15 Lies Actors Told To Get Their Big Breaks

Acting is lying in a way, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most actors are really good liars. What is surprising, however, is how many actors lied their way into a job.

If you’re an aspiring actor, take notes, because embellishing your resume is a one-way ticket towards stardom according to these actors:

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NIECY NASH LIED ABOUT HER IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS. CET SHERIFFS RENO 911 When she got the call about the show, Nash pretended she HAD improv experience

YouTube

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TOM HARDY LIED TO CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ABOUT KNOWING HOW TO SKI. INCEPTION Hardy had this to say about lying to Nolan: Who wouldn't? It's Chris Nolan. I

The Hollywood Reporter

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SADIE SINK LIED ABOUT BEING A SKATER. STRANGER THINGS Sink says the production was looking for a girl with skateboarding and rollerblading experience.

Coveteur

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NICHOLAS BRAUN USED TO REGULARLY LIE ABOUT HIS HEIGHT. SUCCESSION The 6'7 actor says he would regularly say he was around 6'4 at auditions out of fe

Insider

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MICHAEL O'KEEFE LIED ABOUT BEING A GOOD GOLFER. CADDY SHACK O'Keefe says the filmmakers wanted at least one person from the cast to have some golfing

Uproxx

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MEGHAN MARKLE LIED ABOUT HAVING A SAG CARD. CENTURY ciTY In order to secure one of her first TV roles, Markle lied to the casting directors about bein

Daily Star

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MATT DAMON LIED TO GET HIS FIRST ACTING GIG. USE YOUr SMARTS In order to secure his first acting job for a program on a local Boston TV station, Damon

Boston Herald

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JODIE COMER LIED ABOUT KNOWING DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. KILLING EVE Comer says that since she knew the role of Villanelle required knowledge of many diffe

Grazia

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MADS MIKKELSEN PRETENDED TO BE A JAMES BOND FAN. CASINO ROYAL At his audition, Mikkelsen told the casting directors he was a huge Bond fan. Not only w

The Globe and Mail

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JASON MOMOA MADE UP A MODELING CAREER. BAYWATCH: HAWAII When Momoa went to audition for the show, he almost got turned away for not having an acting r

square mile

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JAMEELA JAMIL LIED ABOUT HER ACTING EXPERIENCE. THE GOOD PLACE Despite not acting since her school days and having zero improv experience, Jamil manag

CNBC

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JADA PINKETT SMITH LIED ABOUT HER DUE DATE. THE MATRIX RELOADED When Smith got the offer to play Niobe, she told the producers she was due in October

YouTube

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IDRIS ELBA PRETENDED TO BE AMERICAN. THE WIRE Elba says his manager told him to pretend to be American because the show's creator, David Simon, only w

Independent

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Ben Hardy lied about knowing how to play drums. Bohemian Rhapsody Hardy says Bryan Singer really wanted an actor who knew how to play

People

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GILLIAN ANDERSON LIED ABOUT HOW OLD SHE WAS. THE X-FILES Anderson told the casting directors she was 27 during her first audition. She was actually 24

Independent

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