Watch Benedict Cumberbatch's Amazing First Audition For The Hobbit
Even his first auditions are incredible, is there anything this man can't do...!?
You may think that Benedict Cumberbatch gets movie roles handed to him on plate, but the Brit actor still has to prove he's got it with an audition. Well, at least he did back in 2010.
The Sherlock actor's original tape for the part shows a fresh-faced Cumberbatch portraying Smaug, as he reads lines and transforms into the character, despite being in a brightly lit room wearing a fleece.
The clips hears him explain how he had to wait a whole year before finding out whether he had got the part, with him auditioning at the same time as his co-star Martin Freeman.
These behind the scenes looks at the film have been unveiled to promote the DVD release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, and even show Benedict pretending to be a dragon pre-CGI.