Tiny Movie Cameos By Super Famous People
Some actors have perfected the art of making a cameo. They can drop in and delight you for a minute or two, and still make it home in time for dinner. The actors, singers, and athletes on this list have made some of the smallest, yet most memorable movie cameos in film history - including a few who popped up in remakes of their own previous work.
When you're starring in a film - whether in a lead role or a significant (if surprising) supporting part - you've got two hours to shine and deliver a memorable performance. But if you've only got one scene, it's even more difficult to make a lasting impression. Whether these actors enjoy wearing goofy costumes and spending time with their friends on set, or were trying to stay relevant in the ever-changing pop culture scene, theirs are some of the best movie cameos ever.
If you want even more film cameo secrets, check out the best Stan Lee and Bill Murray cameos, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled the next time you go to the theater.
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To say this cameo was a surprise would be the understatement of the century. Bill Murray shows up, out of nowhere, in the middle of the film, and absolutely floors the audience. And he FINALLY answered our burning question about those damn Garfield movies. We always knew it was for the cash.
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Stan Lee, creator of Spider Man, the X-Men, and countless other comic icons appeared in more films than anyone can keep track of. He's a nerd icon, and as such a generation grew fully expecting to see his tinted sunglasses pop up in any and every Marvel release.
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Alice Cooper may have been known as the "Godfather of Shock" due to his grotesque stage show, but his appearance in Wayne's World changed all of that. By dropping some encyclopedic knowledge about Native American history, he turned audience's expectations upside down and embraced the role of heavy metal elder statesman. Just, please, leave the makeup on.
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Bob Barker has always been there for us. Whether he was teaching us the value of a dollar, or reminding us to spay and neuter our pets, he always had sage advice. And it's always nice to see Grandpa Barker deliver a little ownage.
- 53,237 VOTESPhoto: Paramount PicturesHas there ever been a better passing of the torch than Leonard Nimoy's cameo as Spock in the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek? He may have been the only thing that kept the fan boys from burning down every theater in the country when the film was released.
- 62,671 VOTESPhoto: Pulp Fiction / Miramax FilmsChristopher Walken is the king of cameos. In one brief appearance he can fill a film with pathos, compassion, intensity, and weirdness. Just don't ever ask him to hold on to your watch.