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11th Apr '16 5:28:42 PM Orca1_9904
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\n* The movie ''Film/{{Twister}}'' featured several well-known Oklahoma news meteorologists, most notably Gary England from [=KWTV=] during the opening scene and Rick Mitchell from [=KOCO=] later on.

8th Mar '16 4:33:04 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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\n* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', Toru Iwatani (the creator of ''VideoGame/PacMan'') is played by Denis Akiyama. The real Iwatani appears as a random technician.

7th Mar '16 8:49:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens [[http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/features/10-real-people-that-inspired-characters-on-the-wire.html more than once]] on ''TheWire'', as several characters are loosely based on real cops and criminals who are given cameos on the show. Most notably, the real Jay Landsman ends up playing a recurring character.

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* Happens [[http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/features/10-real-people-that-inspired-characters-on-the-wire.html more than once]] on ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', as several characters are loosely based on real cops and criminals who are given cameos on the show. Most notably, the real Jay Landsman ends up playing a recurring character.



* In [[EltonJohn Elton John's]] 2001 video for "Original Sin", MandyMoore plays a bespectacled, ShrinkingViolet Elton fan in TheSeventies who shuts herself in her room as her father is setting up a camera for a family portrait in her living room. She falls asleep and dreams she is following the [[Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad Yellow Brick]] [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Road]] to attend an Elton concert from the time period at the height of his success and flamboyance); though "Elton" is never seen, many celebrities (played by lookalikes) are in the audience. Mandy's character's father is played by Elton himself.

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* In [[EltonJohn Elton John's]] Music/EltonJohn's 2001 video for "Original Sin", MandyMoore plays a bespectacled, ShrinkingViolet Elton fan in TheSeventies who shuts herself in her room as her father is setting up a camera for a family portrait in her living room. She falls asleep and dreams she is following the [[Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad Yellow Brick]] [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Road]] to attend an Elton concert from the time period at the height of his success and flamboyance); though "Elton" is never seen, many celebrities (played by lookalikes) are in the audience. Mandy's character's father is played by Elton himself.
29th Jan '16 3:14:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film adaptation of ''TheRightStuff'' had a couple of [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NACA]] recruiters visiting Pancho's Happy Bottom Riding Club outside of Edwards AFB, sizing up the test pilots present. The old man who interrupts them to ask if they want any whiskey is the real Chuck Yeager, whom they were discussing.

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* The film adaptation of ''TheRightStuff'' ''Film/TheRightStuff'' had a couple of [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NACA]] recruiters visiting Pancho's Happy Bottom Riding Club outside of Edwards AFB, sizing up the test pilots present. The old man who interrupts them to ask if they want any whiskey is the real Chuck Yeager, whom they were discussing.



* In ''ThePursuitOfHappyness'', the real Chris Gardner (Will Smith's character) is the very well-dressed black man crossing the street behind Will Smith and his son at the end of the movie.

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* In ''ThePursuitOfHappyness'', ''Film/ThePursuitOfHappyness'', the real Chris Gardner (Will Smith's character) is the very well-dressed black man crossing the street behind Will Smith and his son at the end of the movie.



* In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', Hunter S. Thompson's alter ego Raoul Duke (played by Johnny Depp) has a flashback in a nightclub where he hallucinates that he sees himself sitting at a table. The man at the table is the real Hunter S. Thompson.

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* In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', Hunter S. Thompson's alter ego Raoul Duke (played by Johnny Depp) has a flashback in a nightclub where he hallucinates that he sees himself sitting at a table. The man at the table is the real Hunter S. Thompson.



* Creator/DavidFincher 's 2007 movie ''Zodiac'' features a brief appearance of Zodiac survivor Bryan C. Hartnell. Hartnell also consulted for the film.
* Author J.G. Ballard cameos as a party guest in ''EmpireOfTheSun'', adapted from his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name.

