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15 Audition Tapes of Famous Actors

JessicaAlbaEllePhotoshoot Jessica Alba auditioning for the role of Agent 99 in Get Smart, which went to Anne Hathaway? Julia Roberts doing an unknown audition before she became Pretty Woman? A very young Natalie Portman auditioning for her breakthrough role as Mathilde in Leon: The Professional? Robert DeNiro auditioning for the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather?

I’ve always wanted to see audition tapes of famous actors, for many reasons. First, it’s really refreshing to see that the stars too, had (and have!) to stand in front of a 4 headed committee, unflattering light and everything, acting with a monotoning casting director. And second, it’s really educative! You see pure self-generated acting from the greats without props and sets and costars. You might also get an idea of what your audition tapes look like, and what does and doesn’t work.

So, instead of the weekly “About an Actor” I present to you here: 15 great (and not so great) audition tapes of famous actors… Continue reading

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Tales of Tinseltown: Old movies at the Hollywood Cemetery, the Beverly Hills Hotel & Jessica Alba

There it was: the last week of my LA adventure. The acting classes were over, and the reality that everyone would slowly return to their home country was starting to dawn. But the last week was also the week filled with some the greatest memories and things you absolutely must do when in the City of Angels. Most and foremost: picnicking at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery while watching an old Hollywood movie…

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