10 Audition Tapes of Your Favorite Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone + More

Any time is a good time to revisit Richard Linklater’s brilliant high school classic Dazed and Confused, but with the director taking home three Golden Globes this weekend for Boyhood, you might as well celebrate by going back in time with the 1993 film. And to make it all even more sweet, a lost audition of tape of Matthew McConaughey testing for Dazed and Confused has been released online. His iconic role as “Alright, alright, alright,” Wooderson launched his career and reflecting back on his performance in the film now reminds us what a great talent he is. So while you’re checking out his brief, but near-perfect audition, take a look back on some other audition tapes from our favorite stars.

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MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY for DAZED AND CONFUSED

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EMMA STONE for EASY A

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ROBERT DE NIRO for THE GODFATHER

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NATALIE PORTMAN for LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL

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GERARD BUTLER for DRACULA

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RACHEL MCADAMS FOR THE NOTEBOOK

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GABOUREY SIDIBE for PRECIOUS

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TOM HANKS for FORREST GUMP

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AARON PAUL for BREAKING BAD

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ROSE BYRNE for GET HIM TO THE GREEK

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