9 Actors Who Brazenly Faked Their Stuffs To Get A Role

Ever lied on your résumé? The foundation of Hollywood rests on the shoulders of outstanding actors and actresses who can convincingly portray characters that are not themselves. However, the truth can often be stranger than fiction, as it is a well-established practice in the film industry to fabricate one's background in order to land a starring role. Listed below are the nine actors who brazenly faked to land a role:

1. Sandra Bullock

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It was 1992, and Sandra Bullock had just a few small roles under her belt when she had to fib about her age at an audition for the romantic comedy Love Potion No. 9. After being told they needed "an older scientist," she confidently told the casting directors her age: 29. Bullock, who was just 26 years old at the time of filming, used a false age when she auditioned for the main part in her first major motion picture. As the old adage goes, "I swore I'd never lie, but the one time I didn't, it backfired."

2. Eddie Redmayne

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Director Tom Hooper inquired whether Eddie Redmayne was familiar with riding horses before offering him a role in the Elizabeth I miniseries. The actor's lie almost had disastrous consequences.
Once filming began, Redmayne admitted that his lack of horse-riding experience nearly cost his life and the lives of half the crew members nearby. The director, Hooper, grabbed a massive speaker in the middle of the chaos and said, "You're a fucking liar, Redmayne!"

3. Chloë Grace Moretz

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To secure her roles in Martin Scorsese's 2011 historical film Hugo, 14-year-old American actress Chlo Grace Moretz convincingly pretended to be British.
The actress spent five months in London while filming Kick-Ass, and she picked up the cadence of the British accent towards the end of her stay. When Scorsese finally gave her the role she'd been waiting for, she thanked him, but the director cut her off with, "Wait a second, is that an American accent I hear?"

4. Liam Hemsworth

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Liam Hemsworth found out the hard way that volleyball isn't as simple as it seems. He answered confidently, "Yes," when asked if he had any prior experience with the sport prior to filming The Last Song. "Yes, that's not a problem at all."
Actor recalls volleyball scenes as the "hardest thing he ever had to do." He had no idea what he was getting into. Since I lacked the necessary skills to play volleyball, I said, "When I showed up for the first day of practice, I was honestly really scared to shoot the volleyball part."

5. Laura Fraser

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Any prominent TV actress who heard about the casting call for Breaking Bad's Lydia Rodarte-Quayle would have given anything to get the part. The show's popularity was at an all-time high, making casting decisions all the more important. However, choices were restricted because the character requirements included proficiency in German.
Even though actress Laura Fraser had never studied the language before, that didn't stop her from jumping at the chance to do so. She was so committed to the role that she spent many hours mastering her German dialogue, making her an integral part of the show's penultimate season.

6. Robert Pattinson

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Sometimes, even Hollywood's hottest stars must lie to the top. Before his success in Harry Potter and Twilight, English actor Robert Pattinson had a tough go of it. His first few acting roles were either cut entirely or only included in the DVD releases; he was also dismissed from his first stage acting job just days before its debut.
Pattinson's problems included unemployment and mounting debt, so when casting directors in Los Angeles asked about his recent activities, he lied and said he had been enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Oxford University. When he became famous as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, he stopped lying about his British citizenship.

7. Hugh Laurie

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Hugh Laurie, an English actor, has never lied to get a part. He decided to rely on his audition tape. The pilot episode's director and producer of House were adamant about casting an American actor as Dr. Gregory House. He stopped watching English actor audition tapes and kept looking for a "quintessentially American individual."
Hugh Laurie still managed to fool Singer into thinking he was American when he sent in his audition tape with his best imitation of an American accent. The director, who had no idea Laurie was British, was so impressed with the audition that he gushed about Laurie to the production staff. "Now this is the kind of guy I'm looking for; an American."

8. Morgan Freeman

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No wonder directors choose Morgan Freeman to narrate their films, given his golden voice. Freeman wanted more when director Joseph Kosinski hired him to narrate the 2013 science fiction film Oblivion. The actor got in touch with Kosinski, telling him he was having some unexpected problems with his throat. Since an actor's performance onset can still be affected by a sore throat, the director ensured he got plenty of screen time to keep him from leaving the cast.

9. George Clooney

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Years before he became an A-lister, George Clooney was an aspiring actor who wanted to join the SAG to break into the film industry. The Screen Actors Guild was a prerequisite for any acting job, so it was common practice for actors to fabricate their resumes to gain membership. Clooney says, "Back then, there was no internet, so you could get away with anything."
Even though dishonesty often helps actors get their break, in Clooney's case, it almost backfired. Clooney told a casting director he was in a cat movie during a conversation with her. To everyone's surprise, the casting director who had also worked on the film could not remember Clooney's role.
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