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Your Favorite Cameos in Film or TV

Best are the ones that ambush the viewer and are then never referenced again.

Jack Jones in Airplane II.

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by Anonymousreply 26July 10, 2024 8:56 AM

Tony Curtis (voice only) in Rosemary's Baby

by Anonymousreply 1July 9, 2024 5:01 PM

RuPaul in the Brady Bunch movie

by Anonymousreply 2July 9, 2024 5:04 PM

Marshall McLuhan in [italic]Annie Hall[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 3July 9, 2024 5:05 PM

Steven Spielberg (among others) in the "The Blues Brothers".

by Anonymousreply 4July 9, 2024 5:17 PM

Alex Trebek as The Man in Black in the X-Files

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by Anonymousreply 5July 9, 2024 5:24 PM

Ethel Merman as Lt. Hurwitz, and Barbara Billingsley as the jive lady, in Airplane. Two great surprises.

by Anonymousreply 6July 9, 2024 5:32 PM

Great choice r3.

by Anonymousreply 7July 9, 2024 5:42 PM

Jane Wiedlin as the singing telegram girl in the Clue movie.

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by Anonymousreply 8July 9, 2024 6:10 PM

Molly Ringwald at the end of Not Another Teen Movie

by Anonymousreply 9July 9, 2024 6:32 PM

Tim Russert on [italic]Homicide[/italic] - He had a short elevator scene with his supposed cousin, Megan Russert.

by Anonymousreply 10July 9, 2024 6:35 PM

Marlene Dietrich in Touch of Evil

by Anonymousreply 11July 9, 2024 6:51 PM

Jason in Friday the 13th.

by Anonymousreply 12July 9, 2024 7:03 PM

Liz Taylor in Anne of the Thousand Days

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by Anonymousreply 13July 9, 2024 7:19 PM

Robert DuVall-To Kill A Mockingbird

by Anonymousreply 14July 9, 2024 7:21 PM

Miss Crawford's cameo in It's A Great Feeling. Brilliant as always.

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by Anonymousreply 15July 9, 2024 7:32 PM

Barbra Streisand crashing "Coffee Talk."

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by Anonymousreply 16July 9, 2024 7:44 PM

Well, the all-time greatest was Suzanne Pleshette in the finale of Newhart

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by Anonymousreply 17July 9, 2024 8:26 PM

Marlene Dietrich as herself and Henry Fonda as a waiter in Jigsaw (1949)

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by Anonymousreply 18July 9, 2024 8:48 PM

R14 That was one of his first film roles, not a cameo.

by Anonymousreply 19July 10, 2024 3:54 AM

Ricky Gervais in the American version of The Office. He runs into Michael in the elevator and asks about a job.

by Anonymousreply 20July 10, 2024 3:56 AM

Alfred Hitchcock's cameo in Lifeboat: in a newspaper ad for "Reduco Obesity Slayer" weight loss system

David Cronenberg as a gynecologist delivering the "baby" in the dream

by Anonymousreply 21July 10, 2024 4:15 AM

Michelle Pfeiffer in an episode of her husband, David Kelley's Picket Fences. She played one of many victims of the serial masseur molester who had been found murdered in a freezer. Hers was one in a brief montage of victims.

Apparently, her husband didn't know she had filmed the quick sequence and it was an inside joke. There was no billing.

by Anonymousreply 22July 10, 2024 5:26 AM

Ellen Burstyns 15-second cameo in MRS. HARRIS, only because it inexplicably garnered her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie at the 2006 Emmys.

I remember the controversy surrounding that.

When Kelly Macdonald won for THE GIRL IN THE CAFÉ, Burstyn's film clip was almost her entire performance. 😂

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by Anonymousreply 23July 10, 2024 7:24 AM

Anne Bancroft (Mrs Mel Brooks) as herself in Silent Movie, sweeping into an upscale restaurant accompanied by male gigolos.

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by Anonymousreply 24July 10, 2024 8:00 AM

R23 Ellen Burstyn was asked about that. She claimed the producers submitted her and she hadn't even known about it. She then said something to the effect of (I'm paraphrasing), "For my next nomination, I want it to be for something I don't appear in at all!"

by Anonymousreply 25July 10, 2024 8:27 AM

Barbra in Miami Vice as she was dating Don's Johnson at the time. From 4.56.

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by Anonymousreply 26July 10, 2024 8:56 AM
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