If that wannabe star or starlet is among the 1,000 or so people living in Kipling, Saskatchewan, he or she is in luck.
The town made MacDonald's dream a reality when it offered him a house for the part.
Auditions will begin soon.
Almost one year to the day after beginning his quest, MacDonald headed to Kipling to see his new home in person and to meet the town's mayor.
His dream had finally come true, and for everyone who had watched and become part of his experiment, that red paper clip had helped them realize anything is possible.
"I've embarked on an adventure, and that paper clip symbolically holds it together," he said. "It's really easy to remember one red paper clip."
No doubt few who've seen this journey unfold will ever forget.