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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.

Mr. T
Mr. T's previous occupations include gym teacher, military policeman, and bouncer.
Mr. T used to be a bodyguard for celebs including Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali & Diana Ross.
Quentin Tarantino
Tarantino worked as a clerk in a video store called Video Archives in Manhattan Beach.
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum got his break with a small scene in the Ricky Martin video "She Bangs." He also appeared in commercials for both Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002.
Charlize Theron
A knee injury prevented Charlize Theron from an aspiring ballet career. Then in 1995, Theron can be seen playing a random young woman in the mega-hit "Children of The Corn 3."
Isiah Thomas
NBA star Isiah Thomas used to shine shoes at age 10 - for $0.25 per shine.
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake joined The Mickey Mouse Club when he was 12 years old, along side future bandmate JC Chasez.
Ashley Tisdale
Before finding fame with High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale sang at the White house when she was 12 years old.
Benicio Del Toro
Benicio del Toro was studying business at the University of California at San Diego before switching his major to acting, reportedly without telling his family.
John Travolta
Before John Travolta became a household name, he could be seen in some early 1970s TV commercials for Haggar slacks and BAND-AID bandages.
Donald Trump
As a teenager, Donald Trump went around to his father's properties and collected rent.
Tina Turner
Tina Turner was a nurse in the maternity ward when she began singing at local St. Louis clubs. She sang at night and worked at the hospital during the day.
Shania Twain
Shania Twain once lived on the streets in Winnipeg.


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