From tiny acorns great oaks grow, so the saying goes. In the same way, you might be surprised just how many international celebrities come from humble beginnings in small cities and towns.
To show just how true this is, consider these 14 small cities that big celebs first grew up in:
1. Shawnee, Oklahoma – Brad Pitt
Now one of Hollywood’s leading lights, Pitt started his journey to the top from this small city in the center of the Sooner State. Shawnee also has a proud military history, with as much as 10% of its population working for a nearby airbase during the Second World War.