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Top 10 Movie Cameos You Completely Missed!

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Written by Nick Spake Some of your favourite films have featured cameos from famous people that you definitely didn't even see. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Cameos from Movies that definitely slipped right past you! But what will take the top spot on our list? Daniel Craig in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Steve Buscemi in Pulp Fiction, or Stephen Colbert in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Watch to find out! Watch on WatchMojo: Big thanks to Margaret Rd, Drew Boxall, MattW128, MikeMJPMUNCH, Abellewis27 and James Gibson for suggesting this idea, and to see how WatchMojo users voted, check out the suggest page here: WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top%20Ten%20Cameos%20You%20Probably%20Missed

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How did we never catch that? Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Cameos You Completely Missed.

For this list, we’re taking a look at iconic celebrities that appeared in movies without the audience even noticing.

#10: Bill Murray
“Dumb and Dumber To” (2014)

In this long-awaited sequel, the Farrelly Brothers not only reunited with stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, but Bill Murray as well. If you missed Murray, that’s because he was hidden under a HAZMAT suit. Returning home for the first time in 20 years, Lloyd learns that Harry has been sharing the apartment with a mysterious man named Ice Pick. Calling Walter White to mind, Murray’s character makes a living by cooking – ahem – “rock candy” that people and cats go crazy for. The movie might be called “Dumb and Dumber To,” but this is actually a pretty clever Easter egg that only the most attentive moviegoers caught.

#9: Dan Aykroyd
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984)

We now go from one Ghostbuster to another. Trying to escape from Shanghai, Indy and his friends get some help from a British military officer named Art Weber. Dan Aykroyd plays Weber, although it likely took audiences multiple viewings to realize this. It’s easy to overlook Aykroyd’s presence since the camera never zooms in on his face. Plus, he puts on a thick English accent and delivers his lines at a rapid pace. Aykroyd isn’t the only big name that makes an appearance in this scene. Director Steven Spielberg, co-writer George Lucas, associate producer Kathleen Kennedy, and executive producer Frank Marshall can all be spotted at the airport. Talk about cameo overload!

#8: Nathan Fillion
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)

Nathan Fillion is a regular in director James Gunn’s movies. He’s also best known for playing Malcolm Reynolds, one of the most beloved starship captains of all time. Naturally, Fillion had to pop up somewhere in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Even the most diehard sci-fi fans missed his cameo, though. Upon arriving at the Kyln, our heroes come face to face with numerous monstrous inmates. Fillion voices a blue thug that gives Peter Quill an especially hard time. Luckily, Groot has Peter’s back and... the thug’s nose. Fillion’s appearance is admittedly brief, but Gunn offered him a slightly bigger role as Simon Williams in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

#7: Kristen Wiig
“Her” (2013)

This film follows the romance between a man named Theodore and an OS named Samantha. Before Theodore falls for the disembodied voice of his dreams, he tries to make a connection with a fellow lonely soul. An unseen Kristen Wiig voices Sexy Kitten, a woman that can’t sleep and wants to have some fun. Initially, she seems like an ideal candidate for a phone sex hookup. When she starts talking about dead cats, however, Theodore suddenly loses his sex drive. Many people didn’t recognize Wiig’s voice, although they probably should’ve in retrospect. After all, she’s one of the few comedians that could pull this role off with just the right balance of quirkiness and kinkiness.

#6: Glenn Close
“Hook” (1991)
“Hook” has a couple fun cameos, but this one is by far the sneakiest. Hiding an Oscar-nominated actress in plain sight is no easy task, but director Steven Spielberg pulled it off in this scene. Captain Hook isn’t at all pleased with fellow pirate Gutless, played by an unrecognizable Glenn Close. As punishment for doubting him, Hook condemns Gutless to the boo box with a couple scorpions. Although Gutless is supposedly a man, it wasn’t uncommon for women to disguise themselves as male pirates, so perhaps that’s the basis behind this cameo. It also wouldn’t be the last time Close has done drag.

#5: Paul Reubens
“Batman Returns” (1992)

Previously working with Tim Burton on “Pee-wee's Big Adventure”, Reuben's appearance in “Batman Returns” saw him play a completely different kind of character. Perhaps that’s why he slipped by, unnoticed. The usually eccentric Reubens stars as Tucker Cobblepot, a restrained, distant man who views his newly born son as an abomination. Along with his equally heartless wife, played by fellow “Pee-wee” alumnus Diane Salinger, Reubens’ character dumps young Oswald into the sewers where a family of penguins awaits. Although nobody caught the cameo at first, this has since become one of Reubens’ most memorable roles. Perhaps because of this, Reuben's would go on to play Penguin's father again in the TV series “Gotham.”

#4: Cate Blanchett
“Hot Fuzz” (2007)

Cate Blanchett took a break from Oscar-winning dramas to make an appearance in this laugh a minute comedy... not that you'd notice. Playing Janine, Nick Angel’s ex-girlfriend, she is concealed under a mask and coveralls, which not only hides Blanchett but means her character blends in with everyone else at a crime scene. Angel can’t even differentiate who’s who as he attempts to bid his former lover farewell. Since Blanchett is arguably the most accomplished performer in the movie, you’d think that the filmmakers would at least show her whole face. Yet, the filmmakers clearly went out of their way to make sure nobody in the audience spotted her. This just makes her uncredited cameo all the more hilarious.

#3: Stephen Colbert
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013)

If you haven’t noticed, Stephen Colbert is a pretty big “Lord of the Rings” fan. As a matter of fact, Peter Jackson has described him as the biggest “Tolkien geek” he’s ever met. In “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Jackson finally gave the comedian a chance to visit Middle-earth. Since this franchise has so many characters, it isn’t surprising that Colbert got lost in the shuffle. However, he can briefly be seen as a Lake-town spy. He’s only onscreen for a few seconds, but at least Colbert can say that he’s officially part of Tolkien Mythology. Colbert returned the favor by letting Smaug crash in on “The Colbert Report.”

#2: Steve Buscemi
“Pulp Fiction” (1994)

John Travolta and Uma Thurman are nothing short of captivating during the Jack Rabbit Slim's scene in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction.” Since all eyes are on these two, audiences often fail to notice Steve Buscemi as their waiter. Dressed as Buddy Holly, Buscemi’s character serves up a bloody as hell steak and a five-dollar shake with no bourbon. Buscemi previously played Mr. Pink in Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”, which is technically set in the same universe. Does this means that the waiter is actually Mr. Pink hiding from the police? If so, he’s doing a great job at keeping a low profile.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Wes Craven
“Scream” (1996)

Bradley Cooper
“10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016)

Richard Branson
“Casino Royale” (2006)

#1: Daniel Craig
“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” (2015)

Daniel Craig has become iconic for his portrayal of James Bond, but that’s not the only blockbuster franchise he’s taken part in. Everyone was stunned to learn that Craig played a Stormtrooper in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Which Stormtrooper, you ask? Remember the soldier that was put in charge of guarding Rey on Starkiller Base? The one Rey completely mind-tricked and forced to remove her restrains, leave the cell open, and drop his weapon? Daniel Craig. What makes this cameo especially ingenious is that the Stormtrooper is named JB-007, a clear homage to James Bond and his codename. Well played, Abrams, well played.

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