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Here are some of the biggest celebs you didn't know served in the military



Some of the most inspiring stories come from some of the world's biggest celebrities.

From struggling actor living in their car, to millionaire blockbuster star, many of your favorite celebs had humble beginnings, including some that start in the line of duty.

Here are some of the biggest celebrities you didn't know served in the military.

Gal Gadot

The Israeli actress enlisted for her mandatory 2 years of service and it’s actually her military background that helped her get cast in the action franchise The Fast & The Furious and then later in Wonder Woman.

So yeah not surprising that Wonder Woman is kind of a badass.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian native and all-around man's man Arnold Schwarzenegger served his one-year of service at the age of 18, as required by all Austrian males.

He actually went AWOL during basic training so he could compete in a bodybuilding competition and spent a week in military prison.

Participating in the competition meant so much to me that I didn't carefully think through the consequences.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hugh Hefner

After graduating high school in 1944, He enlisted in the Army as an infantry clerk where he made cartoons for military newspapers before he was discharged two years later.

He went on to pursue a career in journalism, eventually starting Playboy at the age of 27.

Adam Driver

Shortly after 9/11, Star Wars star Adam Driver served as a mortar man in the Marines for 2 years and eight months.

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He was medically discharged and then went on to attend Julliard to pursue acting.

Chuck Norris

Walker Texas Ranger joined the Air Force in 1958 and served as an Air Policeman in South Korea.

He was already a judo master at that point, but then he saw some locals doing Tang Too Do, and by the time he left Korea, he was a brown belt in it.

Morgan Freeman

Freeman joined the Air Force in 1955 to pursue his love of flying, even passing up a scholarship to drama school.

Flying fighter jets didn’t end up being his thing and he described sitting in the cockpit as like sitting on the nose of a bomb.

Sean Connery

The James Bond actor enlisted in the Royal Navy at the age of 16 and after three years was discharged due to a stomach ulcer.

He went back to Scotland where he worked odd jobs until getting into bodybuilding and modeling, eventually becoming an actor.

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