When Jim Carrey was 14, he was a rifleman with the army cadets. Jim Carrey also worked as a janitor in a factory.
Ashton Kutcher once pursued a career in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa. During summers, Kutcher worked in the cereal department for a General Mills plant.
Sean Connery‘s first job was delivering milk for St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative Society in Scotland. Then after serving three years in the Royal Navy, he held several odd jobs (still as a teenager) including truck driver, brick layer, lifeguard, cofin polisher, and artist’s model for the Edinburgh College of Art. In his twenties, he pursued a career in bodybuilding, and placed 3rd in the 1953 Mr. Universe competition.
Harrison Ford had earned quite a reputation as a carpenter before his acting career took off.
Before Rod Stewart achieved international fame as a crooner, he had a slightly spooky profession: digging graves.
Danny DeVito was a formally trained hair stylist before his break on Taxi.
At an early age, Tom Cruise joined a seminary in order to become a priest. Cruise also spent a short time in Kentucky where he was a paperboy for the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Who would have thought that the ice cream scooper in a Honolulu Baskin-Robbins would one day become the President of the United States? The President Barack Obama also hated his first job because he ate too much ice cream, and consequently doesn’t like it anymore.