10 Hollywood A-Listers Who Brushed Up Their Resumes To Get A Job

Later, after the fallout was dealt with, they discovered that, in some circumstances, lying might lead to considerably more success than revealing the truth.
Many of us turn to lie on our resumes in an effort to secure our ideal jobs. We exaggerate our prior work history, tell lies about our abilities, and even fabricate references and prior employment!
Sometimes the falsehoods we tell to potential employers are discovered, which makes it unlikely that we would ever work for them again. Sometimes our seemingly harmless falsehoods absolutely get away from us. In other instances, our employers find out that we lied after it's too late to change our minds.
Of course, embellishing a résumé is a common practice. Everyone does it, even well-known Hollywood actors. In fact, a lot of Hollywood's A-listers have lied at some point in order to land the role of their dreams. Later, after the fallout was dealt with, they discovered that, in some circumstances, lying might lead to considerably more success than telling the truth. What lies are most frequently told during Hollywood auditions, then? Read on to find out.

#1 Lisanne Falk

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Lisanne Falk subsequently said in an interview that she misled the casting directors for the film Heathers by claiming to be 19 years old when, in reality, she was 23.
I really knew I had to do it when I read the screenplay because I didn't want to lose my moment. Before she casually announced to everyone that she was living with her lover, she had been employed and everything appeared to be going well. The others were shocked and inquired about her mother's permission. She was forced to admit the truth as a result, but nobody seemed to care.

#2 George Clooney

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George Clooney was hesitant to join the Actors Guild at first in his career. Everyone would make up these credits to get into the Screen Actors Guild because you couldn't get a job without being a member, the actor admitted.
George, though, came very close to not getting away with it once. He lied to get a part by saying he was in a movie, but the casting director for that role had actually been on set, and she clearly didn't remember working with Clooney. She complied with his request for assistance. He was cast in Grizzly II: Revenge in 1983 as a result.

#3 Morgan Freeman

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Director Joseph Kosinski chose Morgan Freeman, who is known for his odd voice, to narrate the film Oblivion. But the actor desired more, so he made up a throat condition that prohibited him from speaking. He was able to get screen time and not just serve as the voiceover of the tape because he had already been hired.

#4 Hugh Laurie

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Technically speaking, the actor didn't lie to get the part of Doctor House in the show of the same name, but he did allow his audition tape to do it for him.
Although American performers had been sought by the producers, Laurie, an Englishman, recorded his tape pretending to be American. Hugh's British heritage was unknown to the director, who praised his performance. In fact, he said, "See? I'm looking for an American guy, that's all.

#5 Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg, an actress, began her career in the performing arts at an early age. She left school at the age of 14 so that she could work at a summer camp.
She lied, saying she was considerably older since she was too young to be hired. She was thus able to participate in church choirs and musical productions like Jesus Christ Superstar. In addition to discovering her true calling in acting and music, she also managed to join the elite group of EGOT artists by winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

#6 Tenoch Huerta

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One of the first Mexican actors to play a villain in a Marvel film, Tenoch Huerta made Hollywood history. In contrast, he admitted lying in a 2022 interview to gain the role.
Tenoch was asked if he knew how to swim during his initial meetings with Marvel creatives, to which he replied, "I've never drowned." He was able to continue the discussions because of this vague remark. The actor later had to admit: "We had to explain to them that this is how Mexicans are through my lawyer in the United States. We never refuse, and after that, we look for solutions.

#7 Ceyair Wright

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One of the young players in the new Space Jam informed the casting director that he was an accomplished basketball player. Ceyair is one of the young actors in the new Space Jam.
That is one of the few sports the actor does not participate in, though. I played basketball, you know. I said, "I played varsity in my high school," even if it was untrue. Wright started working out daily with a basketball coach after getting the role of Darius James, the oldest kid of LeBron James.

#8 Jameela Jamil

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One of the newest emerging talents is Jameela Jamil. She began her playing career in Movies.and the comedy series The Good Place. Later, she appeared in the project She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which is helping to restore her renown.
Jamila admitted lying about her acting background in an interview. "I also misled the casting director by claiming to have acting experience. I told her I had performed on stage, but I was speaking about my time in school.

#9 Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa had no experience whatsoever when he auditioned for a part in the Baywatch reboot. He said in an interview that he was 19 years old at the time of that casting and was working at his family’s surf store. His friends helped him to write a resume adding that he had worked as a model, even though it was not true.
“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.”

#10 Jamie Foxx

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Eric Marlon Bishop is the true name of the performer. He began his career as a comedian in the late 1980s, but because there were too many guys, producers put them on a waiting list while giving priority to women.
Since Jamie was ambiguous and had a feminine sound, the actor thought it would be a good idea to change his name. Producers might then give him the first call priority while not knowing his true gender. This made it easier for him to land a role in a comedy show that was later adapted for television and opened up more opportunities for him in series and movies.
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