The Office star Ricky Gervais has spurned a succession of big money Hollywood offers, because he is scared of starring in a flop.

The British funnyman, who has won a Golden Globe and numerous BAFTAS for his role in as David Brent in THE OFFICE, but is concerned that the parts he is being offered will make him a laughing stock - in the wrong way.

He says, "I was offered ridiculous things such as a remake of Magnum Pi with George Clooney and me as his butler. Here's another with me and Will Smith - they wanted me to play his brother. Words fail me."

13/07/2005 01:45