Connolly, The Impostor

The fall crop of movies includes some uncommon art-house films. For instance, there's The Impostors, a '30s-era costume comedy in which actor Billy Connolly plays one of the many odd characters.

"The movie is about a crowd of strange people on a luxury liner," says Connolly. "Everybody on the liner...is there for a different reason. Some are looking for husbands, wives, sex, dinner."

Connolly had a fine time getting into the spirit of the film. To him, actors and impostors are one and the same.

"We're all a bunch of frauds," he says. "Maybe I shouldn't let the cat out of the bag. I'm just making hay while the sun shines. I'm a complete fraud, and I don't care. The trick is to be a good fraud."

Connolly, 55, is from Scotland, and says he gets a lot of voice-over work, because Americans think that Scottish accents are "trustworthy." He started in show business as a standup comedian, and he starred for a season in the TV sitcom Head of the Class.

More recently, he won acclaim for his performance opposite Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown (1997). His other film credits include Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Indecent Proposal (1993), and The Return of the Musketeers (1989.

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