Jack O'Connell credits Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster for success

Actor Jack O'Connell stars in 'Money Monster.'

- It was superstars Angelina Jolie and later Jodie Foster who went to bat for actor Jack O'Connell to star in the movies they were each directing. 

"Perhaps on paper, for a studio, I’m not an obvious choice. It's a credit to them," said O'Connell during an interview with 'Good Day New York.'

The actor starred in Jolie's directorial debut, 'Unbroken,' and now stars ' in Foster's new film, 'Money Monster' opening Friday, May 13.

O'Connell shares the screen with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. He plays a disgruntled investor who threatens to kill Clooney's character on live television for giving him bad investment tips.

"Perhaps it will (show) what's wrong with the financial industry as we know it. I felt like I was representing something quite enormous," said O'Connell.

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