10 Famous Actors Who Exaggerated Their Resume To Get a Big Role

It turns out many of us lie on our resumes to get our dream jobs. We exaggerate our prior work history, fabricate our experience and skills, and even go so far as to create fake references and former jobs! The same thing goes for famous Hollywood actors. When the Hollywood movie industry always has high demands on an actor in terms of both appearance and acting skills, many A-list Hollywood stars have resorted to lying in order to land the role of their dream roles. Let's see Actors Who Exaggerated Their Resume to get a big role.
Once an actor is found to be lying on their resume, it can lead to them not being called back to audition again! However, here we have special cases. So, what are some of the most common lies told during Hollywood auditions? How do actors get through the auditions to get the part? Scroll down for more details! These Famous Actors Exaggerated Backgrounds To Get Big Roles are great to see. 

#1 Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa had no acting experience when he auditioned for a role in the Baywatch revival. In an interview, he stated that he was 19 years old at the time of the casting and working at his family's surf shop. His pals assisted him in writing a CV that falsely stated that he had worked as a model.
“They asked: ‘Have you ever acted?’ I said: ‘No,’ and they asked: ‘Have you modeled?’ I was like: ‘Yeah, yeah, I’m a great model. I do Gucci and Louis Vuitton.’ So I made it all up at that moment.”

#2 Ceyair Wright

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Ceyair, one of the teenage performers in the new Space Jam, informed the casting director that he had a lot of basketball expertise.
However, that is one of the few sports in which the actor does not participate. "'Oh yeah, I played basketball. I played varsity in my high school' which was not true, but that's what I said." Wright began working with a basketball coach every day after being cast as Darius James, the eldest kid of LeBron James.

#3 Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg began her career in the acting and music industries when she was very young. She dropped out of school at the age of 14 to work at a summer camp.
She lied about her age since she was too young to be employed. This enabled her to perform in musicals and church choirs such as Jesus Christ Superstar. She not only discovered her real passion in acting and singing, but she also became one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) award winners.

#4 Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman, known for his distinctive voice, was chosen by director Joseph Kosinski to narrate the film Oblivion. But the actor desired more, so he pretended to have throat problems that prevented him from speaking. Because he had already been employed, he was able to have screen time rather than simply being the narrator on the tape.

#5 Tenoch Huerta

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Tenoch Huerta made Hollywood history by being one of the first Mexican actors to play a villain in a Marvel film. However, in a 2022 interview, he admitted to lying to win the part.
Tenoch was asked if he knew how to swim during his initial meetings with Marvel creatives, to which he replied, "I've never drowned." This vague remark enabled him to continue the discussions.  “We had to explain to them, through my lawyer in the United States, that this is how Mexicans are. We never say no, and then we see how we solve it.”

#6 George Clooney

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George Clooney was initially reluctant to join the Actors Guild. “You couldn’t get a job without getting into the Screen Actors Guild, so everybody would make up these credits to get in,” the actor admitted.
But on one occasion, George almost got caught. He lied about acting in a movie to secure a job, but the casting director had really worked on that film, and she clearly didn't recall working with Clooney. He urged her to assist him, and she did. That's how he got his part in Grizzly II: Revenge in 1983.

#7 Hugh Laurie

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Although the actor never lied to get the part of Doctor House in the eponymous series, he did allow his audition tape to do so.
Despite the fact that the producers had requested American actors, Laurie, an Englishman, recorded his tape with an American accent. Hugh's performance was praised by the director, who had no idea he was British. "See?" he said, "This is what I want, an American guy.”

#8 Lisanne Falk

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Lisanne Falk informed the casting directors of the film Heathers that she was 19 years old when she was actually 23 years old, as she subsequently admitted in an interview.
"When I read the script, I just knew I had to do it, I didn’t want to miss my chance.”  She was hired, and things appeared to be going swimmingly until she casually revealed that she was living with her boyfriend. The others were taken aback and inquired about her mother's permission. So she had to admit the truth, but no one seemed to mind.

#9 Jameela Jamil

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Jameela Jamil has emerged as a rising star in recent years. Her acting career began in the comedy series The Good Place, as well as in films, and she later appeared in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the project that is resurrecting her renown.
Jamila said in an interview that she had lied about her acting background. “I also told the casting director that I had acting experience, which was a lie. I told her I’d been onstage, but I was talking about my school days.”

#10 Jamie Foxx

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Eric Marlon Bishop is the actor's true name. He began his career as a comedian in the late 1980s, but producers prioritized women; males, who were in short supply, were put on a waiting list.
The actor decided to change his name to Jamie because it was confusing and sounded like a woman's name. As a result, producers might give him precedence in calls while not knowing his true gender. This helped him land a role in a comedy production that was later adapted for television, giving him further possibilities in series and films.
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