You know. When a movie gets a surprise visit from someone you don't expect. It's usually always just in one scene. For my list, the person doesn't have to be an actor. They just have to be an celebrity. Here are my personal favorites.........
Soft spoilers ahead: meaning I'm giving away the movie the giving celebrity is in. Not exact details of why they are in the movie.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ In......Well, All of his movies. Hitchcock doesn't even need to speak in his cameos. His presence alone is enough. ” - Air_Rick
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin
, William Baldwin
and Daniel Baldwin
). Baldwin is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ In 'Glengarry Glen Ross'.
Talk about your Motivational speeches. ” - Air_Rick
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter
, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
“ In 'Pulp Fiction'.
You'll never feel the same way about a Gold Watch again. ” - Air_Rick
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray
, Joel Murray
“ In 'Zombieland'.
Murray plays himself. What more do you need?! ” - Air_Rick
For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right
game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line?
, which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's executive producer since 1987...
“ In 'Happy Gilmore'.
'Now, you've had enough......b*tch.' ” - Air_Rick
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg
's A History of Violence
“ In 'A History Of Violence'.
Mr. Hurt shows up in this movie for about five or six minutes in one scene, and earns an Academy Award nomination . 'Nuff said. ” - Air_Rick
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino
, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ In 'Desperado'.
You can't go wrong with an Tarantino joke, Told by Tarantino himself. ” - Air_Rick
“ In 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story'
Who ever knew one gesture could be so powerful.
Notable Mention: Lance Armstrong's speech cameo. ” - Air_Rick
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ In 'The Next Three Days'.
Neeson's brief appearance gets the ball of the plot rolling, with some helpful tips for one of the main characters. ” - Air_Rick
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley
and John Farley
. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette University...
“ In 'Wayne's World'.
Best Security Guard Ever!!!! ” - Air_Rick
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell
, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ In 'The Wedding Crashers'.
'MOM!!!! The Meatloaf!!!!!' ” - Air_Rick
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ In 'The Wedding Singer'.
'I'm a person too Pop, g*d d*mmit!' ” - Air_Rick
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ In 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'.
And the best thing about this not so good movie.
A really funny cameo. ” - Air_Rick
Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school teachers to get his diploma...
“ In 'Reindeer Games'.
'Monsters.......... in the gelatin!!' ” - Air_Rick
British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting soul but forceful will...
“ In 'The Pink Panther'.
This Cameo is actually quite clever. At the time Owen was rumored to be the new James Bond after Pierce Brosnan. See the movie for the punchline. ” - Air_Rick
Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in Animal House
almost seems like an inside joke...
“ In 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'.
Best race for a taxi. Ever. ” - Air_Rick
Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee
to Jackie Chan
to Jet Li
. Jaa studied martial arts...
“ In 'The Bodyguard' (2004).
Hey. Muay Thai Experts have to grocery shop, just like everybody else. ” - Air_Rick
Until the start of the 2008 Season, Brett Favre was the Green Bay Packers' starting Quarterback since joining the team in 1992. He joins Joe Montana
in being the only players to win back-to-back MVP awards. Favre led the Packers to three consecutive playoff appearances (for the first time since the 1960s) including a Superbowl win in 1996...
“ In 'There's Something about Mary'.
Playing himself. Or as another character in the movie describes him: 'That corn feed white boy.' ” - Air_Rick