Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in seven movies over the course of 14 years, and it all started with the audition. Travel back in time to see Jackman's very first reading with X-Men director Bryan Singer.
After this emotional audition scene for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg knew he had found his Elliott. It's easy to see why; young Henry Thomas evokes his child's passion and frustration on command, and you could almost believe that he and E.T. truly were friends.
Check out Sigourney Weaver's screen test for the part of Ripley in Alien. Nailed it — damn do we miss this brand of asskicking female hero. The clip is part of the Alien anthology box set, out Oct. 26th.