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Updated on Aug 14, 2020. Posted on Aug 10, 2020

29 Movie Cameos That Were So Good They Were Worth The Price Of Admission

You, pausing the movie: "Wait, is that...?"

We recently shared a post where people told us their favorite movie cameos of all time, and they really came up with some gems:

Lin-Manuel Miranda making a cameo in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Well, in the comments of that post, people chimed in with a bunch of other great cameos they wished we'd included, so we rounded up those too! Here they are:

1. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, and Luke Hemsworth as actors portraying Loki, Odin, and Thor in Thor: Ragnarok


"They were the actors in the bad play being performed on Asgard."


2. Bill Murray as Ice Pick in Dumb and Dumber To

A man (Billy Murray) wearing a gas mask and plastic safety suit

"Bill Murray as Jeff Daniels' drug-making roommate. Just amazing!"


3. Holly Robinson Peete, Peter DeLuise, and Johnny Depp reprising their roles from the original TV series in 21 Jump Street

Holly Robinson Peete in a police officer's uniform and Jonah Hill

"It's fun that they got the original cast members to be in the movie remake!"


4. Anna Faris as herself in Keanu

A wild-eyed Anna Farris unsheathing a Japanese sword
Warner Bros.


“I loved you in House Bunny.” LOL

5. Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow's father in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Keith Richards in pirate's garb strumming a guitar
Walt Disney Pictures

"Keith Richards was Johnny Depp's literal inspiration for his character, Jack Sparrow!"


6. Oscar Isaac as Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099 in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images, Sony

—Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

Oscar's post-credits cameo as Spider-Man 2099 suggests the character may be part of a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel or spinoff.

7. Peter Jackson as Albert Dreary in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

New Line

"Peter Jackson aggressively biting a carrot."


8. Stephen Colbert in the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

New Line

"This was super cute considering how he's publicly loved LOTR for so long."


9. Adam Lambert in Bohemian Rhapsody

Adam Lambert wearing a trucker hat, long hair, and a scruffy beat
20th Century Fox


Lambert's appearance is apropos considering he is Queen's current lead singer. Original member Brian May also makes an appearance, obscured by a newspaper.

10. Selena Gomez as herself in The Big Short

Selena Gomez sitting at a card table

—Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

11. Stan Lee in Ralph Breaks the Internet

An animated Stan Lee stands with an animated Iron Man and R2-D2
Walt Disney Studios

"He passed away just a week before the film's release, so seeing him as a user avatar made me want to smile and shed a tear at the same time."


12. Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz in Casper


"I love the Ghostbusters cameo in Casper!"


Aykroyd comes charging out of the haunted home and says, "Who you gonna call? Someone else."

13. Thomas Brodie-Sangster as a First Order Petty Officer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens


14. Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher in Fanboys

Trigger Street Prod

"This movie was about a group of Star Wars fans who wanted to get a personal viewing of Episode I before its official release date because one of them was diagnosed with a terminal cancer and would likely die before opening day. It was a hilarious movie, and a few of the saga's original stars made cameo appearances. Billy Dee Williams was a judge, Carrie Fisher was a doctor, and Ray Park was a security guard."


15. Kurt Vonnegut as himself in Back to School

16. Burt Bacharach as himself in all three Austin Powers films

A tuxedoed Burt Bacharach playing a piano in Las Vegas
New Line

"Ha — ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Burt Bacharach."


17. Brandon Crane as a board member of Hanscom Architecture in It Chapter Two

Warner Bros.

"Brandon Crane played the young Ben in the 1990 It TV miniseries."


18. Will Ferrell as Chazz Reinhold in Wedding Crashers

Will Ferrell lecherously comforts two women at a funeral
New Line Cinema

19. Daniel Craig as a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A stormtrooper stands over a captive Rey

"He was the stormtrooper Rey uses the force on. He was there because James Bond was filming next door. 😂"


20. Mindy Kaling as herself in This Is the End


—Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

Mindy cracked a couple gut busters in her brief appearance.

21. James McAvoy as Professor X, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler in Deadpool 2

Deadpool walks past a room where the X-Men are avoiding him
20th Century Fox

"I loved all of the X-Men hiding in the mansion!"


22. Keanu Reeves in Always Be My Maybe

A suave-looking Keanu Reeves stands with a chic Ali Wong

—Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

23. Taylor Swift as herself in Hannah Montana: The Movie

Taylor Swift sings at a microphone
Walt Disney Studios

24. Meryl Streep as herself playing Bonnie in a musical version of Bonnie and Clyde in Stuck on You

Meryl Streep and Greg Kinnear dressed in 1920s' era clothes
20th Century Fox

"She literally just dances the whole time, but it’s so much fun!"


25. Chuck Norris as a dodgeball judge in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Chuck Norris giving a thumbs up
20th Century Fox

26. Glenn Close as a pirate in Hook


"Glenn Close as the (male and bearded) pirate!"


27. Richard Branson as an air traveller in Casino Royale


"Richard Branson being checked by security in Miami's airport during Casino Royale."


28. Huey Lewis as a Battle of the Bands judge in Back to the Future

A straight-laced looking Huey Lewis holds up a bullhorn in a gymnasiun

29. R.L. Stine as Mr. Black in Goosebumps

R.L. Stine waving to Jack Black who waves back in a school hallway

"R.L. Stine (whose books the film is based on) has a cameo as a teacher referred to as 'Mr. Black,' because Jack Black plays R.L. Stine in that movie."


In the scene, Jack Black says, "Hello, Mr. Black" and R.L. Stine says, "Hello, Mr. Stine."

OK, how about favorite cameos in TV shows? If you have one, let us know in the comments!

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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