Gerard Butler was dragged on stage at the star studded Carnival in Cannes Gala for Haitian Relief at the weekend.
Director Paul Haggis thought the Scots actor would help to push up the bids on a Golden Globe weekend pass.
The pass offered tickets to the best parties during Golden Globes weekend and Haggis thought tea with Bulter would help to sell it.
Butler begged: "Who's up for putting in some extra money just so I don't make a fool of myself up here?
"I'll pay you back, I promise."
A man in the audience suddenly leapt up, yelling: "100,000 euros without Gerard Butler!" to win the prize.
Butler told USA Today: "I know the guy that bought it, he didn't need to buy tea with me."
However, he admitted this is not the first time Haggis has made a fool on him.
Gerard said: "No one has the ability to make a fool of me like Paul Haggis. He makes me come up and stand on stage. He makes me feel like an idiot.
"I think most of my most humiliating experiences in my whole career have been caused by Paul Haggis. He pimps me out."
"I put up with it because it's for a good cause," he added.
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