Ryan Gosling tried out for a role on 'Gilmore Girls' but completely bombed the audition

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You can't win 'em all.

Though Ryan Gosling has no problem getting his choice of plum roles now, the handsome star once auditioned for a role on Gilmore Girls, but didn't get the part. And according to the show's casting director, he actually totally blew it.

Casting director Jami Rudofsky revealed during the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival in Connecticut on Friday that the 35-year-old La La Land star was brought in to read for a small part, playing a "football character." She explained that she had worked with Gosling previously on an independent film, but unfortunately, his tryout definitely didn't wow her.

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"I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blond," Rudofsky recalled, via MTV News.

Gosling did end up getting a second shot, but he failed to impress her colleagues.

"Everyone was like, 'Really, Jami?'" she said.

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20 stars who were on 'Gilmore Girls' before they got big

Krysten Ritter: Season 7

Before she was “Jessica Jones” and the “B---- in Apartment 23,” Ritter was just Lucy, Rory’s (Bledel) friend from Yale. Ritter showed promise in this role — more so than in her “Veronica Mars” stint the year before — but her character was bogged down in a weird storyline about her boyfriend keeping his non-relationship with Rory a secret.

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Jon Hamm: Season 3, Episode 5

Before he was Don Draper, Hamm played Peyton Sanders, a man Lorelai (Graham) meets at an auction (she eventually gets his number). Unfortunately, his charms didn’t work as well on “Gilmore Girls” as they did on “Mad Men.”

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Danny Pudi: Season 6, Episodes 13 and 14; Season 7, Episodes 6 and 7

The “Community” star is fairly well-known now, but back in 2006, he was Raj, a contributor for The Yale Daily News who gifted Rory a giant blue pencil on her last day as editor.

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Nick Offerman: Season 4, Episode 7; Season 6, Episode 4

The mustache is still amazing, but Beau Belleville couldn’t be more different than Offerman’s star-making turn as Ron Swanson. Beau was Jackson’s (Jackson Douglas) brother who thought Lorelai was a nymphomaniac and made some weird facial expressions because of it.

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Leslie Odom Jr.: Season 6, Episode 16

The “Hamilton” star just won a Tony Award, but 10 years ago, he appeared in one episode as a pompous guy from Princeton who joined Rory on a panel about journalism.

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Seth MacFarlane: Season 2, Episodes 20 and 21

MacFarlane had already been the voice of Stewie Griffin for about three years when he had a small stint on “Gilmore Girls.” Fox notoriously canceled “Family Guy” in 2002 before reviving it in 2005, so in the meantime, MacFarlane kept himself busy. He played Zack, a peer in Lorelai’s graduating class who hates the rich and is mean to Lorelai.

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Victoria Justice: Season 4, Episode 3

Justice became the queen of Nickelodeon, but her very first role is credited as “Jill #2” in this 2003 episode of the show. Justice sports some elf ears as an attendee of a “Lord of the Rings”-themed party and says Sookie’s (McCarthy) food “tastes like diapers,” proving the lovable chef doesn’t understand what children want. (What is gravlax anyway?)

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Chad Michael Murray: Season 1

The hunk of the early 2000s was a familiar face on the first season of the show, playing Tristan Dugray, the rich boy who teased Rory, angered Dean (Padalecki), and made all the girls swoon. But Tristan is conveniently sent away to boarding school as Murray gets a stint on “Dawson’s Creek” and then of course as Lucas Scott in “One Tree Hill.”

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Mary Lynn Rajskub: Season 2, Episode 19; Season 6, Episode 22

Rajskub had two different roles on “Gilmore Girls” before she became Jack Bauer’s trusted analyst on “24.” In her first, she starred with Kirk (James Gunn) in his own film as the “favorite daughter.” In her second, she competed with and annoyed Taylor to be the town troubadour.

Watch her in "A Film by Kirk."

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Jane Lynch: Season 1, Episode 9

Lynch had an eclectic list of roles to her name before she hit it big on “Glee.” On “Gilmore Girls,” she played a nurse who had to suffer the bite of Emily Gilmore after Richard was rushed to the hospital.

