Most of the celebrities did not get where they are easily. They had to work hard day and night to get to that position. We think of celebrities as people who throw away money but we tend to forget that most of them have strived hard to get that. There are many celebrities who did all kind of odd jobs to earn money before they rose to fame. Here is a list of 10 such celebrities who had to quit their day jobs in order to work in Hollywood!
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The popular star known for her role in American Hustle, used to work as a waitress before she rose to fame. She used to work at Hooter's before her debut in Hollywood.
Kanye is basically known for marrying Kim Kardashian. Well before that he used to work at Gap and had the job of folding clothes and now he is an aspiring fashion designer.
Henry is known for his work both as a musician and an actor in the industry. But very few people know that Henry used to manage an ice cream parlor for Haagen Dazs before taking the industry by storm.
The Ghost Busters star used to sell chestnuts. He used to sell them outside a grocery store.
The 'Santa Clause' star used to sell cocaine as a living earlier. He even went to prison for the same. He has turned his life upside down.
Gerard is known for his roles in 300, Olympus Has Fallen and many more. Before coming to Hollywood, he had a full-time job at a law firm. He did not have an odd job unlike others on the list. But he did quit law to turn into full-time actor.
Captain Jack Sparrow was not so famous before. Earlier, he used to sell ball point pens in bulk for a living.
Madonna is known for her music skills as well as her acting skills. She used to work at Dunkin Donuts earlier.
Most of you would not be familiar with this name. Quentin is the director of the popular movie 'The Hateful Eight'. Before coming to Hollywood, he used to work at a video store for nearly 5 long years!
The host of a talk show was the mayor of Cincinnati before.