Monologues from Movies
for Women and Men
Looking for movie monologues?
Here's a selection of good monologues from movies for women and men,
along with a short description of the plot and why
we think they make good audition monologues.
Choosing monologues for your film auditions can be a nice
change for producers and directors, since they mostly see
monologues from plays. And if you're interested in a film acting career,
you'll find most monologues from movies feel
more "natural" then drama pieces.
1) Movie Monologues for Women
Dangerous Beauty (starring Catherine McCormack)
directed by Herskovitz (character: VERONICA)
You may have to edit out a couple of lines, but it works well as a monologue.
Starts with... "I will confess, your Grace."
Ends with... "I do not repent my life."
Get the 1998 movie
In 16th century Venice, a courtesan accused of witchcraft
defends her way of life in front of the Inquisition.
A good movie monologue if you're auditioning
for a period film, but theatrical enough to use for a similar role in a play.
High Heels (starring Victoria Abril)
directed by Almodovar (character: REBECA) and write down your monologue from the subtitles.
Starts with... "Good afternoon. The Farmers are protesting."
Ends with... "Until then, thank you ...and goodbye."
Get the 1991 movie
A TV reporter announces her husband's death on the news… and the name of his murderer.
This tragic-comic movie monologue in typical Almodovar style has it all for an actress who wants to make her audience laugh and show vulnerability and tears at the same time. The other great thing is you're playing a news announcer, so you don't have to pretend you're talking to someone who's not there.
2) Movie Monologues for Men
The Hustler (starring Paul Newman)
20s - 30s
(character: EDDIE) - You'll have to edit out a couple of lines by the other character.
Starts with... "We really stuck the knife in her..."
Ends with... "I'm gonna come back here and I'm gonna kill you."
Rent the 1961 movie
Expert pool player "Fast" Eddie just won his rematch against Minnesota Fats, but realized that the price to pay was too high. Having let his self-destructive ambition drive his girlfriend to suicide, Eddie threatens his greedy manager.
This dramatic male monologue
that concludes the movie is a turning point for this character,
which makes it very appealing to watch. It's also a great film audition monologue for a young leading
actor because the character shows both vulnerability (from the loss of his girlfriend)
and strength (from his disgust and anger at his manager). If you're looking for something less dramatic, there's another great monologue in this movie where Eddie talks about his passion for pool to his girlfriend (it's about half-way through the movie and 2 minutes long.)
City Slickers (starring Billy Crystal)
mid 30s - 40s
Starts with... "Value this time in your life, kids..."
Ends with... "Any questions?"
Get the 1991 movie
A radio-ads salesman in the midst of a mid-life crisis speaks
at his child's elementary school's career day.
This is just a very funny film monologue
for character actors or if you're an actor in his mid-30s and up auditioning for any type of comedy.
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