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Auditions

Total Quotes : 217
Some Here

I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.

- Aaron Eckhart

Some I Remember

One of the first auditions I had in New York was for a commercial where I had to go in and audition to be a snake charmer... It was either some bank commercial or something where they wanted a guy charming a snake... I remember they wanted to know if I actually knew how to snake charm.

- Aasif Mandvi

Whenever Trained

I trained myself, whenever I walk into auditions, to hate everyone in the room.

- Adam Driver

Very Horribly

I'd say 80 percent of my auditions go very horribly.

- Adam Pally

Another Out

When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?

- Al Pacino

Now Beg

I used to beg for auditions. Now, they're being thrown at me.

- Alex Meraz

Regret Bad

Every mistake that you make, or every thing that you might regret, you don't need to necessarily regret it, because it can be a step forward. You just move forward and let them go because there will be a lot of bad auditions, and there will be a lot of negative responses. But that won't last forever.

- Alexandra Daddario

Doing Some

I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some.

- Alexis Bledel

Been Actress

I've been working as an actress and sort of struggling along for ten years, so I've been on a million auditions for a million things I haven't booked.

- Allison Tolman

Whole Audition

If you only live in the world of the actor, and if you only live in the world of auditions, etc., then you don't really have a whole lot to offer when it comes to playing the humans that you're trying to audition for.

- Allison Tolman

About Commercial

What's so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for 'Real Women Have Curves'.

- America Ferrera

Business Always

This business - the auditions, the anxiety - it's all so, aaah, crazy! But I can always call my mom in Cuba to be reminded of what real life is.

- Ana de Armas

Hate

I hate auditions.

- Andie MacDowell

Giving Play

I did work hard at auditions, and three years at RADA isn't like a walk in the park. And then it takes a lot of sacrifices, giving certain things up in order to audition, in order to do a play, whatever it may be.

- Andrew Buchan

Wait Agent

I realized that the actors that I liked and admired all went to drama school and got an agent that way. So I started when I was about 16 in drama school, and then I knew I had to wait until I was 18 so I could go on auditions, and I tried to get into one of the ones that I liked and then go from there.

- Aneurin Barnard

Always Actor

My mom always wanted me to be an actor. And I started going to theater and going on auditions young.

- Angelina Jolie

Other Been

I've been acting since second grade, and I just remember when I first moved to New York and I was living in Washington Heights with three other actors in this tiny apartment and busting my butt to get to the subway, walking to, like, five auditions in a day.

- Anna Camp

Weddings Plays

I went for endless auditions for tiny parts in obscure plays, and never got one job until I was in 'Four Weddings'.

- Anna Chancellor

I Think Caught

My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called 'High Society,' so we moved to New York for the run of that.

- Anna Kendrick

Through Other

I don't see myself as competing with other actresses. I mean, I went through a time when I was in New York, and I was going to lots of auditions and trying to get parts, but even then, you're not really competing with the other actresses. There is a competition going on, but it's not like something you can win in that way.

- Annette Bening

Sure Movie

With 'Carrie,' I did, like, seven auditions. I'd never done a movie, so they wanted to make sure I wasn't going to ruin it. I don't blame them.

- Ansel Elgort

Going Felt

I loved eating and I did put on weight. I never actually felt fat until I started going for castings, for auditions.

- Archie Panjabi

Names Secrecy

'Orphan Black' tends to, for their auditions, shroud it in secrecy and change names.

- Ari Millen

Always Give

I've always done pretty well in auditions. I just go in and give it my best shot.

- Ariel Winter

Okay Making

There were two auditions for 'The Social Network,' one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, 'Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?'

- Armie Hammer

Line Couple

I'm down to act a little bit - go on a couple auditions or make one of those three-second cameos with one line.

- Charlie Puth

Forget Kind

I don't try and be competitive with auditions. When I go on one, I kind of just forget about it.

- Charlie Tahan

Big Very

And I was victim to that very early in my career, where I would go into auditions, and I'd be wearing a big T shirt, a big baggy T shirt and loose jeans. You know, to try and show people that there was more to me than just that.

- Charlize Theron

Never Maybe

I'm horrible at auditions anyway. Maybe that's why I never got anything.

