30 Weird Jobs Celebrities Had Before Fame

Christopher Walken: Lion Tamer

At the age of 16, actor Christopher Walken earned money at the circus. 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.”