Auditions

Anonymous Page

“Hang in there. Hang in there because the greatest quarterbacks complete only six of 10 passes. The best basketball players make only 50% of their shots. The top oil companies, with all their geologists, drill 10 dry holes for every wet one. And even the most successful actors flunk 29 auditions for television commercials before they land one. So, HANG IN THERE.”

- Anonymous

Paula Abdul Page

“Any types of auditions will be posted in trade magazines.”

- Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul Page

“The more auditions you go on, the more you will learn not to take it personally.”

- Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul Page

“When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It is simple but true.”

- Paula Abdul

Malin Akerman Page

“I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?”

- Malin Akerman

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Samantha Bee Page

“It's not every day people fly you to New York for auditions.”

- Samantha Bee

Berenice Bejo Page

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

- Berenice Bejo

Annette Bening Page

“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

Alexis Bledel Page

“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

Dan Castellaneta Page

“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

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Lily Collins Page

“I've grown up seeing the pros and cons but I love it and I've always wanted to act. Throughout all the rejections at auditions, and especially when I finally did get something, both my parents have been so supportive and always told me it is all about passion and, if I was doing it because I love it, there's no wrong choice.”

- Lily Collins

John Corbett Page

“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

Kieran Culkin Page

“It was a lot of auditions and tapings and stuff like that.”

- Kieran Culkin

Micky Dolenz Page

“They were looking for actors - real actors - who could play instruments. There was a lot of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music. The auditions went on for a long time.”

- Micky Dolenz

Aaron Eckhart Page

“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

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Michael Fassbender Page

“I came to Los Angeles and did auditions for television. I made a terrible mess of most of them and I was quite intimidated. I felt very embarrassed and went back to London. I got British television jobs intermittently between the ages of 23 and 27, but it was very patchy.”

- Michael Fassbender

America Ferrera Page

“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