Audrey Tautou's career had barely gotten off the ground by the time she auditioned for the lead role in Amelie, but it took a sharp turn for the celestial once she landed the part. The Academy recently dug up a video of Tautou's screen test for the part, offering a fascinating glimpse at a young actress on the cusp of a breakthrough. You can watch the audition above and compare it to the final scene, embedded below.

| via The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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