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    I Can't Believe I Didn't Realize These 29 Celebrities Were Part Of The MCU

    Basically half the cast of Community worked for S.H.I.E.L.D.

    1. Tesla CEO Elon Musk cameoed as himself in Iron Man 2.

    Elon talks with Pepper and Tony at a party in Monaco
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    He let Marvel film parts of the movie at SpaceX for free.

    2. Good Will Hunting actor Matt Damon played an Asgardian actor playing Loki in Thor: Ragnarok.

    Matt offers a dramatic apology for Loki's actions as he dies in Thor's arms
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    Even the screenwriter wasn't told who was cast in the role until the scene had wrapped.

    3. "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus voiced Mainframe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

    Miley played a decapitated robot head
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    Her character appeared in a post-credits scene.

    4. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah voiced Griot in Black Panther.

    Griot counts down to reboot his systems to prevent Ross from crashing
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    His character is a Wakandan AI that helps Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) fly a plane.

    5. Community actor Ken Jeong played a security guard in Avengers: Endgame.

    He played a very chill guard who read at his desk
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    He previously worked with directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who executive produced Community.

    6. Castle actor Nathan Fillion voiced Monsterous Inmate Inmate in Guardians of the Galaxy.

    the actor who starred in Castle is the voice of a big alien prisoner
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    Director James Gunn wanted him to play Simon Williams/Wonder Man in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but the character didn't fit the movie's space setting.

    7. A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley played William Ginter Riva in Iron Man and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

    he played a scientist who worked for Stark Industries
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    He was also the executive producer on Iron Man.

    8. Doctor Who actor Jenna Coleman played Connie in Captain America: The First Avenger.

    The Doctor Who actor's character was on a double date with Bucky and Steve
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    She was Bucky Barnes' date to the Stark Expo.

    9. Pose actor Kate Mara played a US Marshal in Iron Man 2.

    She flashes her badge at Tony and Happy
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    She starred in the non-MCU Marvel movie Fantastic Four as Sue Storm five years later.

    10. Game of Thrones actor Natalie Dormer played Private Lorraine in Captain America: The First Avenger.

    Lorraine pulls Steve into a kiss
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    Lorraine served in the SSR alongside Peggy Carter.

    11. Talk show host Joan Rivers played herself in Iron Man 3.

    Joan comments on Rhodey's new Iron Patriot suit
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    She discussed Rhodey's Iron Patriot suit on the MCU version of her talk show.

    12. Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, had a line in the opening of Avengers: Endgame.

    he asks Joe Russo's character if he cried on his date
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    His character appeared in a survivors' support group led by Steve Rogers.

    13. The Newsroom actor Olivia Munn played reporter Chess Roberts in Iron Man 2.

    She reported live from the Stark Expo
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    After the original scene she filmed was cut, director Jon Favreau called her back for a new role.

    14. Westworld actor Luke Hemsworth played an Asgardian actor playing Thor in Thor: Ragnarok.

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    Luke played a caricature of his little brother's iconic character.

    15. Mulholland Drive star Justin Theroux played a police officer in Iron Man 2.

    He helps Pepper clear the park and get people to safety
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    He also wrote the screenplay for the film.

    16. Drake and Josh actor Yvette Nicole Brown shared an elevator with Captain America in Avengers: Endgame.

    She played Helen on Drake and Josh
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    She previously worked with directors Joe and Anthony Russo on Community.

    17. Harry Potter actor David Bradley played the church keeper in Captain America: The First Avenger.

    He swears no one will ever find the Tesseract
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    His character was in charge of keeping the Tesseract safe until Johann Schmidt stole it.

    18. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello played a member of the Ten Rings in Iron Man.

    he guarded Tony Stark to keep him from escaping the cave
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    He also played guitar on the soundtracks for both Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

    19. Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk in the '80s CBS show, voiced Hulk in The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Lou's been part of the Hulk franchise for decades
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    Lou was disappointed with the direction Marvel took the Hulk in Avengers: Endgame, which saw Bruce Banner finally managing to control his green form.

    20. Comedian Garry Shandling played Senator Stern in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

    Senator Stern demands Tony turn over the Iron Man suit to the US government
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    Iron Man 2 was his first blockbuster action movie.

    21. The Green Mile actor Harry Dean Stanton played a security guard in The Avengers.

    he asks if Banner is an alient
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    His character found Bruce Banner and brought him a pair of pants after he changed back from the Hulk.

    22. Director Joe Russo joined Steve Rogers' survivors support group in Avengers: Endgame.

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    He played the first openly gay character in the MCU.

    23. Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd played Richard in Thor: The Dark World.

    Richard asks if Jane's still hung up on another guy
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    Richard went on a date with Jane Foster before she reunited with Thor.

    24. DJ AM cameoed as himself in Iron Man 2.

    DJ AM cheers behind Tony Stark
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    The movie, which premiered after his death, was dedicated to DJ AM's memory.

    25. Community actor Danny Pudi played a com tech in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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    Joe Russo called his fellow Community alum personally to ask him to cameo.

    26. Musician Rob Zombie voiced the Ravager Navigator in Guardians of the Galaxy and Unseen Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

    the rock musician voiced Yondu's ship's AI
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    Rob and director James Gunn are good friends who often work together.

    27. Original Saturday Night Live cast member Garrett Morris played a cab driver in Ant-Man.

    he's stunned after seeing Ant-Man in action
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    He portrayed Ant-Man in an SNL sketch called "Superhero Party" in 1970.

    28. YouTuber Anna Akana played a writer in Ant-Man.

    She tells her date that she's working with an Avenger
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    She helped Sam Wilson locate Scott Lang.

    29. And Ego briefly shapeshifts into Baywatch star David Hasselhoff in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

    Quill used to tell people David Hasselhoff was his dad to explain his absence
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    The actor also recorded a rap song called "Guardians Inferno" for the film's soundtrack.

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