We all know that it takes more than just a winning smile to become a Hollywood star. Before getting their big break, some celebrities actually had to take on an average day job…well, maybe not so average. Here is what some of our all-time favourite idols did before walking the red carpet.

Julia Roberts scooped ice cream

They don’t call her America’s sweetheart for nothing. Julia Roberts scooped ice cream at Baskin Robbins before becoming the superstar we all love.

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Brad Pitt wore a chicken suit for a restaurant

Can you imagine walking in El Pollo Loco restaurant, only to find that this beautiful man was, in fact, the dancing chicken?

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Hugh Jackman worked as a party clown

Somehow we all knew that Wolverine had a soft side, little did we know he’d be powdering his cheeks and clowning about at children’s birthday parties.

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Patrick Dempsey was a champion juggler

No wonder Dr. McDreamy knows how to work those hands. As a teenager, Patrick Dempsey competed at the International Jugglers Association’s convention, and won second place.patrick

 

Jennifer Aniston worked in telemarketing

Although Aniston admitted  that she was awful at being a salesgirl, but come on, talking to Jennifer Aniston on the phone, how bad could that have been?

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Channing Tatum was a stripper

You don’t get moves like these out of nowhere. Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike act was not so much an act as it was a job. 18- year-old Channing Tatum was the real life Magic Mike.

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Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald’s

For three years, the sultry actress worked at McDonald’s as a teenage girl. Look how that worked out.

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Whoopi Goldberg worked as a mortuary beautician

She put makeup on the deceased…enough said.

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Ozzy Osbourne worked at a slaughter house

It’s really no surprise that the “Prince of Darkness” used to work at a slaughter house.

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Sylvester Stallone was a porn star

The Italian Stallion started out his acting career with his first film, “Party at Kitty and Stud’s.”

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Dwayne Johnson was a professional wrestler

And of course, with his rock-hard physique, People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, Dwayne Johnson, was no other that the professional wrestler, the one and only “The Rock.”

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