Danny DeVito discovered acting while aspiring to be a beautician.
DeVito’s sister, Angela, owned a beauty salon and offered him a job if he completed beautician school and became licensed. Danny DeVito spent 3 years in the beauty industry. Angela decided to expand her business and opened up a makeup counter in her salon. Being the obedient brother he was, Danny searched for a school that specialized in makeup. He found a woman in New York who offered to teach him privately, but she only accepted students who were enrolled into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After a semester, Danny DeVito went on to become an actor.