12/08/2014 07:13 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Celebrity Audition Tapes From Miley Cyrus, Scarlett Johansson And More

This video montage of celebrity audition tapes goes to show that even Oscar winners had to start somewhere.


Starring Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and more, the video shows 40 audition clips from Hollywood's biggest names in the early days of their acting careers - and some were more successful than others.

Remember Jumanji? At the tender age of 11, Johansson auditioned for a role in the film, but lost out to her then rival, Kirsten Dunst.


Then there's Miley Cyrus, who landed on her feet thanks to her winning audition for Hannah Montana. Who'd have thought she'd be dancing on stage with an inflatable penis all those years later?

Natalie Portman also made the montage with her audition for the French thriller Leon: The Professional. It sees her take on the challenging role of a 12-year old who sets out to avenge her 4-year-old brother's murder - no wonder she won an Oscar for her role as Nina in the twisted Black Swan.

As for our favourite, it's got to be Emma Stone's audition for Easy A. With her girly side fringe and bed-frame in the background, the homemade tape is a far cry from the The Amazing Spider-Man actress we know and love today.


If you ever needed inspiration to stick at your dream, the video of celebrity audition tapes is it. View it in full below: