10/23/2013 08:44 am ET

50 Cent's 'American Gangster' Audition Tape Surfaces

Thanks to a tipster, Defamer got its hands on an audition tape Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson reportedly made for "American Gangster," the 2007 film that starred Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Jackson, though, wasn't trying out for their roles: He wanted the part that eventually went to Chiwetel Ejiofor, a.k.a. the actor who stars in "12 Years A Slave" and is one of the favorites to win Best Actor at the Oscars ceremony next year. What might have been! For the tape's Hollywood agency origins and more, head to Defamer.

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