19. The Most Professional Audition Tape Ever?
Josh Brolin first learned about No Country For Old Men whilst he was shooting for the movie ‘Grindhouse’ with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.
Hoping to make a strong impression, Brolin asked the directors if he could borrow some of the equipment on set to film his audition tape for the role of Llewellyn Moss. The pair did him one better and offered to direct his audition themselves.
An audition tape directed by Tarantino, talk about making an impression!
Unfortunately for Brolin, the tape may have been too good as the Coens were initially more impressed by the lighting rather than his acting and were unsure whether or not Brolin was right for the part.
Brolin’s agent reportedly insisted that the Coens meet with his client, which they did and Brolin was eventually cast in the role of Llewellyn Moss.