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Rami Malek Used to Slip His Headshots Into Pizza Boxes as a Delivery Man

Rami Malek Used to Slip His Headshots Into Pizza Boxes as a Delivery Man

Rami Malek is one brave pizza delivery man.

The 40-year-old actor made an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Thursday night (October 7).

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During his appearance, Rami revealed that when he started out as an actor in Los Angeles, he used to sneak his headshots into orders.

“Every job I had was, like, to deliver pizzas, and I’d stick my headshot into the pizza box,” he revealed, including ones delivered to celebrity customers like George Clooney and Andy Garcia.

“I thought if I bought them in bulk, they would be cheaper. So I bought, like, 500 of them of which I still have probably have 420,” he said of his headshots.

“I got an audition. I don’t think I got a callback. I think it was for, like, an M&M’s commercial. But I was just like, ‘Yeah, do it. I mean, what do you have to lose?’” he said of his efforts.

“I slipped them in every manila envelope, sent them to all my agents….Nobody called back for a year. Then I got one callback,” he said, revealing it was for Gilmore Girls.

“I submitted myself for a casting and the casting director called me back. She said, ‘Can I speak to Rami Malek‘s agent?’ I said, ‘Speaking.’ She goes, ‘What company is this?’ I go, ‘Well…’ She goes, ‘Is this Rami Malek?’ I go, ‘Yeah.’ She starts laughing. She goes, ‘Do you have a SAG card, honey?’ I said, ‘No, but we can work on that,’” he admitted.

“I just said, ‘You know, I’m 15 minutes away from Warner Bros. Bring me in, and let’s see how it goes. And I was just very presumptuous. She brought me in that day, got the call back and that was it. Got the gig—next day.”

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