15 Actors Who Played Themselves In Movies

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  • Published: 11 July 2019
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    Want a quick laugh and have multiple people point at the screen to say “I know them!”? Insert a cameo role into your movie! It works every time and the trend of celebrity cameos continues on year after year. While some cameo roles feature fictional characters, there are countless movies where actors actually played themselves on-screen.

    He’s mysterious, a little kooky, and intriguing to multiple generations. It’s Bill Murray, the unpredictable comedian who is so picky with his roles, yet chose to voice the role of Garfield in two live-action films. And on top of that, the famed actor delivered a brilliant cameo role as himself in the horror comedy Zombieland. Adam Sandler is the king of cameos in his movies. There are actors like Rob Scheinder who has shown up in multiple films, athletes like Shaq making a fool of himself in Grown Ups 2, and then there’s legendary actor Al Pacino. Knocked Up is another movie which was built around the ability to include celebrity cameos. When Katherine Heigel’s character plays an E! News reporter, you know the film will be stuffed with random cameos and appearances. Ryan Seacrest has a pretty memorable rant between takes on E! News, but actor-wise, we have to give it to Steve Carrell for his small role in the movie.


    Often, these roles are larger-than-life caricatures of themselves based off cliches, rumors, and set reports. So let’s dive deep into these cameos including one John Wick star who is in every movie left and right these days!

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Comments • 184

  • JulCaos Elliott
    JulCaos Elliott  13 hours back

    Marshall X Raymond! Epic battle!!!

    • Hendrix Lynch
      Hendrix Lynch  15 hours back

      In what version of Ocean’s 12 did the crew try to rob Bruce Willis? Can anyone explain?

      • Hanna Bass
        Hanna Bass  2 days back

        "Being John Malkovich".......

        • Raktasdelespacio
          Raktasdelespacio  2 days back

          If there's nota multiple movie mention of Bill Murray, things will burn...

        • imicca
          imicca  3 days back

          Elon MUSK in Iron Man 2

          • sp00kyp00ky
            sp00kyp00ky  4 days back

            Surprised they didn’t mention Stan Lee’s cameo in Mallrats, with a slight cross over in Captain Marvel

            • NoSpaceNeeded
              NoSpaceNeeded  4 days back

              Tom Hanks Played Tom Hanks In The Simpsons Movie. But Maby Screen Rant Is Saving That For 15 Actors Who Played Themselves In Animated Films

              • ClipShots
                ClipShots  5 days back

                Flash gordon in Ted is missing...

                • Mahir Baksh
                  Mahir Baksh  6 days back

                  No RDJ?...instant dislike 😑

                  • Good gamer 1755
                    Good gamer 1755  7 days back

                    The rock

                    • K R
                      K R  1 weeks back

                      johny depp !

                      • Aadin Heals
                        Aadin Heals  1 weeks back

                        I don't care what anyone says.. Garfield 1 & 2 amused my son for hours... allowing me to do laundry, shower and cook, so it may have not been the most prolific script but it helped keep the attention of a toddler for hours.

                        • Franklin Natomagan
                          Franklin Natomagan  1 weeks back

                          Who is Ben "Afflack"?

                          • Sunrise Alex
                            Sunrise Alex  1 weeks back

                            "Congratulations: you played yourself" :D XD :P

                            • Pink-A- Palouza
                              Pink-A- Palouza  2 weeks back

                              Jennifer Fox wasn’t an evil teacher she was a cheerleader who was sacrifice as virgin but she wasn’t so she was possessed by a demon

                              • TFIGBassPlayer
                                TFIGBassPlayer  2 weeks back

                                Sam J Jones - Ted and Sgt Slaughter - G I Joe animated movie - 1987

                                • Robert Leonard
                                  Robert Leonard  2 weeks back

                                  Hasselhoff and guardian's of the galaxy two.

                                  • Undisclosed Identity
                                    Undisclosed Identity  2 weeks back

                                    RDJ hasn’t played Tony Stark since the first movie. After that he just played himself

                                    • PIZZAPE
                                      PIZZAPE  2 weeks back

                                      I only came for keanu reeves so for me it’s 1 actor who played themselfs in movies

                                      • NitroXL Scynth
                                        NitroXL Scynth  2 weeks back

                                        What about Stan lee 25+ movies

                                        • japudjuha
                                          japudjuha  2 weeks back

                                          There was Mark Hamill in the firsts Kingsmen movie, I do believe he was credited but it was fun to see him as a nerd scientist type character

                                          • Coltkiller Gaming
                                            Coltkiller Gaming  2 weeks back

                                            Is the movie this is the end here and st the start u included scenes from it

                                            • Black Hat Cinephile
                                              Black Hat Cinephile  2 weeks back

                                              Well, everybody in This Is The End played themselves, but you had to narrow it down to Cera, to not invalidate your algorithm friendly number 15 there.

