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All Alfred Hitchcock Cameos

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List RulesVote up the best and most memorable cameos made by Alfred Hitchcock in his many classic films

Alfred Hitchcock was making cameo appearances in his movies way before Stan Lee made it cool (and Lee obviously didn't direct any of those Marvel movies). We've gathered all the cameos Alfred Hitchcock made in his movies, from hit films like Psycho, Rear Window, Dial M For Murder, Vertigo, The Birds, North by Northwest, and Rebecca to the lesser known films like Frenzy, Lifeboat, Foreign Correspondent, and Torn Curtain. Every Hitchcock cameo is here for your perusal and reference - how many had you already spotted?

Hitch was a master at blending suspense and mystery with a touch of comedy. His cameos often helped provide a moment of levity in an otherwise tense story that was unfolding before an audience. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars worked with Hitchcock like Cary Grant, Tippi Hedren, Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Laurence Olivier, and Doris Day.

Some of Hitchcock's movie cameos are tough to find as he blends into the background or into a crowd. Sometimes, it can be tough to find him because the scene was shot so wide, or the lighting is really dark. Other times, his appearances are about as short as a Ronda Rousey fight. Regardless, we've gathered all of Alfred Hitchcock's film cameos here for you to vote on, and included screenshots as well!
  • Two minutes into the film, as Tippi Hedren enters a pet shop, Hitchcock exits with his own terriers Geoffrey and Stanley.

    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    • Actors: Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Rod Taylor
    • Released: 1963

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  • The film that turned James Stewart into a peeping Tom includes a Hitchcock cameo 25 minutes in. Hitchcock appears in the songwriter's apartment winding a clock because, why not?

    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    • Actors: Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Gig Young, Raymond Burr
    • Released: 1954
  • Sometimes Hitchcock didn't have time to deal with costume, makeup and so on to stage his cameos. That was the case with Dial M for Murder, in which he appears in a class reunion photo across from stars Ray Milland and the cigar-chomping Anthony Lawson.

    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    • Actors: Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, Martin Milner
    • Released: 1954

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  • Here's another cameo in which Hitchcock says absolutely nothing but is able to get a laugh. Nine minutes into the film, Cary Grant slowly looks over to his left to see Hitchcock sitting beside him.

    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    • Actors: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Jessie Royce Landis, Bess Flowers
    • Released: 1955

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