Actors who lied to get movie roles

Before they became big stars, plenty of actors and actresses were struggling through life and some of them even lied to land movie roles. Ok, we all know that lying is wrong but some stars did it to get ahead in acting world. Keep reading to find out who are the celebrities who lied their way into the movies.

Sandra Bullock








Sandra Bullock was born in 1964, but she pretended to be older to get a movie role. Back in 1990, she lied about her age to get the role of an older scientist in Love Potion #9. She was 26 at the time but said she was 29. The lie worked and she got the lead female role in the movie.

Daniel Craig

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At the age of 14, Craig played roles in Oliver, Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella at Hilbre High School in West Kirby, Wirral, UK. He definitely knew he wanted to be an actor and was ready to lie for the roles. Daniel Craig lied about being a skilled horse rider to get parts in movies because he figured he would learn eventually. By the time he starred in Cowboys and Aliens, you can see that he’s actually gotten good at it.

Robert Pattinson








Robert Pattinson opened up about the lies he used to tell in order to get movie roles, saying, “Oh, I was at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) – if you’ve got an English accent you can get away with it. I’d say I went to Oxford (University), too. I did it for years.” He later also pretended to be American, but stopped lying after Twilight came out.

Rachel McAdams








Rachel’s lies have to do with horses too, but unlike her colleague Daniel Craig, she lied about loving horses to get a role in To the Wonder, written and directed by Terrence Malick. In reality she says she is actually “so terrified and allergic.”

George Clooney








George Clooney wanted a Screen Actors Guild card so badly that he lied about being in a movie called Cat People to get a different role. The casting director of the other role had also cast for Cat People and immediately caught him in the lie. She actually ended up helping him get into the union in the end though through a different movie.

Mila Kunis








Just like Sandra Bullock, Mila lied about her age to get a role. To get a part on That 70’s Show, Mila Kunis said she was “about to be 18” while in reality she was actually just 14 years old. Clever actress told Jay Leno that this was technically not a lie since she “was going to be 18” at some point.

Liam Hemsworth








Liam Hemsworth lied about being able to play volleyball to get his role in The Last Song. He said that when the filming for the volleyball scene started it was obvious that he had lied. “Now, about volleyball stuff, I told the producers that I could play to get the job. Then we started shooting and I was awful. But, you get the job and work it out later,” he said. To get good enough for filming, Liam had to go to volleyball boot camp three times a week!

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