TRUE BLOOD star Alexander Skarsgard struggled to get to grips with the workings of Hollywood when he first tried to break the U.S., because he had to compete against hundreds of other hopefuls for tiny roles.
The hunk made his movie debut at the age of eight, and went on to star in a string of films and TV shows - making him a household name in his native Sweden.
But when he jetted into America to try and make his name in Hollywood in 2004, he couldn't believe the amount of other young hopefuls he had to audition alongside for bit parts.
He tells Britain's Telegraph magazine, "I realised that I was number 499 to audition for a small part in a bad horror movie. I read so many bad scripts. I wasn't a snob, I just needed to connect with the character. I didn't leave Sweden for that."