15 Celebs’ Backup Career If They Couldn't Hit The Big Time In Hollywood

Life is always unpredictable. No one can make sure that they will be successful in the future. Our celebrities are no exception. Still, their job is one of the most competitive in the world. In Hollywood, some actors truly rose to their stardom while others have left Hollywood to find other opportunities or strive to play roles in any movie.
Don’t put two eggs into one basket. Some celebrities understand that and have backup plans for their own. And their backup job will definitely blow our minds. It’s hard for us to imagine them doing other jobs. However, some celebrities would change their careers if they were not famous.
Today, we have compiled a list of 15 celebs' backup careers if they couldn’t make it big in Hollywood. Scrolling down and enjoy!

#1 Zayn Malik said he wanted to be an English lecturer.

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The singer and former One Direction member confessed that he would have been a lecturer if he hadn’t been a famous singer. And he pursued an English degree, which would help him become an English or literature teacher.

#2 Angelina Jolie was going to be a funeral director.

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Angelina was dreaming of being a funeral director. It sounds a bit unusual, but she wanted to step into that career because she was upset with her grandfather’s funeral. She thought she needed to help families gravies properly at that time. But her plan changed for some reason.

#3 Miley Cyrus was thought to be a wedding planner.

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The singer and former Disney Channel actress revealed that she wanted to be a wedding planner because she loved the idea of putting events together. But she also confessed that she couldn’t deal with the time limitation.

#4 George Clooney wanted to be a baseball player.


In high school, George Clooney loved playing sports and wanted to play baseball. Still, he tried his luck with the baseball team Cincinnati Reds in 1977.

#5 If Julia Roberts couldn’t be an actress, she would be a home economics teacher.

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The Oscars winner Julia Roberts had a backup plan. She would be a teacher of home economics, which may surprise many people.

#6 Reese Witherspoon loved to be a premier surgeon and pediatric cardiologist.

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Reese Witherspoon would go to medical school to become a surgeon if she couldn’t be a famous actress.

#7 Tom Hanks would open a bookstore if he wasn’t an actor.

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Tom Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson, revealed that Tom Hanks would have become the owner of a bookstore and also served coffee in it if he hadn’t been a famous actor. Tom already confirmed that.

#8 Kerry Washington wanted to be a whale trainer.

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The star of the hit show Scandal said she loved to be a whale trainer at Sea World.

#9 Priyanka Chopra loved to be an engineer.

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The actress said that if her dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress hadn’t come true, she would’ve become an aeronautical engineer.

#10 Tom Felton also dreamed of being a violinist.

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Before Tom Felton got into acting, he was said to be a violinist. The actor can sing and play the instrument very well.

#11 Kim Kardashian's first ambition was a forensic investigator.

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Kim Kardashian was always interested in “morbid” things. Now, Kim is a big star, but she still hopes her children will fulfill her dream.

#12 Zendaya could be a teacher.

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Zendaya comes from a family of teachers, and her parents are a huge influence on her life, so she wanted to be like them when she grew up.

#13 Eva Longoria got a degree in kinesiology.

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If Eva Longoria couldn’t make it big in Hollywood, she would have had a profession as a physical therapist or a personal trainer.

#14 Rashida Jones said he was interested in being a park ranger.

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#15 Rupert Grint loved to be an ice cream man.

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