- Chris Colfer

Feel Dread

Auditions are so much fun. A lot of people dread auditions; they think they have to do it in order to get the job. I don't really mind if I don't get the job, as long as I get to do something interesting in the audition. It makes me feel more creative as a person.

- Chris Geere

Here Crocodile

I got a film fairly quickly and felt like I was on a roll. I would walk into auditions sounding like Crocodile Dundee, thinking, 'This is going to be a novelty for them.' Then I realised that there are a million other Australians here, and I should just shut up.

- Chris Hemsworth

Game Some

I grew up in a house where my father went on auditions, and he got some and he lost some, and there were good years and lean years. I didn't expect anything from the business, and that's often a danger in Hollywood, the notion that if you're pretty and have white teeth and just show up for the game then you'll win.

- Chris Pine

My Life Been

There have been, like, three auditions in my life where I feel like I'm in a 'Saturday Night Live' skit.

- Chris Pine

I Remember Very

Acting, as a child, I remember being lots of fun. I know it must have been very stressful on my parents, since auditions were unpredictable, and they both worked full time jobs.

- Christie Laing

Next Last

It's weird what a last name will do. I changed it to 'Milian,' and next thing you know, I was working and getting auditions and stuff, and it was crazy.

- Christina Milian

Been Agent

I've been in the industry from the age of 9, so I have an agent. That's how you get auditions.

- Christopher Parker

Door Which

I managed to get onto 'The Hobbit,' which is a story in itself. I missed the main round of auditions but managed to get a foot in the door at the last second - just as I came down with dysentery.

- Conan Stevens

Thru Series

We chose the actors thru a series of auditions when we started the show.

- Craig McCracken

Star Big

When you go out on auditions for big movies, and you're not a big star, you get used to getting close but not getting the part.

- Craig Sheffer

Always Took

The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.

- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Other Angeles

The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I'm known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.

- Dan Castellaneta

Love Play

I'm always nervous doing auditions - to be honest, I hate it. I always envy the actors who are so cool and cold-blooded when they go in for an audition, especially if it's for a part that you would really love to play.

- Daniel Bruhl

Approval Very

Auditions are very strange - you're there to win, to seek approval. They never get easier, but I did realise that you're there voluntarily, after all.

- Darren Boyd

Rough Which

Just getting auditions was rough. But also just learning how to act - when I did my first role, in a film I did which was a favour to a friend, I realised I was really bad at it.

- Dave Bautista

Race Legally

You aren't allowed to ask at auditions, legally, a person's race.

- David Henry Hwang

New Half

I graduated from Brown in 2001, moved to New York, and spent a year and a half just looking up 'Backstage' magazine auditions and grinding.

- David Walton

Commercial Moved

I was 20 when I moved to Los Angeles. I went on probably 600 commercial auditions and couldn't book any of them.

- Dax Shepard

Play Go

Auditions are an opportunity to play and go in there and bring the character to life. The writers have it stuck in their head and haven't seen it jump off the page.

- Jodie Sweetin

Doing Big

When I was starting out, I didn't know what the hell I was doing and my person who was helping me out, I didn't even have an agent, got me five or six big auditions for leads in movies in 1986 that I had no business auditioning for. I think I ran out of three of them before I'd even finished.

- John Corbett

Agent Richard

I got into musical comedy because of Shakespeare, not because of singing. They needed someone to understudy Richard Burton. I was also going to musical auditions because the agent I had insisted I go to them.

- John Cullum

Play Part

I did a lot of community theatre and met a manager that worked out of Philadelphia, and she started sending me up to New York for auditions, and I got the part in a play at Manhattan Theatre Club when I was 15.

- John Gallagher, Jr.

London Think

I live in Sheffield, and most auditions are in London, meaning I'm normally a bag of nerves on the train to London because you have all that time to think.

- Jonas Armstrong

Been Polite

I'm always polite in auditions, but I wasn't like, 'Oh, please give me the job,' for 'Robin Hood' because I didn't think I'd get it. I got told about the audition just a few days before I went to India to film something else. I must have been a bit cocky with it.

- Jonas Armstrong

Always Act

Musical auditions are always the worst because you have to sing and act, and that's so stressful.

