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Favorite Cameo

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by friend of the friendless, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Just noticed this watching The King of Comedy, a misbegotten marriage of Deniro and Jerry Lewis ... three street punks on the screen for a flash, none other than The Clash, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. Which got me thinking about other cameos.

    My favorite, a trivia winner, is the bartender in scene when Eddie gets his hands broken in The Hustler. (Jake LaMotta).

    And the gigantic Hispanic janitor who doesn't laugh at Scott Carpenter's Bill Dana impression in The Right Stuff. (Anthony Munoz) Not to mention the janitor out at the base. (Chuck Yeager)

    The latter follows in a time-honored tradition. (Melvin Dummar in Melvin and Howard)

    Anyway, I throw it open. There are ones that are easily spotted (the Clash) but most people wouldn't know Melvin Dummar if he picked them up in the desert.

    YHS, etc
  2. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Oh yeah, another trivia-buster. The first person you see in All the President's Men is playing himself in a wordless role ... Frank Wills, the janitor who discovered the break-in at the Watergate. (What's with the janitors?)

    YHS, etc
  3. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Reggie Jackson - "The Naked Gun"
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: Favorite Cameos

    In Hoosiers, didn't they have the guy who did the actual play-by-play of the Milan win do the play-by-play for the movie final game?
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Xavier McDaniel - "Singles"
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Larry Blackmon
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Board favorite Liza Minelli also makes a cameo in The King of Comedy, I believe. Very underrated film. Carry on.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Chilly Billy Cardille in the Night of the Living Dead.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No, it was Cawood Ledford.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    My bad. I knew he was significant.
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    I'll take Bob Hope in "Spies Like Us," which is full of cameos.

    "Good thing I'm not sick."
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