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Rami Malek: Season 4, Episode 11

Malek just received his first Emmy nomination for his breakout role as Elliot in “Mr. Robot.” But back in his very first acting gig, Malek was Andy, Lane’s (Keiko Agena) classmate who worked with her on a group project about interviewing a “distinguished leader.” Andy, in his sweater vest nonetheless, was passionate about picking assistant pastor Eric.

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Nasim Pedrad: Season 6, Episode 16

 Pedrad does a mean impression of Kim Kardashian and was a standout on “Scream Queens,” but one of her first roles on “Gilmore Girls” didn’t give her much to do. She was simply a waitress who had to wait on a drunk and mean Rory who just found out about Logan’s exploits while they were broken up.

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Vanessa Marano: Seasons 6 and 7

Marano is currently starring in Freeform’s hit “Switched at Birth,” but one of her first major roles was as Luke’s (Scott Patterson) daughter. The character was a mini-version of Rory and is somewhat the reason Luke and Lorelai broke up, so she’s quite controversial.

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Max Greenfield: Season 4, Episode 4

Before he became everyone’s favorite on “New Girl,” Greenfield played Lucas, one of Dean’s friends on his bachelor-party galavant around Stars Hollow. He quips at Luke that “my name’s Luke too!” and looks concerned when Dean starts drunkenly pining for Rory on the eve of his wedding to Lindsay.

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Brandon Routh: Season 1, Episode 13

Lorelai easily took down Superman in his one-episode stint on the show. Madeline and Louise ditched the Bangles concert to party with the older Jess (Routh), only to have Lorelai masterfully retrieve them and shut down Jess’ cool-guy attitude

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Masi Oka: Season 2, Episode 4

Before he could manipulate time as Hiro Nakamura in “Heroes,” Oka could be seen for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in “Gilmore Girls” when Rory sneaks into a philosophy class at Harvard and quickly dominates the room.

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Billy Burke: Season 3, Episodes 11, 12 and 14

Five years before he was Bella Swan's dad in "Twilight," Burke was Alex Lesman, the nice guy Lorelai dated for an unknown amount of time. The two met after attending a class about how to run an inn. After they double-date with Sookie and Jackson, Alex isn’t seen again though he’s mentioned and still seemed to be dating Lorelai. Maybe we’ll never know what really broke them up.

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Adam Brody: Season 3

We’ll never forget Dave Rygalski. The sweet and smart guitarist won over Mrs. Kim so that he could date Lane. Brody was a great supporting player, but unfortunately Dave conveniently moved to California for college as Brody was cast to star in “The O.C.” as Seth Cohen.

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Todd Lowe: Seasons 3 - 7

Gil eventually replaced Dave in the band, and Lowe’s Zack also eventually replaced him as Lane’s boyfriend and later husband. Zack was a lovable goofball, very different from Lowe’s later starring role as Terry Bellefleur on “True Blood.”

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Melora Hardin: Season 6, Episode 22

You’ll recognize Hardin in major roles as Trudy Monk in “Monk,” Jan Levinson in “The Office,” and Tammy Cashman in “Transparent,” but first she was Carolyn “Lynnie” Bates, a psychologist the Gilmores were obviously trying to pair with Christopher. Fortunately, their attempts are muddled in Lorelai’s quintessentially fast-paced and incessant questioning.

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Gilmore Girls, of course, had no shortage of handsome actors vying for the affections of Rory (Alexis Bledel). Throughout the show's seven seasons, love interests have included Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), Dean (Jared Padalecki), Logan (Matt Czuchry), and Tristan (Chad Michael Murray).

ET spoke to 39-year-old Ventimiglia exclusively in April about revisiting Stars Hollow for the highly anticipated Netflix reboot, and he only had positive things to say about the experience.

"First of all, it was a blast. It was fun," Ventimiglia said. "I had such a great time at 25 and 24 years old being on that show... I really learned a lot about myself as a young man and learned a lot about myself as an actor -- from the quick pace, the chop-chop-chop and all that. So for me, of course I was going to go back."

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"I thought it was nice that he's [still] that Jess-kicking-a** that everybody kind of liked -- the bad boy that he was," he added about his beloved character. "But also, the kid always had a heart of gold, he really did. He was just a misguided, troubled, reckless, rabble-rouser."

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres Nov. 25. on Netflix.

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