- Jonathan Groff

Doing New

Little by little, when I was doing auditions in New York, I discovered I was good. People there were enthusiastic.

- Juan Diego Florez

Play Spain

I got the call to play Tony Manero in 'Saturday Night Fever' in Madrid, a role I'd always wanted, as it's such a well-constructed show, and my background is in musical theatre. I'd been travelling back and forth between London and Spain for auditions and had been borrowing money from friends to do it.

- Juan Pablo Di Pace

London Come

When really you've gone to drama school and rep and then you've come to London and gone to auditions and you've worked, solidly, for years. But that all gets forgotten.

- Julia Ormond

Law Backup

I would have gone to law school, or gotten a psychology degree. I wasn't interested in sleeping on a futon forever. And what happened is I walked into auditions, and I had nothing to lose, because I had a backup plan.

- Julianna Margulies

Love Process

I love the acting process. What I don't like is what's around it. The auditions and being rejected every other day. The look thing. That you have to lose weight, that you have to do Botox.

- Julie Delpy

Mom Quickly

I honestly don't even know how I got into acting. It happened so quickly because my mom and sister used to do commercials, and apparently when I was little I would unbuckle myself from the stroller and crash their auditions.

- Bailee Madison

Very Lot

I missed a lot of school for auditions, but other than that I had a very normal childhood.

- Beau Mirchoff

PBS Led

I started as a child, in this PBS series 'Voyage of the Mimi,' which led to driving down to New York for 'Afterschool Special' auditions, which led to moving to Los Angeles. I wanted to be an actor. But in L.A., I got into film technology, and I was building cheap editing systems and would edit my friend's acting reels.

- Ben Affleck

Famous Bad

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn't be anonymous.

- Ben Stiller

Given Like

I never pursued acting with, like, auditions. If anything, I was given roles by people who knew me and liked what I did.

- H. Jon Benjamin

Me Great People

People recognize me, I have scripts, and auditions. And I meet great people.

- Berenice Bejo

Very Agent

Well as I said in France I didn't get auditions, and it's very difficult to get an agent in France because they conduct the business in a strange way.

- Berenice Marlohe

Doing Movie

I totally heard by chance that they were doing the casting for a James Bond movie, and that one of the auditions was taking place in Paris. So I tried myself to contact every name involved in the movie I could possibly find on the IMDb!

- Berenice Marlohe

Learn Modeling

When I went to L.A., I started modeling, hoping to travel and learn from photographers. It led to auditions to do commercials.

- Beth Riesgraf

Lunch Plays

I've done plays where you get into the run and can go to auditions during the day, or can have lunch with someone, and then you go to half-hour and show up.

- Betty Gilpin

College Studying

I spent a lot of time in college studying theater of the absurd and Beckett and Genet, and then I spent a lot of time after that at 'Gossip Girl' auditions, thinking, 'Wow, I really wasted my money.'

- Betty Gilpin

Some Been

Some of the best auditions I've ever had have been when my agent called and said, 'They want you 20 minutes ago, in an office in Century City, to see you for something.' I'm not sitting there thinking for a week and a half, before I'm supposed to go in front of a network president to do something. That just gives you time to be nervous.

- Billy Campbell

Voice Play

I took 'Grease' to play my trump card, my voice, and get attention that would lead to auditions for serious work like 'Angels in America.' But I backed myself into a corner with 'Grease,' and it took me 17 years to get out.

- Billy Porter

Want Which

I went to school to be an actor in Canada and realized I hated auditions once I left, which is a huge problem if you want to get a part.

- Brad Goreski

Think Arthur

As an actor, when you go for auditions, there are certain roles that come along and you think, 'I really want that one,' and Prince Arthur was definitely one of those.

- Bradley James

Gun Bad

I'm really bad at tests of any kind, so I'm bad at auditions. I consider myself educated most of the time, but when I'm under the gun, I just fail.

- Brady Corbet

College Stopped

I went on a few auditions for Broadway musicals, and never stopped taking classes, but I didn't take it seriously until I was out of college.

- Brendan Dooling

Been Downs

It's just been a lot of hard work and lot of auditions. A lot of ups and downs, but a lot of ups, and I'm really happy for my downs, too. I'm really thankful.

