The Fight to Fame: 14 Stars Who Struggled Before They Made it Big

Nights in homeless shelters, sharing rooms, waiting tables – it takes a lot of work to become a star

JIM CARREY LIVED IN A TENT ON HIS SISTER'S LAWN

As a teen, Jim Carrey and his family lived in a Volkswagen van for eight whole months before he and his siblings pitched a tent in his older sister's backyard, according to the book Jim Carrey: Fun and Funnier. Today, it's safe to assume he saves the tents for camping trips.