The best celebrity cameos in your favorite movies (2023)

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Bill Murray - "Land of Zombies" (2009)- In one of the funniest and most unexpected cameos, Bill Murray plays himself, wearing some cornstarch to make him look like a zombie.

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Madonna - "Die Another Day" (2002)- Madonna recorded the title song for this Bond film, making a brief appearance as Verity, the fencing teacher.

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Glenn Close - "Gancho" (1991)- If you don't remember Close in this movie, you're not alone. In full makeup, Clow plays the pirate Gutless, who eventually throws himself into a chest due to his lack of loyalty to Captain Hook.

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Samuel L. Jackson - "Iron Man" (2008)- Marvel after-concert scenes are common these days, but Jackson pioneered this phenomenon in the first 'Iron Man'. Fans lost their minds when they first saw Nick Fury.

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Billy Crystal - "Esto es Spinal Tap" (1984)- Appearing alongside Dana Carvey, Crystal has a quick scene as a mime waiter, with some puns.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017)- Although you may not have seen it, you have definitely heard it. Gordon-Levitt calls Sloane-Law, the alien who is upset that the boat is parked on the beach.

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Noah Segan - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017)- Segan has a few brief flashes on screen as X-Wing Pilot Starck.

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Frank Oz - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017)- The cast tried to keep this cameo a secret, as Yoda's original voice returned for a brief appearance in this new film.

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Christopher Walken - "Pulp Fiction" (1994)- Definitely a memorable cameo, Walken launches into a strange and impassioned rant involving a pocket watch.

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Bruce Willis - "Ocean's Twelve" (2004)- Willis appears as himself in the sequel to "Ocean's Eleven".

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Taylor Swift - "The Giver" (2014)- A young Swift plays a musician in the film and appears briefly as a hologram named Rosemary.

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Alec Baldwin - "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992)- Baldwin plays Blake, a vicious "motivator" on the sales team, in an unforgettable performance.

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Johnny Depp - "21 Jump Street" (2012)- The star of the original "21 Jump Street" TV series himself, Depp makes a brief appearance in the film adaptation before exiting as Tarantino.

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Brett Favre - There's Something About Mary (1998)- In the chaos that ensues in the latter part of the film, the former Packers quarterback turns out to be another one of Mary's suitors.

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Michael Jackson - "Men in Black II" (2002)- Jackson plays along in the final part of "Men in Black II", where he admits to being an alien leader and suggests that he could be "Agent M".

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Orson Welles - "The Muppet Movie" (1979)- Welles plays the role of Lew Lord, the head of World Wide Studios, in the original Muppets movie.

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David Hasselhoff - «Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (2017)- Surprisingly, Chris Pratt's on-screen father (played by Kurt Russell for most of the film) takes on a new form, taking on the look of David Hasselhoff.

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Sylvester Stallone - "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017)- In a longer cameo than Hasselhoff, Stallone plays Stackar Ogord in the film.

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Gene Hackman - "Young Frankenstein" (1974)- Hackman plays a blind villager who is desperate for company and briefly approaches Frankenstein's Monster, with hilarious results.

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Danny Glover - 'Maverick' (1994)- As an homage to "Lethal Weapon", Glover appears briefly alongside Mel Gibson's character in this film.

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Leonard Nimoy - "Star Trek" (2009)- In a throwback to his original role as Spock in the TV series, Nimoy appears in the film as Spock from the future.

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Bob Barker - "Feliz Gilmore" (1996)- At a charity golf tournament, Adam Sandler is paired with a celebrity, who turns out to be Bob Barker. Things get natural after Barker loses his cool over Sandler's performance.

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Stan Lee - Marvel movies- Lee appears in Marvel movies, usually in small, passing roles. Moviegoers often make a game of trying to spot it first. According to Classified, he has made at least 34 cameos.

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Quentin Tarantino - "Desperado" (1995)- The award-winning director tells a joke to a bartender on a small stage.

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Macy Grey - 'Spider-Man' (2002)- While Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is photographing the World Unity Festival, Gray sings his song, "My Nutmeg Phantasy," on stage.

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Chuck Norris - "Dodgeball: The True Story of the Underdog" (2004)- Norris, the perennial tough guy, makes a brief appearance at the judges' table during the dodgeball tournament. He ends up casting the deciding vote on whether Average Joe's Gym can compete or not.

