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Friday 7th August 2020

Rare childhood pics of A-list celebs that will drop your jaw

Vin Diesel

Fast fact! Vin once worked as a telemarketer selling lightbulbs.

Sarah Silverman

Fast fact! Sarah became a vegetarian at the age of ten.

Tommy Lee Jones

Fast fact! Tommy played for Harvard’s undefeated football team of 1968 as offensive guard.

Steve Buscemi

Fast fact! Steve was a fireman in the Little City district of New York from 1980 until 1984.

Matt Damon

Fast fact! Before hitting the big time with Good Will Hunting, Damon and BFF Ben Affleck were so broke they shared a joint bank account.

Jim Carrey

Fast fact! The future actor was forced to quit school at 15 to help support the family and took a job as a janitor.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Fast fact! Dwayne's maternal grandmother, Lia Maivia, was also a professional wrestling promoter and took over Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling after her husband passed away.

Robin Williams

Fast fact! When Williams was first starting out, he performed as a mime artist outside New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art to make money.

Christian Bale

Fast fact! Christian's first acting role was in 1982 in a commercial for fabric softener Lenor.

Robert Downey Jr

Fast fact! The future Iron Man star studied ballet at the age of 10.

Bill Clinton

Fast fact! Clinton excelled as a saxophone player in high school, even earning first chair in a state band of students, but gave up after realising he'd never be as good as John Coltrane.

Morgan Freeman

Fast fact! Freeman’s own acting career began when, as punishment for pulling a chair out from under a girl, he was made to enter his school's drama competition.

Bob Marley

Fast fact! From the age of four it was discovered Bob Marley could read palms - his mum Cedella was shaken when his predictions first began to come true.

Ben Stiller

Fast fact! Ben Stiller spent most of his childhood on the sets of his actor parents' shows. He once said: "In some ways it was a show business upbringing, a lot of travel, a lot of late nights and not what you had call traditional."

Brad Pitt

Fast fact! To support himself while waiting for his big break, Brad worked for El Pollo Loco in Hollywood. His job required him to wear a chicken suit and dance around to attract customers to the restaurant.

Tony Hawks

Fast fact! Hawk was considered one of the top skateboarders in the world by the time he was only 16 years old.

Fast fact! Charlize had a traumatic childhood - her alcoholic and abusive father was shot by her mother in 1991 when he attacked them both. The shooting was ruled to be in self-defence, so Charlize's mother faced no charges.

Bruce Willis

Fast fact! Willis was very outgoing and outspoken as a child and as a teenager, but he had a hard time with the physical act of speaking due to a severe stutter.

Steven Spielberg

Fast fact! When Spielberg was sixteen, he filmed a feature-length science fiction movie, which he called Firelight. This movie was over two hours long and had a complex plot about an encounter with some aliens. His father rented a local movie theatre to show the film and, in one night it made back the $500 it cost to film it!

Nicole Kidman

Fast fact! Australian Nicole was born on Hawaii and given the name Hōkūlani, after a baby elephant born around the same time at Honolulu Zoo – it means Heavenly Star.

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