Some intrepid supercutter has tracked down 40 rare celebrity audition tapes and mashed them all together into one four-minute video. They’re not so rare where I hadn’t see at least a third of them before, but I’d missed some that did appear to be pretty unique, like Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia audition, or Brad Pitt’s Backdraft audition that made me wonder if anyone ever gave him an early gig for any reason other than his pretty face (hint: I doubt it).
It’s interesting to see how much better nearly everyone here has gotten over time, though the audition process is pretty nerve-wracking I imagine, and I suppose it’s not always a full measure of talent. Some of these you can see right away why they were chosen, however (dat Rachel McAdams cry). Watch the whole video for yourself above.