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Empire's Ultimate Collection Of Film And TV Audition Tapes
The screentests the stars probably don't want you to see

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'If you're a Breaking Bad fan, you've got to watch Aaron Paul's already-Jesse-before-he-started audition tape.' 'If you're an X-Men fan, you've got to watch Hugh Jackman reading Wolverine lines with a wobbly Aussie accent.' 'If you're a Indy fan, you've got to watch Tom Selleck, with 'tache, wearing the fedora...'

Chances are, you've heard all these phrases at one point or another, and now you can watch all of the videos in question, all in one place. Incorporating the unlucky ones, like Selleck, who didn't get the parts they wanted, as well as costume screentests (Tippi Hedren for The Birds) and dialogue run-throughs (Robert Downey Jr. for Iron Man), this is our complete compendium of awkward audition awesomeness. When you're done, if you have a hankering for more video, check out our Ultimate Collection Of Movie Supercuts (if you dare). 

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Breaking Bad

Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, Laura Fraser

Superheroes

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man, Hugh Jackman – X-Men, Jennifer Garner – Daredevil, Tobey Maguire – Spider-Man

Sci-Fi

Harrison Ford – Star Wars, Mark Hamill – Star Wars, Sigourney Weaver – Alien, Bolaji Badejo – Alien, Milla Jovovich – The Fifth Element, Tom Hardy – Star Trek: Nemesis

Classics

Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday, James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Woods – Rebel Without A Cause, Joan Fontaine – Rebecca, Dustin Hoffman – The Graduate, Tippi Hedren – The Birds, Al Pacino – The Godfather , Vivien Leigh – Gone With The Wind, Linda Blair – The Exorcist, Kate Winslet – Titanic

Comedy

Johnny Depp – Benny & Joon, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse – Superbad, Alyson Hannigan – American Pie, Emma Stone – Easy A, Ellen Page, Olivia Thirlby – Juno, Steve Carell – Anchorman, Russell Brand and Kristen Bell – Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Youngsters

Lindsay Lohan – The Parent Trap, Natalie Portman – Léon: The Professional, Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter, Henry Thomas – E.T., Jennifer Connolly – Labyrinth, Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita – Karate Kid, Taylor Lautner – The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl In 3-D

Assorted #1

Rachel McAdams – The Notebook, Sam Rockwell – Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Marilyn Monroe – Something's Got To Give, Sharon Stone – Basic Instinct, Dominique Swain, Jeremy Irons – Lolita

Assorted #2

Jim Carrey – Man On The Moon, Megan Fox – Transformers, Liev Schreiber and Meryl Streep – The Manchurian Candidate, Neve Campbell – Scream, Gerard Butler – Dracula 2000, Gabourey Sidibe - Precious

Unlucky #1

William Katt, Kurt Russell – Star Wars, Marlon Brando – Rebel Without A Cause, Jessica Alba – Get Smart, Leslie Nielsen – Ben-Hur, Scarlett Johansson – Jumanji, James Dean, Paul Newman – East Of Eden

Unlucky #2

Stockard Channing – Superman, James Brolin – Octopussy, Robert De Niro – The Godfather, Tom Selleck – Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Judy Garland – Valley Of The Dolls

TV #1

Glee Cast, The Wire Cast, The Monkees Cast, Miley Cyrus – Hannah Montana, Blake Lively – Gossip Girl

TV #2

Hugh Laurie – House, Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk, John Cho – The American Office, Jason Mamoa – Game Of Thrones, Adam West and Burt Ward – Batman, yle Waggoner and Peter Deyell – Batman, Kaitlin Olson - It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
 
Lost

Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia, Dominic Monaghan, Emilie De Ravin, Naveen Andrews, Maggie Grace

Freaks And Geeks

Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen
 

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1 Laura Fraser
The Laura Fraser one has been blocked by Sony, how annoying. Can anyone share another location for it? More

Posted by QuietLife on Monday October 14, 2013, 16:25

2 RE: Sam Rockwell
I'm just curious: How do you get these tapes? Do the studios publish them? Do the actors have any say in this? More

Posted by Pandora on Thursday October 3, 2013, 08:30

3 Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell's audition has to be the best one of the all. More

Posted by Jimmyduudah on Friday September 20, 2013, 00:13


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