15 Actors Who Played Themselves In Movies

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  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • Here are 15 actors who cameoed as themselves! Subscribe to our channel: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant

    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 • 185

  • mastercheif0918
    mastercheif0918  4 months back

    They weren’t trying to rob Bruce Willis you bunch of idiots....

    • Phantom Snipe
      Phantom Snipe  4 months back

      Guardians of the galaxy vol 2

      • oscar857
        oscar857  4 months back

        why do you include a sex offender in your footage......

        • Azrael
          Azrael  4 months back

          Patrick Stewart playing himself as a total pervert in Extras.

          • JulCaos Elliott
            JulCaos Elliott  4 months back

            Marshall X Raymond! Epic battle!!!

            • Hendrix Lynch
              Hendrix Lynch  4 months back

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

              • Hanna Bass
                Hanna Bass  5 months back

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

                • Raktasdelespacio
                  Raktasdelespacio  5 months back

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

                • imicca
                  imicca  5 months back

                  Elon MUSK in Iron Man 2

                  • sp00kyp00ky
                    sp00kyp00ky  5 months back

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

                    • NoSpaceNeeded
                      NoSpaceNeeded  5 months 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 months back

                        Flash gordon in Ted is missing...

                        • Mahir Baksh
                          Mahir Baksh  5 months back

                          No RDJ?...instant dislike 😑

                          • Good gamer 1755
                            Good gamer 1755  5 months back

                            The rock

                            • K R
                              K R  5 months back

                              johny depp !

                              • Aadin Heals
                                Aadin Heals  5 months 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  5 months back

                                  Who is Ben "Afflack"?

                                  • Sunrise Alex
                                    Sunrise Alex  5 months back

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

                                    • Pink-A- Palouza
                                      Pink-A- Palouza  5 months 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  5 months back

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

                                        • Robert Leonard
                                          Robert Leonard  5 months back

                                          Hasselhoff and guardian's of the galaxy two.

                                          • Undisclosed Identity
                                            Undisclosed Identity  5 months back

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

                                            • PIZZAPE
                                              PIZZAPE  5 months back

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

                                              • NitroXL Scynth
                                                NitroXL Scynth  5 months back

                                                What about Stan lee 25+ movies

                                                • japudjuha
                                                  japudjuha  5 months 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

                                                  • Alyson Shorthouse
                                                    Alyson Shorthouse  4 months back

                                                    Not a cameo playing himself though. Just a small acting role.

                                                • Coltkiller Gaming
                                                  Coltkiller Gaming  5 months back

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

                                                  • Black Hat Cinephile
                                                    Black Hat Cinephile  5 months 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  5 months back

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

                                                      • I'mgonnashitinyacheerios
                                                        I'mgonnashitinyacheerios  5 months back

                                                        Keanu Reeves is awesome

                                                        • idk
                                                          idk  5 months back

                                                          What about hugh jackman in night at the museum 3

                                                          • Jdawgwatchr56
                                                            Jdawgwatchr56  5 months 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  5 months back

                                                              Stan lee

                                                              • Rogue Aura Studios
                                                                Rogue Aura Studios  5 months back

                                                                Why cant you talk like an actual person?

                                                                • Beth B
                                                                  Beth B  5 months back

                                                                  Speaking of Kevin Smith, Will Smith in Jersey Girl.

                                                                • Jayden Marvel
                                                                  Jayden Marvel  5 months 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  5 months back

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

                                                                • Akray Bothorda
                                                                  Akray Bothorda  5 months 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  5 months back

                                                                    Robert Downey jr as Tony Stark

                                                                    • Bobbi Heath
                                                                      Bobbi Heath  5 months 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  5 months 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  5 months back

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

                                                                          • JusticeGraceful
                                                                            JusticeGraceful  5 months 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  5 months 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  5 months back

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

                                                                                • Hamisback
                                                                                  Hamisback  5 months back

                                                                                  Meagan Fox was a demon cheerleader not an evil teacher

                                                                                • jed Tomczat
                                                                                  jed Tomczat  5 months back

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

                                                                                  • the real james harden13
                                                                                    the real james harden13  5 months back

                                                                                    I knew this is the end would make it on here

                                                                                    • Helix Factor
                                                                                      Helix Factor  5 months back

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

                                                                                      • weihanwang
                                                                                        weihanwang  5 months back

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