11 Celebrities Who Worked In Fast Food Before Making It Big

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11 Celebrities Who Worked In Fast Food Before Making It Big

Have you ever been stuck at a terrible fast food job and thought to yourself, "when will my break come?" You're not alone.

Many celebrities in Hollywood started out working at fast food restaurants flipping burgers and scooping ice cream just like the rest of us! Actors, musicians, and even world leaders have all had to do their fair share of grunt work. So the next time you think of being rude to the cashier at McDonald's, remember he could be very famous one day!

1. Busy Phillips

The Freaks and Geeks and Cougartown actress revealed she worked at California Pizza Kitchen in high school!  "It was the golden era of CPK really," she says. "And I ate free every time I worked."

2. James Franco

Franco, who has starred in many movies and TV shows, worked the late-night drive-thru shift at McDonald's. He credits the chain for helping him hone his accents and for keeping him fed with "burgers heading for the trash."

3. Madonna

Madonna worked at Dunkin' Donuts in Times Square before she came an international sensation. She only lasted a day, though, after she squirted the donut jelly on a customer she wasn't getting along with. Madge was then fired.

Continue reading to see who else was a fast food worker-turned Hollywood sensation!

4. Eva Longoria

The Desperate Housewives Star learned about hard work from a young age.

"I wanted to have a Quinceañera when I was 15 and my family didn't have the money, so I got a job at Wendy's and paid for it myself," the actress revealed to Redbook in November.

5. Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon got a job at Weinerschitzel to help his mom out when he was growing up. "I ended up getting fired because I was playing on the intercom system at the drive-thru, telling jokes," he says.

6. Queen Latifah

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The triple threat says "If my brother and I wanted money in our pockets, we had to get jobs - my first was at 15, Burger King. We had to come up with ways to create an income."

7. Chris Pratt

Before he was a Guardian of the Galaxy, Pratt worked at several burger joints as well as Bubba Gump Shrimp.

8. Jenna Fischer

"Me at one of my first jobs running the cash register at Long John Silver's," The Office star captioned this throwback photo. "My parents taught me that if I wanted something I had to work for it and earn my own money," she added.

9. Barack Obama

Before he was President of the United States, Barack Obama paid the bills by scooping 31 flavors of ice cream at Baskin Robbins.

Continue reading to see which Academy Award winning actor used to dress up as a chicken!

10. Jay Leno

The former Tonight Show host used to work the burger fryer at McDonald's!

11. Brad Pitt

Yes, even Academy Award winner Brad Pitt experienced the fast food world. After he dropped out of college, Pitt dressed up as a chicken to work for El Pollo Loco. Safe to say things got better for him.

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