A successful test could land a studio contract or that coveted role on the way to stardom. Before this screen test Roy Fitzgerald - age twenty-four - had been kicking around Hollywood unable to get the attention of the studios and barely making ends meet. After he changed his name to Rock Hudson, he finally got his big break. This 1949 screen test did just what it was designed to do, it revealed a potential star. Rock Hudson’s unique appeal would be evident early in his extensive career which went on to include seventy-three films, an Oscar Nomination and four Golden Globe Awards.