Thursday Movie Picks: Actors or Actresses Playing Themselves

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’re gonna talk about some actors and actresses who played themselves on screen!

#1 Billy Murray – Zombieland

This might be the most iconic one I could think of. Billy Murray in Zombieland. Just brilliant!

#2 David Hasselhoff – The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Surely also pretty iconic and just as hilarious is David Hasselhoff in the Spongebob movies.

#3 Ben Affleck & Matt Damon/Jason Biggs & James Van Der Beek in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Quite a few actors showed up in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. To be honest, I don’t remember too much about the film, but now I feel like rewatching it.

#4 Julia Roberts – Ocean’s Twelve

Another one I immediately thought of was Julia Roberts in Ocean’s Twelve. She has an actual character she plays in these movies but at some point they try to pull a heist she has to be pretend to be Julia Roberts as she kinda looks like here. 😂

What’s your favorite film that features and actor or actress playing themselves? Let me know in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Actors or Actresses Playing Themselves

  1. n the last two though I’ve heard of the others.

    Jay & Silent Bob are two characters I have little patience for and I found the movie almost grindingly stupid but I did know that Damon & Affleck were old friends of Kevin Smith so it was good of them to pitch in a cameo for box office appeal.

    I love the first Oceans film, think the third is decent and thought this one was a disappointment missing much of the brio of the first. However Julia Roberts pretending to be Julia Roberts was a cute joke.

    My first came to me right away but I had to put my thinking cap on to come up with the others.

    Airplane! -Kareem Abdul Jabar (1980)-Wacky spoof of disaster movies and in particular the 1957 Dana Andrews/Linda Darnell film Zero Hour! Kareem plays himself though for some reason he’s pretending to be co-pilot Roger Murdock leading to many puns.

    Wings of Desire-Peter Falk (1987)-Dreamy and cerebral fantasy from Wim Wenders about two angels, Damiel & Cassiel who float above Berlin offering rays of hope for the downtrodden without their knowledge. When Damiel falls for trapeze artist Marion and longs for a non-spectral existence he is given some unexpected advice from Peter Falk (as himself) who harbors a secret unknown to all.

    Zoolander-David Bowie (2001)-In this loony satire of the male modeling industry the legendary Bowie appears as the judge of a fashion runway “walk-off” between Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson’s rival male model Hansel McDonald.

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  2. Nice picks! Zombieland is such a fun movie, but Bill’s cameo takes it over the the top. I don’t remember much from Ocean’s 12 except that Julia’s character tries to play herself. It’s cute!

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