Doesn't it make you feel good when you find out that very good looking, rich, famous people sometimes have off days, too? Jake Gyllenhaal told Jimmy Fallon Monday night about his audition for Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it is fantastically awkward. Gyllenhaal recounts the painful audition, including bombing during an improv section and delivering lines without an accent.
Wait, so Jake didn't audition with an accent for Lord of the Rings and then decided to use a heavy lisp for his audition for Dude, Where's My Car?
That's an interesting choice. They do say "with great risk comes great reward," but maybe leaving unnecessary vocal affectations out of your audition for high budget movies roles is the better choice.
Somehow, Gyllenhaal was able to move forward from these awkward auditions and go on to star in a few little movies like Brokeback Mountain and Nightcrawler. So it seems like he was not too deterred by the embarrassing experiences.