This collection of rare celebrity audition tapes is pretty fascinating.
"I think we've seen enough, pretty boy."
Watching this montage of Hollywood stars' early auditions must be heartbreaking for any aspiring actor. While the talent on display ranges from "wow" to "get the hell out of my office," you can't help but notice that nearly all of them are exceptionally good-looking people. And the few that aren't? They need the ability to tap into their high school memories of weekends alone, crying in their rooms—because they'd better be able to do it on cue.
There's no denying some of the talent. Robert Downey, Jr. and Lindsay Lohan clearly have that "thing," (as well as that other thing). Whereas, if Megan Fox didn't look like Megan Fox, the only acting she'd be doing is acting happy to tell you and your table mates about that night's specials, before heading into the kitchen to hand the order to Chef Keanu.
What must be especially terrifying for young actors is the realization that the upcoming audition they're already nervous about could one day wind up on YouTube to be goofed on by millions.
So, just relax and have fun! And do your best to be really good looking.
(by Jonathan Corbett)