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    78 Movie And TV Cameos That Were Hilarious, Heartwarming, Or Just Plain Unexpected

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

    This year, we did a series of posts where we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite movie and TV cameos of all time. Here are the most popular responses:

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


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


    2. Jodi Benson as Robert's secretary in Enchanted


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


    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


    "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."


    4. Cate Blanchett as Janine in Hot Fuzz


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


    5. Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness


    "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."


    6. Miley Cyrus in High School Musical 2


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


    7. Taylor Swift as Elaine on New Girl


    "Taylor Swift’s cameo caught me so off guard, I laughed for like 10 minutes!"


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


    "Scotty doesn’t know!"


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

    Keith Richards dressed as a pirate strums a guitar
    Walt Disney Pictures

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


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

    Paul McCartney as a bearded pirate

    11. Ricky Gervais as David Brent on The Office

    Steve Carrell as Michael Scott and a laughing Ricky Gervais

    "Ricky was the star and co-creator of the original The Office in the U.K. so it was great to have him run into Michael Scott on an elevator and ask if there were any available jobs at Dunder Mifflin."


    12. 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."


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

    Stan Lee asking "Are you Tony Stank"

    "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.'”


    14. Jimmy Buffet in Jurassic World

    Jimmy Buffett running with margaritas in each hand

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


    15. Stephen King as Bachman the cleaner on Sons of Anarchy

    Stephen King riding as motorcycle

    "Stephen King fans know that 'Bachman' is the pen name he often uses. I still love that shoutout!"


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

    The Brothers as cherubs in the film
    20th Century Fox

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


    17. 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. 😂"


    18. Dustin Hoffman as himself in The Holiday


    "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."


    19. Britney Spears as herself on Sabrina the Teenage Witch


    20. Tom Cruise as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder


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


    21. Emma Watson as herself in This Is the End

    Emma Watson swings an axe

    22. Elton John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    20th Century Fox

    "He is hilarious in that movie!"


    23. Rob Thomas and Sinbad as themselves on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Sinbad and Rob Thomas wear hospital garb and leer at the camera

    "Sinbad and Rob Thomas showed up in a rehab psych ward with Dennis in Season 4. 'You know who that is? That's Rob Thomas — Matchbox Twenty.' So random."


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

    Lin-Manuel watches Chewbacca hug a fellow rebel

    "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."


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

    New Line


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

    26. John Candy as Gus Polinski in Home Alone

    John Candy plays the clarinet in the back of the truck with Kevin's mom
    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."


    27. Judge Judy as herself on Saturday Night Live

    Judge Judy and Cheri Oteri as Judge Judy in the SNL sketch

    "Judge Judy showing up in a sketch about her show 😁👍💯"


    28. 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."


    29. 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."


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

    20th Century Fox

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


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


    31. Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan as themselves on Phineas and Ferb

    An animated Clay Aiken  and Chaka Khan sing with Phineas and Ferb
    Disney / ABC

    "If we wanna talk TV cameos, then we best be talking about Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan in Phineas and Ferb."


    32. 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!"


    33. 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."


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


    "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."


    "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)."


    35. Kelly Ripa as herself on Broad City

    Comedy Central

    "Kelly Ripa when she does psychedelics and orders male escorts. She's so good at making fun of herself and how she's perceived!"


    36. Daniel Radcliffe as The Dog Walker in Trainwreck


    "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."


    37. 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!"


    38. 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!"


    39. Conan O'Brien as himself on The Office

    Conan walks past Michael Scott who doesn't notice

    "Michael was in New York City and thought he saw Tina Fey, and while he’s chasing after the woman who isn’t actually Tina, Conan walks right past him! It kills me."


    "I love that cameo! Michael missing a real celebrity sighting is so on point."


    40. Jim Parsons as Human Walter in The Muppets


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


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


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


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


    42. Bob Barker as himself in Happy Gilmore


    "Enough said."


    43. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in Frozen


    44. Wil Wheaton as the "The End Is Near" guy in Supergirl at the beginning of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event

    Will Wheaton holds a sign reading: prepare to meet they doom, the end of the world is nigh
    The WB

    "Let's face it — all of the cameos from previous and current DC shows that were sprinkled throughout this were great."


    45. 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."


    46. 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!"


    47. Drew Carey as Ted (the head of Jeff's former law firm) on Community

    Drew Carey holds a martini in one hand while his other hand has a hole in it

    "Drew Carey’s cameo as Jeff’s old boss with a hole in his hand was weird and great!"


    48. 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!"


    49. Anna Faris as herself in Keanu

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


    “I loved you in House Bunny.” LOL

    50. Stevie Wonder as himself on The Cosby Show

    Stevie Wonder and the youngest daughter on the show Rudy

    51. 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.

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

    Peter Jackson stands in the rain among Lord of the Rings characters
    New Line

    "Peter Jackson aggressively biting a carrot."


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

    Stephen Colbert costumed like a Lord of the Rings-esque villager
    New Line

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


    54. 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.

    55. Selena Gomez as herself in The Big Short

    Selena Gomez sitting at a card table

    —Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

    56. Shawn Mendes as Macallan on The 100

    Shawn Mendes sits at a piano
    The CW

    "Shawn shows up only to be beaten to a pulp by the scrawniest guy on the show (all my love to Jasper, but even Monty would’ve made more sense)."


    57. 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."


    58. 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."

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


    60. 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."


    61. Joe Biden and Michelle Obama as themselves on Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler laughs with Biden and high fives Obama

    "So many good cameos on that show!"


    62. Kurt Vonnegut as himself in Back to School

    Kurt Vonnegut in a college hallway wearing a twead cap and suit

    63. 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."


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

    Brandon crane as a the boy Ben in the original and as a businessman in the second movie
    Warner Bros.

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


    65. Nathan Fillion as himself on The Big Bang Theory

    The show's heroes take a selfie with an unhappy Nathan Fillion

    "This was a total surprise, and I was even sad that Sheldon didn't get to meet his Firefly hero."


    66. Will Ferrell as Chazz Reinhold in Wedding Crashers

    Will Ferrell lecherously comforts two women at a funeral
    New Line

    67. Mindy Kaling as herself in This Is the End


    —Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

    Mindy cracked a couple gut busters in her brief appearance.

    68. 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!"


    69. Keanu Reeves in Always Be My Maybe

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

    —Mike Spohr, BuzzFeed

    70. Tina Fey as Nadya in Muppets Most Wanted

    Tina Fey dressed as a Russian officer

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


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

    Taylor Swift sings at a microphone
    Walt Disney Studios

    72. 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!"


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

    Chuck Norris giving a thumbs up
    20th Century Fox

    74. Joel McHale as Hemorrhage on Rick and Morty

    Cartoon Network

    "Although he's not the only Community member to be featured on the show ('Now make them all make fun of the blonde one.'), he is sexy and, without taking off his helmet, his character in the show was too."


    75. Glenn Close as a pirate in Hook


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


    76. Richard Branson as an air traveller in Casino Royale

    Richard Branson has his arms raised as he goes through airport security

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


    77. 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 gymnasium

    78. 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."

    Did you scroll through all of those and can't believe you didn't see your favorite cameo? Let us know about it in the comments!

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