10 Biggest Lies Actors Told To Get Movie Roles

"Of course I can play James Bond. I have a ton of acting experience..."

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In order to be successful in Hollywood, you need to have more than just talent. Millions of people study drama and go to acting classes with the goal of becoming a big star, so what separates them from the small amount of actors who actually make it?

Well, a good agent is always handy, and in this day and age, a large social media following is always going to be a plus. Being in the right place at the right time has also helped several actors jump-start their careers, and then, there are those who tell little white lies - or weave huge, daring webs of deceit - in order to get ahead.

Now, generally speaking, any endeavour that is based on a lie will fall apart eventually, but some actors have managed to successfully ride their false claims all the way through to a finished movie or lucrative career, padding out their filmographies and, in some cases, even earning critical acclaim.

That's not to say there weren't a few bumps along the way, but in these cases, being a cheeky little liar actually paid off.

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