Celebrities before they became Celebrities

Reported by: Madelyn Bailey

Your favorite singers actors and actresses weren’t always as glamorous and famous people as they are now. It took many of them a long time to maintain and reach the role they have now. You will never believe the people they were before they signed on to their future acting careers or singing careers.

For example Brad Pitt, was two credits shy of graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism, when he dropped out and moved to LA. During his pursuit of stardom, he delivered refrigerators, drove exotic dancers around in a limousine and wore a chicken suit and danced around for el Pollo Loco. Also Johnny Depp, who is well known for being in exotic rolls such as Tanto in the Lone Ranger, and Jack Sparrow in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean started off as a telemarketer. 

Ashton Kutcher studied biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa, before he dropped out of college to pursue his modeling career, he swept cereal dust at a General Mills factory to help with his living expenses. He also sold his blood for extra cash. Another well versed actor/director that has displayed amazing success in her field is, Angelina Jolie. Disappointed with how her grandfathers funeral was conducted, she pursued course work in mortuary science but did not receive her certificate. She started appearing in music videos at the age of 16 and films shortly after.


paparazziIn addition, George Clooney at the age of 16, tried out for the Cincinatti Reds baseball team. He did not get a contract and decided to go to college to become a broadcast journalist. After dropping out of school, he held many odd jobs including shoe salesman and tobacco farm hand before moving to LA. Jim Carrey in the late 1970’s worked as a janitor at a factory to help support his family. He started making his mark in show biz as the opening act for comedians such as: Rodney Dangerfield and Buddy Hackett.

Furthermore, Tom Cruise, had a paper route as a youngster. He also worked as a bell hop at a hotel. But, oddly enough, he went to seminary in Cincinnati to become a Catholic priest.Tim Allen’s past jobs have included working at a student run radio station and a sporting goods salesperson. His most renowned past job however, was that of a drug dealer. Allen was arrested at the Kalamazoo airport with over a pound of cocaine.

You have got to start somewhere!


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