Marty Docherty (no relation), from Castlemilk, stars in the £62million film Cloud Atlas, scenes from which were shot last year in Glasgow and involved star Halle Berry.
But 38-year-old Marty, who plays the brother of American star Tom Hanks, could miss his chance to join superstars on the red carpet in Los Angeles as he can't afford the trip.
His friends, Ian Bustard and Martyn Robertson, are trying to raise the cash and the trio approached Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, also from Castlemilk, for help.
The civic leader said: "I am determined to help Marty get to Hollywood. For him it is an opportunity of a lifetime and could prove life-changing.
"Castlemilk is producing a lot of promising actors and I am delighted to be able to help him in a small way."
Cloud Atlas, which also stars Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon, is based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell.
Marty said: "It is the most expensive independent film of all-time and going to the prem- iere would be magic - the stuff of dreams."
The Cloud Atlas film crew spent a fortnight last year turning Glasgow city centre and some of its steep hills into 'the streets of the San Francisco' and this was in the wake of filming of Brad Pitt's zombie epic World War Z which turned the streets around George Square into 'Philadelphia'.
They were part of broadcast projects that generated £20.15m for the city's economy last year.
Donate to Marty's Hollywood fund at www.indiegogo.com/martygoestohollywood