Now THIS is winning: The Masked Avengers, two Montreal pranksters also known as Marc-Antoine Audette, a local radio personality, and Sebastien Trudel, said they convinced washed-up actor Charlie Sheen to participate in a sequel to the award-winning film "The Artist" after pretending to be noted actor Jean Dujardin during a prank call.
"We thought: 'why not impersonate Jean Dujardin, one of the hottest people in Hollywood right now, to see how Charlie Sheen would react?'" said Audette, who played Dujardin in the phone conversation, to The Canadian Press. The prankster told Sheen that profits from the "Artist 2" would go to Quebec students and to Johnny Hallyday. He seemed humbled and excited at the prospect to participate in the movie. "We realized that when you've just won an Oscar, you can ask for whoever you want and get them," said Trudel. "We could have offered him anything and he would have signed on, then and there."
It wasn't the first time the conniving duo have played tricks on a big-time Hollywood celeb – they've also pranked Bill Gates, Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, and even Sarah Palin during the 2008 elections.
Sheen graciously accepted the role offer, saying, "Thank you for considering me, that's very sweet," despite the fact that he was admittedly having trouble understanding what was being told to him.
At the end of the phone call the Masked Avengers confess to Sheen that it was all a joke and the former "Two and a Half Men" star laughs it off.
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