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18th May '17 4:49:20 PM MAI742
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* This trope can be averted in real life too as a few famous actors either held lucrative professions either before discovering acting or while pursuing it. Brendan Gleeson, for instance, worked as a schoolteacher before becoming a professional actor, Creator/JeremyRenner found work as a makeup artist and home renovator, Creator/RodneyDangerfield was a salesman, Danny Aiello was a bus driver, Kathryn Joosten was a nurse, Creator/HarrisonFord was a carpenter, Dennis Farina was a police officer, Jerry Doyle was a stockbroker and pilot, Buster Merryfield was a bank manager, Kurt Fuller was a real estate agent, Creator/LiamCunningham was an electrician, Creator/GabrielByrne was an archaeologist and teacher, Creator/GrahamChapman had a medical degree, Creator/AlanRickman and Phil Hartman both ran graphic design businesses, John Mahoney was a teacher, Creator/DannyGlover had a career in politics before acting, Creator/JohnCho and Creator/JonHamm were both teachers (although Hamm did become a waiter for a few years after moving to Los Angeles), Ken Jeong was a doctor, and Creator/SteveBuscemi was a firefighter for four years.

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* This In the past this trope can be was averted in real life too as a few famous actors either held lucrative professions either before discovering acting or while pursuing it. Brendan Gleeson, Gleeson (born 1955), for instance, worked as a schoolteacher before becoming a professional actor, Creator/JeremyRenner (born 1971) found work as a makeup artist and home renovator, Creator/RodneyDangerfield (born 1921) was a salesman, Danny Aiello (born 1933) was a bus driver, Kathryn Joosten (born 1939) was a nurse, Creator/HarrisonFord (born 1942) was a carpenter, Dennis Farina (born 1944) was a police officer, Jerry Doyle (born 1956) was a stockbroker and pilot, Buster Merryfield (born 1920) was a bank manager, Kurt Fuller (born 1953) was a real estate agent, Creator/LiamCunningham (born 1961) was an electrician, Creator/GabrielByrne (born 1950) was an archaeologist and teacher, Creator/GrahamChapman (born 1941) had a medical degree, Creator/AlanRickman (born 1946) and Phil Hartman (born 1948) both ran graphic design businesses, John Mahoney (born 1940) was a teacher, Creator/DannyGlover (born 1946) had a career in politics before acting, Creator/JohnCho (born 1972) and Creator/JonHamm (born 1971) were both teachers (although Hamm did become a waiter for a few years after moving to Los Angeles), Ken Jeong (born 1969) was a doctor, and Creator/SteveBuscemi (born 1957) was a firefighter for four years.
18th May '17 4:42:51 PM MAI742
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* [[https://www.statista.com/statistics/266228/youth-unemployment-rate-in-eu-countries/ In the 2017-EU, 20-50% of people aged 18-25 are unemployed]] and an indeterminable proportion of the remainder are in jobs with no long-term prospects, as per [[WaitingForABreak this trope.]] Though figures vary wildly depending upon the measures used and states analysed, the USA as a whole is NotSoDifferent. Even Australia and New Zealand, which have not wholly abandoned [[UsefulNotes/EconomicTheories evidence-based economics]] (in favour of hypothesis/theory-based) like the Eurozone and USA have, are not an order of magnitude better. When the greatest economic depression in world history hits, sometime in the period 2017-2022, an entire generation of people aged 18-25 will either be unemployed or WaitingForABreak for years, or decades, or the rest of their lives.
28th Mar '17 3:05:02 AM MeepieV
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* Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used to work as a waiter in L.A, in hopes of becoming a famous Actor.
* A number of characters in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' worked as waitpeople and Starbucks employees soon after arriving in Los Angeles,while waiting for a bit break. Bojack could himself be seen as a successful example of this trope.

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* Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used to work as a waiter in L.A, in hopes of becoming a famous Actor.actor.
* A number of characters in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' worked as waitpeople and Starbucks employees soon after arriving in Los Angeles,while waiting for a bit break. Bojack could himself be seen as a successful example of this trope.
28th Mar '17 3:03:37 AM MeepieV
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*Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used to work as a waiter in L.A, in hopes of becoming a famous Actor.
*A number of characters in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' worked as waitpeople and Starbucks employees soon after arriving in Los Angeles,while waiting for a bit break. Bojack could himself be seen as a successful example of this trope.
3rd Mar '17 7:53:32 PM ElectroKraken
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* Penny from ''Series/BigBangTheory'' works at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant whilst attempting to become an actress.

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* Penny from ''Series/BigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' works at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant whilst attempting to become an actress.
5th Nov '16 9:35:06 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''MickeyMouseWorks'' short "How To Be a Waiter", Goofy starts out as one but then quits to become an actor. Eventually, he gets a role in a film... as a waiter.

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* In the ''MickeyMouseWorks'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'' short "How To Be a Waiter", Goofy starts out as one but then quits to become an actor. Eventually, he gets a role in a film... as a waiter.
25th Jul '16 3:39:14 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:280:[[http://toonhole.com/2016/05/catch-your-break/ Be careful what you wish for]]]]
20th Jun '16 11:47:06 AM gewunomox
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* The bartender in "Piano Man" by BillyJoel:

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* The bartender in "Piano Man" by BillyJoel:Music/BillyJoel:
9th Feb '16 9:51:11 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'' Kia Freeborn is doing odd jobs like waiting tables while he attempts to become a famous blues singer/guitarist.
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19th Jan '16 10:23:11 AM babyhenchy1
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** It can also apply to directors as George Miller was a doctor, Catherine Hardwicke was an architect, Mary Harron was a journalist, Errol Morris was a private investigator, Creator/JamesCameron was a truck driver, Robert Bresson was a film critic, and Lee Daniels ran a nursing company.

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** It can also apply to directors as George Miller Creator/GeorgeMiller was a doctor, Catherine Hardwicke was an architect, Mary Harron was a journalist, Errol Morris was a private investigator, Creator/JamesCameron was a truck driver, Robert Bresson was a film critic, and Lee Daniels ran a nursing company.
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