east of eden

east of eden

AUDITION TAPE: James Dean & Paul Newman audition for East of Eden

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A bit of an awkward one here as James Dean and Paul Newman compete for the role of Cal Trask in the 1955 adaptation of John Steinbeck's epic novel. Although this screen test consists of the actors being told to look one way then the other, it's clear Dean's understated cool has the edge over Newman's preppy exuberance, a quality that would shine through in what was Dean's first feature film role. LET IT CAST is the revolutionary International casting system used by productions to enable talent submissions through the actual audition for the role. Used by legendary filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky, Paul Schrader, Werner Herzog or Larry Clark. Check it out at www.letitcast.com The goal is to favor the artistic expression of an actor's work over the traditional headshot/resume submission process.