This circus life can lead to many places – recreational ground in small towns mainly, but for some it was the first taste of performance for a career in the public eye.
Get the eff back lion
Before he became a very good and scary actor and did that dance in Fatboy Slim’s video, Christopher Walken trained to be a lion tamer. Lion tamer. This was a realistic career opportunity for him. What a very different time he must have lived in.
Hey lion. I’m Sly. I’m quite thick, but I could probably take you in a fight.
He wasn’t the only one. Growth hormone lover and actor Sly Stallone also whipped them lions into shape before he discovered creatine and playing violent sorts in the movies. Maybe he tamed them with machine guns like in Rambo. Or punched them in the face like in Rocky. Or neither of the above and stuck to the regular method of whip and that. Whatevs.
Hi girls. Yes. It IS me. Try not to faint.
Dreamy hunk Patrick Dempsey the smooth and suave sort was pre-Grey’s Anatomy, a juggler. Yes. Juggler. That dashing dude that makes the ladies swoon juggled for coins. It’s slightly marred his sheen of man perfection hasn’t it? Juggling’s never really been a sexy type of past time. It’s just elaborate tossing. Never mind Patrick, at least you have your face.
Hi I’m friendly Hugh Jackman! I’m Australian! It’s ok!
And completing our circus line up (ok we couldn’t find anyone else and it’s knocking on for tea time and we’re hungry) Aussie actor and X-Man’s serious sideburn sporter Wolverine, Hugh Jackman pre Hollywood was a clown. A CLOWN. That’s worse than a juggler Hugh. But it’s ok, we won’t hate on you, because you’re ace. And because of them sideburns. And because you sang about excrement and danced at the OSCARS. Clown past forgiven Hugh!