Hollywood may be all glitz and glamour once you finally get to the top, but in order to make it, plenty of celebs have had to cut their teeth doing, well, less than glamorous jobs.

Most of the time, they come from pretty ordinary backgrounds: Rachel McAdams worked at McDonalds for three years, Nicki Minaj waitressed at Red Lobster, and even the Yeezy God himself, Kanye West, spent some time as a sales assistant for Gap.

But other times, stars have had to resort to some pretty out-there gigs in order to pursue their dreams and make ends meet. From Gabourey Sidibe's phone-sex operating past to Christopher Walken's stint as a lion tamer, see the wildest (and sometimes just funny) jobs celebrities have held pre-fame.

19 Absolutely Wild Jobs Celebrities Had Before Fame

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