Tuesday, June 26, 2007

film babble blog has a terrific list of 20 Great Modern Movie Cameos which was so well recieved, they did a follow up of reader suggestions The Cameo Countdown Continues. A well-placed cameo is a thing of beauty, while sometimes it's just been done to death (Will Farrell and Ben Stiller, I'm looking in your general direction). They break down some terrific bizarre but fitting cameos like:
Both lists are terrific and have a lot of "He was in that? I have to rewatch it now" movies. I mean Spike Milligan in "Life of Brian"? I had no idea.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my, and ALOTT5MA's, favourite cameo missing from the initial list: Samuel L. Jackson as an escape artist con in the under-rated "Out Of Sight".

Jack Foley: "You broke out?"
Hejira Henry: "I prefer to think of it as an exodus from an undesirable place."




Rebecca said...

My absolute, all-time favourite cameo is Hal Sparks in Spiderman 2, as the guy in the elevator who completments Peter Parker on his costume. It's funny (at least to me) because Sparks played a comic book shop owner on Queer as Folk for five seasons. (It also helps if you think of Spiderman 2 as an extended metaphore for "coming out")