Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 237
Perfect Read

When I auditioned for 'Pitch Perfect,' I didn't know it was a singing movie. I didn't read the script. I go to the audition, and I'm like, 'Oh, it's a baseball movie.' But then I'm reading the lines, and I'm like, 'This doesn't seem like a baseball movie.'

- Adam DeVine

Through Las Vegas

I live in Las Vegas with my family, and I never realized what my parents would go through to get me to a five-minute audition.

- Adam Hicks

Always Improviser

Anytime I audition for something, it's always a question of whether or not the people I'm auditioning for understand I'm an improviser and I like to do that, and if they like that or if they just want someone who's going to do what's written.

- Adam Pally

Reason Always

I've not gotten so much stuff because I improvise in an audition, but I always feel like, if that's the case, the reason is because it wouldn't have worked out anyway with us working together.

- Adam Pally

Not Good Enough

I was trying to get an audition for 'Walker, Texas Ranger' and they wouldn't see me. And I was crestfallen, because I really needed money. And to be told you're not good enough to be seen by 'Walker, Texas Ranger' is a tough blow.

- Adam Scott

Lot Haunts

When you blow an audition that you have a lot of importance on, it haunts you for years.

- Adam Scott

Thought Resume

My first audition was an open call and I had no picture and no resume - that's how clueless I was. I just thought I could show up.

- Adepero Oduye

Pilot Been

I have been a fan of Dexter since the pilot. Once I got the audition I just squealed, and you would have thought I just won 45 million dollars.

- Aimee Garcia

Dancing Always

When I was younger, my mother tried to get me an agent because I was always singing and dancing, but whenever she took me to an audition, I would just shut down.

- Aja Naomi King

Took Ad

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.

- Ajay Naidu

Think Audience

I don't think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You've got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition's an opportunity to have an audience.

- Al Pacino

Humble Career

At this point in my career, I don't have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.

- Al Pacino

Character Get

I don't get dressed up as the character to go audition.

- Alan Tudyk

Like Began

When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for 'Popworld' and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.

- Alexa Chung

Rather Them

It's easier to get an actor when you just ask them to do a day on something rather than have them come in, audition, get picked.

- Allison Jones

Small Very

I have found that so many directors and producers in the room say nothing, and this can be deadly. It's very difficult to audition for comedy in the vacuum of a small room, but it's the only way most do it.

- Allison Jones

Whole Auditions

If you only live in the world of the actor, and if you only live in the world of auditions, etc., then you don't really have a whole lot to offer when it comes to playing the humans that you're trying to audition for.

- Allison Tolman

Original Fargo

I taped my original audition for 'Fargo' with my agency in Chicago, Stewart Talent.

- Allison Tolman

Tools Excited

'Girls' was my first audition. I'd just taken an audition class, and I was excited to implement those tools.

- Allison Williams

Think Tide

I also think if you're an actor and you can improvise, when you go on an audition and you can improvise you're just a genius. If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you can just say one funny line that's not in the commercial they think you're a genius.

- Amy Poehler

Like Six

If you do a scene and you really like a character in it or a premise in it to write it down and to work on it so that you can have five or six characters that you can pull out in an audition.

- Amy Poehler

Preference TV

I have absolutely no preference on TV or stage. Every job I take or that I audition for all comes down to the quality of the script.

- Andrew Gower

Pants Took

I took my pants off in my 'SNL' audition. It was to do a character called Out of Breath Jogger from 1982. I had short shorts on underneath. It eventually aired, so it was worth it!

- Andy Samberg

Away Old

I ran away from my house when I was about 12 years old to audition for a film.

- Anil Kapoor

Give Role

Down South, I never had to audition. They would call me up and give me a role.

- Anita Morris

Digital Given

Being a filmmaker in the digital platform has given me complete creative control. I can make what I want, when I want. I don't have to wait to book an audition.

- Anna Akana

Hang Booked

And after every audition I booked, my parents would buy me a Barbie, so that was it for me: You got a Barbie, and you got to hang out with friends. And I thought it was just the best thing ever.

- Chelan Simmons

My Life TV

The first audition I went out on was because my father was on an audition for a TV show called the 'Gilmore Girls,' and that kind of snowballed a lot of stuff in my life.

- Chris Pine

Blind Process

The blind audition process can be nerve-wracking.

- Christina Aguilera

New Set

I came to New York with two bags, my guitar and my laptop. I set my stuff down and immediately ran to an audition.

- Ciara Renee

Song Always

My general audition song is almost always 'Man That Got Away.'

- Ciara Renee

Here Could

I would walk into an audition, and they'd say, 'Here comes Clinton Derricks-Carroll's brother.' They could never remember my name.

- Cleavant Derricks

Delivery Became

I saw 'Starbuck' before I ever knew I would be involved in 'Delivery Man,' but I liked it, and then a couple of months went by, and I really knew I wanted to audition for it when it became available.

