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Auditioning Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Auditioning.

I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning.
I didn't know anything about how it worked.
And since I was really bad, luckily,
I didn't get any of those parts.
- Casey Affleck

It felt scary because there was no auditioning,
no rehearsing.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

But so much of being an actor isn't so great -
the auditioning,
the rejection, the financial insecurity.
- Douglas Wood

I went through the process of auditioning like every
other struggling actress in this town.
- Taryn Manning


After I left LA...
it was like waking up.
And so I moved back east and stopped auditioning.
- Casey Affleck

I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band.
I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through
two days of auditioning for bands.
- Robert Quine

I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven.
In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam.
- Jack Irons

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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

I like to be in waiting rooms with people as they're auditioning,
because their terror calms me.
- John C. McGinley

I don't know what I'm really good at.
I'm really good at sittin' by the pool.
I have to work at that.
I'm really bad at auditioning.
- Alex O'Loughlin

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
- James Humes

I did feel Dr. Cox, the character that I was auditioning for,
was too similar to the head of the hospital.
He was too arrogant and mean.
I approached him kind of like I had a miniature Max sitting on my shoulder.
I pictured Max saying, "This guy has got to give love every once in a while.
He has to!" I knew there had to be tiny little windows of redemption.
- John C. McGinley

And I'm auditioning right now for a movie,
and then I have a script that I'm reading right now for a horror film,
and I'm meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday,
and pretty much was offered one of them.
- Trishelle Cannatella

At that time, I was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer.
I spent many weeks forming, auditioning,
rehearsing and recording demos for Kenny,
who was finally signed to Columbia Records.
- Jim Messina

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

So I went and did an audition and became the biggest radio actor in Sydney,
and that's how it all started.
- Rod Taylor

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

When you go on an audition it's very frightening.
- Victoria Jackson

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

I still have to audition for most things.
- Loretta Devine

Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
- Mason Cooley

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

Simon would not want to audition in front of Simon.
- Paula Abdul

To me an audition is 30 crazed people in a room waiting to be axed.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

No I didn't audition, I didn't even know David Lynch
till the week before I started the film.
- Richard Farnsworth

However, I'm at a very comfortable place in my career and celebrity,
in that I don't have to audition as extensively as
I used to for roles but yet I'm not immediately recognizable.
- Claire Danes

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

Certainly, when I walk into an audition,
a lot of people already know who I am.
- Nicholas Lea

I took a plane from New York City to Los Angeles for an audition.
I met all the people.
After that, I was told to have another audition,
but I didn't want to go there again.
- Ed O'Neill

I've produced more pilots than United Airlines,
and they've all been disasters.
Every audition I ever took in my life I lost.
- Willard Scott

I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't
even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.
- Mackenzie Astin

I went to ballet school for nine years,
and there was an agent for the whole school who happened
to be there visiting one of the performances.
She suggested an audition.
- Sarah Sutton

When I said I was going to audition for a film,
I got a hearty laugh from all my family.
- Victoria Abril

I was really nervous.
Even when I left the audition I was nervous.
- Rupert Grint

I like doing films and I wish that I could do more
but I still have to audition.
I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though
I've written and starred in a movie.
- Tim Meadows

I'd say you have to be really committed to the field,
show up for every audition and to be aware that very
few make it in this field.
- Will Estes

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

I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group.
Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in.
That was my audition.
- Paul McCartney

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

I found out that you could audition by sending a picture
of yourself and some information to Newsround.
- Rupert Grint

We then went through the audition process and picked
a guy named Richard Campbell and he is no secret to L.A.
players as he was with Natalie Cole for years and Three Dog Night.
- Gerry Beckley

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

Because I sleep with him he asked me to audition,
you know?
- Helena Bonham Carter

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

And when I have lived elsewhere, every two weeks I have to fly back to LA.
Even New York directors go there to audition.
So I have to be there to a degree.
- Scott Speedman

I came to join the Experience by going for an audition
for Eric Burdon who was just forming the New Animals at that point,
after the original Animals had broken up.
- Noel Redding

But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at
that level and are always kind of pining for more,
always thinking that the next big break,
the next opportunity, the big role are just around
the corner of the next audition.
- Thomas Haden Church

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

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

I told my agents that I didn't want to go on the audition.
But as that was happening I called my mom,
who has been watching the show from the beginning,
and my mom said, 'It's the coolest show.
You have to go.'
- Mary Lynn Rajskub

I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray,
and would I come and audition.
I was familiar with the movie, because at the time
it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine,
and we had to see everything.
- Harvey Fierstein

I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you,
and that's where you start.
I had a good understanding about press:
that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films.
- Laura Dern

If I said to most of the people who auditioned,
'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made
me actually look and feel ridiculous.
It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up
for this audition were hopeless.
- Simon Cowell

I think I was first choice for the part.
I don't know - that's what they always tell you anyway.
I didn't have to do any audition for the part.
Sam saw me in Dinner and the whole thing slipped into place.
- Louise Jameson

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

The DC 9/11: Time of Crisis film was hard to get the part;
I had to audition three times.
It was very serious and very sobering.
We studied and tried to re-create all the stuff that we all saw that day.
- Timothy Bottoms

Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are
encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom.
I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree.
It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
- Rebecca Lobo

Then, in 2000, John Reid, Elton John's former manager,
asked me to audition for the stage version of The Graduate he was producing.
So I worked on it, got the part, and after three weeks'
rehearsal I was on stage!
- Jerry Hall

I didn't really know what I wanted to do,
and then I got this call from a casting director in Los Angeles.
She remembered me from something years before,
and she called my mom wanting me to audition for this thing.
- Scott Speedman

I wasn't originally taking drama, but the drama teacher
asked me to audition for Bye,
Bye Birdie.
I did and got the lead role.
Initially I was kind of scared, but once I did it I
got bitten by the bug and loved it.
- Kevin Richardson

I didn't know how to box so I would have looked like
a complete street fighter actually,
but what we did have to do was pick up some sides and
then just memorize them within two days and go there and audition.
- Michelle Rodriguez

I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin's,
who is the executive producer and writer.
He had been talking about doing a political show for
a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time.
The moment I became available, he called me last year
and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had
to audition for the powers that be,
and I got it.
- Bradley Whitford

The Professional Children's School, it's for professional kids,
so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write,
Audition on a note and leave.
I didn't really like school all that much.
- Kieran Culkin

I was told once that I didn't play the Hollywood game,
and that's why I wasn't a big star.
What they meant when was that I don't go to parties,
and when I go to an audition and I don't like the script,
they know it.
- Sherilyn Fenn

I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away.
When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet,
so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying,
'Yes, sir.
No, sir.'
- Mary Lynn Rajskub

I had never picked up a basketball before.
I went through a grueling audition process.
It was almost as if I was learning to walk.
It would be like teaching somebody to dance ballet for a role.
- Sanaa Lathan

There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups.
Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an
audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions.
He wants to maintain his integrity.
- Neil Tennant

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

My education was doing good plays and also stinkers.
When you do a stinker, you learn how to act.
I like having to audition.
It's nice to do rehearsals.
But it's with an audience that you get to love it!
- Jeffrey Tambor

I hadn't worked for a year when I had my Prison Break
audition and it was the easiest audition I've ever had.
I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on
Monday and got the part on Tuesday.
I was shooting the pilot a week later.
I didn't have time to be nervous - it happened so quickly.
- Wentworth Miller

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