Bruce WillisBefore getting his big break, the German born actor, Bruce Willis used to work as a bartender (Ha! I bet most of you didn't even know he was born in Germany). He had some minor roles, then he starred in Moonlighting, but he became famous as John McClane in Die Hard.
Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly worked as a flight attendant. Good thing she did that before becoming an actress, I can't imagine many passengers would want to fly on the same plane as her, after watching Lost.
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney was just a regular women's shoes salesman, then boom! He becomes a movie star, and all the women go nuts when they see him. If only he had given a few pointers to Al Bundy.
Tom CruiseThis one might not even be a surprise. Tom Cruise, before dancing in his tidy whities on the big screen, wanted to become a catholic priest. What do you know? He succeeded more or less, becoming a major Scientology player, but let's not get into too much details.
Sean ConneryCan you imagine Sean Connery delivering milk? That is exactly what he did, before acting.
Daniel CraigKeeping it between the Bonds, Daniel Craig used to be a waiter. I'm not a big fan of him, so I think he should have pursued that career instead of becoming an actor.
Danny DeVitoBefore making a name for himself as one of Hollywood's biggest (pun intended) and most handsome actors, Danny DeVito used to work as a hairstylist. Yep, that Danny DeVito!
Hugh JackmanThis is a good one, forget everything you know about Hugh Jackman and try to imagine him working as a clown. A freaking clown, jeez!
It turns out researching is hard work. And I'm pretty much doing this for fun, so no more researching today. I do have a conclusion though. You don't need to settle for your lousy job. If you are determined enough and with a bit of luck (or with the face of George Clooney) you could even become an actor in Hollywood.