- Cobie Smulders

Manager Petrified

But when the 'Glee' audition came around, my manager literally had to talk me into it. I was petrified to sing in front of anyone.

- Cory Monteith

Doing Very

I'm good at cold reading; I've made a living doing this, and most of the time I do audition, but it's very tough. It's a very uncomfortable, awkward process. You never get used to it, really.

- Courtney Gains

Away Blown Away

When I went to the 'Rush' audition, I was blown away by the script. I thought it was fantastic.

- Daniel Bruhl

Badly Hang

When you go to an audition, don't hang on to it because no matter how well you feel it went or how badly, you just never know what the outcome is going to be.

- Daniela Ruah

Myself Very

I couldn't sing to save myself. Greg went to John after the audition and said, 'She's cute, but she can't sing very well' and he said, 'I know. We'll teach her. I just want her on the show'.

- Dannii Minogue

Expect Along

I didn't expect to get it at all. I just went along to the audition for the experience.

- Dannii Minogue

Away Walked

The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition. I walked away from that.

- Danny Aiello

Hallway TV

My strangest auditioning experience was when I was reading for a TV show, and right when I started the audition, the casting director left the room and yelled at me from the hallway to keep reading.

- Danny Strong

Nine Nine Months

Before recording my 'Homeland' audition on my iPhone in my bedroom in Streatham, I hadn't worked or had an audition in the U.K. for nine months.

- David Harewood

Had Ever

I haven't really ever had to audition for anything.

- Dawn French

Me Role

The first audition my manger sent me on was 'The Hunger Games,' and I got the role.

- Dayo Okeniyi

Never Everybody

I never went on an audition - when they were really looking at everybody.

- Joan Chen

Process Always

I have had the auditioning process go on for two weeks or three weeks. I am always incredibly anxious. The audition and the wait is definitely the hardest part for me.

- Joe Lando

Talent Nail

You have to have talent. You have to get the audition and then you have to nail the audition.

- Joel McHale

Work Go

I don't often get recognized for my work, but I look familiar. I'm just a working-man actor. I go and audition, and you just hope the work keeps coming.

- Joel Murray

Freedom Roles

In the States, you have a little bit of freedom to audition for different kinds of roles.

- John Boyega

Equity Got

I got my Equity card from an audition out of Backstage. We did 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Kismet.'

- John C. McGinley

New Raising

I flew into New York for the Raising Arizona audition, and we just started joking around.

- John Goodman

Mind Took

The last thing on my mind was to be an actor, but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department, so the best thing for me to do was audition, help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project.

- John Ratzenberger

Think I Think

'Hotel For Dogs' was fun for my family, but it was kind of hard to get in the audition room for 'Jennifer's Body' after that, you know? But I think the roles find me, in a way.

- Johnny Simmons

Newspaper Through

I was looking through a newspaper and it was an audition for 'Kids Say the Darndest Things,' so I tried out. One thing led to another and I appeared on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' and 'Oprah.'

- JoJo

Within Ever

'Donnie Darko' was my first audition ever! It opened my eyes to the possibilities within camera work.

- Jolene Purdy

Discovered Plays

I started writing and acting in these little plays and then I was discovered by Dustin Hoffman. He got me my first audition for a film he was in, called 'I Heart Huckabees.'

- Jonah Hill


When 'The Pacific' came around, I had to audition the old-fashioned way. It was the casting director and then the producer and then another producer and another producer and then Spielberg and Hanks.

- Joseph Mazzello

Festival Could

I was involved with my theater program in high school, and I was involved in a festival where I could audition for a lot of different schools.

- Josh Dallas

Special Donald

I went to an audition for a Harry Belafonte Roaring Twenties special for choreographer Donald McKayle, but I failed.

- Judith Jamison

Nervous Get

It's funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers.

- Julie Benz

Before Show

As for 'Supernatural,' I had seen many episodes and enjoyed the show before my audition.

- Julie McNiven

Love Song

My audition song is, and has been since 1977, 'I Love a Piano.'

- Bebe Neuwirth

Agent Booked

'Fresh' was maybe the third audition that I had after I got an agent, so I was crazy excited when I booked it.

- Guillermo Diaz

Think I Think

If I audition for a job that I don't get, to be honest with you, I'd rather my friend get it. I think there also has to be an acknowledgement of the fact that, as an actor, being in employment is not the norm.

- Ben Schnetzer

Relevant Most

Most of stuff I audition for is stuff I think is socially relevant.

- Ben Schnetzer

Work Thought

When I finished my A-levels, I assumed I'd be able to get work as an actor. But I couldn't. I didn't get an audition. Nothing. So I thought I'd better train and then the parts would come.

- Ben Whishaw

Think Very

My very first audition was on the lot of Paramount, and I was put on tape and it was very nerve-racking. I think it was about 15 pages.

