LOS ANGELES – From pizza delivery to award-winning actor, it looks like the American dream. Rami Malek, winner of a Golden Globe and SAG Award, did it. The actor confessed that, in the hope of work, he used to put his CV in the boxes of the pizzas he delivered.

According to the Daily Mail, Malek told reporters the special story about the early days of his film career after Sunday’s SAG Awards.

“One day I was suddenly called by the casting director of Gilmore Girls,” said the interpreter of Freddie Mercury in the Queen-biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. “So after years of filing my resume with photo in pizza boxes, I was finally called for a job, I went to her office and got the role later that night.”

Malek made his debut in the TV series in 2004 before he broke through with the general public as museum-pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the movie Night at the Museum from 2006.