Before Serving The Entertainment Industry, These Celebrities Served Their Country

When people think of celebrities – cargo pants, combat boots, and intense military training aren’t typically what comes to mind. Usually, red carpets appearances, glitzy award ceremonies, and expensive designer outfits fit closer to the bill.

In the case of these A-list stars, they spent some of their time doing a very selfless act, serving their country. From Tom Selleck to Adam Driver, when you see some actors and actresses playing military personnel on screen, just know there is a sliver of truth to their performance. Keep reading; you’ll be surprised to learn which Hollywood A-listers traded in boot camp for life in front of the camera.

Morgan Freeman: United States Air Force, 1955

Morgan Freeman: United States Air Force, 1955
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Actor Morgan Freeman is best known for his self-assured, melodic voice. The singular trait, along with his acting skills, has landed him in many critically acclaimed comedies, dramas, and even thrillers. And while he began acting at the young age of nine through his high school career, Freeman turned down a partial drama scholarship to Jackson State in favor of enlisting in the United States Air Force.

Starting as an ATR Repairman, the ever-so-diligent Freeman quickly rose in the ranks, achieving the rank of Airman 1st Class by the end of his time in the air force. He served in the military for four years before moving to Los Angeles, California.