* Dustin Hoffman. Sacked from Ridley’s restaurant as a young man, for devouring six steaks in succession from the restaurant’s kitchen.
* Madonna. Fired from Dunkin’ Donuts for squirting jam at a customer.
* Peter Finch. Fired from a journalistic post after spilling a pitcher of water over an editor’s head. (I guess he was as mad as *@#$, and he wasn’t going to take it any more!)
* Jerry Lewis. Let go from a soda-fountain job after serving a banana split with the peel still on the banana. He had been on the job an hour before this oversight. (probably inspired his characters)