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I'll start - John Travolta in The Thin Red Line.

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Samuel L. Jackson in Out of Sight.
Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction.


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Mike Myers in Inglorious Basterds


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I remember getting a kick out of Mel Gibson's weird-ass cameo on Father's Day. Stupid comedy, overall, but I remember LOL at that.

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Johnny Larue wrote:
Mike Myers in Inglorious Basterds


This one was awfully distracting. It's one of the few, if not the only, scene on the film that stands out awkwardly for me.

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Dan Aykroyd in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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Bill Murray in Zombieland. That came outta nowhere.


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Myers in Basterds is a good call.

Sean Connery at the end of Robin Hood prince of Thieves made me laugh for some reason.

How about Spielberg in The Blues Brothers?

How about Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now? ;)

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Samuel L. Jackson in Out of Sight.
Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction.


I wouldn't consider Walken a cameo, for the fact that he lends backstory to events, and this plot device is best utilised using a memorable personality.

When I think of cameo, I lean towards castings that are to varying extents pretty darn pointless.

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Yeah, Walken was pitch perfect in Pulp Fiction from my seat. Chris Tucker in Silver Linings Playbook. I can kind of see how they could include him in the first; get out of rehab scene... but after that. Fuck right off with that bullshit. They should've have hired either Cheech or Chong to pop in, or maybe Gary Bond.

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When I think of cameo, I lean towards castings that are to varying extents pretty darn pointless.


Tim Burton in Singles comes to mind. Or Jay and Silent Bob in Scream 3.


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Wow, I'm surprised no one has mentioned the most inspired cameo I've ever seen: Lance Armstrong in DODGEBALL. Today, it's more than a little awkward, but still funny as hell.

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The most bizarre one I can think of is Dale Earnhardt in Baseketball.

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Usher in Killers

David Hasselhoff in Kickin It Old Skool.

Sam Jones in Ted

Eli Roth in Southland Tales(pretty much the sole highlight of an otherwise terrible film)

Gene Hackman in The Mexican.


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Channing Tatum in This is the End. Laughed my ass off in his scene.

All of the great cameos in Austin Powers in Goldmember. Love that movie and especially that opening scene.


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Harrison Ford's cameo in Jimmy Hollywood is meant to be funny and pleasingly ironic but it reads as a little lame. I'll once again note that I like that movie, a forgotten gemlette that was a box office failure back in 94.

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Mark III wrote:
Harrison Ford's cameo in Jimmy Hollywood is meant to be funny and pleasingly ironic but it reads as a little lame. I'll once again note that I like that movie, a forgotten gemlette that was a box office failure back in 94.


I call and raise you Harrison Ford in Bruno...with two words he pretty much stole the movie.


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patrick wrote:
Mark III wrote:
Harrison Ford's cameo in Jimmy Hollywood is meant to be funny and pleasingly ironic but it reads as a little lame. I'll once again note that I like that movie, a forgotten gemlette that was a box office failure back in 94.


I call and raise you Harrison Ford in Bruno...with two words he pretty much stole the movie.


I had to look this up to be reminded and came across this from IMDB:
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According to Sacha Baron Cohen, Harrison Ford is in the only scene that was scripted, and was the only actor that was in on the joke.


If true, it's good evidence that Sacha Baron Cohen has a wonderful ear for dialogue.

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Malcolm McDowell in "The Artist".

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Johnny Larue wrote:
NotHughGrant wrote:
When I think of cameo, I lean towards castings that are to varying extents pretty darn pointless.


Or Jay and Silent Bob in Scream 3.


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