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Homeland's Damian Lewis Cracks Muslim Joke to President Barack Obama

Damian Lewis may play a precariously wound-up double agent on the Emmy-winning series Homeland, but he's proven to be quite the loosey-goosey goofball in real life.

The star has revealed that President Barack Obama received a signed copy of the show's DVD from the cast after publicly admitting that he's a huge fan of the series and requesting one.

But in a cheeky show of chutzpah, Lewis signed quite the memorable message to the commander in chief.

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"Claire Danes had written something really lovely and sweet saying, 'I was a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours,'" Lewis said on The Jonathan Ross Show this past weekend.

"I thought I'd think of something great and funny...and wrote: ‘From one Muslim to another' in an indelible Sharpie. And I couldn't take it back."

Yikes.

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Of course, the 41-year-old actor then went into a mini-panic, wondering whether the president might take offense.

"I was then writing emails for the whole of the next week going, ‘I do hope he understands irony."'

Calm down, Damian: After Madonna called Obama a "black Muslim" during a tongue-in-cheek spiel, we have a feeling the commander in chief is used to irony by now.

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