Someone (probably named Jeffrey Atkins) sent gossip site Defamer 50 Cent’s gutwrenching audition tape for the 2007 movie American Gangster. Real tears, guys. No, not “LMAO! Real tears!” I mean, real tears as in 50 sits for an unpleasant moment while he attempts to cry on cue. Did he succeed? I don’t know. The awkwardness was just so much that I couldn’t continue. Once I heard the sniffles, it was a wrap for me.
And the role he was auditioning for? Curtis was gunning to play Huey Lucas, one of Frank Lucas’ brothers. Who beat him out? Chiwetel Ejiofor. You might know him for a little movie out right now called 12 Years A Slave. That could’ve been you, Fif!