1.In Twilight, Stephenie Meyer appears at the diner where Charlie and Bella often eat. The waitress even calls her Stephenie!
And in Breaking Dawn — Part I, you can spot her amongst the guests at Bella and Edward's wedding.
2.Stephen King got a full scene in It Chapter Two as an irascible antiques shop owner who charges James McAvoy's William Denbrough $300 for his childhood bike since Denbrough is, after all, a famous author with money to spare.
3.Louis Sachar, his wife, and his daughter appeared in the adaptation of Sachar's book Holes. Sam sells Sachar's character, Mr. Collingwood, some onion juice for his balding head.
4.Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of the Deadpool comics, appears in the first scene at Sister Margaret's in the adaptation. In one of Deadpool's more subtle fourth wall breaks, the mercenary greets Liefeld, his own creator, by name.
5.Hubert Selby Jr. appears as a racist prison guard who mocks Tyrone in Requiem for a Dream.
6.Irvine Welsh plays drug dealer Mikey Forrester in Trainspotting. He later reprised the role in the sequel T2 Trainspotting.
7.Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, has a touching cameo in the Paddington film. He toasts the character as he goes by, and in response, Paddington salutes him by lifting his hat.
8.Peter Benchley appears as a TV reporter in Jaws, warning viewers of a cloud "on the horizon of this beautiful resort community...a cloud in the shape of a killer shark."
9.Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-authors of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, can be seen in the background of the Veselka scene in the movie version of their coming-of-age novel.
10.Roald Dahl may have died before Matilda reached the big screen, but he still made an appearance in the film: The portrait of Magnus (Miss Honey's father) that Matilda uses to scare Mrs. Trunchbull is actually a painting of Dahl.
11.In another posthumous appearance, The Adventures of Tintin features a caricature artist modeled off of the late Belgian cartoonist (and Tintin mastermind) Hergé. The portrait he gives Tintin looks exactly like Hergé's original drawings of the character.
12.Hunter S. Thompson makes an appropriately trippy cameo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, when Raoul spots the older version of himself during a flashback to a night at a club called the Matrix.
13.In Divergent, Veronica Roth appears in a very brief cameo during the zip line scene, though she did get decked out with Dauntless tattoos for the moment.
14.You can find Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin', having the time of her life during a drag bar scene in the Netflix adaptation (while sitting between her husband Ian and screenwriter Kristin Hahn, no less)!
15.In Fried Green Tomatoes, author Fannie Flagg plays a marriage counselor encouraging Kathy Bates's character to put some magic and spark back into her marriage.
16.R.L. Stine greets the fictionalized version of himself (played by Jack Black in Goosebumps) with a cheerful "Hello, Mr. Stine!" Jack Black's response? "Hello, Mr. Black!"
What are some of your favorite literary cameos? Tell me about them in the comments!
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