You’ll Never Guess What Day Jobs These 20 Celebs Did Before They Were Famous

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Believe it or not, most celebrities aren’t born successful. Indeed, many toiled for years in odd jobs while they worked to perfect their crafts and find their big breaks. But while many stars spent their early years bartending or waiting tables, these 20 famous faces paid the bills by pursuing more unorthodox professions. And you’d probably never guess who did what, either…

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20. Johnny Depp – Ballpoint pen salesman

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Prior to his first acting gig, Johnny Depp made a wage by selling ballpoint pens over the phone. The star proved to be a hopeless telemarketer, however, and he only made one sale during his short tenure. The fledging actor still used the time wisely, though, by trying out new characters on his likely bewildered clientele.

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