When Clooney lied to bag his first film roleFebruary 8th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 8 (ANI): Hollywood superstar George Clooney has revealed that he tried to trick a studio boss into believing he had previously worked on 1982 movie Cat People, in order to land his first movie role.
The Syriana star says that his lie was caught because the Paul Schrader-directed production had been cast by the same person.
However, Clooney still managed to bag another role that enabled him to become a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), even though the film was never released.
“You couldn’t get a job without getting into the Screen Actors Guild, so everybody would make up these credits just to get in. They didn’t have internet then so you go away with anything, Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
“I remember lying to a casting director about this movie Cat People. She was like, ‘You were in that?’ I was, like, yep, and she goes, ‘Because I cast that.’ I finally just said, ‘I can’t get in the SAG. Help me!’ She helped me get a job on a film called The Predator. The movie never came out, that’s how bad a film it was. But I got my SAG card,” he added. (ANI)