Skip To Content
  • lol badge
Updated on Feb 25, 2020. Posted on Jun 9, 2011

25 Celebrities Who Had Horrible Jobs Before They Were Famous

Hey, they may be famous now, but back in the day they had to work terrible jobs like the rest of us. Usually much worse. Here's a list of some of the worst jobs these wealthy, wealthy people ever had.

1. Brad Pitt

Bravo / NBCUniversal / Getty Images

Danced around in a chicken suit for a fast food restaurant.

2. Rod Stewart

Paul Drinkwater / NBCUniversal / Getty Images

Worked as a gravedigger.

3. Johnny Depp

Juan Naharro Gimenez / WireImage

Sold pens by phone.

4. Christopher Walken

Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

Walken was a lion tamer at a circus. Awesome.


5. Cory Monteith

Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic

Worked as a Walmart greeter.

6. Sean Connery

George Napolitano / FilmMagic

Worked as a milkman.

7. Jon Hamm

Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

Worked as a set designer for porn sets as well as a high school drama teacher.

8. Whoopie Goldberg

Charles Sykes / Getty Images

Put makeup on corpses at a mortuary.

9. Tim Allen

Kypros / Getty Images

Allen was actually a prisoner. He served two years behind bars for selling cocaine.

10. Alec Baldwin

Lloyd Bishop / Getty Images

Bouncer. I can definitely see it.

11. Orlando Bloom

Lloyd Bishop / Getty Images

Clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range.

12. Ray Romano

Jerod Harris / Getty Images

Worked as a bank teller.

13. Hugh Jackman

Jaimie Trueblood / Getty Images

Jackman was a clown. No seriously, a clown.

14. Ozzy Osbourne

Kevin Mazur / WireImage

Worked in a slaughterhouse. NOW it all makes sense.

15. Patrick Dempsey

Jason Kempin / Getty Images

Dempsey was a successful juggler, one time tying for second place in a national competition.

16. Harrison Ford

Vera Anderson / WireImage

Ford, like Jesus, worked as a carpenter.

17. Danny Devito

Peter Kramer / Getty Images

Danny Devito used to cut hair. I don't get it.

18. Eva Mendes

Dominique Charriau / WireImage

Sold hot dogs at a mall.

19. Sylvester Stallone

Steve Granitz / WireImage

ANOTHER lion tamer!

20. Amy Adams

Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Worked at a hooters.

21. Rick Ross

Leigh Vogel / WireImage

Ironically enough, Ross worked as a corrections officer before he hit the bigtime.

22. Madonna

Nbc / Getty Images

Worked at Dunkin Donuts.

23. Robin Williams

Jason Laveris / FilmMagic

Street mime.

24. Kanye West

Ray Tamarra / Getty Images

Used to work at the Gap.

25. Matthew McConaughey

Bravo / NBCU / Getty Images

Cleaned out chicken coops.

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form