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Hollywood's biggest stars and their unglamorous first jobs

12 May 2015 [10:20] - TODAY.AZ

James Franco: McDonalds

James Franco practiced his accents while working the late shift drive-thru window at a McDonalds, an unlikely start for the mega-star.


Christopher Walken: Lion tamer

 Walken worked for a small circus as a kid. At one point in the show he had to enter the lion arena with a whip and get a lion named Sheba to roll over on command. He toldVanity Fair Sheba was "as tame as a dog."


Amy Adams: Hooters

 "American Hustle" star Amy Adams worked as a waitress at Hooters when she was 18 to earn money for college. She said it was a "great" experience.


David Letterman: Weatherman

 Surprise! David Letterman was a funny weatherman. He once congratulated a tropical storm for being upgraded to a hurricane.


Megan Fox: Giant banana

 "Transformers" actress Megan Fox had to wear a giant banana suit and stand on the side of a highway to advertise a smoothie shop, she told Ellen DeGeneres.


Jon Hamm: Dishwasher

 Jon Hamm says the first mad man he worked with was Spiro, who owned a Greek restaurant in St. Louis. The future Don Draper was a lousy dishwasher, and Spiro would let him know "at a loud volume" when he screwed up.


Matthew McConaughey: Armadillo hunter

 Academy-Award winner Matthew McConaughey told GQ his first job was raking sand traps at a Texas golf course until the greens-keeper hired him to shoot armadillos that were destroying the greens.


Jim Carrey: Janitor

 Before becoming one of the most successful comedic actors in Hollywood, Carrey worked nights along with his family to clean an Ontario warehouse. Carrey told Inside The Actor's Studio that he did an 8-hour shift of custodian work after school. He dropped out of school at 16 to work full time.

 

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