Everyone has to start somewhere, no matter how big their aspirations may be. Don’t judge me, but I really do enjoy useless celebrity trivia, including first jobs. I wasn’t surprised to learn that many of my favorite celebs started out working hourly positions, but was surprised by some of the actual positions. Just goes to show you to be nice to everyone, no matter how bad of a mood you’re in. You never know, the guy checking your ID at the nightclub could be the next pope!
Before they were living it up in Hollywood, check out how some of my favorites got started:
Harrison Ford – Carpenter. Fun fact – he actually got his start when working on George Lucas’s cabinets!
Sylvester Stallone – Worked the deli counter. Could you imagine if you heard him calling your name behind the counter?
Jack Nicholson – Lifeguard. I definitely wouldn’t mind him rescuing me!
Will Ferrell – Mall Santa…with Chris Kattan as his elf! This almost seemed too good to be true, but apparently it’s real.
Sean Connery – Coffin polisher. Rumor has it he had to pick up the slack of his other coworkers. They were a lot of dead weight.
Brad Pitt – Chicken mascot for El Pollo Loco. It’s a shame they had to cover that face.
Rachel McAdams – McDonalds. Apparently she may not have made the best coworker. The actress told Glamour. “I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day.”
Tom Cruise – Paperboy. His mission (if he chose to accept it) was to always hit the driveway.
Nicole Kidman – Movie theater usher. She was bewitching at her job.
Gwen Stefani – Dairy Queen. I have no doubt that her bosses loved her.
Jennifer Aniston – Telemarketer. Hopefully she wasn’t calling all her Friends while working.
Christopher Walken – Lion tamer. Not sure if this is an hourly job or not, but I just had to share. It actually kind of fits him!
Hugh Jackman – Children’s party clown. Think he can make a wolverine balloon animal?
Lady Gaga – Waitress at a Greek restaurant. I wonder if she was singing, “My my my gyro face, my my gyro face.”
Julia Roberts – Baskin Robbins. They should name a flavor after her. Mocha-Lisa Smile?
Faith Hill – Receptionist. She could hear you breathe over the phone.
Chris Rock – Red Lobster. I heard he could really crack those lobsters up.
Bradley Cooper – Hotel doorman. Hopefully he didn’t use up all his sick days being hungover.