American actor Brad Pitt, like many stars today, came from humble beginnings. Thanks to his past experiences, including a job as an El Pollo Mascot, he learned to overcome the feeling of shame.
Before making his big break in the entertainment industry, Hollywood legend, Brad Pitt worked as an El Pollo mascot. The 56-year-old actor is proud of his rocky road to success and in no way feels shameful about it.
During a 2019 appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the star went candid about his time working as a mascot. He admitted to his interviewer he felt “no shame” about dressing as a chicken to earn a living, noting that “a man has to eat.”
When DeGeneres inquired about his pay as a mascot, the actor claimed he did not remember. However, he did recall getting flipped off a lot, attracting a bout of laughter from the audience.
He also went into details about the job requirement, which included donning a yellow-feathered chicken suit, and waving a sign to alert passersby of the restaurant’s grand opening.
DeGeneres expressed her disbelief over Pitt’s confirmation of the age-long rumors of his “mascot” past. The TV host also joked that everyone seeking to become a renowned actor might as well take a page out of Pitt’s book and rock the iconic chicken suit.
Brad Pitt came into the spotlights in the late eighties, following months of hard work, diligence, and keeping odd jobs. Prior to his stardom, he landed a few uncredited roles in movies like “No Way Out” and “No Man’s Land.”
Eventually, he garnered global recognition, setting him up for more notable roles. Some of his most iconic movies to date include “The Favor,” “The Counsellor,” “Mr. And Mrs. Smith,” “By The Sea,” and “War Machine.”
In addition, he appeared as himself in the 2002 film, “Full Frontal,” alongside Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood. The film received widespread critical acclaim, further establishing Pitt as a household name.
Having reached the peak of his career in the last three decades, it seems almost impossible to picture the father of six without his fame and affluence.
This is not the first time Brad Pitt would open up about his humble beginnings and rise to stardom. The actor once went candid about working as a driver for strippers for two months before delving into entertainment.
According to Pitt, the job facilitated his meeting with one of the women, who happened to be in instructor Roy London’s acting class.
The star developed an interest in the classes and subsequently began taking lectures under the famous instructor. Soon, his acting career kicked off, with minor gigs like “Growing Pains” and “Another World.”
Since then, Pitt has become a force to reckon with in the movie industry, making him a somewhat Hollywood idol.