friends favourite, Matt LeBlanc had plans to follow family traditions and make a living as a Carpenter.
4. Sheryl Crow
Before her rise to fame, Sheryl Crow was a Primary School Teacher.
She also sang backup vocals for Michael Jackson and wrote songs for Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Celine Dion on the side.
5. George Clooney
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney worked as a door-to-door Insurance Salesman before his rise to fame.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well – George has said that on his first day, the first person who he sold an insurance policy to actually died (yikes).
6. Nicole Kidman
Nicole dropped out of school when she was just 17, to work as a Massage Therapist after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She initially chose this to help with her mother’s muscle pains, but then found that she enjoyed it so much that she began to do it for others also.
Source: US Weekly
7. Danny DeVito
Before his big break as an actor/filmmaker, Danny DeVito worked as a hair stylist. For corpses.
Yep, you heard right. DeVito would style the ‘dos of ladies before they were buried.
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