The 10 best movie cameos of all time, according to Reddit


There are thousands of movie cameos from famous actors, directors, and artists, but not all of them are as funny or clever as they could be. However, Redditors have their own opinions on what makes a good cameo, and they have brilliant choices as to which they think are the best.

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Between Robert Downey Jr. as a corpse, Hugh Jackman’s two magic words to Charles Xavier and one of Bruce Campbell’s appearances in the Spider Man movies, Reddit’s favorite cameos are some of the best.

Wes Craven shouting

Scream - Wes Craven Cameo as Freddy

With Scream being an extremely intelligent satire already, there is a point in the film where it becomes a parody in its own right. Towards the end of the film, Wes Craven, who created the two Scream and Freddy, can be seen cleaning the high school floor while wearing the iconic red and black striped sweater.


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The sweater was worn by Freddy Kruger in the Nightmare series, and horror-demon points out that Craven’s Scream cameo was even “a janitor named Fred”. There is also a secret detail in the sweater, as it was the original design of the sweater which had solid red sleeves, while in each Nightmare subsequently, the sweater had striped sleeves.

Bruce Campbell in Spider-Man

As Tobey Maguire directed Spider Man The movies were all directed by Sam Raimi, the director couldn’t help but make an appearance or three for his old pal. Raimi and Bruce Campbell go back a long way, while they were working on the evil Dead series together, and in the Spider Man trilogy, Campbell plays a wrestling host, a usher, and a restaurant host.

Reddit user zorro4661 cites the actor’s appearance in the Spidey series as one of the best cameos of all time. The Redditor even explains that “he was meant to be Mysterio in the fourth, making his Stan Lee-style cameos seemingly different in every movie,” which makes the cameos even better. Campbell ended this rumor for Cinema mix, but it’s always fun to think about what could have been …

Jimmy Buffett in Jurassic World

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Jimmy Buffett is a national treasure and the singer has created hits like “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and, of course, “Margaritaville”. So there is no better way to bring down the performer in a movie like he was in Jurassic World.

This Editor says it best, explaining how awesome the cameo is, because when the Jurassic world is attacked by pterodactyls it is one of the thousands invited to run away, but not before they’ve “saved the margaritas.” Buffett does not pick up two children, nor save any member of his family, but rather runs away with a margarita in each hand.

Chad Stahelski in Matrix Resurrections

Trinity's husband Chad in Matrix Resurrections

One Editor highlights one of the more recent movie cameos, and it’s one that few people know about. In Matrix resurrections, Chad Stahelski, the director of John wick series, appears as Chad, the husband of Trinity Machine City. The Redditor calls it “a cool cameo for action movie fans.”

What’s interesting about the cameo is that Stahelski was Keanu Reeves’ stunt double for the first one. Matrix movie, and he was the stunt coordinator for both sequels. But while Keanu Reeves did his own stunts in Resurrections, having Stahelski on set as an actor completely underutilizes his talents. He might have been busy with his many other projects, but if the current director was at the helm of the 2021 film’s stunts, the action sequences would have gone a lot better.

Robert Downey Jr. in Nice Guys

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in The Nice Guys and Robert Downey Jr in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Shane black The nice guys follows two very different private investigators who team up to solve the case of a murdered pornstar, and it ultimately leads them to a lavish party in Hollywood Hills, where they find a dead body. Like mothership points out that this corpse is that of Robert Downy Jr. It’s impossible to tell without squinting, and the Redditor mentions that “directly playing a dead guy in The nice guys was hilarious. “

It’s a great cameo for more than one reason. Like Downey starred in Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which follows a couple’s unlikely attempt to uncover a huge mystery, The nice guys is almost like the witty sequel to the 2005 film. They’re both criminally underrated buddy comedies.

Mike Myers in Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody Mike Myers

It’s poetic that Mike Myers came in as record director in Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic on Queen. Like this Editor notes, the actor gave a second life to the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Wayne’s world.

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The label’s cynical manager claimed that no one would listen to a song like “Bohemian Rhapsody” no matter how long it was six minutes, which was an extraordinarily long length for a song at the time. But as the Redditor mentions, this is “exactly what Mike Meyers did in Wayne’s world years earlier. Or later, I guess. “

Robert Patrick in Wayne’s World

The T-1000 in Wayne's World

Wayne’s world is one of the ’90s movies that made fans laugh so hard they cried, and part of that was all the pop culture references. They might not land so well now, but in the 90s they were hysterical.

Steampunch01 points to one of the funniest, which is when the T-1000 (Robert Patrick) from Terminator 2: Judgment Day asks Wayne if he’s seen John Connor. Corn Wayne’s world is not the only appearance of the cyborg outside of the Terminator series, and the Redditor also notes, “finalist, the T-1000 in Hero of the last action.

Neil Patrick Harris in Harold and Kumar Go to the White Castle

Neil Patrick Harris driving a car in Harold & Kumar film series

Of all the movie stars who play exaggerated versions of themselves in movies, Neil Patrick Harris becoming the most despicable version of himself is one of the best. By the third Harold and Kumar film, he is fully inducted into the series as the main character, as he is even more central to the poster for A Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas than the titular characters.

However, in the first movie, it was just a prolonged appearance where Harris is the worst person he can be. Mr WolfTX put it best by saying that the role “buried any memory of him as a moon face Doogie Howser MD“, which refers to the children’s show in which Harris plays the role of a teenage doctor.

Hugh Jackman in X-Men: First Class

X-Men First Class Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

In the PG-13 rated movies, there isn’t a lot of bad language, but they are entitled to an F-bomb. Not all PG-13 movies choose to use it, but when they do, they try. to make it count. And X-Men: First Class has the most creative use of a PG-13 F Bomb ever.

X-Men: First Class has aged poorly in some areas, but when Professor X tries to recruit Wolverine and, in return, is told to “f *** off”, it is one of the most memorable moments of the X Men series. First anomaly points out that there is also “the emotional recall in the next film”, as Charles Xavier tells him in Days of the future past.

Tobey Maguire in Tropic Thunder

Kirk and Tobey Maguire dressed as priests in Tropic Thunder

The most discussed cameo in Thunder in the tropics is Tom Cruise’s hilarious take on a shameful studio setting, Les Grossmans. But according to Jamesz84, the best cameo of the film is the appearance of Tobey Maguire in the film’s fake trailer Satan’s Alley.

The fake movie is a parody of the Oscar bait movies, and it follows two priests, one played by Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.) and the other played by Maguire, who fall in love. The Redditor notes that “the music in this trailer as they start to ‘finger the pearls’ gets me every time.”

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