Hugh Jackman had a blast from his non-famous past when he recently ran into one of his former students at a red carpet event at the Zurich Film Festival.
Before Jackman played Wolverine and Jean Valjean, he made a living as a boys gym teacher at England's Uppingham School.
As seen in this video Jackman recognized a former student from one of his gym classes, who since became an entertainment reporter.
While his former student, Rollo Ross, posed questions to him as if he wasn't his P.E. instructor from 1987, Jackman interrupted Ross to remind him.
"Rollo, I'm sorry mate," Jackman said, "but we go way back. I used to teach you at a high school in P.E., and I want to know how your physical education is progressing. It's very important to me."
Jackman's resume also included being a clown at children's parties, where he made about $50 per show.
Jackman isn't the only celebrity with a humble beginning. Check out the following stars who also had their fair share of odd jobs before rising to fame.
Before she rose to fame as Rachel Berry on "Glee," Lea Michele reportedly worked as a shop girl in a Bat Mitzvah dress shop.
Singer-songwriter Rod Stewart is one of the biggest selling artists of all time. It's hard to believe that he was once reportedly a gravedigger before embarking on his musical career.
The Bonnie to Jay-Z's Clyde, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, used to sweep up hair in her mom's salon.
Lady Gaga was once a waitress at a Greek restaurant in New York before she became a successful singer-songwriter.
As a teen, Carrie Underwood was a cashier at a gas station.
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Johnny Depp was a ball-point pen salesman to support his family, until Nicolas Cage told him to give acting a try.
Nashville star Connie Britton was an aerobics teacher before she became famous.
Dreamy "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey used to be a professional juggler.
Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" fame made a living as a set-dresser for pornographic films.
Actress and "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary beautician, putting makeup on the deceased.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams made a living as a street mime.
At 18, actress Amy Adams was a Hooters waitress.