A well-placed cameo can revive a career, can conquer new generation of fans or to receive recognition from the American Film Academy. The directors who have slipped on camera, the celebrities who have played their roles, these appearances have been made at the right place and at the right time.
10. The Muppets Movie
The Muppet Movie is the first from a series of live-action musicals, starring with the famous Muppets. The movie surprise us, because, at the end, when Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rizzo the Rat, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the gang get to Hollywood, meet with the imposing and executive producer Lew Lord – played by none other than Orson Welles (character referring to Lord Lew Grande – which in reality gave the green light to The Muppets show).
Although manufacturers have tried to keep this cameo secret, the news that Bill Murray will make a brief appearance in the comedy-horror Zombieland spread in no time. The surprise was not far to be broken, because Murray’s fate surprised us in a couple of minutes. After playing a bit with Woody Harelson as “Ghostbusters”, the actor is trying to make a joke, but finds its end in a stupid and funny way.
08. Tropic Thunder
Tom Cruise bald and unrecognized entered in the skin of an aggressive filmmaker named Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder comedy. The interpretation rightly earned him a Golden Globes nomination, especially as, despite its outward and the fact that he seemed ready to explode every time when he was angry, Les Grossman came to be salt and pepper in a comedy in which Robert Downey Jr. turned African-Americanized!
07. Shakespeare in Love
Judi Dench has done something that seemed impossible in Shakespeare in Love. An appearance of only 6 minutes in the skin of Queen Elizabeth was sufficiently strong and impressive, that Academy members have distinguished her, without second thoughts, with the coveted statuette. Redhead wearing a wig and a costume royal majestic style Judi interrupted romance of Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and his muse, played by Gwyneth Paltrow.
06. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Justin Long that you know from Alvin and the Chipmunks, Idiocracy or from the recent Going the Distance has played for several minutes in the comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno. In a surprise appearance, he played a gay porn star, with serious voice and great attitude gigolo.
05. Pulp Fiction
The apparent disorder in which Quentin Tarantino put together the film Pulp Fiction, we find and a cameo from Christopher Walken’s side in a scene from childhood character Butch (played by Bruce Willis). Freshly returned from the war, Captain Koons appears in one scene that delivers a monologue about a gold watch, which was inherited from father to son for generations. The story turns the clock late in a hilarious Walken’s speech, but the actor’s tone and expression remain unchanged, as would be nothing funny in years to keep a gold watch in the anus.
04. The Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
“The Anchorman” was a comedy equipped with several cameo appearances (Ben Stiller, Jack Black), but, from all, was remarked Tim Robbins’s performance in the position of news anchor for the public channel. With curly hair, a ring on his little finger shot type, jacket patch and customary pipe, Robbins turns out to be a sadistic bastard who cut off his hand Luke Wilson and Christina Applegate push into the bear’s cage.
03. Glengarry Glen Ross
Seven minutes! Both took Alec Baldwin stood out to make interpretations of actors like Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey and Ed Harris in Glengarry Glen Ross. Playing the role of Blake, a salesperson who makes a stormy appearance in suits and ties, it delivers a captivating speech and teaches business owners how things work when it comes to investment – “the ABC rule – Always Be Closing”. Blake did not exist in the original script, but David Manet invented along the way and drew a winning ticket by doing so.
02. Hot Shots! Part Deux
The days when Charlie Sheen parody on Rambo are long time gone. Not even his role from Two and a Half Men is not a stance where we hoped to see him soon. But be good to remember how, in Hot Shots! Part Deux, Charlie had a face-to-face scene even his father – Martin Sheen. The character Charlie Topper Harley travels quietly thinking (via voice-over) on his next mission.
Matt Damon has made cameo’s in Confessions of a Mind Dangeorous with Brad Pitt, has appeared with Ben Affleck in Jay and Silent Bob, even stopped in Youth Withouth Youth, but one of the most spectacular cameo appearances that made it was that of EuroTrip. Adopting the style of “bad boy”, with short hair, tattoos, pierced ears and status of a band singer in the Blink 182 style, Damon cut off all momentum of Scotty (Scott Mechlowicz), announcing him through a vigorous song that his girlfriend is cheating him with none other than himself.