Before they were famous they were just hopeful actors auditioning on dodgily-filmed audition tapes.
The celebrities would probably rather forget these moments, but we're certainly glad they've been immortalised on the internet.
Here are some of the best now-A-list-celeb, once-aspiring-actor audition tapes ...
She may be doing everything humanly possible to make us forget that she was once Hannah Montana, but before she was a tongue-twerking love-her-or-hate-her-in-a-Marmite-way star she was just a sweet Southern 11-year-old hoping for a big break ...
The 21-year-old was in Barney as a youngster, but Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place was her big break.
'You stole the goat?!' - anyone who can say that without losing it should get the role, instantly! 'You guys, it's just a goat!!!'
Okay, okay - Brad Pitt is now a very good character actor, but here?! Even his impossibly perfect lips can't distract us from how bad this is - it's like he's been drugged and is just starting to feel the bewildering symptoms.
Here's Scar-Jo as a nine-year-old auditioning for the role in Jumanji that Kirsten Dunst eventually bagged.
We're not sure it was her robotic staccato-style delivery of lines that won Megan Fox her role in Transformers ...
Alright film geeks, get ready to freak out, here's Bobby DeNiro auditioning for the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather - that part went to James Caan but Robert won the role of the young Don Corleone. Is that a ponytail out back we spy? Legend! Speaking of The Godfather here's Al Pacino trialling for it. They weren't happy with Al's test?! Thank goodness they didn't go for Robert Redford - our brain would combust.
Say what you will about Russell Brand, fact is he's straight up mesmerising ... and possibly the most talented improv-monologue-master of all time.
Team Pinkman. PS: It's highly strange hearing Walter White as a woman.
OMG, it's a 27-year-old Sandy Bullock basically imitating Rosie Perez.
Okay, Chris Pine was already famous when he auditioned for Mamma Mia, but this is to good not to share:
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