Now this is gratuity!
Jennifer Aniston, a regular at the Tower Bar inside the Sunset Tower hotel in West Hollywood, recently secured a movie role for the hot spot's renowned maître d'hôtel, Dmitri Dmitrov, E! News has exclusively learned.
While the sixtysomething native of Macedonia has become a local star in his own right after catering to Tower Bar's celeb-heavy clientele with savvy discretion for nearly eight years (part of decades spent in the service industry), this will be his first turn on the big screen.
And it sounds like he's a natural for the part: Dmitrov is playing a maitre d' in Aniston's upcoming comedy Squirrels to the Nuts (the movie she's been sporting that short brunette wig for).
A source tells E! that Dmitrov was flown out to New York for three days to shoot his role—apparently Aniston wanted him, and only him, for the part—and had a great time.
"He creates this little pocket of safety," the actress told the New York Times in 2011 about Dmitrov, "a haven where you know you're not getting sold out by the waiter, a patron or the valet guy."
In the article, which described Dmitrov as a "sphinxlike figure who knows everything and says nothing," Aniston joined Anjelica Huston and Paramount chief executive Brad Grey—who also borrowed Dmitrov from Tower Bar to help manage his own wedding reception—in singing his praises.
Sounds like it's about high time the man had his own IMDb page, don't you think?