15 Marvel Stars & Their Previous Odd Jobs Before Becoming Famous

All the stars of the MCU have paid their rightful dues before they became famous and popular across the globe and started being known by their stage names rather than their actual names and were able to enjoy the greatness that followed them on the silver screen. The list shows the kind of odd jobs each of these famous people had done before they got their big break and even the struggles they faced before they were cast for an iconic role in the Marvel storyline and nailed the character to the point. Presenting Marvel stars & their previous odd jobs before becoming famous.

Chris Pratt

Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs
Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs

Before Chris Pratt made big as the infamous ‘Starlord’ he was known for doing various odd jobs. These jobs included being a delivery boy back when he was 18 and even a male stripper. He has also done jobs like cleaning cars, painting fences, flipped burgers, room service, and even waited for a snacks bar among others.

Karen Gillian

Before people got to know about Karen Gillian as the character Nebula, daughter of the mad titan Thanos. Karen Gillian started her career in the modeling industry, even premiering for the London Fashion Week in 2007.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Before she could be known for her acting skills, Michelle never had a knack for getting into acting. She went to a stenography school for secretaries and even worked as a cashier at a supermarket.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Before taking up acting as a full-time job, he picked up many summer jobs. He worked as a lifeguard and later also worked as a busboy at a family friend’s restaurant.

Evangeline Lilly

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Before she came to be known as ‘The Wasp’ the stinger used to fly with Royal Airlines. But it is not an experience she remembers fondly because the nuances of being an air hostess caused her great apathy towards the job.

Bradley Cooper

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He is not actually in the MCU but has lent his voice to the characters of Rocket. Before he became famous, he wanted to join the military academy for which he traveled to Japan to become a ninja.

Marisa Tomei

Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs

Before launching her acting career and eventually star as Tom Holland’s aunt in the MCU-directed Spider-Man franchise. Marisa used to wait table’s in a famous steak chain restaurant in Brooklyn.

Mark Ruffalo

Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs

Before Mark Ruffalo famously came to be known as MCU’s version of The Hulk. He used to be a busboy and even spent almost a decade as a bartender, during a career-low he even considered going Sandblasting with his dad.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Before she got popular with her role as Pepper Potts. Gwyneth got a job when she was 12 years old at a retail shop and later on even worked in a Ski shop.

Pom Klementieff

Pom became extremely popular for playing her role as the Mantis. Started her career by briefly attending Law School and even worked as a waitress and a Salesperson in France before joining the Cours Florent drama school in Paris.

Josh Brolin

Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs
Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs

The actor became extremely popular around the infinity saga for his portrayal of the antagonist Thanos. But before this, he was into substance abuse and stealing cars to fund the later obsession. Soon he realized the harmful effects of it and switched to the theatre.

Dave Bautista

The former reigning champion of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Dave Bautista was a former athlete. Before he entered the MCU as Drax the Destroyer.

Jon Favreau

Jonathan Kolia Favreau is popularly known as Happy Logan, the loyal chauffeur to the famous Tony Stark. But before he got into the acting field, Jon worked as a financier in Bear Stearns and even pursued improvised comedy.

Paul Bettany

The voice behind J.A.R.V.I.S and the character of Vision actor Paul Bettany were not known by many. Before getting into acting Paul worked for a year in a home for the elderly.

Zoe Saldana

Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs
Marvel Stars Previous Odd Jobs

Before the world got to know about Zoe Saldana as Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Zoe had trained to be a professional dancer and finding her passion in ballet. She wished to continue in the same, but the low probability of success made her switch careers to acting.

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