10 Movie Auditions You Would Not Believe

Peter Jackson REALLY was not a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal...

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You may find this hard to believe but even the greatest actors ever to grace the silver screen have had to appease a panal of expert Casting Directors and cross their fingers in the hope they can land that once in a lifetime role.

With any interview/audition is the invitation of pressure into the room. Pressure can be a great thing as it can be utilised for adrenaline and the sharpening of your senses for the all-important moment or it can cause you to crumble to the ground and wish you were anywhere else, but that spot.

It's vital that a casting director sees the actor at their apex and to do that they are required to ask unusual things of a performer to extract their ability. Sometimes the Casting Director/Director do this by being plain difficult or they can offer the stage for an actor to improvise.

Singing 'Pure Imagination' whilst pretending to be an oil slick seems like a walk in the park compared to what these actors were put through... here's 10 Auditions you would NOT believe.


Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...