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* Creator/DavidFincher 's 2007 movie ''Zodiac'' ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' features a brief appearance of Zodiac survivor Bryan C. Hartnell. Hartnell also consulted for the film.
* Author J.G. Ballard cameos as a party guest in ''EmpireOfTheSun'', ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'', adapted from his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name.
22nd Jan '16 10:26:01 PM nombretomado
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* SkyOne's ''Little Crackers'' series comprises biographical skits about (and usually written by) comedians and comedy actors, who always appear as a secondary character. For instance, Alison Steadman as her own mum, or StephenFry playing his headmaster.

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* SkyOne's ''Little Crackers'' series comprises biographical skits about (and usually written by) comedians and comedy actors, who always appear as a secondary character. For instance, Alison Steadman as her own mum, or StephenFry Creator/StephenFry playing his headmaster.
21st Jan '16 6:41:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{Secretariat}}'', Penny Chenery, owner of the all-time great [[HorseRacing racehorse]], is played by Diane Lane. The real Chenery, in her mid-80s at the time of filming (more than 35 years after Secretariat's Triple Crown run in 1973), appears in a crowd scene at the Belmont Stakes, not far from Secretariat's cinematic connections.

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* In ''Film/{{Secretariat}}'', Penny Chenery, owner of the all-time great [[HorseRacing [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing racehorse]], is played by Diane Lane. The real Chenery, in her mid-80s at the time of filming (more than 35 years after Secretariat's Triple Crown run in 1973), appears in a crowd scene at the Belmont Stakes, not far from Secretariat's cinematic connections.
1st Dec '15 12:22:40 PM kquinn0830
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* In the fourth episode of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', the real Babe Heffron is seen sitting at a table and waving a flag during the scene where Easy Company liberates Eindhoven, Holland from the German army.
21st Oct '15 8:15:00 AM DaibhidC
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* Natalie [=McDonald=] in ''FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness'', a real girl that Rowling cameo'd in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. So, basically, she is here as a cameo of a cameo. It's worth noting that she's basically there to die during the final battle... while her namesake died of cancer in real life before ''Goblet'' came out.

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* Natalie [=McDonald=] in ''FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness'', a real girl that Rowling cameo'd in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. So, basically, she is here as a cameo of a cameo. It's worth noting that she's basically there to die during the final battle... while her namesake died of cancer in real life before ''Goblet'' came out.



* ''Film/AbsolutelyAnything'' had Brian Cox appear as himself in a documentary Neil's watching.

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* ''Film/AbsolutelyAnything'' had Brian Cox appear as himself in a documentary Neil's watching.





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* A sort of cross between this and RealLifeRelative: in the final episode of ''Series/TheEnfieldHaunting'', Janet Grosse's siblings, Richard and Marilyn, are played by Richard Grosse's children, Nick and Antonia Grosse.
14th Sep '15 1:40:00 PM HowlingSnail
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* In ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_from_the_Sky:_Flight_174 Falling from the Sky: Flight 174]]'', when two guys just out of a flight simulator complain to an examiner that it's impossible for both engines to fail because of a pump failure, the examiner tells them that this exact scenario has actually happened. The examiner is played by Robert Pearson, the Captain of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider The Gimli Glider]], a Boeing 767 which ran out of fuel in midair.

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* In ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_from_the_Sky:_Flight_174 Falling from the Sky: Flight 174]]'', when two guys just out of a flight simulator complain to an examiner that it's impossible for both engines to fail because of a pump failure, the examiner tells them that this exact scenario has actually happened. The examiner is played by Robert Pearson, the Captain of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider The Gimli Glider]], a Boeing 767 which ran out of fuel in midair.mid-air.




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* ''Film/AbsolutelyAnything'' had Brian Cox appear as himself in a documentary Neil's watching.
2nd Aug '15 4:14:25 PM Schroeder1174
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* In [[EltonJohn Elton John's]] 2001 video for "Original Sin", MandyMoore plays a bespectacled, ShrinkingViolet Elton fan in TheSeventies who shuts herself in her room as her father is setting up a camera for a family portrait in her living room. She falls asleep and dreams she is following the [[Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad Yellow Brick]] [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Road]] to attend an Elton concert from the time period at the height of his success and flamboyance); though "Elton" is never seen, many celebrities (played by lookalikes) are in the audience. Mandy's character's father is played by Elton himself.
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