Following a quick chat about movies that make specific jobs look really cool, we came up with this list of films that feature careers portrayed by Hollywood actors and actresses that make you say, “I want that job!” But only if the actual job is just as it’s portrayed in the movie, of course.
Who doesn’t want to be a sabermetrics whiz after watching this film?
Maybe being in Zuckerberg’s shoes isn’t everyone’s dream. Maybe his role is inspiring. Either way, movie viewers can’t help but admire his intelligence and feel motivated to build the world’s next online empire.
Devil Wears Prada
Many girls dream of working in the fashion industry, smack dab in the middle of NYC. Although Anne Hathaway’s character – and job – as a new assistant isn’t very attractive at first, it’s hard not to imagine what life would be like around all of those gorgeous clothes each and every day.
Tom Cruise makes being a sports agent seem challenging, interesting, and rewarding. Of course, Tom Cruise in several other 80’s and 90’s films makes many positions (race car driver, naval aviator, bartender…) seem intriguing.
Julie & Julia
Even if you’re not into cooking, you might entertain the idea of trying your hand at it – or blogging – or both!
Which career-focused movies have inspired you?