Did You Notice These 20 Super-Famous Celebs In Their Hilariously Tiny Cameo Roles?
1. Cate Blanchett’s under that mask in Hot Fuzz
When director Edgar Wright was asked why he’d put such a big star in an unrecognisable role, he replied, “It will annoy the studio.”
2. Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are duds in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Confessions was directed by George Clooney, so he roped in some of his friends. He had his fun by casting Brad and Matt as the two losing contestants on a dating game, because it just makes sense – who would ever want to date those two?
3. Ron Jeremy’s gawking among the crowd in Ghostbusters
About an hour and fifteen minutes into the film, this legendary adult film star makes a cameo appearance, with his clothes on, this time.
4. Stephen Colbert was in The Hobbit
Most people didn’t believe Colbert when he boasted on the Late Show that he was in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but turns out he wasn’t lying. About an hour and a half into the film there’s Stephen, wearing a cloak and an eyepatch.
5. Bruce Campbell is that fuzzy actor on TV for five seconds in Fargo
Bruce Campbell is disguised by fuzzy reception in Fargo, but there he is. Bruce had worked with the Coen Brothers before, and they though it’d be funny if they used old footage of one of Bruce’s soaps in their new movie.
6. Seth Green appears in Guardians of the Galaxy
If you stuck it out through the credits in Guardians, you’d see a short scene with Howard the Duck. That one line he delivers? That’s Seth Green. A one-liner in a post-credit scene? Can’t get a cameo smaller than that.
7. Dan Aykroyd is Weber in Temples of Doom
Aykroyd played Weber in this film, the guy who arranged Indiana’s last minute flight on a cargo plane full of live chickens.
8. Guns N Roses are funeral mourners in Dirty Harry V: The Dead Pool
Slash, Duff, Steven and Axl all make an appearance at Johnny’s Squares funeral, all looking like dignified, mourning super-rockers.
9. Conan O’Brien creeps into the background in How I Met Your Mother
Conan actually won the chance to be an extra in the show at a charity auction. When the producers learned it was Conan that won the auction they wanted to write a larger role for him, but he was adamant: he wanted to stand in the background, alone.
10. George Lucas is a theme park patron in Beverley Hills Cop III
George Lucas plays “Disappointed Man,” or the guy that Eddie Murphy cuts in front of in Beverley Hill Cop III.
11. Tom Morello is a terrorist in Iron Man
Remember when Tony Stark is stuck in a terrorist dungeon building weapons? One of guards in none other that Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello!
12. That’s Iggy Pop in Star Trek: DS9
Even super Star-Trek fans might not know this! In the 1998 episode “The Magnificent Ferengi” that’s Iggy Pop under all that makeup.
13. Paul Reubens (AKA Pee-Wee Herman) is an extra in an Elton John music video
It’s Justin Timberlake playing a young Elton in this music video, and next to him is Pee-Wee Herman, playing Elton’s manager.
14. Tim Burton is a perfect corpse in Hoffa
Hoffa was directed by Danny DeVito and starred Jack Nicholson, so they must’ve figured, why not reunite more of the Batman crew? So, for the corpse, they enlisted Tim Burton.
15. George Clooney voices Sparky the gay dog in South Park
After South Park’s initial success, movie stars were lining up to do cameos on the show. So, the creators enlisted George Clooney to play Sparky the gay dog. The dog had no lines, but Trey Parker and Matt Stone had a great time watching George bark in the studio.
16. Glen Close is this pirate in Hook
This one took serious dedication. Instead of getting any old extra to play the role of “scared pirate,” the Hook creators enlisted Oscar Nominee Glen Close and put her through enough hair and makeup to make her look like a convincing man. Bravo.
17. Sigur Rós is a wedding band in Game of Thrones
This Icelandic rock trio are huge GoT fans, so when they got the call to play at King Joffrey’s wedding, they went for it.
18. Flea makes an appearance in The Big Lebowski
No matter how many times you’ve seen the Big Lebowski, you probably haven’t noticed that the third nihilist is Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
19. Huey Lewis is an uptight judge in Back to the Future
So, Marty auditioned for the Battle of the Bands, and the judge that told him it was “just too darn loud” was legendary rocker Huey Lewis. Huey and the News composed two songs for the soundtrack, one of which was the song Marty was trying to perform.