Long before they became stars, many celebrities had ordinary jobs.
Below is just a sampling of some the jobs 10 celebrities had prior to stardom. The jobs range from attorney, drug dealer, nanny and eyeglass inspector, but nothing like being crushed by obese women. So don’t worry.
ke being crushed by obese women. So don’t worry.
10. Jennifer Aniston
Before we knew Jennifer as Rachel on “Friends,” she worked as a telemarketer.
Other jobs Jennifer has had are waitress and bike messenger. She also appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” as a spokesmodel.
9. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was a telemarketer. He sold pens and recalls.
“I was selling pens..You’re calling people who don’t want you to call them. You put on your best fake voice and try and sell them a gross or two of ballpoint pens with their name printed on them. First you say, ‘Congratulations. you have just become eligible to win a grandfather clock’ – or a trip to Greece or a Jacuzzi or whatever.’ ”
8. Kanye West
During his high school days, Kanye West folded clothes at the GAP. In ‘The College Dropout’ album, West mentions his former retail job, “Let’s go back, back to the GAP. Look at my check. wasn’t no scratch. So if I stole, wasn’t my fault. Yeah I stole, never got caught.”
Prior to the pop icon’s 1984 appearance on American Bandstand, she worked as a showgirl in France. She also worked at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York’s Times Square, where she allegedly was fired after she squirted jelly filling all over a customer.
6. Angelina Jolie
Angelina, disappointed with how her grandfathers funeral was conducted, 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.
5. Ashton Kutcher
Austin 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.
4. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham played a sperm on roller skates for a BBC sex education show.
Yes, really. The show was called Body Matters.
3. Brad Pitt
Brad 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.
2. Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was a stripper.
Yep, he didn’t just play one in Magic Mike. He was one. He did it for eight whole months when he was 19.
1. Jay Z
He was a crack dealer, and admits that it helped him become business savvy.
He explained: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.”