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Before these celebrities became famous in Hollywood movies, TV shows, sports, business, or government, they had regular jobs just like you and me. Click the links below to see what your favorite stars did before they were famous.

Al Pacino
Al Pacino was in a 1968 eposiode of N.Y.P.D called "Deadly Circle Of Violence"; he played a character named John James.
Sarah Palin
Before her rise to political fame as Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin was a beauty pageant winner, TV sports announcer, and helped run a commercial fishing company.
Scott Patterson
Before finding fame on the TV show "Gilmore Girls," Scott Patterson was a pro baseball player with the Yankees, Rangers, and Dodgers.
Robert Pattinson
Before finding super-fame in the Twilight film series, Robert Pattinson had originally pursued an (unsuccessful) modelling career. He can be seen in a 2007 Hackett London ad campaign.
Luke Perry
Luke Perry worked in a doorknob factory before getting his big break.
Matthew Perry
Before Matthew Perry began his acting career, he was a nationally-ranked junior tennis player. He also can be seen in a 1991 guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210.
Michelle Pfeiffer
One of Michelle Pfeiffer's first gigs was a guest appearance on "Fantasy Island."
Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin's first job was at NBC working as a page.
After attending Notre Dame, but before beginning his entertainment career, Regis Philbin served in the US Navy.
Stone Phillips
Stone Phillips was once a newsroom assistant at an ABC affiliate in Atlanta.
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce (from the TV show Frasier) was at one time a security guard at the Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.
Brad Pitt
Pitt supported his early acting career by driving limos, moving refrigerators and "dressing as a giant chicken while working for el Pollo Loco" - according to IMDB.
Sidney Poitier
Potier was reportedly fired from a his job parking cars because of his poor driving skills.
Colin Powell
Colin Powell worked at a local Orthodox synagogue turning the lights on and off.
Elvis Presley
Elvis was fired from a job at the Precision Tool Company in Memphis when they discovered he was under-age. After graduating from high school, Elvis was a truck driver.


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