10 Celebs' Pre-Fame Career Plans
Danny DeVito ... hairdresser?
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2014 7:15 AM CST
This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle."   (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

(Newser) – Not all celebrities wanted to be celebrities when they grew up. The Huffington Post rounds up the career plans 19 actors had before they got discovered. A sampling:

  • Jennifer Lawrence: Wanted to be a doctor.
  • Steve Buscemi: Actually was a firefighter in New York City.
  • Queen Latifah: Studied to be a broadcast journalist.
  • Harrison Ford: Worked as a carpenter.
  • George Clooney: Tried to become a baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds, but didn't make the team.
  • Christopher Walken: Used to be a lion tamer with the circus.
  • Angelina Jolie: Wanted to be a funeral director, and got a certificate to do so.
  • Danny DeVito: Was once a hairdresser.
  • Matthew McConaughey: Wanted to be a lawyer.
  • Will Ferrell: Studied sportscasting at USC.
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Jan 26, 2014 1:41 PM CST
How sure are they now that Christopher Walken is not still taming lions somewhere?
Jan 26, 2014 12:22 PM CST
obama was a garbage man
Jan 26, 2014 8:29 AM CST
James Spader shoveled manure. That would have qualified him for politics.