Ian Halperin is no stranger to undercover investigations. When he posed as a model in 2001 to expose the fashion industry, his resulting book, "Shut Up and Smile", sent shockwaves through the trade and became an international bestseller. In "Hollywood Undercover", he gives us a unique and scandalous glimpse behind the scenes of the movie business. This time he poses as an aspiring actor and soon finds himself with an agent, a job offer (admittedly in a hardcore porn film) and ultimately a part in "The Aviator", directed by Martin Scorcese. In the interim, he is surprised to uncover anti-Semitism in Hollywood; infiltrates the Church of Scientology, whose celebrity stable includes Tom Cruise and John Travolta; and meets numerous A-listers, including Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand and Leonardo DiCaprio, who give him the inside track on what life in Hollywood is really like. "Hollywood Undercover" is a rollicking, name-dropping, often hilarious insider's chronicle by a man who accidentally became a movie star.
Ian Halperin is an international bestselling author and journalist who specialises in undercover investigations of the pop-culture world.