- Hailee Steinfeld

Pizza Commercial

When I was five, I went on my first audition. It was for a Pizza Hut commercial.

- Haley Joel Osment

Wait Role

My dad never told me that when you audition, you might not get the role. He wanted to wait until my first disappointment to tell me.

- Haley Joel Osment

College Allowed

I wasn't allowed to audition for anything professionally until I was - I guess I cheated a little bit and started when I was in college, but I graduated! Barely.

- Betty Gilpin

Team Got

I actually got dared to audition for the dance team. All my track-and-field buddies dared me to audition, and I was one of the few guys who did it.

- Harry Shum, Jr.

Prepared Whenever

Whenever you go into an audition, you have to be as prepared as possible.

- Hayley Orrantia

Some TV

Some might not know that 'What's Happening' was the television version of 'Cooly High.' When I went on the audition, it was an audition for exactly that: the TV version of the movie.

- Haywood Nelson

Through Which

I've done a movie called 'Lemonade Mouth' for Disney Channel, which was fun to do. I actually got discovered through an open casting call where anyone could audition.

- Blake Michael

Lucky Very

'One Tree Hill' was my very first television audition; it was a fairytale. I feel really lucky to have that level of success right out of the gate.

- Hilarie Burton

Before Allowed

Even before my audition, there were several pages missing from my script because those bits were so unbelievably secret not even I was allowed to see them.

- Ian Hart

Hollywood Like

Like every audition I go on, I do my best, but after that, I let it go because, you know, the rejection rate is so great in Hollywood, and I can only control what I do in the audition, and after that it's up to somebody else.

- Ian Ziering

Cool Like

I did this one scene in an episode of 'General Hospital', and that was my first job down in L.A. It was, like, my second audition, and I was like, 'Woo! This is easy! This is fun!' That was a really cool moment for me.

- Bridgit Mendler

Worst Ever

My first audition was the worst I have ever done, ever.

- Isabel Lucas

Like Go Home

You go into an audition, you're either the one or you're not, and if you're not, you go home. And I kind of like that. If you're really good, and you're the best guy in the room that day, you get the job.

- Bryan Callen

Going Doubted

I never doubted that I would work, and every time I went to an audition, I went into the room with the knowledge that I was going to get the part. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I didn't.

- Busy Philipps

TV Even

I couldn't even get an audition for network TV at home in Ireland.

- Jack Reynor

New Always

I was always singing to myself, but I never ever performed, and I never told anyone I liked to sing. So it was a definitely a new adventure going in to audition for 'Glee.'

- Jacob Artist

Process Always

The audition process is always grueling. You always hope to just get offered things, and sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't.

- Jake Abel

Think Grow

I didn't have to audition. That's common, but it had never happened to me before. Normally, I hate auditioning. I need to stew and think... let the character develop and grow inside me.

- Casey Affleck

Never Either

You never have an indifferent feeling after an audition. It's either gone really well or really terribly.

- Cassie Steele

Movies TV

As movies and TV projects come up, they go out to the agents, and we just go out and audition for them.

- James Frain

Read Comics

When I first got the audition for Shado, I went online and subscribed to DC Comics and read a bunch on Shado and the Yakuza, just to get to know her character better.

- Celina Jade

Meeting Director

Meeting with the director is an audition.

- Chandler Massey

Why Unprepared

Many's the audition I waltzed into unprepared and wondered why I didn't get it. I learned the hard way.

- Deirdre O'Kane

Through Lot

I was discovered on the Sony lot through an audition by Denzel Washington.

- Derek Luke

Actor Always

I think for any actor, for the roles they deeply, truly want? They always have to audition for them.

- Devon Bostick

Idea List

Do you know, I have no idea how I got 'The Avengers'? I'd left the Royal Shakespeare Company, and I was one of a long list of girls, and got it on my audition.

- Diana Rigg

Reason Note

Put a Post-It note on your mirror that says: 'Someone has to succeed. There's no reason why it shouldn't be me.' Repeat before every audition.

- Janet McTeer

Think I Remember

I remember thinking, 'I'll audition just once and if it doesn't work out I'll never think about it ever again.'

- Jared Harris

Similar Gravitate

With acting, you do want to get every job, and you're trying to get every audition, but then you reach a certain stage where you start to kind of gravitate toward the stories and the people that have a similar heartbeat.

- Jason Clarke

Want Very

As an actor, there's very little you can do if people don't want to see you. Just getting yourself into the room to audition is tough.

- Domhnall Gleeson

Role Old

I had to audition for the part of Jnior, and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character. This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy.

- Dominic Chianese

Next TV

If you do an American TV series, before the audition you sign away the next five years of your life.

- Dominic West

Think I Think

I think there are a lot of actors who are excellent at cold reads, and they go to an audition, and they read the part and nail it, but then when it comes to the performance, they don't have something.

- Jeff Baena