Odd jobs Hollywood stars had before fame
George Clooney thinks acting is easy compared to the first job he had
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Before they became the shining bright stars are they are today, Hollywood's elite had to find a way to pay the bills like the rest of us.
Though it is difficult to picture them as mere mortals, some of the biggest A-listers once scrubbed toilets, wore ridiculous costumes, or even tamed lions for a living.
Even George Clooney, who was recently hospitalized after dropping 28 lbs for a film role, says his hardest acting roles will never beat his first job. “I’ve done physically rough films," he said, adding that even directing is physically challenging, but he still has no sympathy for actors who whine.
"Listen, I once cut tobacco for a living for $3 an hour. When actors say how hard it is, I’m like, ‘Come cut tobacco for a day.’ I also sold ladies’ shoes and insurance door to door. To do our job, to still be kids, play make-believe, we should enjoy it," he said. "We’re the lucky ones."
Check out this gallery to see the strange jobs celebrities had before they became rich and famous.
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