Have you ever dreamed of being famous? Wished you could drive a Lambo and kiss your day job goodbye? For many civilians, it can seem like celebrities have had everything handed to them. While in some cases this is undoubtedly true, there are a few stars who spent their time working their way to the top. Included here are a few celebrities who worked real jobs before they become famous.
While it may be surprising to know that Pitt attended college, he was actually only two credits short of his degree in journalism before the lure of the screen attracted him to LA. While living in Los Angeles and waiting for his big break, Pitt worked a variety of jobs, from delivering refrigerators to dancing around as a chicken.
Before making it the American Bandstand, pop icon Madonna worked as a showgirl in France for a time. In New York City, Madonna worked at a Dunkin’ Donuts stand in Times Square. Madonna managed to lose her job in a way most of us can only dream of, by squirting jelly donut filling all over a customer.
In spite of his outward appearance, Ashton Kutcher is a fairly intelligent man with time spent pursuing a biomedical degree at University of Iowa. Kutcher is rumored to have spent time sweeping cereal dust at a General Mills factory and frequently donated his blood to help with living expenses.
This famous actor had baseball dreams in high school that never quite panned out. Following his rejection from the Cincinnati Reds, Clooney decided to go to school and pursue a degree as a broadcast journalist. Before moving to LA, Clooney also worked as a tobacco farm hand and a shoe salesman.
While some stars seem to barely think about acting before they make it big, Sandra Bullock had to earn her spot on the screen. Before her big break, Bullock was a starving artist in New York City. She worked as a waitress and bartender to support herself in the early stages of her career.
Before his big breaks into show biz with Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Ford had to pull his own weight at a few less than glamorous jobs. Ford worked as a custom furniture builder and sports commentator in high school. Serving in the boy scouts was also important to Ford as he worked at an adventure camp helping scouts earn their reptile merit badge.
Before her break on the big screen through “Friends,” Aniston worked as a telemarketer and a waitress. Waiting for her chance to shine she also spent days as a bike messenger and spokesmodel on “The Howard Stern Show.”