20 Celebrity Facts Before They Found Fame & Fortune

1Adam Jones

Adam Jones, the guitarist of the rock band TOOL, worked on makeup and set design for Hollywood blockbuster films such as Jurassic Park, Terminator 2 and Ghostbusters II, and used his background in film to create TOOL's "unique" stop-motion music videos.

2Colonel Sanders

Before establishing KFC, Colonel Sanders worked at a gas station and once also got into a gunfight with a rival gas station manager.

3Alton Brown

Celebrity chef Alton Brown worked as a cinematographer and video director before he became a food star. He was the director of photography for R.E.M.'s music video "The One I Love" and spent all of his time between takes on the set watching cooking shows, feeling that he could do a better job.

4Will Ferrell

Before realizing his true potential in comedy, Will Ferrell worked as a teller at Wells Fargo. Apparently, he lost close to $600 on his first two days on the job.

5Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart used to regularly fabricate fake news in the newspaper he worked for because he was spending his time practicing theatre with a theatre company during times that conflicted with his work schedule as a journalist.

6Demetri Martin

Stand-up comedian Demetri Martin worked as a White House intern during the Clinton administration.

7Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein worked as an electrician on the Oktoberfest 1896.

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Before he was on MTV's Jackass, Steve-O went to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College and worked for several years as a performing clown.

9Pope Francis

Pope Francis worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the seminary.

10Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan started work as a lifeguard at a park in 1926 and was credited with saving 77 lives during the seven summers he worked there.


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