Here's a look at what some celebs did before they hit the silver screen. Take a peek...
Before they became superstars, they were chickens, bus conductors, chefs and phone sex operators. Take a look at how some celebs earned a living before they got famous!
Before he became the Big B of Bollywood, Amitabh was a freight broker for a shipping firm in Calcutta.
Greatness comes from humble beginnings. Rajinikanth used to be a bus conductor before he was advised to go into films.
Back in the day, when Akshay Kumar was Rajiv Bhatia, he was also a chef in Bangkok.
Shahid Kapur was part of Shaimak Davar's dance troop. He was one of the background dancers for Aishwarya's Taal song, Kahin aag lage lag jaave.
Raaj Kumar started out as a sub-inspector in the Mumbai police.
Bollywood legend, Dev Anand began his career at the military censor office, for a meager salary of Rs 160.
Pretty boy John Abraham was a media planner.
Soha Ali Khan kept away from her family's laurel and worked for the Ford Foundation and Citibank.
Ashton Kutcher donated his plasma for money, apart from other odd jobs.
Brad Pitt used to be a chauffeur, and even dressed up as a chicken to pay for acting lessons.
The dashing George Clooney used to sell men's suits!
Tom Cruise aspired to be a Catholic priest and attended a Franciscan seminary for a brief period.
The man who changed the face of film-making, James Cameron was a truck driver.
One of the most inspirational stories is of Boman Irani, who once worked as a room service staff, ran his family's ancestral bakery shop and established an Uncle Chips franchise. When all else failed, Irani turned to photography.
A young Jennifer Aniston worked many part-time jobs, as a telemarketer, waitress, and even a bike messenger.
Golden Globe winner Jeremy Renner was once a makeup artist.
Believe it or not, Johnny Depp was a telemarketer for pens!
The very talented Morgan Freeman went from being a mechanic in the United States Air Force to transcript clerk, dancer and then movie star.
Mega star Madonna was a simple waitress at Dunkin' Donuts.
Matthew McConaughey's year in Australia saw him washing dishes and shoveling chicken manure. EW!
Mithun was a staunch Naxalite and martial arts expert. Talk about a change of heart.
Smooth operator: Award winning actress Mo'Nique worked as a phone sex operator.
Quentin Tarantino always had a calling for films. He previously worked at a defunct video rental store.
Sandra Bullock held jobs as a bartender, cocktail waitress and coat checker.
Somewhat in the business, Sylvester Stallone was the 'Italian Stallion' in soft porn films!