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Before They Were Stars

The world’s favorite pirate used to be one of those annoying people who call you and offer to buy something you do not need at all.
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Hollywood star is definitely a good profession choice, although in some cases it is better to play it safe, even if you are Brad Pitt or Jennifer Aniston. Those who like watching Academy Awards ceremony rarely think that Oscar nominees could have been working as auditors or marketing managers if the circumstances had been different. Indeed, pre-fame jobs of some beautifully smiling world-wide famous actors were irresistibly far from cinema. After all, who would ever imagine Ashton Kutcher as a biomedical engineering student? Not that many people, supposedly. And still, how much do YOU know about former jobs or real professions of Hollywood stars? You are welcome to test yourself!

Before They Were Young

Brad Pitt

Can you imagine one of the sexiest men in Hollywood dancing in a chicken suit? This could be a challenge, although you should definitely try to. After all, that’s exactly what Brad was doing after he dropped out with only two credits left for a degree in journalism and moved to LA. His desperate efforts to attract customers to El Pollo Loco could in a way be regarded an attempt to get into a role, although he would probably not agree this is funny.

Another sphere of activity was delivery of refrigerators, and it would be really interesting to know how many housewives may boast of the fact that their fridge was delivered by the future Oscar winner.

However, Brad’s experiences in delivery services do not end here – one of his jobs was to transport strippers in a limo. Driving license is not a must in their profession, after all!

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Johnny Depp

The world’s favorite pirate used to be one of those annoying people who call you and offer to buy something you do not need at all.

The world’s favorite pirate used to be one of those annoying people who call you and offer to buy something you do not need at all. Yes, he used to work as a telemarketer selling pens and this was probably his most unsuccessful role. “I actually think that was the first experience I had with acting,'' says Johnny, and this seems to be the one and the only good thing about this gig. He really suffered qualms of conscience and then, having managed to make the very first sale, he could no longer put up with it and started to plead the customer to back out.

Ashton Kutcher

Even though Ashton dropped out of college and failed to achieve success in biomedical engineering, he turned out to be much better at investing. In fact, “much better” may once become not enough to describe his successes – it may happen that one day he will become known as a successful investor first, and a Hollywood actor only second. What he started with was a $1 million investment into Skype in 2009, and it quadrupled in value after Skype was bought by Microsoft 18 months later. A good example to follow, isn’t it?

Nicole Kidman

This redhead needed to work really hard at the age of 17, when her family was going through an immensely hard period after her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. To support the family financially, Nicole had no other choice but to skip school and work as a massage therapist. Luckily, cancer was taken under control and her mother eventually survived. Most probably, Nicole’s past has greatly influenced her values and attitude towards life in general. After all, she has once told that there are more important roles in her life than only acting.

Jennifer Aniston

Finally, the Friends star and another word-wide famous telemarketer. She has once said: “I was awful, selling timeshares in the Poconos and upsetting people terribly and me just being the worst at it, because I just apologized profusely and hung up the phone”. Telemarketing, however, was not the only sad experience of having an ordinary job. Another failure was bicycle delivery – the actress has once called herself very uncoordinated and extraordinarily klutzy.

In such a way, a status of a Hollywood star does not mean that its owner is bad at everything else. Some of them are really good at many other things, no matter whether these are large scale investments or dancing in a chicken suit. In a way, these people are a great example to follow, particularly as far as job hunting is concerned. Yeah, giant chicken is probably not the profession of your dream, and it may also happen that you don’t have $1 million to start your investment portfolio. No need to worry, simply start from something small! Low cost investments or even HF trading may be good ideas. If financial sector in any of its forms is not for you, you could try some other creative jobs you probably never thought about – as a live mannequin, golf ball diver, or dog surfing instructor. It is for many reasons better than an ordinary office-based job – after all, you would always have enough free time for creativity. What if that’s exactly what your hidden talents need to finally reveal?

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