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    28 Times Celebs Played Themselves, And Proved They Have A Great Sense Of Humour

    Quite literally the perfect castings.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us when a celeb played themself really well. Here's what they said!

    1. Keanu Reeves in Always Be My Maybe.

    keanu reeves standing next to Ali Wong as Sash in Always be my maybe
    Netflix

    "He played himself as this, like, elitist, weirdly bohemian version of himself and his scenes are probably my favourite in the movie."

    β€”scytheanastasia

    "The man is hilarious! He makes himself an egotistical caricature that you can't stop laughing at."

    β€”jessieweickert

    2. Michael Cera in This Is The End.

    Michael Cera in This is the end
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Literally everyone in that movie... But especially Michael Cera."

    β€”catrinamw91

    3. James Franco in 30 Rock.

    NBC

    "He played a version of himself where he was trying to stave off (true) rumours that he was in love with a Japanese body pillow named Kimiko."

    β€”indy1989

    4. Stormzy in Chewing Gum.

    Stormzy and Olisa Odele as Ola in Chewing Gum
    Channel 4

    "The whole episode was so funny already, but seeing Stormzy pop up was just really hilariously unexpected!"

    –HanifahRahman

    5. James Van Der Beek in Don’t Trust The B*tch in Apartment 23.

    James Van Der Beek and Krysten Ritter as Chloe in Don't Trust The B in Apartment 23
    ABC

    "Honestly, the man is an excellent comedic actor and that show was cut short WAY too soon!"

    β€”miar437f84d33

    6. Matt LeBlanc in Episodes.

    BBC 2 / Showtime

    "It was just fantastic – I love watching him parodying himself."

    β€”desilva86uk

    "So satirical and a great mix of British & American humour."

    β€”freyap438855d38

    7. Michelle Obama in Parks and Recreation.

    Michelle Obama and Amy Poehler as Leslie in Parks and Rec
    NBC

    "The fact that she kept a straight face playing opposite of Amy Poehler is pretty amazing."

    β€”emilys472f1a5f6

    8. And of course, President-elect Joe Biden in Parks and Recreation.

    NBC

    "It seemed almost improvised because the things he said on the show sound like something he would say in real life, LMAO."

    β€”jikkedepp

    9. LeBron James in Trainwreck.

    Lebron James looking at Amy Schumer in Trainwreck
    Universal Pictures

    "Honestly, his scenes are the best in the movie. I would 100% watch a buddy flick movie between LeBron James and Dr. Aaron (Bill Hader). I have rewatched this movie a couple of times simply for the LeBron scenes."

    β€”carol11

    10. Bill Murray in Zombieland.

    Bill Murray as a Zombie in Zombieland
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Nothing will ever top that."

    β€”skailyr

    "I’m not even sure how to describe his presence. It’s just very 'Bill Murray' of him."

    β€”morgangraham1

    11. Kelly Ripa in Broad City.

    Kelly Ripa sitting with Abbi in Broad City
    Comedy Central

    "Absolutely epic. She hired male prostitutes for her and Abbi, throws a gift basket out a window, and drank moonshine. Epic."

    β€”slydogandleo

    12. Simon Cowell in Shrek 2 (Far Far Away Idol).

    Animation of Simon Cowell sitting next to Shrek and Fiona
    DreamWorks Pictures

    "He was his normal pre-Eric grumpy self, just in animated form."

    β€”kayblu02

    13. Jessica Biel in BoJack Horseman.

    Animation of Jessica Biel in Bojack Horseman
    Netflix

    "She was so willing to do self-deprecating humour and use her name in a humorous way ('un Jessica BIEL-evable'). It's all the more funny considering she's playing herself as the ex-wife of Mr. Peanutbutter."

    β€”tjpen

    14. Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    HBO

    "He is hilarious playing a distorted version of himself and about 1/3 of the characters on that show would also fit this list. It is just so well done."

    β€”yitzyzraven73

    "You just know he is almost exactly like that in real life."

    β€”amandan25

    15. Ted Danson in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Ted Danson shaking hands with Larry David, alongside Cheryl in Curb Your Enthusiasm
    HBO

    "Especially this last season where he was feuding with Larry!

    β€”andies478465f2a

    16. One Direction in iCarly.

    Lisa Rose / Lisa Rose/Nickelodeon ©2010 Vi

    "Just hilarious."

    β€”ruchav

    17. Kevin Garnett in Uncut Gems.

    Kevin Garnett talking to Adam Sandler as Howard, alongside Lakeith Stanfield as Demany in Uncut Gems
    A24 / Netflix

    "It was his feature debut and he killed it! Usually athletes that start acting have a rough start, but KG was a natural!!"

    β€”alysonl442238a18

    18. Prince in New Girl.

    Zooey Deschanel as Jessica and Jake Johnson as Nick Miller sitting next to Prince in New Girl
    Fox

    "The cameo took me so much by surprise and was hilarious."

    β€”gabsfever

    "I loved that cameo so much. The conversations he and Jess have are fantastic, and it was just a wonderful cameo and episode all around!"

    β€”samanthag401ed2ff2

    19. Ed Sheeran in Yesterday.

    Ed sheeran talking to Himesh Patel as Jack in Yesterday
    Universal Pictures

    "He was so hilarious, my sister and I were cracking up the whole time. I loved when he suggested that the song should be called 'Hey Dude' instead of 'Hey Jude'."

    β€”ashleymck

    20. Tom Brady in Living with Yourself.

    Netflix

    "The cameo was short but perfect!"

    β€”elizabethm458d5ac71

    21. LeVar Burton in Community.

    NBC

    "Truly iconic."

    β€”alexfromjupiter

    22. Olivia Newton-John in Glee

    Fox

    "Her cameo as a super obnoxious showbizzy version of herself was one of the best moments of the first season."

    –hanifahrahman

    23. James Earl Jones in The Big Bang Theory.

    Jim Parsons as Sheldon singing alongside James Earl Jones in The Big Bang Theory
    CBS

    "Him and the entire Star Wars cast that agreed to appear on the show."

    β€”sagaclass

    "He was amazing."

    β€”30secondstoemma

    24. Ryan Reynolds in Family Guy.

    Animation of Ryan Reynolds in Family Guy
    Fox

    "Ryan Reynolds playing a creepy version of himself and hitting on Peter was so out of the blue and also very funny!"

    β€”Th3FatPanth3r

    25. Cher in Will and Grace.

    Sean Hayes as Jack pointing at Cher in Will and Grace
    NBC

    "Oh! She came up to Jack (who is obsessed with her) and he totally blew her off because he though she was a queen in drag!"

    β€”vidalia

    26. Dustin Hoffman in The Holiday.

    Dustin Hoffman at a video store in The Holiday
    Universal Pictures

    "Tiny tiny cameo but absolutely hilarious."

    β€”kezzygill

    27. John McEnroe in Never Have I Ever.

    Netflix

    "Having him as the narrator seemed kind of random at first, but when you realise the reason why he's narrating, it's actually really touching. Then when he showed up in the last episode it was such a great unexpected surprise!"

    –hanifahrahman

    28. Everyone who appeared in Extras, but particularly Kate Winslet.

    BBC

    "All the celebs are great. Daniel Radcliffe as his whiny teenage self trying to hit on older women, Orlando Bloom as himself getting rejected by Maggie, Kate Winslet trying to teach Maggie how to talk dirty, the list continues..."

    β€”jeanettec439d752da

    "My faves have to be Kate Winslet and Sir Patrick Stewart. Ugh, I love that show so much!"

    β€”kathleens467871b89

    Some submissions have be edited for length and/or clarity!

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