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1. Roy Liotta – as Henry Hill “Goodfellas”

Liotta had only been in four prior feature films and auditioned several times over the course of a year for the Scorsese movie. The role was a major turning point in Liotta’s career.

Sometimes actors are sought out for roles and other times they are forced to fight it out in the audition room and prove their talent.

These actors were victorious despite going through a nerve-wracking process. Now it’s difficult to imagine anyone else playing these roles!

Scroll through the gallery above to see which actors had to audition multiple times. 

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