- Bresha Webb

Door Doing

I hate auditions - when I'm doing them, I can't wait to get out the bleeding door.

- Ian Hart

Game Very

Don't be afraid to fail. You're going to go on a million auditions, and most of them you won't get. It's very easy to think, 'This is not going to work for me,' but keep at it. It's very generic advice, but you have to be willing to keep yourself in the game.

- Ike Barinholtz

Prepare Bay Area

I did this class when I first moved to California. It was a 'Kids on Camera' class up in the Bay Area. That was good for just getting me excited in acting and everything. Then once I started working down L.A., I just stuck to my acting coach, and she helps me prepare with auditions and that sort of thing.

- Bridgit Mendler

Role Literally

I never talk about auditions. Even if I've got the role, I won't tell people until we're literally filming it.

- Britt Robertson

Hands Mini

I don't really get nervous for auditions, because I just see them as mini acting classes. There's no need to have an attachment to the outcome because it's out of your hands after that.

- Isabel Lucas

Mom Career

Birdie is amazing and such an incredible child and I'm having such a great time being a mom but I still want to have a career and I still look forward to auditions and parts, and when I don't get them I'm disappointed.

- Busy Philipps

Habits Been

Since I started acting, I had to quit a lot of bad habits. I've tried to stop biting my nails, because people always look at your nails during auditions. Truth be told, I still have a 'cheat nail,' but I've been cheating less and less.

- Callie Hernandez

Love Always

I've never played Scots or got the chance to do my Scottish accent. I'm always trying it out in auditions, but they always say no. I'd love to act in a Scottish accent for once.

- Callum Keith Rennie

Doing Sometimes

Sometimes you're not always on or at your best, especially during auditions. So if you go in and you don't nail it, even if they're like, 'We don't need to see you again,' get a friend, get a video camera, and film you doing the stuff again.

- Jack Huston

Film Really

My first film, 'Vanishing on 7th Street,' I really just kinda went in for it. Just gave it my all at the auditions.

- Jacob Latimore

Week Perfect

I go on at least 2-3 auditions a week in the pursuit of more work. So I'm constantly working on material and constantly honing and trying to perfect a craft that is never perfectible - it's always new, and it's always different. It's always a work in progress.

- Jake Busey

Concrete Go

There were times when I'd go to lawyer auditions, and everyone's in a suit, and I'm covered in concrete and paint.

- Jake McLaughlin

Mine Agent

After high school, I drove out to L.A. with a friend of mine who had just graduated also, and I started auditioning. I got an agent, but it was all 'Saved By the Bell' auditions.

- Casey Affleck

New Agent

New York is a great place to be as an unrepresented actor because there are so many 'open auditions' that you can show up for without being submitted by an agent.

- Catherine Mary Stewart

Big Very

I knew the story of 'War Horse' very well. I had read the book even before I did the auditions. I'm a big fan of Michael Morpurgo.

- Celine Buckens

Star Actress

I didn't want to be known as the reality-show star trying to be an actress, so I kept a lot of the failed auditions to myself.

- Jamie Chung

Been Rooms

I'd been auditioning for parts for years. I never got any better at it. I'm crap at auditions. I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn't one of them. I'm still not one of them.

- Jamie Dornan

Doing Shows

Choirs, auditions, talent shows, I was doing it all.

- Desiigner

Going Get

You have to know that 99% of auditions you're not going to get.

- Janel Moloney

Think Best Way

I think the best way for me to go into auditions psychologically was to say, 'You're not going to get it. This is the only acting experience you're going to have with this material.'

- Janel Moloney

Rehearsal About

Being a director, whether you're in rehearsal or you're in auditions or you're in a creative meeting, is so much to me about being present in the moment. There's a sense of time stopping.

- Diane Paulus

Thought Got

I got a manager, and I thought, since I was going out on auditions, I should do this for a living. Then there was this moment on set when I realized I was having a lot of fun, and I really wanted to do this forever. I want to do different stuff, but I want it all to be just as good as this film. I want to be consistent.

- Jared Gilman

Going Sure

I sure don't miss going out on auditions!

- Dinah Manoff