What does it take to get the part? Sometimes a good screen test or audition tape is all you need in getting your name in lights. And sometimes ... well, sometimes it doesn't work out. Here you'll find what we consider to be the most memorable video documentations of actors who got the part ... and a few who didn't, despite their best efforts.
The Fifth Element Movie Poster
The Fifth Element
PG-131997
Based on 22 critics

In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world... Read More

Tootsie Movie Poster
Tootsie
PG1982
Based on 7 critics

New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself... Read More

Rebel Without a Cause Movie Poster
Rebel Without a Cause
PG-131955
In Theaters on 1955

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate,... Read More

Basic Instinct Movie Poster
Basic Instinct
R1992
Based on 28 critics

The mysterious Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a beautiful crime novelist, becomes a suspect when she... Read More

Full Metal Jacket Movie Poster
Full Metal Jacket
R1987
Based on 19 critics

Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly... Read More

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 Movie Poster
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000
R2000
Based on 14 critics

Long ago, Abraham Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer) imprisoned the infamous Count Dracula (Gerard Butler)... Read More

Spider-Man Movie Poster
Spider-Man
PG-132002
Based on 38 critics

"Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered... Read More

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
PG1982
Based on 30 critics

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy... Read More

Forgetting Sarah Marshall Movie Poster
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
R2008
Based on 37 critics

Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is better-known as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall... Read More

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