12 famous celebrity audition tapes

2013-09-25 12:40
Aaron Paul, Jimmy Falon and Jennifer Garner
Cape Town - Not everyone gets their big break from being spotted in the supermarket.

Before the role, there were auditions after auditions after auditions. These celebrities have had their fair share of audition jitters, but someone up in Hollywood heaven certainly took a shine to them.

For anyone out there who is trying to make it big in show business, take some pointers from these pros for your next audition.

Rachel McAdams for The Notebook

Before she was kissing Ryan Gosling in the rain, she had to do some lines with him first.

Robert De Niro for The Godfather

The fact that this tape survived to make it onto YouTube is a miracle in itself.

Jennifer Garner for Daredevil

Looking back, she probably wishes she never auditioned for this flop of a movie. Although it did bring her and hubby Ben Affleck together, so not a total loss.

Emma Stone for Easy A

The funny leading lady with the husky voice gained lots of recognition for her role in Easy A, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

Hugh Laurie for House

He didn't even need his cane to convince the producers that he would be best House for the job. You can almost feel the sarcasm.

Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana

This seems so long ago, but now she is making people laugh for completely different reasons.

Steve Carell for Anchorman

The laughter from the casting directors in the background is proof of Steve's impromptu funny.

Jimmy Falon for SNL

Watching this it is hard to believe that he would go on to host his own show. He also could have auditioned for the 'Ted Mosby from HIMYM look-a-like' competition.

Gerard Butler for Dracula 2000

The future-Spartan looks like a goth hobo for one of his earlier movies. He should rather stick to poking people with swords than fangs.

Alyson Hannigan for American Pie

She looks like the picture of naivety, until she breaks that famous "this one time at band camp..." line. No one else can say with the same effect.

Kurt Russel for Star Wars

Imagine if Harrison Ford never played the famous rogue Han Solo? After watching this awkward audition from Kurt, we are thankful we don't have to.

Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad

Who wouldn't fall in love with this amazing audition for Jesse Pinkman in the Emmy-winning series? He even says the title of the series in the line.

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