He's the genuine embodiment of Magic Mike in real life! Surprisingly, the famous movies were loosely inspired by his earlier days as a young dancer. Amidst rumors that Tatum borrowed moves from his former co-workers for the film, we can't help but prefer watching him perform those seductive feats any day.
His electrifying stage presence and magnetic charm make it evident why he became an icon both on and off the screen. With a fascinating backstory that adds depth to his on-screen persona, Channing Tatum remains an inspiration to those who dream big and embrace their past with unapologetic grace.
Mayor of Cincinnati
Not even joking. Really. We’re sure he conjured up plenty of drama during his two-term reign over Cincinnati from 1971-1974. After that, he ran for governor, and although he lost out on that, NBC noticed him and gave him his own talk show — you know the one.
Honestly, if he wasn't so associated with his trashy TV talk show, we could totally see Jerry Springer being the mayor of a mid-sized city. There's no denying he looks the part! While he may have been a polarizing figure during his life, we'd still vote for him!
He was definitely the salesman of the month every month. Who wouldn’t want to buy insurance from him? Quite a few people, actually. Clooney admitted on Larry King that he was actually a terrible salesman. We honestly have a hard time believing that this was actually the case, though!
We don't see Clooney trading his life of fame and fortune for an insurance salesman's salary again, but if he is ever down on his luck, at least he's got something to fall back on. He might self-admittedly not be the best salesman in the world, but there's no denying that he looks the part!
Before he became Dr. McDreamy, he was a professional McJuggler. Patrick came in second place at the Junior International Juggler’s Competition in 1982 and 1983, but he’ll always be first in our hearts. Some people have unusual interests, but we have to admit—this one takes the cake!
We're not exactly sure what your "average juggler" looks like, but Dempsey definitely looks a bit out of place in this photo. Is he wearing scrubs because his act is Grey's Anatomy themed? That seems a bit niche to us, but then again, the whole art of juggling is already pretty niche to begin with.
We can only imagine that doing your own makeup would never be the same again. As strange as it sounds, the one and only Whoopi did spend a short time making the dead look their best. Whoopi said that the job actually wasn’t bad because her boss did her best to make the job fun and lighthearted.
We've never really thought about what a morgue beautician would wear to work, but in this photo, Whoopi looks like she's about to perform an autopsy, not add on a little blush and concealer! We wonder how things would have been different in the world of Hollywood if Whoopi had stuck with her original career!
Chicken Coop Cleaner
The Oscar winner apparently used to travel quite a bit in his younger days, which included cleaning up chicken poop in Australia to make a little extra money. As strange as it sounds to hear about a celebrity scooping poop, if anyone is going to do it, of course, it's got to be Matthew McConaughey.
Honestly, bird poop cleaner or not, this photo looks exactly like something that Matthew McConaughey would wear. We can't imagine that this career pays as well as being a celebrity, but we'd still take the chickens over actors any day.
Now that's something we’d have to see to believe! Wholesome Amy Adams strutting her stuff and selling mediocre chicken wings. She aspired to be a dancer and thought (at first) there was almost no difference between that kind of attention and this, but she said, “There is a difference, and I learned it."
At this point in her life, Adams' prime Hooters days are probably behind her, but she probably would have done pretty well for a waitress—although those Hooters paychecks probably pale in comparison to the money she brings in now. Some people get their start in the strangest places!
Froyo Server at TCBY
This adorable, self-described “goody-goody” says one of the worst things she’s ever done is to serve customers froyo that had fruit flies in it. I’ll bet most of us wish we could say that was the worst thing we’ve ever done. At the same time, though, that's seriously gross!
Assuming that she hasn't burned her bridges with that fruit fly business, Bell could always go back to scooping frozen yogurt if she gets sick of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. As amazing as she would look doing it, something tells us that her food service days are permanently behind her.
This strange employment story only gets weirder. Not only was Danny DeVito once a hairdresser—he was a hairdresser for the dead. After high school, DeVito trained in his sister’s salon because he had no desire to go to college. And now he has almost no hair left. Oh, the irony.
Honestly, any career involving the dead seems right up Danny DeVito's alley, so this was a smart choice for him. While his clients may have been a bit more cold and stiff, AI imagined him working on the hair of a living woman, which definitely seems like a step up in the world of beauty.
Teacher/Adult Film Set Dresser
Back before he became Don Draper, Jon Hamm taught English and designed adult film sets on the side. He described his side hustle as "depressing" in an interview with Anderson Cooper. Being an actor seems like a real hassle, but we could probably put up with it if we had a work history like Hamm has!
We don't know exactly what is going on in this AI photo! He's either a teacher with some very unusual teaching methods or he's made the jump from adult film set dresser to star of the show. It's hilarious to think about, but we agree with Hamm that it's probably much more depressing in real life.
Letterman’s coworkers at one of his first jobs in show business at an Indianapolis news station really missed out if they didn’t call him David Weatherman. Lettermen garnered quite a bit of attention for his unique sense of humor on-air, and the rest is history.
The paychecks are probably very different, but other than that, there's not a ton of difference between being an on-air news personality and being a talk show host, so Letterman looks perfectly natural at predicting the weather. That being said, someone needs to talk to him about why his beard looks like it was styled by Cruella de Vil.
Before making it big, Ellen was not only a paralegal but also an oyster shucker, vacuum cleaner salesperson, bartender, and TGIFridays waitress. She gives a lot of credit to those experiences as they helped her become a successful comedian. She's managed to create quite a unique resume!
Ellen is no stranger to wearing a collared shirt, so she looks right at home in the world of legal business, but what in the world is going on with her face? Are paralegals required by law to go under the knife after so many years of service? She looks so right and so wrong all at the same time in this picture!
Circus Lion Tamer
And you thought his acting career was exciting. He ran off to join the circus when he was 15, but the stint didn’t last very long. Afterward, he attended Hosftra University but dropped out of that after a year as well. Thankfully, his third career choice was the right one!
The chances that Walken ever returns to the world of lion taming are slim to none, but at the very least, he needs a role in a movie as one! He's never looked more amazing than when he's wearing a ridiculous outfit like this one. It's so right and so wrong all at the same time.
Nicole Kidman started working as a massage therapist at 17 to help her family pay the bills after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, her mother survived and is doing well. Also, could Nicole get any more perfect? She’s gorgeous, talented, and can give amazing massages. Keith Urban is one lucky guy!
We have to admit that it would be pretty intimidating to walk into a massage parlor only to be greeted by Nicole Kidman! In this photo, she's clearly ready to work her massage magic, but what is with all those candles? We understand the importance of setting the mood, but this is just a fire hazard!
Why yes, before he became Jack Sparrow and Edward Scissorhands, this household name once used his iconic raspy voice to sell ballpoint pens over the phone and belt out tunes like “Detroit Rock City.” Not only is it mind-boggling that Depp was ever in sales it's just as crazy to think that something as specific as "pen salesman" exists at all!
While pen salesman sounds like one of the most boring jobs imaginable, Johnny Depp still manages to make it look pretty cool in this photo. His talents are probably better served acting, but we also imagine that he was pretty good at convincing someone to buy a product!
On The Ellen Show, Megan Fox said that being a store mascot was the one job she’s ever had that wasn’t some form of “sitting there and looking pretty.” Instead, she donned a lumpy banana costume and lured customers into a smoothie shop. Everyone has to start somewhere!
This is one regular 9-5 job that could actually prove pretty lucrative for an actress. Celebrity spokesmen are a big, lucrative business, after all! And even when she's wearing a ridiculous banana costume, she still looks amazing—we imagine that there are plenty of people who would buy a smoothie from her!
Working on machinery isn’t exactly the same thing, but no wonder he could always fix the Millennium Falcon. This sounds like the perfect career for him. Harrison Ford turned to carpentry after being rejected by the film industry one too many times, but we’re glad he gave Hollywood another shot.
Ford definitely looks the part of a carpenter in this picture, where he seems to be doing his best impression of Indiana Jones on his day off. Considering his famous name, we wouldn't be surprised to see people paying top dollar for an authentic Harrison Ford dinner table!
Gerard Butler's career in the courtroom didn’t last too long, as he was fired from his first job right after finishing his degree at the University of Glasgow, but we’re not complaining that he had to turn to acting. Considering his track record in both professions, we'd much rather have him on our TV screens instead of in our defense counsel.
That being said, Butler definitely looks the part of a lawyer in this photo—although that's basically true about anyone wearing business attire. Butler may not have been cut out for a life in law, but we could see him playing a pretty convincing lawyer in a movie.
After dropping out of high school (and before developing an interest in acting), Demi Moore took up the tedious job of a debt collector. We’re sure that everyone who wanted nothing to do with her in those days would give anything for her to call them now over their unpaid debt.
If there's anyone more hated in society than the rich and famous, it's definitely debt collectors, so Moore absolutely made the correct decision with her career switch. However, she looks absolutely amazing in this photo. She also looks like she's about to break your kneecaps for failure to pay, but amazing nonetheless!
P.E. Teacher/Party Clown
Wolverine sure knows how to keep himself and his students in tip-top shape. Hugh Jackman also worked as a professional clown, but he admitted that he was a terrible one since he didn’t even know any magic tricks! That seems like a pretty important part of the job!
He might have a world-famous face, but we can't help but feel that Hugh Jackman looks just a little bit creepy as a party clown, but isn't that true about most of them? He's definitely come prepared with plenty of balloons, but some of them in the background look like they might be sprouting hair!