"When we did the screen tests, there were six of us all in this room waiting to audition. It felt like The Hunger Games." - Tom Holland on His Spider-Man Audition
Check out Beyonce's audition and screen test for 'Dreamgirls'.
Fifty-nine years ago (September 30, 1955), Hollywood legend James Dean was killed in a car accident. Along with the memorable performances in the three films that he starred in, his death at only age 24 quickly pushed him to an eternal iconic status of cool. He is the only actor to be nominated for Oscars twice posthumously — one for East of Eden in 1956 and Giant in 1957. He is also revered for being an early practitioner of method acting in film after attending the Actors Studio only a few years after it was established. Dean’s most popular film ... Read more
Chef, in which new mother Scarlett Johnasson played a supporting role, was released on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD this week. While she might be taking a brief break from acting after filming Avengers: Age of Ultron to enjoy motherhood, she’s never too far from the Hollywood spotlight. In fact, though most first heard of Johansson because of her breakthrough role in 2003’s Lost in Translation, people tend to forget that Johansson was acting for nearly a decade before that and appeared in films like North, Home Alone 3, and The Horse Whisperer as a child actor. Johansson actually tried out ... Read more
Check out Gerard Butler auditioning for the role of Dracula in the movie, Dracula 2000. The film, about a group of thieves who break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead find Dracula himself, also starred Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller and Nathan Fillion. Bulter has some sweet rock star hair, huh?
Here is some grainy video of Sharon Stone auditioning for what would be her breakthrough role, Catherine Trammell in Basic Instinct. In the video, shot around 1991 I’m thinking, you can hear director Paul Verhoeven reading Michael Douglas‘ lines. Check her out… she’s perfect.
Fox is changing the way it selects actors for pilots.