                                              • Mortar & Ivy
                                                Mortar & Ivy  2 weeks back

                                                You took a chance with Bill Murray, with every opportunity to mention Space Jam, and you blew it with Zombieland.

                                                • I'mgonnanutinyacheerios

                                                  Keanu Reeves is awesome

                                                  • RNugent7853
                                                    RNugent7853  2 weeks back

                                                    What about hugh jackman in night at the museum 3

                                                    • sadie drunk
                                                      sadie drunk  2 weeks back

                                                      You are breathtaking!!

                                                      • Jdawgwatchr56
                                                        Jdawgwatchr56  2 weeks back

                                                        I've been seeing this a lot in some movies. But some actors or actress that stay in character are cool.

                                                        • A-plus Studios
                                                          A-plus Studios  2 weeks back

                                                          Stan lee

                                                          • Rogue Aura Studios
                                                            Rogue Aura Studios  2 weeks back

                                                            Why cant you talk like an actual person?

                                                            • Beth B
                                                              Beth B  2 weeks back

                                                              Speaking of Kevin Smith, Will Smith in Jersey Girl.

                                                            • Jayden Marvel
                                                              Jayden Marvel  2 weeks back

                                                              David Hasslehoff also played himself in Guardians 2. Technically Ego morphed into his form but it was mentioned throughout the movie about David Hasslehoff.

                                                              • Black Hat Cinephile
                                                                Black Hat Cinephile  2 weeks back

                                                                Copy/pasted directly from IMDB: David Hasselhoff ... The Form of David Hasselhoff

                                                            • Akray Bothorda
                                                              Akray Bothorda  2 weeks back

                                                              Cher played herself in Stuck On You (2003). She hammed up the "entitled celebrity" persona and the youth of the men she slept with.

                                                              • Maus
                                                                Maus  2 weeks back

                                                                Robert Downey jr as Tony Stark

                                                                • Bobbi Heath
                                                                  Bobbi Heath  2 weeks back

                                                                  Megan Fox played a evil possessed teenager in Jennifer's Body not a teacher. You should go watch it since your facts are wrong.

                                                                  • Anthony Robertson
                                                                    Anthony Robertson  2 weeks back

                                                                    I thought that Julia Roberts would have gotten an honorable mention after Bruce Willis in Oceans since she played Tess pretending to be her! (Julia Roberts) Meta Lol

                                                                    • Robert Brandenburg
                                                                      Robert Brandenburg  2 weeks back

                                                                      Megan fox wasnt a teacher in Jennifer's body... she was a demon possessed cheerleader.

                                                                      • JusticeGraceful
                                                                        JusticeGraceful  2 weeks back

                                                                        The second the dictator rolled off Megan fox I remember him instantly saying you now have herpes or hepatitis or something else as hilarious.

                                                                        • JusticeGraceful
                                                                          JusticeGraceful  2 weeks back

                                                                          Eminem has always been openly gay that's why its okay for him to make fun of them, just cuz it's during an interview it's some big revelation? Man people are clueless.

                                                                          • Sawft Coke
                                                                            Sawft Coke  2 weeks back

                                                                            I'm a simple man. I see Reeves I click

                                                                            • Hamisback
                                                                              Hamisback  2 weeks back

                                                                              Meagan Fox was a demon cheerleader not an evil teacher

                                                                            • jed Tomczat
                                                                              jed Tomczat  2 weeks back

                                                                              goddam the amount and length of the ads is getting crazy...suck a dick youtube!

                                                                              • the real james harden13

                                                                                I knew this is the end would make it on here

                                                                                • Helix Factor
                                                                                  Helix Factor  2 weeks back

                                                                                  What about the movie Dickie Roberts Former Child Star? Movie was full of cameos

                                                                                  • weihanwang
                                                                                    weihanwang  2 weeks back

                                                                                    you missed austin powers 3, with tom cruise, britney spears, even steven speilberg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                    • Kristina R
                                                                                      Kristina R  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Um did you say Megan Fox played an evil teacher in Jennifer's body?? Definitely not what she played. Should probably watch the movie again.

                                                                                      • sp00kyp00ky
                                                                                        sp00kyp00ky  4 days back

                                                                                        Thank god someone else noticed that mistake

                                                                                      • Hari Seldon
                                                                                        Hari Seldon  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Especially some of her scenes with Amanda.

                                                                                    • VietnamD0820
                                                                                      VietnamD0820  2 weeks back

                                                                                      NPH was hilarious in all three Harold & Kumar flicks

                                                                                      • Daniel Lewis
                                                                                        Daniel Lewis  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I've seen the Dictator twice and never notice that it was Megan Fox at all let alone playing herself. I thought she was just some chick.