Actors can try for years to land a decent role, and even when they do, it’s no guarantee of success. Those who manage to make it big often say the same thing: they were in the right place at the right time. Have a look at the auditions that changed everything for these actors…

Daisy Ridley | 0:16
Hugh Jackman | 1:24
Harrison Ford | 2:32
Sigourney Weaver | 3:42
Christopher Reeve | 4:47
Gabourey Sidibe | 5:51
Daniel Radcliffe | 6:52