Tag Archives: Before They Were Famous

BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS: A COLLECTION OF 80’S & 90’S COMMERCIALS

We all have to start somewhere in our careers. For some of us it’s answering a phone, scrubbing down a bar or pumping over some fermenting wine. It’s a part of life which, unless you strike it lucky, we all have to deal with. Often times it means sucking up a bit of pride and do something which is piss-boring and a waste of our time in our opinion. But that’s how it goes. Even big shot celebrities like Brad Pitt, Matt LeBlanc, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Affleck, Tina Fey and Meg Ryan had to slog it when they were no bodies. The problem with their slogging was that it involved them acting in shitty commercials, punting brands like McDonalds, Burger King, Pringles and some sort of haemorrhoid cream. Shame. But look where they’ve ended up.

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BEFORE THEY FOUND FAME: SCREEN TESTS, READ-THROUGHS, AUDITION TAPES & ALL THAT JAZZ

It’s always cool to see how far our favourite actors have come. Or in some cases, fallen. Once upon a time your Bob De Niro’s, Tom Cruise’s and Natalie Portman’s had to read for parts and whilst none of the above ever have to again, there are those – the Lindsay Lohan’s, Matthew Fox’s, Lea Michele Relives’ and Megan Fox’s – who seem forever doomed to have to audition for parts due to their serious lack of acting talent. Either way here’s a compilation of some of Hollywood’s finest auditioning for the roles which put them on the map, so to speak. Watch out for Gerard Butler’s audition for ‘Dracula 2000’ at 2:36. How far has that man come?

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