Lists, Top 10 Movies, Top 10s — January 25, 2012 at 3:04 am

HEATHER’S TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIE CAMEOS

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It’s always fun to get surprised by an actor, singer, or star of some kind that you are fond of in a movie that you aren’t really expecting to show up.  In that moment of brevity they either exude a great moment of poignancy in the flick or an epic moment of comedy.  In my list, most of these moments are of the funny kind, and even highlighting movies I wasn’t particularly fond of (i.e. Harold and Kumar), but nonetheless have left a remarkable notation in my certifiably altered brain.  Which cameo’s resonate most profoundly with you?

 

10. STAN LEE IN MALLRATS

"You know, I think you ought to get him some help. He seems to be really hung up on super heroes' sex organs. "

9. ALICE COOPER IN WAYNES WORLD

"Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors."

8. ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN ALL HIS FILMS

He shows up in all his films. Gangsta.

7. TOM CRUISE IN TROPIC THUNDER

"Now I want you to take a step back... and literally fuck your own face! "

6. DANNY GLOVER IN MAVERICK

"I'm getting too old for this shit. "

5. BOB BARKER IN HAPPY GILMORE

"The price is wrong bitch!"

4. ALEC BALDWIN IN GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

"A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing. "

3. BILL MURRAY IN ZOMBIELAND

“You are staring at me. It's a hairpiece. A piece.”

2. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS IN HAROLD AND KUMAR FLICKS

"Yeah, I've been craving burgers, too. Furburgers. Come on, dudes, let's pick up some trim at a strip club. The Doogie line always works on strippers."

1.  CHRIS WALKEN IN PULP FICTION

“He’d be dammed if any slope’s gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy’s birthright. So he hid it in one place he knew he could hide something. His ass.”

Feel free to check out Kai’s Top 10 Movie Cameos by clicking here!!!

12 Comments

  • Best cameo ever: Matt Damon in Eurotrip.

  • Great list. Tom cruise was unbelievably hilarious in Tropic thunder. Another one of my favorite cameos is Kurt Vonnegut in Back to School.

  • Bill Murray is brilliant in Zombieland, that whole section of the film is inspired. I also loved the little cameo from Danny Glover in Maverick – very funny.

    …Mallrats is a film I haven’t watched in ages – and it is my favourite Kevin Smith film…might have to dust off the DVD some time soon.

  • I did this list a few years ago on my blog. This list is totally incomplete without, as Jack said, Matt Damon in EuroTrip… easily the best and most random cameo appearance of all time.

  • Bill Murray would have probably been top for me. Love the inclusion of Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, along very similar lines, how about Ben Affleck in Boiler Room.

  • Charlie Sheen in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” WINNING…..DUH!

  • I don’t wanna poop in your Cheerios, Heather, but you and me and some of the commenters here need to have a debate on just what a “cameo” is. Tom Cruise in TT is an example of stunt casting, for sure, but I just can’t see any role with that much screen time (and dialogue) being a cameo. Ditto NPH in Harold/Kumar.

    The Stan Lee cameo in Mallrats was fantastic, because it so perfectly fit the film and was truly a bit of a shock at the time (saw it in the theater). It was just some small follow-up to Clerks and Stan the Man was unexpected.

    Walken is a sweet #1. Only debate there is which is better, his cameo in Pulp or True Romance? I probably have to go TR.

  • I agree with the Founder – Cruise in TT is not really a cameo. I always thought cameos were a scene or two, tops.

    Agree on Bill Murray though. That was a great sequence.

    For me, one of the most surprising and awesome cameos I’ve seen in a long time was Hugh Jackman in First Class. Simply brilliant.

    Also, I’d add all of the feuding newsmen in the fight scene in Anchorman (Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson), Chuck Norris in Dodgeball, Bruce Campbell in all of the Spider-Man movies (and as different characters no less!), and of course, Billy Zane in Zoolander!!!!

    • Great calls all-around, Justin. Jackman was the cameo of 2011, for sure. Zane get dangerously close to not being a cameo, but is still awesome and fun.

  • Yay Mallrats! That’s a cameo! Going with the Kevin Smith theme, I laughed at Jay and Bob popping up in Scream 3. Greta list though, Walken’s the man!

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