We've all seen Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Smaug brought to life in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
But now the tape from his first audition has surfaced. And it's pretty amazing.
In the clip, Cumberbatch and his Sherlock and The Hobbit co-star Martin Freeman discuss how keen he was to land the role. He auditioned for the part in 2010, but had to wait for a whole year to hear back that he had actually landed the part.