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Updated on Aug 7, 2020. Posted on Jul 31, 2020

33 Movie Cameos That Were Hilarious, Heartwarming, Or Just Plain Unexpected

Brad Pitt was in WHAT movie for just two seconds?!

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite movie cameo of all time, and they were not caught off guard by the question. Here are their on-the-money responses:

1. Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown in A Million Ways to Die in the West

Universal

"It was just so unexpected and such an awesome cameo."

msmanda

2. Jodi Benson as Robert's secretary in Enchanted

Disney

"Jodi was the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid!"

anei8806

Judy Kuhn (who provided the singing voice for Pocahontas in Pocahontas) and Paige O'Hara (who voiced Belle in Beauty and the Beast) also have cameos in the movie.

3. Bill Murray as himself in Zombieland

Sony

"His brief appearance before Jesse Eisenberg's character kills him, thinking he is a zombie — and then realizing it really was Bill Murray — had me laughing so hard. His cameo in Zombieland: Double Tap was just as funny."

dougfancy101290

4. Cate Blanchett as Janine in Hot Fuzz

Universal

"She's totally unrecognizable as she’s wearing full crime scene gear."

takerbobpooh

5. Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness

Columbia/Sony

"At the end of the movie, when Will Smith's character is walking with his son, the real Chris Gardner (who Will Smith is portraying) strolls past them."

lightheart16

6. Miley Cyrus in High School Musical 2

Disney

"Miley in that iconic yellow top just jamming out at the Lava Springs staff party for some weird reason."

shrutidokka

7. Matt Damon as Fiona's new boyfriend in EuroTrip

Dreamworks

kjorn

"Scotty doesn’t know!"

pengispoon81

8. Paul McCartney as Jack's uncle in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Disney

9. Serena Williams, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Lily Aldridge in Ocean's 8

Warner Bros.

"The Met Gala scenes would be nothing without the real celebs."

lkabob

10. Stan Lee as a FedEx delivery person in Captain America: Civil War

Disney

"All the Stan Lee cameos are super fun to look for and add a nice extra detail to the MCU movies. My favorite is in Civil War, when he is a FedEx guy and asks for 'Tony Stank.'”

dogluver15

11. Jimmy Buffet in Jurassic World

Universal

"You can see him running from the pterodactyls with a margarita in each hand."

okaykaylyn

12. The Jonas Brothers as Cupid statues in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

20th Century Fox

"They even sing 'Love Bug' at one point."

monikap6

13. Tina Fey as Nadya in Muppets Most Wanted

Disney

"She played a singing Russian prison officer. Very odd, but it strangely works."

hellofriend325

14. Dustin Hoffman as himself in The Holiday

Columbia/Sony

"It was not originally in the script, Dustin Hoffman was just walking past the production filming in a video store and went to see what was going on. They asked him if he wanted to appear in the scene when Jack Black sings 'Mrs. Robinson' from Hoffman's film The Graduate."

rebeccaelizabethp2

15. Tom Cruise as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder

Dreamworks/Paramount

"I had no idea it was him until someone pointed it out."

kitkat613

16. Emma Watson as herself in This Is the End

Columbia/Sony

17. Elton John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

20th Century Fox

"He is hilarious in that movie!"

meld84

18. Lin-Manuel Miranda in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Disney

"It’s a 'blink and you’ll miss' it role, but so great. He wrote some of the music in the film. It’s a super cool thing to spot him in the scene."

jeroy

19. Ricki Lake as the William Morris talent agent in 2007's Hairspray

New Line

dtfloljk

Ricki was the first person to play Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray.

20. John Candy as Gus Polinski in Home Alone

20th Century Fox

"I just learned he did the 'Polka King' part as a favor to writer/director John Hughes, and was paid even less than the kid who played the pizza delivery guy. He was so funny and just perfect for that tiny part."

dellarock

21. Mike Tyson as himself in The Hangover

Warner Bros.

"The first time I saw Mike Tyson in The Hangover, jamming out to Phil Collins, I choked on my soda."

colleend9

22. Brad Pitt as Vanisher in Deadpool 2

20th Century Fox

"He was only in it for half a second. Funniest cameo ever, I still laugh and squeal every time I watch it."

gabrielacortes1509

23. Hugh Jackman as Logan in X-Men: First Class

20th Century Fox

"Best line ever in any X-Men film."

braddoc

"He had only one line but it was enough to make the movie one of my favorites."

ambki87

24. Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury in Mary Poppins Returns

"The legendary Dick Van Dyke AND the incredible Angela Lansbury in Mary Poppins Returns were my FAVORITE cameos of all time!"

kminfl

25. Wes Craven as the janitor in Scream

Dimension Films

"Wes Craven (who directed the movie) appears as a janitor named Freddy in a black hat and red/green striped sweater a la Freddy Krueger (who Wes Craven created for his Nightmare on Elm Street film series). It was iconic."

ravenstone

26. Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts in 2016's Ghostbusters

Sony

"Having Dan Aykroyd randomly show up as a taxi driver and say 'I ain't scared of no ghosts' is amazing. I really enjoy all the cameos by the original Ghostbusters cast members in the movie, but Aykroyd's is the best."

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"Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson all make appearances, but my favorites are the cameos by Sigourney Weaver and the legendary Annie Potts (who says her iconic line from the original as well)."

ravenstone

27. Daniel Radcliffe as The Dog Walker in Trainwreck

Universal

"Such a delight to see, plus seeing him surrounded by so many dogs just brings up the funny thoughts of Harry Potter and Sirius in dog form."

cakester

28. Stephen King as the pawn shop owner in It Chapter Two

Warner Bros.

"It’s literally his own character and he got to be in the film! He also makes a reference to how his endings in his books aren’t always well received when discussing Bill’s character, who is a writer. Totally amazing and just enough!"

savannahg4e56476eb

29. Billy Idol as himself in The Wedding Singer

New Line

"Billy plays a first-class passenger who tries to help Adam Sandler win over Drew Barrymore. He is so hilarious and makes me laugh every time!"

caligirl01

30. Jim Parsons as Human Walter in The Muppets

Disney

"It was delightfully unexpected and hilarious to see Jim singing in the mirror in that moment."

got30p

31. Ryan Reynolds in A Million Ways to Die in the West

Universal

"Liam Neeson’s character shoots him in the bar and you see his face for about two seconds before he dies."

nycgirl2014

"Ryan Reynolds showing up in the saloon only to be immediately shot with absolutely zero lines 😂"

Th3FatPanth3r

32. Bob Barker as himself in Happy Gilmore

Paramount

"Enough said."

aaronweeks101

33. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in Frozen

Disney

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

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

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