Audition Tapes of Movie Stars Before They Became Famous

Natalie Portman

The part of the entertainment industry that doesn’t get a lot of notice is casting. Yes I know that everyone gets excited when a big named Hollywood star is attached to project but no one really cares when a little-known actor wins a role. However sometimes the little-known actor becomes the big-name star because everyone’s got to start somewhere.

Who would’ve thought when a very young Natalie Portman auditioned for role in Leon: The Professional, that she would one day win an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture? Or how about Gerard Butler going from being Dracula to the leading the Spartans in 300 to one of the biggest surprises in box office history? Have a gander at 12 audition tapes of movie stars before they became famous including one for Scarlett Johansson for role the she did not even win.

Hugh Jackman: X-Men


Rachel McAdams: The Notebook


Steve Carell: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Scarlett Johansson: Jumanji


Emma Stone: Easy A

Michael Cera: Superbad

Megan Fox: Transformers

Seth Rogen: Freaks and Geeks


Alyson Hannigan: American Pie

Natalie Portman: Leon: The Professional

Robert DeNiro: The Godfather Part II


Gerard Butler: Dracula 2000

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