Funny to think that the people who played some of your all time favorite characters in movies and TV had to audition! Check some out right here! 

Funny to think that the people who played some of your all time favorite characters in movies and TV had to audition! Check some out right here!

 

TOM HANKS and ROBIN WRIGHT testing for "Forrest Gump". Early stages as you can see. Before Tom got the gig and perfected the character we know. 

 

a very young HENRY THOMAS auditioning AND GETTING the job on "E.T"

 

STEVE CARELL auditioning for Brick Tamland, weatherman in "Anchorman"

 

PAUL RUDD auditioning for the cologne wearing Brian Fantana in "Anchorman" 

 

MATTHEW MacCONAUGHEY killing it as Wooderson in the auditions for Dazed & Confused. Think he left that day with the job??? That shirt kicks ass too. 

 

DANA CARVEY testing for SNL. See the early Garth from Wayne's World!

 

ROBERT DeNIRO testing for the wrong part initially, but luckily they found some work for him in "The Godfather" after all!

 

MARK HAMILL testing for Luke Skywalker reading with the future Han Solo.

 

AARON PAUL auditioning for "Breaking Bad" 

 

NATALIE PORTMAN auditions for her legendary role in "The Professional"

 

SCARLET JOHANSSON reading for the role in "Jumanji"

 

RACHEL McADAMS in for her role in "The Notebook". Even in her audition tapes, she's pretty much kinda cool to watch and stuff.