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9 Actors Who Brazenly Bragged To Land The Roles

Many of us are guilty of exaggerating one's abilities to land a job, become the focus of attention, or surprise another person. We may even know others who have done it. Everyone should take note of this. Even Hollywood actors sometimes have to lie on their resumes to get roles in the Movies or television shows they want to be in. The actors who brag to win roles might be seen here

1. Tenoch Huerta

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A first for Hollywood, Tenoch Huerta played the villain in a Marvel film, making him one of the first Mexican actors to play a villain in a major studio's film franchise. A 2022 interview exposed his deception in pursuit of the role.
When Marvel writers and artists asked if he could swim, Tenoch replied, "I've never drowned." He was able to continue negotiations thanks to the ambiguity of the response. The actor eventually revealed, "We had to explain to them, through my lawyer in the United States, that this is how Mexicans are. We always look for a way to make it work instead of dismissing the problem outright.

2. George Clooney

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For a while in his career, George Clooney resisted becoming a member of the Actors Guild. The actor admitted that "everyone would make up these credits to get in" to the Screen Actors Guild because "you couldn't get a job without being in."
There was, however, one time when George nearly didn't get away with it. He lied about having worked on a film to land the part, but the casting director had really been a part of that film, and she had no recollection of ever having worked with Clooney. He pleaded with her for aid, and she eventually agreed to assist him. Thus, he was cast in the 1983 sequel Grizzly II: Revenge.

3. Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman, well-known for having an unusual voice, was tapped by director Joseph Kosinski to provide the narration for his film Oblivion. But the performer was not satisfied with this, so he pretended to have throat problems. Since he was already on the payroll, he was given actual on-screen time rather than just being the tape's voiceover actor.

4. Hugh Laurie

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It's true that the actor never outright lied on his audition tape to obtain the part of Dr. House in the eponymous series, but he did let his tape speak for him. Despite the producers' requests for American actors, Englishman Laurie created a demo tape of speaking with a fake American accent. Without knowing Hugh's nationality, the director praised his work. Moreover, he remarked, "See? An American male is just what I've been looking for.

5. Whoopi Goldberg

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The acting and singing careers of Whoopi Goldberg, who began at a young age, got a promising start. She skipped grade school when she was 14 to get a job at a summer camp. She lied about her age because she was too young to be hired otherwise. That opened up opportunities for her to sing in church choirs and musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar. She eventually became one of the few EGOT artists, i.e., those who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

6. Ceyair Wright

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Ceyair, one of the teenage performers in the new version of Space Jam, told the casting director that he had tons of expertise as a basketball player. The actor does not participate in the sport, however. You may quote me: "Oh yes, I played basketball. Falsely, I claimed that I had participated on the high school varsity team. Wright began regular training with a basketball coach after being cast as Darius James, the eldest kid of LeBron James.

7. Jameela Jamil

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These days, Jameela Jamil is one of the most talked-about celebrities worldwide. She started on the comedy series The Good Place and in films, and now she's enjoying a career revival thanks to the show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
It was revealed in an interview that Jamila had lied about her acting background. Another white lie I told the casting director was that I had previous acting experience. The truth is that I was reminiscing about my school days when I told her I'd been onstage.

8. Jason Momoa

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During his audition for the Baywatch remake, Jason Momoa revealed that he had zero acting experience. He recalled in an interview that he was 19 and working at the family surf shop. To boost his chances of being hired, his pals aided him in falsifying his résumé by having him list modeling as one of his previous jobs.
"Have you ever acted?' they inquired. When I told them I hadn't, they asked whether I had been a model. Yes, I thought, I am a fantastic model. You can count on me for Gucci and Louis Vuitton. And so, at that precise time, I invented the whole thing.

9. Jamie Foxx

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Eric Marlon Bishop is not the actor's given name. In the late '80s, when he first entered the workforce, he was a stand-up comic, but producers preferred women and put guys on a waiting list because there were simply too many of them.
The actor decided to adopt the name Jamie because it was gender-neutral but could also be used by a female. As a result, producers might prioritize his calls without knowing his true identity. Because of this, he was cast in a comedy program, leading to television and film roles.
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