The bonus features on the upcoming Season 9 DVD of The Office include the audition tapes of several now-famous faces who didn’t quite make the cut when it came time to cast the show. Included on the tape are Adam Scott; Seth Rogen (pre-Knocked Up); John Cho; Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet; and Bob Odenkirk, who was cast as boss Michael Scott before getting ousted by Steve Carrell.
The Office Strike-Outs
Here are nine other great audition tapes from stars who are now famous:
1. Steve Carell’s audition for Anchorman:
2. Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s audition for Superbad was his first audition ever:
3. Jimmy Fallon’s audition for SNL:
4. Russell Brand’s entirely improv’d audition for Forgetting Sarah Marshall:
5. Aaron Paul’s audition for Breaking Bad: