1. Angelina Jolie acquired a license to be a funeral director.
2. Steve Buschemi was an active firefighter before he got his big break.
3. Jennifer Lawrence wished to be a doctor when she grew up.
4. Ironically, Danny Devito worked as a hairdresser in the years before his acting career.
5. Queen Latifah had aspirations of being a journalist before jumping into the entertainment business.
6. Denzel Washington studied to be a journalist before focusing his career on acting.
7. While he eventually got to play anchorman Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell wanted to go into sports broadcasting.
8. A man of many talents, George Clooney actually had a try out for the Cincinnati Reds but failed to make the team.
9. Mr. McConaughey intended to be a lawyer before he got his start in acting.
10. Benicio del Toro defied his father's wishes when he dropped out of school studying law to pursue acting.
11. Before Richard Gere was wooing pretty women, he went to college on a scholarship for gymnastics.