CNR: What’s Your Favorite Celebrity Audition Tape For A TV Show Or Movie?

CNR: What’s Your Favorite Celebrity Audition Tape For A TV Show Or Movie?
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It’s wild to watch Jim Carrey’s audition tape for SNL.

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Most TV and movie roles aren’t just handed to actors – they actually have to audition for them.

CNR: Jim Carrey and Kevin Hart auditioning for

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But the cool thing about famous actors auditioning for roles is that a lot of their tapes end up online. That made me want to ask you: Which celebrity audition tape is your favorite?

CNR: Matthew McConaughey auditioning for


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That’s a very young Matthew McConaughey auditioning for Dazed and Confused, his first credited role ever, in the early ’90s.

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Maybe you’ve watched Henry Thomas’s audition tape for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial sooo many times because you absolutely love the moment Steven Spielberg turns to him and says, “OK, kid. You’ve got the job,” which almost neverrrrr happens.

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Perhaps you loved watching Seth Rogen’s audition for Dwight in The Office because it was interesting to see what your favorite show ~could~ have looked like.

CNR: Some other celebrity auditions for The Office in this compilation include Eric Stonestreet as Kevin, Kathryn Hahn as Pam, and John Cho as Jim.

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Some other celebrity auditions for The Office in this compilation include Eric Stonestreet as Kevin, Kathryn Hahn as Pam, and John Cho as Jim.

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Or maybe you watched Daisy Ridley’s audition for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and immediately knew she was right for the role because of how perfectly she played the dark and emotional scenes.

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Now it’s your turn! In the comments below, tell us which celebrity audition tape is your favorite and why it’s so great!

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