Brad Pitt El Pollo Loco
Brad Pitt roamed the streets of Hollywood dressed as a giant chicken before hitting the big time! The actor was paid to dress up and hand out flyers for fast food chain El Pollo Loco.
Kid Rock on stage
Forget that bad boy country rocker persona—before he hit the big time Kid Rock sold cars for a living! He also provided janitorial services at a recording studio, picked apples and worked at a car wash at one time.
Danny Devito Walk of Fame
Despite being rather follicly challenged himself, Danny DeVito made a living cutting hair before he hit the big time. The Taxi star worked as "Monsieur Danny" at his sister's beauty salon!
Jennifer Aniston red carpet
Jennifer Aniston tried her hand at waitressing before she scored her breakthrough role on Friends—she also worked as a telemarketer!
George Clooney in a tux
Would you buy insurance from George Clooney? How about a men's suit? The hunky actor sold both before hitting the big time on ER—he also enjoyed a stint as a tobacco cutter!
Adam Scott Johnny Rockets
It's a very good job Adam Scott found fame as an actor, as the Parks and Recreation star didn't make the cut as a burger flipper! The actor managed one whole day working at Johnny Rockets before resigning in disgrace after being reprimanded for singing and dancing on the job!
Alec Baldwin Studio 54
Alec Baldwin was rubbing shoulders with the in-crowd way before he officially became one of them! The 30 Rock star worked as a busboy at the infamous Studio 54 in NYC back in the day.
Amy Adams Hooters
As a little girl Amy Adams dreamed of being a ballerina—with that aim in mind, she secured a waitressing job at Hooters to support herself as she chased her dream… she also worked as a greeter at Gap before hanging up the dancing shoes and moving into acting.
Beyonce hair salon
Before she picked up a mic for a living Beyonce wielded a broom! The singer worked as an assistant at her mom's hairdressing salon, sweeping floors and washing hair.
Calista Flockhart waitress
Calista Flockhart worked as a waitress and an aerobics instructor while waiting for her big break.
Chris Tucker toilers
Chris Tucker has definitely put his past life way behind him! The Rush Hour star cleaned toilets for a living before finding fame.
David Boreanaz cleaned toilets
Perhaps David Boreanaz and Chris Tucker can swap scouring tips one day! The Bones actor also cleaned toilets for a living before getting his big break on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Diddy Mexican restaurant
Before becoming the mega-millionaire mogul he is today, Diddy lived a different kind of "flush" lifestyle, scrubbing toilets at a Mexican restaurant!
Ellen Degeneres bartender
Ellen Degeneres has always been a hard worker! Before breaking through as a comedienne, Ellen tried various other career paths, including working as a paralegal, a bartender, a house painter and a clothes salesperson.
Geena Davis window mannequin
While waiting for her modeling career to take off, and subsequently her acting one, Geena Davis worked as a window mannequin for Ann Taylor in New York!
Gwen Stefani dairy queen
Gwen Stefani worked at a local OC Dairy Queen before hitting the big time.
Hugh Grant cleaned toilets
Hugh Grant used to be a whizz with a plunger and a scrubbing brush! The posh talking thespian once had the decidedly un-posh job of cleaning toilets in London!
Jennifer Hudson Burger King
Jennifer Hudson gave her past employer a name check during her 2007 Best Supporting Actress Oscars acceptance speech! She was rewarded by her former bosses (Burger King!!) with the promise of free burgers for life!
Johnny Depp job before famous
Johnny Depp has cultivated a too-cool-for-school persona over the years—but before hitting the big time Mr. Depp had the decidedly uncool job of selling ballpoint pens!
Jon Hamm job before famous
Jon Hamm has had a diverse and checkered career history—Included in his past work pursuits—high school drama teacher, day care worker, set decorator for soft porn flicks and restaurant dishwasher!
Madonna Dunkin Donuts
Good job Madonna had her singing to fall back on after she failed at her donut selling career! The Material Girl was fired from Dunkin' Donuts back in the day after being caught squirting jelly at customers.
Matthew McConaughey job before famous
Matthew McConaughey is used to taking sh*t! The Texan spent a year shoveling chicken manure for a living while waiting for his big break!
Megan Fox job before famous
Megan Fox wasn't able to utilize her gorgeous looks and banging body in her first job—the actress worked at a smoothie joint and had to wear a giant banana costume!
Nick Cannon job before famous
Nick Cannon flunked out of his sausage selling gig when he was 17! Mr. Mariah Carey was fired from Wienerschnitzel for telling too many jokes to customers.
Ozzy Osbourne job before famous
Ozzy Osbourne worked hard for his money before hitting it big with band Black Sabbath! The Prince of Darkness worked a number of blue color jobs, including construction, car factory horn-tuner, trainee plumber and slaughterhouse worker.
Rachel McAdams McDonalds
Rachel McAdams was not cut out for the McDonalds way of life! The Notebook star slaved away at the burger chain for three years while waiting for her career to take off, and admits she "was not a great employee."
Rod Stewart gravedigger
Rod Stewart toiled as a gravedigger before finding international stardom as a singer!
Stanley Tucci job before famous
Stanley Tucci doesn't mind getting his hands dirty! The actor once cleaned outhouses for a living at a Westchester summer camp.
Tom Cruise paperboy
Tom Cruise was always keen to be a part of the news! As a kid he worked as a paperboy in Louisvlle!
Comedienne and actress Whoopi Goldberg once held the decidedly unfunny position of mortuary assistant—she also worked for a while as a bank teller!
Hands down our favorite pre-fame celeb job is Christopher Walken's! The actor worked a a lion tamer at a circus when he was a teen!