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Daniel Craig admits he was grilled by customs officers on first USA trip

27-Jul-2011 • Actor News

James Bond star Daniel Craig was once almost barred from entering the U.S. because border officials were suspicious of the then-aspiring star's intentions for moving to America, reports Contact Music.

Craig had just accepted one of his first-ever acting roles in the film "The Power of One" and headed across the Atlantic Ocean to pursue his Hollywood ambitions.

But the dream was almost over before it had even begun when he came face-to-face with strict U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, who quizzed him endlessly about his travel plans.

He recalls, "I did this little movie for Warner Bros back in 1990... I didn't have a credit card. I didn't have a driver's licence. And I didn't have any money. I got to Customs, and they nearly turned me away.

"They literally said, 'How are you going to support yourself?' and I went, 'Ah, I don't know.' So I was grilled at Customs for about an hour."

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