Watch: Matthew Fox’s ‘Lost’ Audition

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Happy birthday, Matthew Fox! The Party of Five and Lost star turns 51 today.

While millions of Lost fans know Fox as Dr. Jack Shephard on the series, he also auditioned for the role of James “Sawyer” Ford (played by Josh Holloway). In fact, Dr. Shephard was only intended to appear in the pilot, but show co-creator J. J. Abrams decided to expand the role.

The above audition clip suggests why he won over Abrams — Fox’s intensity in the Sawyer role and calmness in the Shephard role is just too good for a one-episode appearance by Fox as either character. Fox would appear in over 100 episodes of Lost, making this a very successful audition.

You can watch the whole video above!

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