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.