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Best movie cameo appearance

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hondo, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Those are just bit roles. They're not cameos. Nobody knows who he is. You have to be famous to have a cameo.
  2. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Holy shit. He had a starring role alongside young, mega-hot Jennifer Connolly in “ Career Opportunities.” That makes him s star in my book.
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  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    He's a "that guy," not a star who occasionally takes a bit role to make a cameo.
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Frank Whalley was also Robby Krieger in The Doors. He was pretty famous back in the day. Or was to my thinking. Not A-list but certainly a name
  5. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    David Bowie as the fashion judge in Zoolander was pretty funny just for the faces he makes while scoring points.

  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Whalley seemed to be a guy directors were crazy about (Ollie Stone especially) but the audience just didn't respond to.
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Tara Reid in The Big Lebowski.
  8. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Swimming with Sharks would be the first thing that made him noticeable. I remember recognizing him in Pulp Fiction because of Swimming with Sharks, but Wikipedia states they came out weeks apart.
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I mostly remember him from Field of Dreams, Pulp Fiction and The Freshman, but he never really played more than minor roles.
  10. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    If Whalley did nothing else besides this, I'd say he had a successful career.

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  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    He was also Arvid in Swing Kids, with Christian Bale and Robert Sean Leonard. His career has obviously never risen to Bale's level, but he's arguably on par name-wise -- and recogntion-wise -- with Leonard. Except, ya know, Whaley has some boss-level cameos on his resume...
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  12. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

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