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* ''[[Film/Conspiracy2001 Conspiracy]]'': When asked to vote endorsement of the Wannsee Conference's proceedings (i.e. ''agreeing to kill every Jew in Europe''), Colin Firth's character looks straight at the camera:
--> '''Stuckart''': ''[[SarcasmMode Oh yes, what can I say? My enthusiasm is boundless.]]''


* Frank in ''Film/{{Maniac}}'' addresses the viewer during one of his insane ramblings.

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* Frank in ''Film/{{Maniac}}'' ''Film/Maniac1980'' addresses the viewer during one of his insane ramblings.

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* The 1959 horror film ''The Tingler'' featured a creature that attached itself to people and fed on their adrenaline; screaming changed the quality of the adrenaline and left it unable to feed. Late in the movie, it escapes into a theater, and either Vincent Price (in regular theaters) or William Castle (in drive-in theaters screening the film) warns the real-life audience that it's loose in ''their'' theater and the only way to stop it is to scream for their lives (and to make things even better, these theaters had "Percepto", a vibrating device, installed in some of the chairs which activated with the onscreen action and made it seem like the Tingler really ''was'' loose there). After a bit, the film resumes with the voice-over saying the Tingler has been neutralized, and the film's epilogue follows.


* In ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'', Pikachu sadly sings the [[https://youtu.be/JuYeHPFR3f0 theme]] to the Pokémon anime.

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* In ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'', Pikachu sadly sings the [[https://youtu.be/JuYeHPFR3f0 theme]] to the Pokémon anime.anime in sadness.

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* In ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'', Pikachu sadly sings the [[https://youtu.be/JuYeHPFR3f0 theme]] to the Pokémon anime.

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* In ''Film/UpTheChastityBelt'', Lurkalot is constantly turning to the camera to make asides directly to the audience.

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* A minor example occurs at the end of ''Film/TheBeastWithFiveFingers''. The Commissario makes a joke that must be directed at the audience because a) he is alone at the time, and b) the joke only works if you cannot see what is happening below the level of the camera.

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* Near the end of ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'', Halliday thanks Wade for playing his game, then pauses and nods to the audience, as if to thank them as well.


* In ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'', Creator/MatthewBroderick does the same thing again, talking to the audience.

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* In ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'', Creator/MatthewBroderick does the same thing again, talking to the audience. Some of those lines are his conversations with God, but most are just blatant addressing the audience.

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* In ''Film/BlackMirrorBandersnatch'', towards the end, when Stefan is asking the controller for a sign, it is possible to reveal to him that ''you'' are controlling his decisions, through the 21st Century streaming platform, Netflix. This results to an ending in which he and his psychiatrist talk about how if someone really is controlling Stefan in a movie, that it must be a really boring movie. [[spoiler: This leads to an over-the-top action fight between Stefan, his psychiatrist, and his father, which either ends with Stefan being dragged from the office, screaming about his friend from the future, or he tries to leap out a window, only to realize he can't, because the psychiatrist office is part of an actual movie set, and the window can't be opened. This latter ending results in Stefan's actor being entirely confused at the concept that everything up to this point was just a movie.]]


* Another early example is the 1963 film ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling Tom Jones]]'', starring Albert Finney. In one scene, he finds that all his money had been stolen while he slept, and he shouts at the chambermaid, demanding to know if it was her who robbed him. Unsatisfied with her answers, he turns to the camera and shouts "DID YOU SEE HER?! DID YOU?!"

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* Another early example is the 1963 film ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling Tom Jones]]'', ''Film/TomJones'', starring Albert Finney. In one scene, he finds that all his money had been stolen while he slept, and he shouts at the chambermaid, demanding to know if it was her who robbed him. Unsatisfied with her answers, he turns to the camera and shouts "DID YOU SEE HER?! DID YOU?!"

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** When King Arthur and his knights arrive at Camelot, Patsy says, "It's only a model."


* In the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' movies, Wayne frequently addresses the audience to provide exposition or commentary on the action. At one point in the first film, he goes on a lengthy tirade about his problems, to the point where the camera tries to get away from him and has to be coaxed back.
** In the first film, the server at the donut shop (Played by an extra-insane Ed O'Neill) starts a monologue/flashback, talking to the camera. Wayne interrupts and reminds him that only Wayne and Garth are allowed to address the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4aOTSUY5do audience.]]

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* In the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' movies, Wayne frequently addresses the audience to provide exposition or commentary on the action. At one point in the first film, he goes on a lengthy tirade about his problems, to the point where the camera tries to get away from him and has to be coaxed back.
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back. At another point, the server at the donut shop (Played by an extra-insane Ed O'Neill) starts a monologue/flashback, talking to address the camera. audience with a [[NoddleIncident creepy tirade about murder]], only for Wayne interrupts to interrupt and reminds remind him that only Wayne he and Garth are allowed to address the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4aOTSUY5do audience.]]


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* ''Film/TheBalladOfBusterScruggs'': Buster Scruggs speaks amiably to the audience throughout his chapter while ruthlessly gunning down various challengers.


* An 'in-universe' example in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Purple Rose of Cairo''. The lead character watches the eponymous movie so many times that the lead actor in the movie falls in love with her and breaks out through the cinema screen to join her. The rest of the characters in the movie have to wait around since the plot cannot continue without him.

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* An 'in-universe' example in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Purple Rose of Cairo''.''Film/ThePurpleRoseOfCairo''. The lead character watches the eponymous movie so many times that the lead actor in the movie falls in love with her and breaks out through the cinema screen to join her. The rest of the characters in the movie have to wait around since the plot cannot continue without him.


* It's rare to find one of Creator/AmicusProductions' portmanteau horror films that ''doesn't'' end with a character breaking the fourth wall, frequently directly addressing the audience. Noteworthy examples: ''Asylum'', ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''The House That Dripped Blood'', and ''From Beyond The Grave''.

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* It's rare to find one of Creator/AmicusProductions' portmanteau horror films that ''doesn't'' end with a character breaking the fourth wall, frequently directly addressing the audience. Noteworthy examples: ''Asylum'', ''Film/{{Asylum}}'', ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''The House That Dripped Blood'', ''Film/TheHouseThatDrippedBlood'', and ''From Beyond The Grave''.''Film/FromBeyondTheGrave''.

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