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25th Aug '16 1:39:43 PM DaibhidC
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* Arguably, Danny Wallace's cameo in a bar in ''Film/YesMan'', although the film is only loosely based on his memoir, and the main character isn't even called Danny.
8th Aug '16 7:35:08 AM dmcreif
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* Happens [[http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/features/10-real-people-that-inspired-characters-on-the-wire.html more than once]] on ''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.

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* Happens [[http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/features/10-real-people-that-inspired-characters-on-the-wire.html more than once]] on ''Series/TheWire'', as several characters are loosely based on real Balitmore cops and criminals who are given cameos on the show. Most notably, the show.
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real Jay Landsman ends up appears in the show as Major Colvin's NumberTwo, Lt. Dennis Mello.
** Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich plays a security guard at the governor's office.
** Donnie Andrews, the real-life inspiration for Omar Little, who appears as his sidekick a few times and is [[spoiler:ultimately killed when Omar makes his SuperWindowJump]]. That scene was based on an incident in Andrews' real life.
** Guess which character is played by [[RetiredBadass notorious former crimelord]] Little Melvin, the inspiration for Avon Barksdale? Give up? [[BewareTheNiceOnes The Deacon.]]
** Felicia Pearson basically plays a fictionalized version of herself. [[spoiler: Somewhat. Pearson is alive and well in real life, while her fictional version was killed by Michael Lee in season 5.]]
** The woman
playing a recurring character.the principal of the local school? Actually the principal of the real high school. No wonder you sat up straight when she raised her voice.
28th Jul '16 3:49:43 AM arjayoh
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* ''Series/LadyDynamite'': Maria Bamford's actual parents appear in the congregation for Chad's funeral.
26th Jul '16 3:05:11 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', Toru Iwatani (the creator of ''VideoGame/PacMan'') is played by Denis Akiyama. The real Iwatani appears as a random technician.
* 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.


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* In While it's not based on real events, in ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', Toru Iwatani (the creator of ''VideoGame/PacMan'') is played by Denis Akiyama. The real Iwatani appears as a random technician.
* 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.





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* Roy E. Disney, the then-head of the Walt Disney Company, and the Son of Roy / Nephew of Walt Disney, appears several times throughout the show ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', often as a guest to the nightclub.
31st May '16 2:14:30 PM res20stupid
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* Roy E. Disney, the then-head of the Walt Disney Company, and the Son of Roy / Nephew of Walt Disney, appears several times throughout the show ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', often as a guest to the nightclub.
30th May '16 8:00:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Some Came Running'' is a 1958 film starring Music/FrankSinatra and Music/DeanMartin, in which a number of poker games are portrayed. In one such game, Frank and Dino are playing against Creator/JamesJones, who wrote the novel upon which the movie is based. (For you ultimate trivia buffs, another person at the same table is [[{{Seinfeld}} Uncle Leo]].)

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* ''Some Came Running'' is a 1958 film starring Music/FrankSinatra and Music/DeanMartin, in which a number of poker games are portrayed. In one such game, Frank and Dino are playing against Creator/JamesJones, who wrote the novel upon which the movie is based. (For you ultimate trivia buffs, another person at the same table is [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Uncle Leo]].)
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.
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