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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?!

Jan 21, 2014 -- 1:24pm

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Tracy wanted to be a fashion designer. I wanted to be a baseball player. And here we are in radio lol! What did you want to be when you were a kid? Turns out, Most celebrities explored other career paths before making it big.  Here's what a few of them MIGHT have become if they didn't .Could you see these people in different jobs? ~ Bill & Tracy cool

Jennifer Lawrence wanted to be a doctor.

Ashton Kutcher studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa.

Tom Cruise was going to be a Catholic priest.  He even went to seminary school.  But one of his classmates says that the two of them got kicked out for stealing liquor from the priests.

Steve Buscemi was a New York City firefighter before becoming an actor . . . and he went right out into the danger zone after 9/11.

Christopher Walken was a lion tamer in the circus when he was 15, although he says the lion was very old and, quote, "really more like a dog."  (???)

Queen Latifah was studying to be a broadcast journalist before she made it big as a rapper.

Gerard Butler studied to be a lawyer at Glasgow University.

Matthew McConaughey was also thinking about a career in law.

Danny DeVito was a HAIR STYLIST.

Angelina Jolie got certified as a funeral director . . . but never actually worked in the field.

George Clooney worked in tobacco fields as a kid . . . and also tried out for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977.  Obviously, he didn't make the team.

Mariah Carey studied to be a makeup artist.

Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter.

Mayim Bialik got a PhD in neurobiology from UCLA before joining the cast of "The Big Bang Theory".  Of course, she'd already starred on her own sitcom, "Blossom", by then.

Hugh Grant was pursuing a degree in art history.

Will Ferrell studied sports information at USC, and worked as a sportscaster.

Ashley Judd got her masters in public administration from Harvard.

Neil Diamond dropped out of NYU's pre-med program to pursue music.

Rowan "Mr. Bean" Atkinson got a masters in electrical engineering from Oxford.

Richard Gere got a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Massachusetts, where he studied philosophy.  But he dropped out after two years.


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