11 Stars Who Got Their Start at ... McDonald's Hey, we don't all go straight to the top By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Feb 9, 2013 6:33 AM CST 13 comments Comments Jay Leno, formerly of McDonald's. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (Newser) – Currently flipping burgers at McDonald's? No worries, Rachel McAdams once earned her money doing the same. Huffington Post lists 11 now-superstars who were once McDonald's employees: Sharon Stone James Franco Jay Leno Seal Shania Twain Pink Still need more inspiration? Click for the complete list.