30 Celebs and Their Not-So-Glamorous Pre-Celeb Jobs

'Hi, I'm Madonna, may I take your donut order?'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2011 10:48 AM CDT
30 Celebs and Their Not-So-Glamorous Pre-Celeb Jobs
Director Madonna attends the gala screening for the film "WE" during the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 in Toronto.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

It hasn’t always been glossy magazine covers and red carpet appearances for Tinseltown’s VIPs. Perez Hilton offers up 30 celebs and the decidedly less glamorous jobs they took before becoming famous:

  • Alexander Skarsgard: The True Blood vamp once served in the Swedish military.
  • James Franco: Among the renaissance man’s many jobs? A stint at McDonald’s.
  • Madonna: The Material Girl hawked donut holes at Dunkin' Donuts.
  • Tina Fey: The funnywoman worked at the front desk of a YMCA.
  • Steven Spielberg: Who says unpaid internships aren’t good for you? Spielberg had one at Universal Studios before he became a household name.

  • Steve Carell: The former Office boss was once a mail carrier.
  • Jon Hamm: The Mad Men star used to teach eighth graders all about acting.
  • Jennifer Aniston: Before she became famous, you may have gotten an unwanted phone call from Jen the telemarketer.
  • Brad Pitt: Jen’s ex has his own unglamorous past, dressing up as a chicken for the El Pollo Loco fast food chain.
  • Jon Stewart: Perhaps holding the most random position on the list, Stewart used to be a puppeteer for kids with disabilities.
  • Anderson Cooper: OK, so not all of these jobs are unglamorous … AC used to be a model.
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