Who has two thumbs and loves pizza? Rami Malek (and us, of course). Backstage at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, the award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody actor opened up about his years as a struggling actor and how his pizza delivery job led to his big break.
“I used to tape my headshot and resume to the pizza boxes and if anyone seemed even remotely involved in the industry, I was taping them up and sending them out for years,” Malek told PeopleTV while backstage at the awards show. “I was dying to get a role as an actor. This is more extraordinary than I could ever have expected in my life.”
We woulda tipped you so hard for a headshot, Rami.
The 37-year-old actor has won ten awards out of 39 nominations for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody after spending “years” waiting, as he put it, until “someone finally called my card and on that day I went into her office and got the job later that night. I woke up and I was about to be a part of SAG the very next day.”
Last night, Malek won the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, beating Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) and Christian Bale (Vice).
Lesson learned: Sometimes the cheesiest resume tactics really do work.