These celebrities were working like a common person and suddenly they Became Famous
A job is a job as long as you earn money to pay your bills and buy yourself food. Not every famous actor, actress, singer or TV personality you see was born with the money and the fame they have now. In fact they had to work pretty hard and not so glamorous jobs to support themselves and their families. This might inspire you to never give up on your dream no matter what you do for living.
1 Steve Buscemi was a firefighter
The actor who got famous acting in Quentin Tarantino movies, returned to his old post at New York’s Engine Co. 55 to help rescue and recover victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center. In 1976, Buscemi took the FDNY civil service test when he was just 18 years old. In 1980, he became a New York City Firefighter and worked with Engine Co. 55 for four years before becoming a successful actor, writer and director.
In the days following 9/11, Buscemi worked 12-hour shifts alongside other firefighters, digging and sifting through the rubble looking for survivors. He declined all photo ops and interviews, as he was not interested in publicity. Buscemi continues to support his FDNY brothers. In 2003, he gave a speech at a union rally in support of higher wages for firefighters and protested the closing of fire stations. He was arrested along with other firefighters in that protest. Ten years later, he returned to assist in the clean-up after Hurricane Sandy. A true hero!
2 Kim Kardashian was a personal assistant
Unbelievable, but although she was born in a rich family, she actually had real job, being a celebrity stylist and a personal assistant to rich and famous people. Her clients included singer Brandy Norwood (the sister of her boyfriend at the time, rapper Ray J) Lindsay Lohan, reality star Nicole Richie, supermodel Cindy Crawford and of course to Paris Hilton. Kim’s most notable gig, however, was working as heiress Paris Hilton’s lowly closet organizer/punching bag/silent friend while Paris was shooting her reality show which Simple Life from 2003 to 2007. Kim also appeared everywhere with Paris, until she became more famous than her. That’s when the fake friendship and the business went down. Paris never forgets to mention that Kim was her “house keeper”.
3 Brad Pitt was wearing a chicken costume for a fast food chain
Even the Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt once worked odd jobs, one of which was dressing as a chicken to promote a fast food chain. Pitt dropped out of the University of Missouri’s journalism school to pursue an acting career in Hollywood, but he didn’t instantly became famous and successful. To make ends meet, Pitt stood in front of the Mexican chain restaurant El Pollo Loco dressed as the crazy chicken (during high temperatures) and waved to cars at they passed by on Sunset Boulevard. In another attempt to make some money, Pitt also drove strippers to bachelor parties. He held onto their clothes and played music while they did their thing and afterward, made sure they were paid. Pitt says it was a “depressing” way to make a living, but he made a crucial connection during that time – one of the strippers turned him onto an acting class that he says “set him on the path” to where he is now.
4 James Lipton, the host of “Inside The Actors Studio” worked as a pimp
Hard to believe that this eloquent, well dressed and decent man once used to work as a pimp in Paris.
“A ‘pimp’ is an American word”, the host explained. Instead, he noted, in France the term is “mac,” and “the difference between a pimp and a ‘mac’ is profound. He describes Paris after World War II as “profoundly poor” and says it was virtually impossible for Parisians to secure any kind of work, much less a young American who wanted to stay in the country. The host explained that young women were trying every possible way to make money in the post war years. There was no opprobrium because it was completely regulated. Every week they had to be inspected medically. The great bordellos were still flourishing in those days before the sheriff of Paris, a woman, closed them down. It was a different time.
Out of money and desperate to stay in Paris, a prostitute friend turned Lipton onto the profession. He had to be approved for the gig by the Parisian underworld and for a year, he successfully ran a bordello. “The French macs didn’t exploit women. They represented them, like agents. And they took a cut. That’s how I lived. I was going through my rites of passage, no question about it. It was a great year of my life.”