Hollywood endings start with humble first jobs
By Chris Taylor
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite their current world of glamor, not everyone with a Hollywood ending grew up in glitz.
For the latest installment of Reuters' "First Jobs" series, we talked to a few of those who have triumphed about their decidedly non-Hollywood first gigs.
Director, "Austin Powers" films; "Meet the Parents"
First job: Bed delivery
"For two summers I drove a truck around New Mexico delivering beds. It was for a company called Sleep World, and I think the slogan was, 'For a good night's sleep and all the rest!'"
"I was paid $2.10 an hour back then, and I was only 16 or 17. I had to drive a five-ton cube truck around to places like Santa Fe and Taos and Los Alamos, and many times I was sent out alone. Continued...