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The Best Hollywood Hoaxes for April Fool's Day
David Moats , March 31st, 2009 11:08

In honour of April Fool's Day, The Quietus collects the best Hollywood Hoaxes: from Joaquin's beard to Marilyn's letters; from the Hollywood makeup artists who made Bigfoot to Kubrick's moon landing; from electric shocks in the cinema to faux documentaries with Herzog; it's all here.


Colour Me Kubrick

While Kubrick was filming his last film, Eyes Wide Shut, Alan Conway – a gay travel agent who looks nothing like Kubrick and knew very little about his films – was running amock through London posing as the famous but also reclusive director. He got free meals while promising film roles, faked interviews and even signed legal documents as the auteur. His ruse was finally uncovered when he took out a lease on a London gay bar in Kubrick's name. These events, which the director himself found highly amusing, were later turned into Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story starring John Malkovich.