Actress Brie Larson Went from Vinyl DJ to Oscar Winner

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On Friday, Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson paid tribute to her former life as a DJ on her Instagram page.

"I used to DJ," Larson wrote. "It was the "real" job that floated me while I auditioned for the movies I never got.

According to her Instagram post, Larson DJed at "magazine parties" and "hotel bars on weekends" because she was unable to survive as a struggling actress on the Screen Actors Guild minimum. Larson said she loved to spin rare foreign covers Beatles songs, ye-ye singers and soul. She also apparently only spun vinyl.