18 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Realise Had Regular Jobs Before They Became Famous

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Chris Hemsworth used to work at a pharmacy, cleaning breast pumps.

Jon Hamm was a drama teacher at a high school.

Jon Hamm was a drama teacher at a high school.

One of his students was Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper, who he taught when she was a freshman.

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Danny DeVito was a hairdresser, and styled the hair of dead people.

Danny DeVito was a hairdresser, and styled the hair of dead people.

He took a job at his sister's beauty salon and sometimes people would request that, after they die, they wanted their hair styled by an employee there.

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Jeremy Renner was a makeup artist.

Jeremy Renner was a makeup artist.

He has said that as he only had to work a few hours a week, it allowed him to go off to auditions.

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Julie Walters was a nurse.

Julie Walters was a nurse.

She signed up for training aged eighteen, and left the profession after a year-and-a-half.

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Ken Jeong was a practicing doctor.

Ken Jeong was a practicing doctor.

He still has a licence to practice in California, and says that people come to him with medical questions on every set he's on.

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Oscar Issac used to work at a hospital, transporting dead bodies.

Oscar Issac used to work at a hospital, transporting dead bodies.

His father worked at the hospital, and Oscar's duties included taking people for their X-rays and transporting bodies to the morgue.

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Demi Moore worked at a debt-collection agency.

Demi Moore worked at a debt-collection agency.

She worked there aged sixteen after dropping out of high school.

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Ray Romano used to be a bank teller.

Ray Romano used to be a bank teller.

It's where he met his wife Anna, who was also a teller.

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Tiffany Haddish worked in customer service for Alaska Airlines.

Tiffany Haddish worked in customer service for Alaska Airlines.

After quitting the job, she started to hit the standup circuit.

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Hugh Jackman was a gym teacher.

Hugh Jackman was a gym teacher.

He worked at a boarding school in Rutland, England back in 1987.

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Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

He actually had a chance meeting with George Lucas while doing some carpentry work, and the rest is history!

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Samuel L Jackson was a social worker.

Samuel L Jackson was a social worker.

He spent two years in the profession before returning to college.

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Alan Rickman ran a graphic design business.

Alan Rickman ran a graphic design business.

The late Harry Potter and Love Actually star studied the subject at university and ran the business for several years.

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Steve Buscemi was a firefighter, and after 9/11 he worked shifts at his old station to help look for survivors.

Steve Buscemi was a firefighter, and after 9/11 he worked shifts at his old station to help look for survivors.

In the '80s he worked for the New York City Fire Department for four years.

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Eva Longoria was an aerobics instructor.

Eva Longoria was an aerobics instructor.

She has a degree in kinesiology, which is the study of body movement.

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Chris Hemsworth worked at a pharmacy, where he would clean breast pumps.

Chris Hemsworth worked at a pharmacy, where he would clean breast pumps.

It was in response to being asked what his weirdest job was, and he added that he used to scrub them with a spray and a toothbrush.

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Gina Rodriguez worked as a nanny, specialising in looking after twins.

Gina Rodriguez worked as a nanny, specialising in looking after twins.

She trained for three months to get her certification, after the nanny working for her sister told her she could "make a killing" doing it.

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Chris Pratt was a manager at a coupon company.

Chris Pratt was a manager at a coupon company.

He started off as a coupon salesman, but was so good at it he was given an office to run.

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