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It's a good thing they quit their day jobs....

1) Brad Pitt: Restaurant mascot

2) Denzel Washington: Coffin polisher

3) Jerry Seinfeld: Phone sales (lightbulbs)

4) Ellen DeGeneres: Oyster shucker

5) Jack Nicholson: Toy-store employee

6) Lucy Liu: Pajama-factory worker

7) Tom Hanks: Bellboy

8) Jim Carrey: Janitor

9) Jerry Springer: Cincinnati mayor

10) Charles Bronson: Coal miner

11) David Letterman: Weatherman

12) Jay Leno: Mechanic

13) Norm MacDonald: Garbage collector

14) Mr. T: Gym teacher

15) Danny DeVito: Hairdresser

16) Quentin Tarantino: Video-store clerk

17) Ken Kercheval: Cemetery-plot salesman

18) Whoopi Goldberg: Funeral-parlor makeup artist

19) Calista Flockhart: Aerobics instructor

20) Josh Holloway: Chicken-farm worker

21) Robin Williams: Street mime

22) Bruce Willis and Sandra Bullock: Bartender

23) Lorenzo Lamas: Fry cook

24) Dennis Franz: Postman

25) Carroll O'Connor: Substitute teacher

26) Carol Burnett: Hatcheck girl

27) Steve Buscemi: Fireman

28) John Goodman: Bouncer

29) Groucho Marx: Wig cleaner

30) Kathy Kinney: Wig-company receptionist

So what was your favorite celebrity doing before they hit the big time? Share some facts, get creative, and let us know below!

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