12. Quentin Taratino - Usher At XXX Theater
Okay, so maybe he's more of a director, but the life and times of Quentin Tarantino the aspiring actor are in a way far more interesting. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade Tarantino immediately went into the lowest level rungs of the adult entertainment industry and held a job as an usher in a XXX theater called The Pussycat. I want you to stop and read that last sentence twice to let the weight of it truly sink in. Here's a kid, who at the age of sixteen, drops out of school to never go back. He then starts his entertainment career as an usher in a porn theater. Did I fail to mention that he was sixteen? How did the management of that establishment get away with giving him a job? How awkward would it be to have this kid lead you to your seat in the theater? Quentin has often referred back to those times with a shake of his head in interviews. He's always claimed to never have enjoyed the job, but always stated that, at the very least, it was an interesting time in his life.