From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Probably everyone knows that Brad Pitt once worked as a barker in a chicken costume (or not?). In any case, it will be interesting for you to find out who other celebrities worked before they found themselves in the rays of fame. Moreover, for many, the path to recognition was quite thorny…

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Despite the fact that Jeremy Renner studied computer science and criminology in college, before trying himself in movies, he was professionally engaged in ... makeup. Among the man's clients were many celebrities who are now his colleagues. In addition, Jeremy managed to try himself as a realtor — he bought old houses, repaired them himself, and then resold them. This business helped the actor stay afloat at the very beginning of his career.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Jim Carrey spent his childhood practically in poverty. His mother suffered from a severe form of neurosis, she needed constant treatment. When his father was fired from his job, it became difficult to support a large family (Jim has two sisters and a brother). Jim got a job as a security guard at a factory that produced rims and tires. All family members soon went to work there. After school, Jim, along with his sisters and brother, worked part-time washing floors, toilets and cleaning houses. Because of this, in his younger years, the actor was quite withdrawn.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Before becoming a global star, Johnny Depp tried his hand at sales. One of the key items he sold over the phone was ballpoint pens. In the office where he worked, employees were taught to invent pseudonyms for themselves, call different people and promise them bonuses for buying pens — for example, tickets to Tahiti or watches. One day Depp finally found a client willing to purchase a hundred pens in exchange for a voyage! But at the end of the transaction, he could not stand it and confessed to cheating: the tickets were printed out at the nearest printing house, and the watches were generally cardboard! This is where Depp's work in this office stopped.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

It is not immediately that success comes to people as quickly as they want. For example, Hugh Jackman always dreamed of becoming an actor, but at the very beginning of the path to the dream, he had to work in different places to be able to feed his family. For example, he was a clown at parties and a gas station attendant. And recently it became known that Jackman also has experience as a physical education teacher. During his school years, he was fond of basketball and was a budding athlete.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

We can say that Christopher Walken became a star in early childhood. In the 50s, when television was just emerging, many parents dreamed that their children would become famous, including Walken's mother. She regularly took her children to various auditions for TV shows. So Walken first appeared on the television screen. However, there was no question of any serious fees at that time, so at the age of 16 the guy started working as a lion tamer in a circus, performed there as a clown and danced in a nightclub.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Matthew McConaughey, one of the brightest representatives of modern Hollywood, was sure in his youth that he would become a lawyer. He entered the Faculty of Law, where he studied for almost two years, but then suddenly realized that he was engaged in an unloved business. McConaughey transferred to acting and began trying to break into show business. But many years passed before he got a more or less serious role. To earn money, all these years McConaughey washed dishes and even cleaned chicken coops for money.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Imagine your surprise when you come to a hair salon for a haircut, and then Danny DeVito himself appears with scissors in his hands. But this really could have happened if he had stayed working as a hairdresser. It is difficult to say how talented the actor was in this craft. Partly because DeVito's main "clients" were the dead... the fact is that in addition to the usual beauty salon, the future actor worked part-time in the morgue, where he did hairstyles for the dead, transforming their pale appearance.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

And Whoopi Goldberg, one might say, was a "colleague" of Danny DeVito. But only if he was responsible for the hairstyles, she was engaged in the makeup of the dead. In the past, Goldberg was a certified cosmetologist and make-up artist, but she never managed to achieve success in this direction. In order to somehow make ends meet, the girl worked part-time at the local morgue. In addition, she managed to be a handyman at a construction site and a night watchman.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

Clint Eastwood was first offered a movie role when he was in high school in Oakland. And, who would have thought, the future actor refused! Instead, he chose to earn money from various small side jobs. For example, he was a pool cleaner, including some Hollywood stars. Eastwood got a second chance to get into show business after serving in the army, and this time he decided to use it.

From clown to janitor: Who were the stars before they got into show business

And, of course, we couldn't help but remember Brad Pitt, who in his early years worked as a barker for the fast food chain El Pollo Loco. He had to walk around the place in a giant chicken costume and invite guests. In addition, Pitt managed to be a driver and a furniture carrier. All this time he attended various auditions, without losing hope of becoming an actor.

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