Many celebrities have had backup plans just in case their plans did not turn out as planned. Luckily, they have had successful careers in the entertainment industry. From doctors to funeral directors, here are what some of your favorite celebrities young aspirations were while growing up.
1. James Earl Jones
Actor James Earl Jones wanted to be a doctor when he was younger. While this never came to fruition in real life, he did get to play doctors on TV and in movies.
2. Denzel Washington
Can you imagine him not being an actor? Denzel Washington once wanted to be a journalist, even getting his degree in journalism from Fordham University.
3. George Clooney
George Clooney wanted to be a professional baseball player when he was growing up. He even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds at one point.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
This Hunger Games actress says that if she was not an actress, she would be a doctor. However, she has said that she does not know if she has the focus needed to make it through medical school.
5. George Lucas
George Lucas has the need for speed. Growing up, he had the yearning to be a racecar driver, but when he was racing in high school, he had a racing accident that nearly killed him, he lost interest.
6. Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell was destined for the screen, even if it was not in acting. He once wanted to be a sports broadcaster, even doing it in college, but he realized upon graduation that it was not for him.
7. Martha Stewart
At a young age, Martha Stewart wanted to be a teacher. Now that she is able to teach people how to make things, she lives the best of both worlds.
8. Sofia Vergara
We cannot imagine Modern Family without Sofia Vergara, but she once went to dental school to be a dental assistant. She gave it up when she began getting opportunities for acting and modeling work.
9. Queen Latifah
This multi-talented singer and actress once wanted to be a journalist. We are so glad she decided on being in entertainment though- the world would not be the same without her voice.
10. Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie said that if she had failed in Hollywood, she would have been a funeral director. She chose this after seeing the way her grandfather’s funeral was handled.