21 Movie Cameos I Bet You Didn't Even Notice, They Were So Sneaky And Random

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1. Bet you didn't know that one of the rednecks in this random Deadpool 2 scene is none other than Matt Damon.

Alan Tudyk is the other redneck, but he's got less heavy makeup.

2. Or that Glenn Close plays a male pirate in Hook.

Her disguise was so good that costar Dante Basco didn't recognize her.

3. Did you know that Mark Hamill has played many other Star Wars characters than just Luke? For example, he played Dobbu Scay in The Last Jedi.

4. I doubt you spotted George Lucas's cameo as Baron Papanoida in Revenge of the Sith under all that blue makeup.

5.TIL that the claymation narwhal that voices the iconic line "Bye Buddy, I hope you find your dad" in Elf is none other than director Jon Favreau.

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6. And you probably didn't recognize him all grown up, but Ralphie from A Christmas Story has a small role in Elf.

Peter Billingsley of A Christmas Story (1983) fame cameos as a worker elf in the 2003 Christmas comedy Elf. It would have been funnier if Billingsley played a bitter store elf instead but this is a fun nod nonetheless. from MovieDetails

7. I doubt you noticed that Albert Finney, who played Leo in Miller’s Crossing, also played a female bathroom attendant in the below scene.

8.Or that Michael J. Fox played not only Marty, but also most of his family in Back to the Future Part II.

Marty's daughter
Universal Pictures

9.LOTR superfan Stephen Colbert has such a small and unrecognizable cameo in The Hobbit that there's no way you noticed it!

10. Director Peter Jackson also had tiny cameos in LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Hobbit as the same nondescript villager.

11. And even if you caught that one, there's no way you recognized him as this pirate Legolas shoots with an arrow in The Return of the King!

12. Jeff Bezos appeared in Star Trek Beyond, and I can guarantee none of you recognized him.

13. In an opposite example, you probably didn't recognize Ahmed Best, the actor who plays Jar Jar, in this Star Wars club scene.

Anthony Daniels, who voiced C3PO, also makes a cameo in the scene.

14. He's not wearing any prosthetics, but this Will Ferrell cameo in Impractical Jokers is SO tiny that I'm willing to bet you didn't notice it.

15. Jim Carrey obviously played the main character in Liar Liar, but did you know he also appeared as a background character? He was dressed as Fire Marshall Bill, a character he'd played on In Living Color.

16.Similarly, I'm sure you know Eddie Murphy starred in Coming to America, but did you know he also played Randy the singer and Saul in the barbershop scenes?

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17.Arsenio Hall and Eddie also play two more characters in the barbershop!

two more of the barbers
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18. A random shot of a corpse in Hoffa is actually, funnily enough, Tim Burton.

19. This is actually from the start of Hook, not the end, but the couple dusted with fairy dust that begins to float up is played by George Lucas and Carrie Fisher!

20. If you look realllly closely at the zombies in the photo booth in Land of the Dead, you'll see they're actually Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.

21. Lastly — and there's no way you know this one — the bear in the commercial Perry sees in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is played by Laurence Fishburne, according to the film's commentary.

What sneaky or makeup-heavy cameos always shock you? Let us know in the comments!