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