Odd cameos in films that are often missed

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

  1. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

    Westerville, Ohio
  2. BlueTrane

    BlueTrane Forum Resident

    Peter Gabriel in New York Stories
  3. AndrewS

    AndrewS Forum Resident

    S. Ontario, Canada
    Jim Jarmusch in Sling Blade

  4. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

    It’s not a movie, so, tangential to this thread, but Jarmusch made a cameo appearance as himself on an episode of Pamela Anderson’s syndicated series V.I.P., of all things.
    AlienGirlWorx, hi_watt and AndrewS like this.
  5. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

    Whatcom County, WA
    Hold That Lion

    The only time all 3 Howard brothers appeared in a film, and the only time Curly appeared after his stroke, AND with a full head of hair.
  6. Mr. Siegal

    Mr. Siegal Forum Resident

    Sitting on my sofa
    Scorsese shows up briefly in After Hours
  7. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Southern US
    Pappy Boyington played a cameo on the tv show Baa, Baa black Sheep which was about his his squadron during WWII. There, I think I got that right.
  8. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

    Tom Skerritt in Harold and Maude.

    Simon A and TheVU like this.
  9. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Lou Rawls has a cameo as a cab driver in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

    Mr.Sean, hi_watt, Simon A and 5 others like this.
  10. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Michael Nesmith as a cab driver in the movie Burglar with Whoopie Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait.

  11. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    "that's my cousin strawberry man ..."

    tom skeritt in UP IN SMOKE

    often missed? not sure lol.
    Spadeygrove and guy incognito like this.
  12. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    A few fun cameos in this video.

    guy incognito likes this.
  13. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    And George as a floor-sweeper in Checking Out.

  14. alex1976delarge

    alex1976delarge Well-Known Member

    Tom Cruise in Young Guns. They mention in the commentary that he was friends with some of the actors. They threw a hat and a big mustache on him. I believe he’s the first “bad guy” killed at the last gunfight when they start coming out of the house. He enters the frame, camera cuts away then cuts back as he’s shot out of the frame. It’s my favorite movie trivia question to use on people.
    SmallDarkCloud likes this.
  15. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    I know you're not serious, but here's an article about the whole "Elvis in Home Alone" myth. The extra whom people believe resembled Elvis is Gary R. Grott, who passed away in 2016. Grott was only 41 at the time of the film, so he was substantially younger than Elvis would have been if still alive.
  16. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

    New York, NY, USA
    I've seen the film many times and never noticed it either.
  17. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    David Crosby, of all people, has 3, count em, 3 different cameos: Hook, Thunderheart, and Crossing the Bridge.

    I recognized him each time due to his ... unique appearance.
  18. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    Frank had basically the same cameo a few years later in Trading Places as a cop who inventories Dan Aykroyd's possessions at the jail.
  19. Spadeygrove

    Spadeygrove Forum Resident

    Charleston, WV
    Jerry Garcia as Harry the banjo player in Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    John Huston in Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Hal Ashby in Harold & Maude

    Gene Hackman in Young Frankenstein

    Oliver Reed in Listzomania

    Jack Nicholson in Ragtime

    Robert Duvall in The Conversation

    Walter Matthau in Earthquake
    Mister Charlie likes this.
  20. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

  21. Professor Batty

    Professor Batty Forum Resident

    Anoka Mn
    George Clooney is one of the soldiers in the shoot-out scene in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
  22. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    Louie Anderson - Cloak & Dagger (1984)
  23. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

    new york, NY
    What about Martin Scorcese as a passenger in a taxi in 'taxi driver'?

    and yeah, sadly, I don't think (follow the links above) that it is Jack Benny in Casablanca.

    Duke Ellington makes a cameo in 'Anatomy of a Murder' if i remember correctly.

    Bob Dylan as 'alias' in Pat garrett and billy the kid (and also of course did the soundtrack,with the song 'knockin on heaven's door)

    Truman Capote in "Annie Hall" (as someone on the street outside)
    and its credited, so not really a cameo, but Paul Simon in that film too. Oh and the guy in the LA party who forgets his matra is jeff goldblum and annie's brother is christopher walken
  24. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

    Robert Duvall in the same movie.

    Mr.Sean, Tim S and Spadeygrove like this.
  25. Spadeygrove

    Spadeygrove Forum Resident

    Charleston, WV
    Yep this was already mentioned on page 2 of this thread so I didn't see the point in repeating it✌️♠️

Share This Page