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Before They Were Famous

Aren't you glad they quit their day jobs?

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    Before your favorite celebs became famous, they had some pretty interesting jobs! Check them out:

    Before Julia Roberts hit the big screen she got the big scoop ... of ice cream that is. She worked at Baskin Robbins!

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    Rachel McAdams has a great career as an actress now, but before that she worked the drive-through at McDonald's. She admits she was not the best employee.

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    Before Macklemore 'popped some tags,' he worked as a security guard at a youth correctional facility and at the Seattle zoo

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    Before making it big after 'American Idol,' Carrie Underwood worked as a cashier at a gas station during her teenage years.

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    Beyonce used to work at her moms salon & swept hair!

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    Demi Moore used to work at a debt collection agency before her acting career took off.

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    After dropping out of UCLA, James Franco worked at McDonald's!

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    P!nk also worked under the golden arches at McDonald's.

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    When he was 18, Matthew McConaughey lived in Australia for 12 months. While he was down under, he worked as a carpenter.

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    Jennifer Garner played the saxophone in her high school band!

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    When she was 17, Nicole Kidman worked as a massage therapist!

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    Brad Pitt Dropped out of the University of Missouri's journalism school & danced in a chicken suit for El Pollo Loco. He also chauffeured strippers in a limo.

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    Mariah Carey worked a few jobs before becoming a superstar. She was a coat checker, swept hair at a salon, and waited tables!

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    Jennifer Hudson flipped burgers before 'American Idol' - at Burger King! After mentioning the chain in her Oscar acceptance speech, Hudson was granted free Burger King for life. But somehow, we don't think that's part of her Weight Watchers plan.

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    Gwen Stefani used to work at Dairy Queen. Turns out it became the pathway to her huge success - Gwen's band, No Doubt, was formed by fellow DQ employees John Spence and Eric Stefani (her older brother) while scrubbing floors and serving up ice cream there.

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    Before singing all over the world, Katy Perry sang gospel music in her parents' church every Sunday.

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    Chase Crawford worked at a valet and parked cars.

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    Eva Mendes used to sell hot dogs at Hot Dogs on a Stick before her acting career took off.

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    Kanye West actually worked in fashion before his rap career ... at the Gap!

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    Before she became an actress, Megan Fox dressed up as a banana at a smoothie shop in Florida!

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    Channing Tatum had a lot to channel for his role in Magic Mike. Before his acting career, he was an actual stripper!

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    Selena Gomez was always in showbiz .. but before Disney and her singing career, she appeared on 'Barney.'

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    And BFF Demi Lovato joined Selena on the show featuring the big purple dinosaur!

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    When the Diddy wasn't quite so flush, he cleaned bathrooms at a Mexican restaurant.

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    Before her career in acting Angelina Jolie was seriously considering becoming a funeral director at age 14!
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    Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling got their start as "Mickey Mouse Club" members!

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    Did you know that Fergie was the voice of Sally in the 'Charlie Brown' cartoons?!

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    Christina Aguilera was also a "Mickey Mouse Club" member.

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    Before touring all over the world in extravagant outfits as Lady Gaga, the superstar was featured on MTV's 'Boiling Points.'

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