8 Actors Who Got The Big Role By Fibbing Directors

The occasional white lie might improve one’s condition but can also backfire and cause embarrassment afterward. Actors may be held to a higher standard than the average Joe, but they are still human and may make simple mistakes like anybody else. Lies for professional gain are never recommended, yet they have helped certain performers advance. Actors may experience nerves or anxiety before an audition. While in this mindset, it’s easy to blur the lines between reality and whatever comes out of your mouth first.

Although keeping such a secret can be difficult, several of Hollywood’s top actors have said they wouldn’t be as successful as they are now if they hadn’t lied to get their first major roles. You might be tempted to embellish your resume or other application materials for your next job interview, but be warned: doing so might lead to your dismissal if the truth gets out. If you must lie, provide some evidence to support your fabrication.

1. Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman jumped at the chance to narrate Oblivion. Yet, he felt compelled to test the film’s producers’ resolve. Freeman was more interested in appearing in the film than narrating it, so he lied. Freeman contacted Oblivion’s director, Joseph Kosinski, and said he couldn’t narrate due to throat problems. He could act but not narrate a film. Kosinski gave the actor screentime to keep him.

2. Liam Hemsworth

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In most cases, individuals will choose to lie about something that will never come back to haunt them, but Liam Hemsworth is not one of those people. Hemsworth highlighted his incredible volleyball skills at his audition for The Last Song. As his character was set to play a volleyball match at the film’s conclusion, the onus of winning was now on him. The movie’s producers wasted little time casting Hemsworth, and production was swimming along right up to the scheduled volleyball game day.

3. Nicolas Cage

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Nicolas Cage has grown from his early performances in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. This job allowed Cage to audition for higher roles. Cage seems unaware that Fast Times At Ridgemont High filmmakers need 18-year-old performers. Cage, then 17, lied to the film’s producers and was cast as Nicolas Coppola, Brad’s BFF. The actor’s audition tape was too strange for the movie’s major part.

4. Chloe Grace Moretz

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Not many performers would have the guts to lie to a Hollywood heavyweight like Martin Scorsese, but Chloe Grace Moretz is one of them. Moretz, who was just 13 then, had to “fake it till she made it” to land the role of Isabelle in the forthcoming film Hugo.

5. Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson is a well-rounded liar/risk taker. Pattinson lied to everyone who saw his résumé. The celebrity added The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Oxford University to his résumé to boost his acting experience. His bangers caught the attention of scouts and agents, but his falsehoods may have ended his career. Pattinson gambled to achieve his goals, and it paid off.

6. Mila Kunis

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At the time of her audition for That ’70s Show. When asked how old she was, Kunis said she would soon be 18. The showrunners were thrilled to hear this, as they had already cast Kunis as Jackie. Except for the fact that Kunis was just 14 years old at the time, everything was great.

7. George Clooney

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Clooney lied about his acting experience during an audition to get his Screen Actors Guild card. When questioned for credentials, Clooney mentioned in passing that he had a little part in the film Cat People. Yet he was fooling the film’s casting director, Mary Goldberg, and he had no idea. Goldberg, unlike most directors, decided to assist Clooney join the Screen Actors Guild union after telling him he wouldn’t win the job this time rather than simply dismissing him.

8. Laura Fraser

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The fact that thousands of performers tried so hard to land roles on Breaking Bad proves it is one of the best TV shows ever. The casting directors had a far smaller pool of potential actresses from whom to choose when they made it clear they wanted a lady who could speak German to play the role of Lydia. Although most individuals wouldn’t dream of making up a false language proficiency, Laura Fraser had no qualms about doing so. Upon being asked through email if she could speak German, the actress responded, “Of sure!” after her audition.