Celebrities make millions of dollars, sometimes just because of the way they look. Of course, sometimes they make pounds of money just for not looking like themselves. Those are my favorite performances – sneaky cameos that, due do fab makeup and fantastic acting, sometimes slip under the radar.
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- tom cruise in tropic thunder
- tobey maguire in fear and loathing in las vegas
- glenn close in hook
- johnny depp in 21 jump street
- tilda swinton in trainwreck
- tilda swinton in the grand budapest hotel
- tilda swinton in snowpiercer
- stephen colbert in the hobbit: the desolation of smaug
- peter jackson in hot fuzz
- flea in the big lebowski
- charlie sheen in being john malkovich
- carol kane in the princess bride
- cate blanchett in i'm not there
- nick offerman in sin city
- quentin tarantino in little nicky
- jermaine clement in men in black iii
- cch pounder in avatar
1 Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder
To be honest, I think this is one of Tom's best roles. It's certainly one of my favorites.
2 Tobey Maguire in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Every time I watch this, I weep a little. Why? Because sweet little Tobey looks so skeevy and creepy and gross – it's marvelous.
3 Glenn Close in Hook
Glenn Close in Hook is still everything. Absolutely everything.
4 Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street
This was the cheekiest cameo, I loved it!
5 Tilda Swinton in Trainwreck
Tilda Swinton slays the transformation game. She is practically unrecognizable in this role
6 Tilda Swinton in the Grand Budapest Hotel
Told you so.
7 Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer
Told you so three times already.
8 Stephen Colbert in the Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug
I remember when Stephen talked about this the first time. He was so excited! I thought he was taking the piss, absolutely did not believe he was really in The Hobbit, but then lo and behold, he totally was!
9 Peter Jackson in Hot Fuzz
Before that, however, director Peter Jackson had a small but memorable turn in Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg brings out the best in everyone.
10 Flea in the Big Lebowski
I watch The Big Lebowski once a month and I never noticed Flea. I did, however, spot him in Pauly Shore's Son-in-Law (which I also watch like once a month).
11 Charlie Sheen in Being John Malkovich
I did not know about this, either.
12 Carol Kane in the Princess Bride
I did know about this, but that's because it's The Princess Bride.
13 Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
Cate Blanchett's turn as Bob Dylan was incredible. To be honest, this entire movie is a masterpiece and if you haven't seen it, I wish you would.
14 Nick Offerman in Sin City
Nick is just … he is so badass in this. And everything else.
15 Quentin Tarantino in Little Nicky
Quentin Tarantino as a blind street preacher is comedy, I don't care what anyone says.
16 Jermaine Clement in Men in Black III
This guy. This guy made MIB:III
17 CCH Pounder in Avatar
Actually, CCH's royal, regal beauty is clear even through CGI.
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