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Lance Armstrong - "Dodgeball: The True Story of the Underdog" (2004)- Norris' sidekick is Lance Armstrong, who appears near the film's climax, convincing Vince Vaughn's character to return to the dodgeball leagues.

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Joe Manganiello - "Justice League" (2017)- Surprising fans around the world, the final scene of 'The Justice League' revealed an important piece of information for future films. Manganiello appears as Deathstroke and offers his services to Lex Luthor.

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Mike Tyson - "The Hangover" (2009)- Tyson makes a brief appearance as himself after the gang tries to return the tiger they stole the night before.

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Gwyneth Paltrow - "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)- Paltrow's character Pepper Potts makes a brief appearance in the Spider-Man film, her first since 2013's 'Iron Man 3'.

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Luke Wilson - "The Anchorman: The Legend of Burgundy Rum" (2004)- The first in a long line of cameos in this film, Wilson steps into the epic battle scene as the lead anchor for Channel 2 News.

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Tim Robbins - "The Anchorman: The Legend of Burgundy Rum" (2004)- Next up is the Public News team, with Robbins at the helm.

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Ben Stiller - "The Anchorman: The Legend of Burgundy Rum" (2004)- Last but not least, Stiller joins the party. Stiller holds a whip and uses some Spanglish for fun.

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Jack Black - "The Anchorman: The Legend of Burgundy Rum" (2004)- Outside of the fight scene, Black makes a brief appearance as an angry biker. After being hit in the face with a burrito, he throws his Burgundy dog, Baxter, into the river.

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Cate Blanchett - "Hot Fuzz" (2007)- Blanchett appears in a mask and costume while participating in a crime scene investigation.

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Justin Bieber - "Zoolander 2" (2016)- Appearing at the beginning of the film, Bieber is one of the victims of an evil that goes around killing the beautiful people of the world.

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Matt Damon - "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)- The new Thor movie already has a great cast, but cameos are always welcome. As a costumed Loki stages a play about his death, Matt Damon plays this fake Loki.

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Sam Neill - "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)- In the same play, Neal plays the false Odin. Luke Hemsworth (yes, Chris' brother) plays the fake Thor.

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Neil Patrick Harris - "Harold and Kumar Go to the White Castle" (2004)- In direct contrast to his previous mild-mannered role as Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris put an end to this wild man persona.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - "Plane!" (1980)- Originally starring as a passenger in the film, Abdul-Jabbar reveals that he is actually the legendary basketball player after a young boy suggests that he doesn't try hard enough on the court.

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Bobby Brown - "Cazafantasmas 2" (1989)- The singer recorded the theme song for the second 'Ghostbusters' film, which gave him some screen time. He appears briefly as a bouncer requesting a proton pack for his brother.

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Jim Parsons - "Los Muppets" (2011)- In the most recent adaptation of the Muppets, Jim Parsons plays the human version of Kermit during the song "Man or Muppet".

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Matt Damon - "Eurotrip" (2004)- Coming up two spots on this list, Damon also made a cameo in 'Eurotrip'. In a highly unusual role for the star, Damon plays the punk singer who performs the catchy song 'Scotty Doesn't Know'.

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Lady Gaga - "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (2014)- Gaga appears as a heavily accented waitress in the film.

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Stanley Tucci - "Transformers: The Last Knight" (2017)- Tucci plays Merlin in the opening sequence of the fifth film in the "Transformers" franchise.

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Tom Cruise - "Austin Powers en Goldmember" (2002)- The opening scene of the film consists of a parody of the parody film. Tom Cruise plays the fake Austin Powers, with other stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito also in the mix.

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Steven Spielberg - "Austin Powers and Goldmember" (2002)- After the fake cut parody, they turn to the "director" of this fake movie, who is revealed to be none other than Steven Spielberg.

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Martin Sheen - “Hot Shots! Part Two" (1993)- Charlie Sheen's father, Martin Sheen, makes a brief appearance. Martin appears on a passing ship, like his character from "Apocalypse Now" (1979).

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Bruce Springsteen - "High Fidelity" (2000)-

John Cusack reflects on his exes to discover where he went wrong, to the sound of Springsteen's guitar. But it's not just Springsteen's voice that enters the film: the musician is also on our screens!

See also:Series with longer breaks between seasons

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