Hitting the Grind: The Surprising Former Careers of Celebrities

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We always hear about the crazy first jobs celebrities had before they hit it big, from lion tamer (Christopher Walken) to gravedigger (Rod Stewart) but what about the ones who had real careers and discovered acting and jobs in media and entertainment later on? Not everyone goes from waiting tables to the big leagues. Here’s a list of famous names in entertainment who proved they had the chops to make it in the real world as well.

GALLERY: Celebrities With Former Careers