Nov 19 2009

10 More Great Celebrity Audition Tapes

Published by at 10:00 am under Movies,Television,Videos

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We’ve brought you some pretty cool celebrity audition tapes in the past.  It’s always fun watching actors trying to nail a role or a part on a show back when they were virtual unknowns.  You can see how far they’ve come, and often, it seems as though they were born for the role for which they’re auditioning.  For me, the most appealing thing about an old audition tape is seeing how vulnerable an established actor was back when his or her career was on the line.

After the jump, enjoy 10 more great celebrity audition tapes.

Phil Hartman for Saturday Night Live:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQIlGpOVY5E

Hartman was a born entertained and a true talent.  R.I.P.

Dana Carvey for Saturday Night Live:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm_9nFhFZQ8&feature=related

Interesting that both he and Hartman decided to imitate Robin Leach.

John Belushi for Saturday Night Live:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwqorRnsfMo

One of the all-time greats.  Belushi’s Brando is incredible, but check out the look he gives the camera at 2:21.  That alone should have gotten him the job.

Evangeline Lilly for Lost:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Koj93Api_4

It’s tough to imagine someone else in this role.

Henry Thomas for E.T.:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzCeOqBFu6w

Not only was Henry Thomas adorable, he was a terrific actor.  Very convincing in this audition tape.

Alyson Hannigan for American Pie:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekiM_o7MLZc

I don’t think too many girls talk about sticking flutes in their vaginas during auditions.

Kristen Bell for Forgetting Sarah Marshall:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXbP7YIpIQU

A great choice for a hilarious movie.

Kaitlin Olson for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXswKryavxM

I’m a huge Always Sunny fan, and Olson is hysterical.  The fact that she’s cute – at best – and not hot makes her much more believable in the role of Dee, a total loser of a girl.

Rachel McAdams for The Notebook:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XfUUYK7Gkg

Oh man.  How do you not adore Rachel McAdams?

Fred Savage for the spokesperson for the Brookfield Square Mall:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmLozUlboW0

Even before The Wonder Years and Little Monsters, Fred Savage was trying to break into the entertainment business.  His parents must have known they had an adorable, talented kid.





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15 Responses to “10 More Great Celebrity Audition Tapes”

  1. Lagrangeon 19 Nov 2009 at 11:58 am

    I was so impressed the first time I saw this rachel McAdams tape. She pulls it off so believable, she could trick me into everything!

  2. Madisonon 19 Nov 2009 at 12:04 pm

    @ Lagrange

    Yeah, me too. How could anyone else be considered after that?

  3. Lagrangeon 19 Nov 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I waited for you for SEVEN YEARS!

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  7. dingson 19 Nov 2009 at 5:19 pm

    nice selection…but you should have also shaw the video of james rohdy at the casting for psych…

  8. Seanon 20 Nov 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Great list. The Natalie Portman tape is another good one.
    And just reading the name Phil Hartman has me in anger over what happened to him.

  9. Justinon 20 Nov 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Loved the tapes… but I gotta say, I really don’t get why people liked “Forgetting Sarah Marshal”. I think I laughed once… maybe.

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  13. Double Bed Frameson 07 Dec 2009 at 8:50 am

    HEY! If the moon was made of cheese, would you eat? I know I would

  14. paulon 11 Dec 2009 at 9:40 pm

    It must be hell to sell your emotions like that.

  15. vzwon 18 Dec 2009 at 3:34 am

    It must be hell to sell your emotions like that.

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