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Before They Were Famous... They Did What?

From a clay trapper to dressing as a giant chicken, these A-listers had some pretty interesting jobs before they became big and famous. Try to figure out which celebrity did what job in this fun list!

Guess the Celebrity Job

Dunkin' Donuts

She had big dreams and just $35 in her pocket when she moved to New York in search of fame. A struggling dancer, she managed to land a counter job at Dunkin' Donuts in Times Square.

Guess Who?

Madonna! The singer/dancer eventually moved on from her Dunkin' Donuts job to become one of the music industry's most enduring icons.

Hat Checker

This diva extraordinaire supported herself on the way to stardomas a coat/hat checker, swept up hair in a salon and waited tables.

Guess Who?

Mariah Carey! She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has sold more than 175 million albums, singles and videos worldwide, and is currently married to "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon.

Clay Trapper

This actor, who just proposed to his super-model girlfriend, was a clay trapper at a shooting range when he was a teenager. That's the person who actually launches the clay target.

Guess Who?

Orlando Bloom! His breakthrough role was as the elf-prince Legolas in 2001's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Then he starred as blacksmith Will Turner in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, establishing himself as a lead in films, such as "Elizabethtown" and "Kingdom of Heaven."

Shoveling Chicken Manure

This hottie chose not to go to college after high school. Instead, he shoveled chicken manure for a year in Australia.

Guess Who?

Matthew McConaughey! As an actor, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout roles in 1993's "Dazed and Confused" and 1996's "A Time to Kill" He is best known, though, for his performances in the romantic comedies "The Wedding Planner," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," and "Failure to Launch."

Flight Attendent

This cast member of "Lost" worked as a flight attendant. Freaky coincidence!

Guess Who?

Evangeline Lilly! Now, of course, we know her as the fugitive Kate on the recently ended TV series "Lost."

Voice of Sally in "Charlie Brown" Cartoons

As cool and hip as she might be now, this performer used to voice the character of Sally in the "Charlie Brown" cartoons.

Guess Who?

Stacie Ann "Fergie" Ferguson! She is the female vocalist for the hip hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas, as well as a solo artist, having released her debut album, "The Dutchess," in September 2006. She made her film debut in last year's "Nine" and is currently married to Josh Duhamel.

A Giant Chicken

This famous actor wasn't content with just one strange job before he became a big star. He drove limos, moved refrigerators and — wait for it — dressed as a giant chicken to promote El Pollo Loco!

Guess Who?

Brad Pitt! After several supporting roles on TV, his first major film role was in 1991's "Thelma and Louise" and the handsome actor has stopped since. He is now also one half of one of Hollywood's hottest couples, co-habitating with the lovely Angelina Jolie and their six children.

In the Mail Room

This veteran actor was reportedly discovered working in MGM's mail room. Before that, the three-time Oscar winner had worked in a toy store and as a lifeguard.

Guess Who?

Jack Nicholson! His first breakthrough role was in the 1969 "Easy Rider" with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda. He has been nominated for Academy Awards 12 times. He has won the Oscar for Best Actor twice, for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and for "As Good as It Gets" and once for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 "Terms of Endearment."

Day Care Worker

Before he was famous, this actor worked in a day care facility.

Guess Who?

Ashton Kutcher! That seems fitting. Ashton's big break was starring in the hit TV series "That '70s Show." He's gone onto film stardom, with his most recent film "Killers" opening in May, 2010. He is currently married to actress Demi Moore.

At the Deli Counter

This Oscar-winning actress worked in a deli in London.

Guess Who?

Kate Winslet! She made her film debut in 1994 "Heavenly Creatures," for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in "Sense and Sensibility" and "Titanic," the highest grossing film for more than 12 years. She recently won her first Best Actress Oscar for her turn in "The Reader."

Yes, We Have No Bananas

It seems almost sinful to cover up her gorgeous figure, but before this actress transformed into one of the hottest Hollywood sensations, she wore a banana costume when she worked for a smoothie shop. No, we're not kidding.

Guess Who?

Megan Fox! Imagine the possibilities ... She began her acting career in 2001 with several minor television and film roles, but got noticed in 2004's "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen." In 2007, she was cast as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character in the blockbuster film "Transformers," thus cementing her status as screen goddess. She recently got hitched to former "90210" actor Brian Austin Green.

Pen Salesman

Before he became famous for quirky movie roles, floppy hair and chiseled cheekbones, he sold pens over the phone.

Guess Who?

Johnny Depp! He rose to success in the TV show "21 Jump Street" and quickly became regarded as a teen idol. He then turned his focus to film roles, teaming up with his frequent collaborator, director Tim Burton, in films such as "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and most recently "Alice in Wonderland." His role as Capt. Jack Sparrow in the hugely popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" series gave him his first Oscar nomination.

Hot dog stand

Before her claim to fame, this actress kept the hot dogs on sizzle while working at the popular American fast-food joint Hot Dog on a Stick.

Guess Who?

Eva Mendes! She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in several low end Hollywood films she broke into more mainstream films such as "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Hitch," "We Own the Night" and "The Spirit."