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  • Actors can try for years to land a decent role, and even when they do, it's no guarantee

  • of success.

  • Those who manage to make it big often say the same thing: they were in the right place

  • at the right time.

  • Have a look at the auditions that changed everything for these actors.

  • Daisy Ridley

  • Playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens catapulted Daisy Ridley onto the A-list.

  • Hundreds of young actresses auditioned for the part, including established stars like

  • Chloë Grace Moretz and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, so when Disney announced the casting

  • of a young British actress named Daisy Ridley, Hollywood let out a collective exclamation

  • of "Who?"

  • Prior to her Star Wars audition, Ridley had limited exposure to an international audience,

  • appearing mostly in British films and television, but her audition for The Force Awakens changed

  • everything.

  • For her screen test, Ridley had to perform a scene in which her character is tortured

  • by the film's villain, Kylo Ren.

  • "When we brought her in, I asked her to do this one scene, sort of this one torture scene,

  • very sort of intense.

  • And she just blew my mind.

  • She's reaching this depth of struggle, and tears are streaming down her face.

  • I thought, this is unbelievable."

  • Director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy were impressed, and Ridley became

  • one of the first actors cast in the film, which unsurprisingly went on to become the

  • highest-grossing movie of 2015, thanks, of course, to The Force.

  • "That's not how the Force works!"

  • (Chewbacca sound)

  • Hugh Jackman

  • The original X-Men in 2000 introduced the world to Hugh Jackman, and the actor has relished

  • his A-list status ever since.

  • Prior to playing Wolverine, Jackman had mostly worked on the Australian stage, performing

  • in musicals like Oklahoma! and Sunset Boulevard.

  • That all changed when a casting director eyed him to play the hairy, clawed mutant, though

  • his initial audition was very low-key for the berserker.

  • "I'm not like you."

  • "Oh right, you're just a normal, everyday claw-guy."

  • "Listen kid, about the only thing you've done to endear yourself to me is to get me into

  • a fight, so listen to me.

  • Shut up."

  • Director Bryan Singer loved Jackman's audition, but Fox studio executives weren't convinced,

  • and wanted a bigger name, initially casting Dougray Scott in the part.

  • When Scott had to decline the role due to scheduling conflicts, Singer turned back to

  • Jackman, giving him a screen test opposite actress Anna Paquin.

  • This time, he won the role, despite his wife's objections.

  • "I like to say it was my business plan, it was a complete fluke.

  • Deb said 'you shouldn't do it.'

  • She thought it was a terrible idea to do Wolverine.

  • The only time in 20 years she's been wrong.

  • Please and you feel free to edit that out."

  • Harrison Ford

  • It's hard to imagine now, but Harrison Ford had a difficult time in Hollywood after relocating

  • from his native state of Wisconsin.

  • He initially managed to secure small TV roles and a few bit parts in films, but for ten

  • years, he continued to struggle financially, supplementing his income by working as a stagehand

  • and carpenter.

  • That's where Ford caught the attention of casting director Fred Roos, who recommended

  • him for American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas.

  • Despite the film's success, Ford still struggled to find roles.

  • Years later, an actor scheduled to read for the role of Star Wars' resident space scoundrel

  • Han Solo failed to show up for his read.

  • "Scoundrel?

  • Scoundrel?

  • I like the sound of that."

  • George Lucas contacted Ford to come in while actresses tested for the female lead.

  • The director saw something special in Ford and asked him for his own audition.

  • "Well I'm not gonna take you on an impossible chase across the galaxy.

  • I was paid to bring you here and now you're here.

  • Give me my other five thousand and I'll be on my way.

  • You're on you're own.

  • I'm on my own.

  • I'll let you off on the nearest system."

  • Also reading for the role of Han Solo?

  • A young Kurt Russell.

  • Sigourney Weaver

  • Though it would be years before she impressed audiences with her vocal abilities

  • "There is no Dana only Zuul."

