By Mandi Bierly
Updated March 01, 2012 at 03:42 PM EST

John Carter star Taylor Kitsch stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman last night and entertained Dave with a story about getting stopped by customs at an airport in the Philippines when his passport had no room left for a stamp. He was informed he was going to be sent back on the next plane to Japan, where he just flew in from, but Kitsch, who had a work visa to film the upcoming Oliver Stone film Savages, told the agent he was an actor — which the man didn’t believe. With the airport’s computers down, and the man not familiar with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Kitsch pulled out his iPhone and played him the John Carter trailer. “He’s like, ‘That’s not you.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ He’s like, ‘You have short hair.’ And I’m like, ‘Mate, I cut it. It grows. It’s me,'” Kitsch says. Luckily, the guy liked the trailer and Kitsch got to stay.

Watch Kitsch’s full interview here. It starts around 29:45, and Kitsch goes into his time sleeping on New York City subways when he first moved to the U.S. from Canada to study acting.

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