• Publication date: March 16, 2012

Role of a Lifetime

A washed up actor assumes a new identity, and portrays himself in a biopic.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2002

MBC 2:

March 23, 2012 04:30 (KSA) ~ March 23, 2012 03:30 (CLT)

Bobby Cellini (Scott Bakula) is a washed up actor who's assumed dead by his few remaining fans.  Even Cellini's ex-wife believes he's dead, and begins producing a film about the actor's life.  When Bobby discovers the upcoming movie he auditions for the lead role, disguising himself as a Hollywood newcomer named Buck Steele.

Everyone, includingCellini's former wife is fooled by the ruse.  While portraying himself in an often unflattering light, Steele relives both the good and bad moments of his past.  The experience rejuvenates the actor, who now has a chance to make amends with those he hurt the most.


  • Scott Bakula
  • Kathryn Morris
  • Maria Ford