The Big Break.

Even though you might not be able to think of a time when some of these people were not famous, the truth is that the majority did not come out of the womb and walk straight onto the red carpet. We put together our favorite celebrity audition tapes which earned them their big break!


  1. Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“I would consider doing any part as long as the script is good and the film has an interesting director.” –Daniel Radcliffe

2. Miley CyrusHannah Montana

“There are multiple sides to all of us. Who we are – and who we might be if we follow our dreams.” –Miley Cyrus

3. Daisy RidleyStar Wars: The Force Awakens

“It’s a great place to come from… Nobody has any expectations of me until they see the film.” –Daisy Ridley on transitioning from British TV Dramas to the big screen, Vogue

4. Seth Rogan, Freaks and Geeks

“As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, that was the job I wanted.” –Seth Rogan

5. Matthew McConaughey, Dazed and Confused

“You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.” –Matthew McConaughey