On Joey's audition tapes it shows him trying out for the role of the giant ape in King Kong, Truman Capote in Capote, and Batman in Batman Begins.
King Kong is an old movie about a giant ape who falls in love with a woman and takes her hostage. It was remade in 2005.
Capote is an Oscar winning biographical film about the life of Truman Capote.
Batman Begins is the massively successful 2005 film reboot of the Batman movie franchise starring Christian Bale.