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Odd cameos in films that are often missed

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by David Fischer, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    i didn't realize Dan Aykroyd had a brief appearance in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom until recently, despite seeing it numerous times. That was a bit odd and can't believe I miss d that all these years. Any other film cameos that you think are often missed or not well known?
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  2. Big Jimbo

    Big Jimbo Forum Resident

    I remember one of my friends spotting Penny Marshall in “1941”. He missed catching James Caan.
  3. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Media Doctor (& Video Gort) Staff

    Portland, Oregon
    Jack Benny in "Casablanca".

    - Kevin
  4. Quadboy

    Quadboy Forum Resident

    Frank Marshall
    The executive producer of the 4 films Frank Marshall [no other acting credits?] appears in the 4 films.
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  5. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Seems like Daniel Craig in "Force Awakens" is easily missed! :cool:
  6. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Wow - you never noticed until your umpteenth screening? :yikes:

    Aykroyd's presence was always completely obvious, IMO - and a distraction, as that cameo threatened to take the viewer out of the movie...
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  7. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Forum Resident

    I learned about his cameo on the original Blues Brothers DVD were it was listed in his filmography though it still took me years to figure out what scene he was in.
  8. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    I didn't notice until today, when someone told me about it on the Steve Hoffman forum. Though it is my least favorite of the original three and I've probably only seen it maybe, 2-3 times.
  9. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    The Exorcist III (1990), of all things, has a handful:

    Samuel L. Jackson in a dream sequence
    Larry King and C. Everett Koop in a restaurant
    Patrick Ewing as the angel of death
    Colleen Dewhurst uncredited as the voice of Satan
    Fabio as an uncredited angel
    Hoyas Coach John Thompson walking across the street
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  10. Wiserforthetime

    Wiserforthetime Forum Resident

    William Holden in "Escape To Athena"
    Dean Martin in "Who's Got The Action" & "Birds Do It"
    Kevin McCarthy reprising his "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" role in both the 1970's remake as well as "Looney Tunes Back In Action"
    Just to name a few.
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  11. Sylvester Stallone bumps into John Travolta (Tony Manero) on the street in Staying Alive.
  12. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

    New York city
    James Caan as a sailor with a hooker in "Irma La Douce" (though to be fair , this was at the start of his career, so one could just consider this a tiny role for barely known actor at the time who later became hugely famous , like Ted Knight in "Psycho" and Judd Hirsch in "Serpico")
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  13. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

    Warwickshire, UK
    Has this ever been confirmed?
  14. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    Ron Howard played an aggressive busker playing sax to Henry Winkler in Night Shift.

    Clint Howard played a frat boy for a party at the morgue in the same movie.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2020
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  15. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I remain shocked anyone who knew Aykroyd didn't recognize him immediately in "Temple of Doom"! :eek:
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  16. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    As did Kevin Costner.
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  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    There's a difference between "cameo" and "bit part". Costner's was a bit part - ya gotta be well-known to do a cameo and he was a nobody! :D
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  18. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    Ha! Absolutely. I think that might have been his first role.
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  19. Richard Dreyfuss in ' The Graduate '
    " Should I call the cops ? "
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  20. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Drew Barrymore makes a short appearance in the Nosferatu section of Waxwork II
    Glenn Close as a pirate in Hook
    Adam Lambert as a "sexy" trucker in Bohemian Rhapsody
    Lee Majors gets his head lopped off at the very beginning of Strait-Jacket, that that was just an early bit part.
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  21. It's well known that Alfred Hitchcock made a cameo appearance in many of his films.
    My favourite one is in ' Lifeboat ' where he is shown on a weight loss ad in a newspaper. They couldn't very well show him on the boat !
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  22. Wiserforthetime

    Wiserforthetime Forum Resident

    Shirley MacLaine & Red Skelton in "Ocean's 11"
    Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra in "The Road To Hong Kong"
    John Wayne in "I Married A Woman"
    William Castle & Tony Curtis in "Rosemary's Baby"
    Jack Lemmon in his own film "Kotch"
  23. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Humphrey Bogart in The Love Lottery
  24. guppy270

    guppy270 Forum Resident

    Levittown, NY
    Ackroyd again, in Casper (as a Ghostbuster)
  25. I didn't know this.
    What scene is he in?

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