By Eliana Dockterman
April 24, 2015

Before they were famous, Hollywood’s A-list stars had to audition for their breakout roles. From Rachel McAdam’s infamous Notebook audition to the screen test for the role that made Matthew McConaughey a star, here are 10 famous audition tapes.

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