Gabourey Sidibe Did What?! 14 Stars Who Had Weird Jobs Before Becoming Famous

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Gabourey Sidibe Did What?! 14 Stars Who Had Weird Jobs Before Becoming Famous

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Gabourey Sidibe Did What?! 14 Stars Who Had Weird Jobs Before Becoming Famous

Before they became glamorous movie stars, these celebrities had to rough it like the rest of us!

Click through the gallery above to see 14 stars who had interesting jobs before they made it big.

Gabourey Sidibe Did What?! 14 Stars Who Had Weird Jobs Before Becoming Famous
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Gabourey Sidibe

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Gabourey Sidibe

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Job: Phone sex operator  

The Empire star was a phone sex operator for three years before her acting career took off.

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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

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Job: Lion cage cleaner

Before Rocky, the actor actually cleaned out the lion cages at the Central Park Zoo.

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Jay Z

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Jay Z

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Job: Drug dealer

Beyoncé’s man said his history with drugs made him a better businessman.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

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Job: Set dresser for porn films

The Mad Men star actually designed sets for porn movies. Hey, whatever pays the bills!

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Job: Phone sex operator

"When I was younger, the money was great," she said on The View. "See now, people would know my voice."

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

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Job: Party clown

He made $50 a gig, which doesn’t sound so bad to us!

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey

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Job: Coat checker

Spoiler alert — she got fired. We still think things worked for her just fine.

George Clooney

George Clooney

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Job: Insurance salesman

With that face, he can sell us anything!

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Megan Fox

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Megan Fox

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Job: Banana mascot

When she was a teeanger, the Transformers actress dressed up as a banana when she worked at a smoothie shop.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen

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Job: Drug dealer

The Toy Story star was eventually arrested for smuggling pounds of cocaine through an airport.  

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Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp

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Job: Ballpoint pen salesman

If the Pirates of the Caribbean star called asking us to buy some pens, we’d happily oblige.

Kanye West

Kanye West

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Job: Sales associate at Gap

This isn’t necessarily a weird job, but you have to admit, it is a little funny picturing Yeezy folding clothes in Gap, right?

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

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Job: Burger King employee

We hope she at least got free Whoppers!

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey

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Job: Professional juggler

Before he landed the role as Dr. Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, the actor actually juggled for money. He even competed in the International Jugglers’ Association when he was just 15!

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Before they became glamorous movie stars, these celebrities had to rough it like the rest of us!

Click through the gallery above to see 14 stars who had interesting jobs before they made it big.