  • "What a lovely singing voice you must have."

  • ...Sigourney Weaver began her career off-Broadway, having graduated from Yale's drama program.

  • After kind of appearing in a small, very small role in Woody Allen's hit Annie Hall, a casting

  • director suggested Weaver to director Ridley Scott, who was casting a new science fiction

  • film called Alien.

  • "Oh I'll get off your back, as soon as 12 module is fixed."

  • "We're working on it.

  • I only got two hands."

  • "Well put down your beer can and use both of them and maybe you'll get it done."

  • Scott had trouble deciding between Weaver and a friend and co-star of hers, Meryl Streep,

  • since both had tested for the part.

  • He invited several women from the production office to view the two screen tests, and the

  • women immediately said Weaver as their favorite.

  • Alien would become an international sensation, spawning a number of sequels and making Weaver

  • a star.

  • Three Oscar nominations later, it's safe to say Scott made a good choice with Weaver.

  • Christopher Reeve

  • He's the most popular superhero in the world, so casting Superman in his first, big, full-color

  • theatrical outing was a pretty big deal for producers Ilya and Alexander Salkind.

  • After hiring director Richard Donner to helm the production, the creative team auditioned

  • established stars like James Caan and Paul Newman, and even then-unknown bodybuilder

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Casting director Lynn Stalmaster suggested a young actor named Christopher Reeve, who'd

  • studied drama at the esteemed Juilliard school and had a number of stage credits to his name.

  • Donner and the Salkinds first resisted casting Reeve, deeming him too thin.

  • Still, at the insistence of Stalmaster, Donner allowed Reeve to do a screen test.

  • "Oh I come from a planet in the Xeno galaxy.

  • A place called Krypton.

  • "Krypton?

  • With a C-R-Y?"

  • "No.

  • No, actually it's Krypton, with a K-R-Y."

  • The director would later recall that when he saw Reeve, dressed in the full Superman

  • costume, jump onto the screen for the first time, he knew he'd found his Superman.

  • Reeve would go on to play the role in three subsequent sequels, becoming a cultural icon

  • along the way.

  • Gabourey Sidibe

  • The 1996 novel Push had become something of a cult sensation by 2009 when film director

  • Lee Daniels selected it as his next film project.

  • The story about an abused teenage girl attracted acclaim as well as criticism for its raw,

  • dark themes.

  • Casting the right person in the lead role was vital, as most of the drama of the story

  • would fall on the shoulders of the leading actress.

  • The film, which was retitled Precious, offered an open call for actresses to audition regardless

  • of experience.

  • Gabourey Sidibe heard about the audition, but she'd never acted on screen before.

  • Fortunately, Sidibe gave a stunning audition, beating out 300 other girls.

  • "For what?

  • How?

  • I feel like, like I'm drowning in a giant river."

  • Sidibe filmed the movie in only a few weeks, but Precious would go on to become a lasting

  • critical and commercial sensation, earning her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination.

  • Daniel Radcliffe

  • The Harry Potter book series was already a pop culture phenomenon by the time Warner

  • Bros. won the rights to produce film adaptations of the series' first four books in 1998.

  • The series would face one main logistical problem: with each book set a year apart,

  • all of the films would need to be filmed in rapid succession so that their child actors

  • would age naturally.

  • An 11-year-old actor named Daniel Radcliffe attracted the attention of producer David

  • Heyman.

  • Radcliffe had acted in a just a couple of British television productions before scoring

  • his audition for Harry Potter, and had to audition several times over a period of eight

  • months before his final screen test.

  • "That's a dragon egg.

  • That's what that is

  • But what did you get it, Hagrid?

  • It must've cost you a fortune."

  • J.K.

  • Rowling gave her approval, and just like that, Radcliffe was the face of a blockbuster franchise.

  • And then...he'd go on to play a farting corpse.

  • No points for Gryffindor on that one.

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