39 Celebrities Who Had Unbelievable Jobs Before They Were Famous

    Lion tamer, anyone?

    1. Jay Z was a drug dealer.

    2. Victoria Beckham played a sperm on roller skates for a BBC sex education show.

    3. Patrick Dempsey was a champion juggler.

    4. Channing Tatum was a stripper. Natch.

    5. Whoopi Goldberg was a morgue beautician.

    6. Hugh Jackman was a PE teacher at Uppingham School.

    7. Jackman also worked as a party clown, charging $50 per show.

    8. Johnny Depp sold ballpoint pens over the phone.

    9. Michelle Keegan worked as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.

    10. Kanye West worked as a sales assistant at Gap.

    11. Matthew Morrison also worked at Gap.

    12. Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald's for three years.

    13. Jennifer Hudson worked at Burger King.

    14. Jennifer Aniston lasted just two weeks in telemarketing.

    15. Helen Mirren worked as a promoter for an amusement park in Southend on Sea.

    16. Jon Hamm worked as a set-dresser for porn films.

    17. Amy Adams worked at Hooters.

    18. Jon Bon Jovi worked as a Christmas decoration maker.

    19. Matt LeBlanc was a carpenter.

    20. And so was Harrison Ford.

    21. Demi Moore worked as a debt collector.

    22. Jim Carrey was a cleaner in a factory.

    23. Vince Vaughn was a lifeguard at the YMCA.

    24. Despite being a Scientologist these days, Tom Cruise attended a Franciscan seminary and had aspirations of becoming a priest.

    25. Lucy Liu was an aerobics instructor.

    26. Gerard Butler got a law degree from Glasgow University, but was fired from his first job and hasn't practiced law since.

    27. Agyness Deyn worked in a fish-and-chip shop.

    28. Angelina Jolie applied to become a funeral director.

    29. Eva Mendes sold hot dogs on sticks in a shopping mall.

    30. Evangeline Lilly worked as a flight attendant.

    31. Sheryl Crow was a primary school teacher.

    32. Ozzy Osbourne worked in a slaughterhouse.

    33. George Clooney was a door-to-door insurance salesman.

    34. Mick Jagger worked as a porter in a psychiatric hospital.

    35. Cheryl Cole was working as a waitress before her audition for Popstars: The Rivals.

    36. Simon Cowell began his career as a post boy at EMI record label, before working his way up to the very top.

    37. Nicole Kidman worked as a massage therapist.

    38. Danny De Vito was a hairdresser.

    39. And finally, Christopher Walken worked as a lion tamer at a circus.