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Tiny Movie Cameos By Super Famous People

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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 impressionWhether 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 In Every Marvel Movie Ever (Also 'Mallrats')
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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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  • The best thing about Johnny Depp's appearance in the film adaptation of 21 Jump Street is that it's never alluded to, even though he spends multiple scenes lurking in the background under pounds of latex. It's also nice to see him in something that wasn't directed by Tim Burton.
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    Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, And Jack Black In 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'

    There must have been a story somewhere under all the hilarious cameos in Anchorman, but we can't remember. Didn't it have something to do with drinking milk?

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