25 Celebrities Who Had Surprising Jobs Before They Got Famous

Christopher Walken Was a Lion Tamer

Veteran actor Christopher Walken wasn’t always the iconic funny man from Wedding Crashers, Mouse Hunt, and Balls of Fury. At 16, he was a teenager in need of some income. As such, he became — of all things — a lion tamer (as he told Vanity Fair):

“When I was a kid, I worked in the circus. It was a touring circus that was owned by a man named Terrell Jacobs. It was just one big tent, and he was a lion tamer. When he would finish his act, there would be one lion left, and I used to go in and have this lion do tricks.”

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