7 Regular Jobs Your Favorite Actors Had Before Their Rise to Fame
Even the most dazzling celebrities sometimes have humble beginnings.
Ever wondered what your favorite actors were doing before they became household names? It's easy to imagine them always living the high life, but believe it or not, they weren't born as stars.
George Clooney — Insurance Salesman
We all know George Clooney as the charming, suave actor, but he used to be an insurance agent. Yeah, you heard that right. Clooney himself shared this tidbit with David Letterman ( via Evening Standard).
He joked about how he sold one policy, and then the guy ended up dying. But looks like ditching insurance sales was a turning point for him, leading him to an extraordinary career in entertainment.
Ken Jeong — Doctor
Before he was making us laugh on screen, Ken Jeong was actually a doctor. He was a physician of internal medicine at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Woodland Hills.
Imagine going to the doctor and finding Mr. Chow from The Hangover. His switch from medicine to comedy seems like a big leap, but it definitely paid off.
Steve Buscemi — Firefighter
Steve Buscemi, known for his unique roles and unmistakable voice, was surprisingly a firefighter in the early 1980s. Yep, he worked with Engine 55 in Brooklyn for four years. Even after becoming a famous actor, he didn't forget his roots and continued to be connected with firefighting.
Hugh Jackman — Gym Teacher
Hugh Jackman, the versatile actor who can sing, dance, and kick butt as Wolverine. Before all the fame, Jackman was a gym teacher in England. He once ran into a former student on the red carpet and even joked about his past job as a teacher.
Harrison Ford — Carpenter
The legendary Harrison Ford was a carpenter in Los Angeles. Yep, he was doing home remodeling work. The cool part is that he did projects for some big names, like directors Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, who eventually cast him in their movies.
Margot Robbie — Sandwich Artist at Subway
Before she was turning heads in Hollywood, Margot Robbie was crafting sandwiches at Subway, and she was actually good at it as she revealed on Hot Ones.
Colin Farrell — Dance Instructor
Colin Farrell was a professional country line dancer and instructor in Dublin. Besides that, he also had his fair share of regular gigs like bartending and working in a call center during his late teens before deciding to chase his acting dreams full-time.