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Old 09-06-05, 10:48 AM
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Favorite cameo apperience in a movie?

Personal favorites are
Sean William Scott in old school and Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller (and many others) in anchorman.
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the two guys from Super Troopers in The Dukes of Hazzard, didn't expect that one at all.

The T-1000 and Stallone in Last Action Hero
Old 09-06-05, 01:21 PM
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the terminator in wayne's world

mel gibson in father's day
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Alfred Hitchcock in Lifeboat
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Probably the most effective use of a cameo that I can think of was Marshall McLuhan in Annie Hall.
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Sean Connery in Robin Hood: Prince of Theives

And then Patrick Stewart in Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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I was going to say Connery in PRINCE OF THIEVES...that's a fun one.

I also liked Sylvester Stallone in STAYIN' ALIVE; George Lucas in BEVERLY HILLS COP III; and Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE RUNDOWN.
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Mel Gibson in Papparazi
Frank Sinatra in Around the World in 80 Days
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Adam West in Baadasssss!
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Shirley MacLaine in DEFENDING YOUR LIFE.
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Hunter Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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I'll second the Broken Lizard fellas in The Dukes of Hazzard. I laughed and laughed.

-JP
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Alfred Hitchcock in Lifeboat
Second best: Alfred Hitchcock in Blackmail.
Old 09-06-05, 04:42 PM
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Some recent ones I can think of:
Chuck Norris - Dodgeball
Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Rundown
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billy zane and gary schandling (sp) in zoolander
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Comedies seem to be the best movies for cameos. I love all of the cameos in Eurotrip, Anchorman, and Zoolander.

Some of my other favorites:
Will Ferrell - Starsky & Hutch
Tom Cruise - Austin Powers in Goldmember
Neil Patrick Harris - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Jason Statham - Collateral
Edward Kowalczyk - Fight Club
Cameron Diaz - Slackers
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It was probably too long to be considered a cameo - John Waters in Seed of Chucky

Pee Wee Herman in The Blues Brothers

David Hasselhoff in Dodgeball and EuroTrip
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Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers
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Bruce Campbell in Waxwork II.
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Oliver Stone in Any Given Sunday - A perfect impression of CBS' Jim Nantz.
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3. A brief appearance of a prominent actor, as in a single scene of a motion picture. Also called cameo role.


As much as I'd love to nominate Rupert Everett in Shaekespeare In Love, I think several mentioned cameos are in fact bit parts or smaller roles; I'd never say Vince Vaughn's role in Anchorman could be considered a cameo. Granted, the definition has some leeway.

Anyway...
Tim Booth, of the band James, in Batman Begins.
It works double since he plays a minor Batman villain, Mr. Zsaz, in the film.

Michael Bay, near the beginning of Armageddon.
He casts himself as a rocket scientist. Hmm.
Same film also has Udo Kier as a scary psychologist; must be nice to afford any actor you want... I think that also makes him the only actor to work with both Michael Bay and Werner Herzog.

Irvine Welsh, in Trainspotting.
Funny moment (as "Mikey Forrester"), and useful; I believe Welsh or Danny Boyle mentioned that having the author star in the adaptation means the author can't be unhappy with the movie. Same film also has Keith Allen as a drug dealer, which led me to think at the time that he was referencing Shallow Grave.

Kylie Minogue, in Moulin Rouge.
"I'm the green fairy!"

Matt Damon, in Finding Forrester.
At first, I thought it was an odd moment for a cameo, but Matt sells it.

Spoiler:
Will Smith
in Jersey Girl
Spoiler:
Stan Lee
in Mallrats
Spoiler:
Silent Bob (and to a lesser extent, Jay)
in Chasing Amy... all pretty much playing the same role and function. But I still love that Kevin Smith.

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, in Singles. That poor car...

Salma Hayek in Traffic
"Maņana, maņana, maņana..."

Lemmy of Motörhead in Airheads
"I was editor of the bloody school magazine!"
Same film also has the nice use of Kurt Loder and Beavis & Butthead.

Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and Steven Spielberg in Austin Powers in Goldmemember
... after which there is nothing that makes the film worth watching.

Bruce Springsteen in High Fidelity. Thanks, boss.

Sylvester Stallone in Taxi 3. Nothing special, it's just that I was laughing at the fact that Sly was in this french action film!

Charlton Heston in Wayne's World 2. Yes, they could get a better actor indeed...

That'll do me for now.
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David Hasselhoff in the Spongebob movie, he was pretty funny in Dodgeball as already mentioned
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Brad Pitt in Being John Malkovich.
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Duvall in Sling Blade as the crezzy pappy ... And, Billy Bob returning the favor in Duvall's Apostle as soon-to-get-ass-kicked redneck.

Would the flashback ending in Godfather Part II (Sonny, Tessio, etc.) be considered some form o' cameo? I guess not, according to definition. "Character cameos," maybe.

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Neil Patrick Harris - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

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