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Humble beginnings

Before making it big in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, branded as the world’s sexiest man alive, appeared in a ‘stupid’ wafers advertisement.

entertainment Updated: Sep 16, 2010 03:43 IST

Before making it big in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, branded as the world’s sexiest man alive, appeared in a ‘stupid’ wafers advertisement.

But, Pitt is not the only celebrity to have a few skeletons in the video closet.

Before he muscled up and starred in movies like such as The Fast and the Furious, Vin Diesel was known as Mark Vincent and lent his talents to a “how to” break dance video. Morgan Freeman, too, starred in a mouthwash ad in 1973, reports News.com.au.

Before Armageddon and Sixth Sense, Bruce Willis was doing ads for the makers of a liquor brand, with a number of these made in the 80s.

Before Tori Amos became the queen of piano rock, she was the cornflake girl in a 1985 commercial for a cereal.

Actor Russell Crowe is known off-screen as something of a bad boy, and in one of his first starring roles, he was cast as a delinquent school kid, being urged to consider priesthood in a commercial for — surprise, surprise — a church!

In 1986, Jason Alexander (George from Seinfeld) starred in a musical ad for a famous fast-food brand.

Actor Courtney Cox has recently starred in sitcom Cougar Town, but way back in the mid-80s, when Friends was yet to happen, she was the pin-up girl for a tampon brand.