Getting cast in a big Hollywood production as an unknown actor is hard work. It takes a mix of talent, persistence, timing and of course luck. But every now and then, an actor may sense an opportunity to tip the scales in their favor. And that’s when it’s time for the classic white lie. As it turns out, there were plenty of prominent actors telling minor lies in order to get the movie and TV roles they wanted. At the end of the day, it’s just another part of the business.
Certainly none of these lies are this serious. No one lied about their criminal record, to begin with. But it’s a little weird to think that without these little lies some of these actors wouldn’t have played the iconic roles we know them today. Not to say that lying is always a Well thing, but it certainly helped these players in the long run. Have you ever heard the phrase that it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission? This is pretty much what happened in these cases. Sometimes it is enough to leave out key details. Not a lie per se, just an omission of information.
Below, you will learn about the types of lies told by these famous actors so that they are more attractive to casting directors. Whether they lie about their age, size, education or nationality, these actors had to be creative in their auditions. Here are 10 actors who confessed to lying during their auditions.
10 famous actors who lied to get movie and TV roles
These actors told some minor lies to score roles in major Hollywood productions.
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