10 male celebs with surprising second acts

In honor of Renaissance Man James Franco's celebrity roast, a look at 10 other men who've changed their jobs

Published August 31, 2013 2:00PM (EDT)

     (Reuters/Brendan McDermid)
(Reuters/Brendan McDermid)

"The world is your oyster," the saying goes. This sounds nice, but it's not really true -- unless you're rich and famous, in which case, the world is not just your oyster, but the entire damn ocean.

As artist/writer/musician/blogger/painter James Franco, a man with infinite careers, prepares for the broadcast of his Celebrity Roast on Labor Day, here's a look at other male celebrities who have transitioned to (or at least tested) other jobs:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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