10 Celebrities Who Used to Work at McDonald’s
Before they started attending awards shows, they had to put on their uniform and clock in at the famous fast food chain.
Yes, before Jeff Bezos basically took over the world as the founder of Amazon, he worked at McDonald’s. He worked there as a cook one summer when he was a teenager. He says the job taught him how to crack a lot of eggs really fast with only one hand. That skill probably doesn’t come in handy at his current job, but it’s a plus for Sunday brunch with the family. These are the weirdest jobs celebrities had before becoming famous.
Jay Leno hasn’t always been a successful comedian. Before becoming famous, he used to slice potatoes and work behind the register at his local McDonald’s when he was a teen. He says that his boss had very high standards for the restaurant and it taught him an important lesson about success: You can never go too far to ensure you’re producing a great product.
The big Broadway star confessed on Twitter that his first job was working the cash register and making deliveries for McDonald’s. The official Twitter account for McDonald’s replied to his tweet saying, “Change is good… literally and figuratively. Bravo, Lin!”
Before becoming famous for her roles in The Notebook and Mean Girls, McAdams was greeting customers at McDonald’s. Despite the fact that she admits she wasn’t very good at keeping up with the fast-paced service the chain requires, she worked there for three years. This is what McDonald’s workers really get paid.
The famous pop singer had a humble start running the drive-through window at McDonald’s. She says it was important to her family that she learned how to work for her own money at a young age. These are the 13 weirdest things drive-through workers have seen on the job.
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Pharrell started his life in the job industry working at McDonald’s. However, he wasn’t as successful slipping burgers as he has been in the music world. He actually got fired from the job three different times for being too lazy. He admitted that the only thing he was good at while he worked there was eating chicken nuggets. Ironically, years later he went on to co-write the Justin Timberlake song “I’m Lovin’ It,” which became the McDonald’s slogan.
Sharon Stone used to clock in at McDonald’s before landing her first modeling gig at age 19. She worked part-time as a counter girl.
After dropping out of college in 1996, James Franco worked the late-night shift at McDonald’s. He would practice his acting by using fake accents on the customers in the drive-through lane. Next, read about these celebrities you never knew had FBI files.