Why Luke Wilson Was Banned From The Playboy Mansion

The Playboy Mansion is legendary for having hosted countless parties with guests lists that are as a who's-who of Hollywood legends. There are plenty of legendary stories from these shindigs. There was the time John Lennon put out a cigarette on an original Henri Matisse painting, the time Keith Richards and company lit the Chicago Playboy Mansion's bathroom on fire, and countless others.

That's why, given the level of debauchery the Playboy Mansion has become synonymous with, it seems like it'd be tough to imagine the kind of barbaric act of partying it would take to receive a ban from Hugh Hefner's famed pad.

Somehow, according to Digital Spy, actor Luke Wilson — known for his roles in movies like "Old School," "Idiocracy," and "Legally Blonde" — managed this feat, but it didn't involve excessive partying, any obnoxious behavior, or even setting something on fire. All it took was a bit of a white lie, the type of thing most people have tried to do at some point in their lives.

Luke Wilson's attempt at getting his friend into the Playboy Mansion got him a DNA label

Some would see it as being a good friend, but apparently, lying in an effort to get your buddy into a party at the Playboy Mansion is frowned upon. Wilson explained the situation in a 2006 interview (via Digital Spy), revealing how he became persona non grata at the Playboy Mansion.

"I got DNA-ed from the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. That means 'do not admit' — that's their special word. I tried to get a friend in and I'd shown up and they said 'Who are you with' and I'm like 'I'm with my brother Owen' and they're like 'We need to see him.'"

The problem with this approach was that the Owen in that story is Owen Wilson, Luke's brother who is well-known for having appeared in "Wedding Crashers" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." The staff at the Playboy mansion didn't take the bait which meant that Wilson had to talk his way back into the Playboy Mansion's good graces.

"It was actually my friend Eckelman, who doesn't look anything like Owen. I was not allowed to go there for a year and a half. I had to make kind of a tearful phone call to Mary, the woman who kind of runs the operation. I said, 'Mary, what I did was stupid. It was wrong. Hef's been so generous to me ...' I actually did, I think, cry on the telephone!"