Gervais Turned Down 80 Movie Roles
British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS turned down 80 movies roles after finding fame in hit comedy THE OFFICE.
Gervais insists he only now feels like a proper actor after co-starring with BEN STILLER in new movie NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - and previously had no interest in big screen parts in movies including PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.
He says, "I've probably been offered about 80 films, half of them I've immediately said no to.
"You can see they just want some comedian of the moment. What's the point of me doing it if it could be done by anyone?"