Cringeworthy Casting: 10 Awkward Celebrity Audition Stories

  • Eliza Dushku

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  • Hugh Jackman

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  • Scarlett Johansson

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  • January Jones

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  • Kristen Stewart

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  • Matthew McConaughey

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  • Sandra Bullock

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  • Lucy Hale

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  • Keira Knightley

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  • Chris Klein

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Despite their talent, many of Hollywood’s actors have had at least one odd encounter with a casting director. Auditions can range from being mildly tense to being downright brutal, and some of our favorite stars have the battle wounds to prove it. So who has uncomfortable tales of auditions that have gone awry?

While some celebs went to dramatic extremes in the desperate hopes of nailing roles, others were simply humiliated at the hands of directors. Browse through the gallery above to find out whose readings of movie lines didn’t go by the book.

Remember, there is a silver lining. Though the celebs on our list may have momentarily suffered defeat, they all obviously turned the tables to become some of the biggest names around!

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