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* The Iranian film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-Up_(film) Close-Up]]'' has this for essentially all of the people who were involved.

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* The Iranian film ''[[http://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-Up_(film) org/wiki/Close-Up_(1990_film) Close-Up]]'' has this for essentially all of the people who were involved.

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* Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, the three American soldiers who foiled a terrorist attack on a train to Paris, play themselves in ''Film/TheFifteenSeventeenToParis''.


* A number of actors and performers whose lives were featured in the Philippine drama anthology ''Series/MaalaalaMoKaya'' and its rival ''Series/{{Magpakailanman}}'' played themselves, an example being Creator/RyzzaMaeDizon whose life story as a wildcard winner in the ''Series/EatBulaga'' child pageant segment "Little Miss Philippines" was covered.

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* A number of actors and performers whose lives were featured in the Philippine drama anthology ''Series/MaalaalaMoKaya'' and its rival ''Series/{{Magpakailanman}}'' played themselves, an example being Creator/RyzzaMaeDizon whose life story as a wildcard winner in the ''Series/EatBulaga'' child pageant segment "Little Miss Philippines" was covered.
covered. The half black, half Filipino apl.de.ap of Music/TheBlackEyedPeas also got his own episode where he played himself as an adult.


* Muhammad Ali starred in ''The Greatest'', a biopic about himself.

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* Muhammad Ali UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli starred in ''The Greatest'', a biopic about himself.



* Wrestling/JerryLawler, Creator/DavidLetterman, Lorne Michaels, and most of the cast of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' played themselves in ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' (a {{Biopic}} of Creator/AndyKaufman).
** Though Danny [=DeVito=] [[CelebrityParadox couldn't play himself]] because he was already playing another character.
* Howard Stern played himself in the film version of ''Private Parts''.

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* Wrestling/JerryLawler, Creator/DavidLetterman, Lorne Michaels, Creator/LorneMichaels, and most of the cast of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' played themselves in ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' (a {{Biopic}} of Creator/AndyKaufman).
** Though Danny [=DeVito=] Creator/DannyDeVito [[CelebrityParadox couldn't play himself]] because he was already playing another character.
* Howard Stern Creator/HowardStern played himself in the film version of ''Private Parts''.



* Dee Snider had a particularly shameless film called ''Warning: Parental Advisory'', a made-for-TV movie about how he stuck it to the PMRC.

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* Dee Snider had a particularly shameless film called ''Warning: Parental Advisory'', a made-for-TV movie MadeForTVMovie about how he stuck it to the PMRC.



* Eminem in ''Film/EightMile'', where the story was basically his life [[RomanAClef with the names slightly changed]].
* While ''Film/PurpleRain'' may not exactly have been The Real True Prince Story, it did touch on elements of his life, feature him playing with his band, and film on location in his hometown.

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* Eminem Music/{{Eminem}} in ''Film/EightMile'', where the story was basically his life [[RomanAClef with the names slightly changed]].
* While ''Film/PurpleRain'' may not exactly have been The Real True Prince Music/{{Prince}} Story, it did touch on elements of his life, feature him playing with his band, and film on location in his hometown.



* Shirley Maclaine in ''Out On A Limb'', the movie.

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* Shirley Maclaine Creator/ShirleyMaclaine in ''Out On A Limb'', the movie.



* ''Film/SpaceJam'' stars Michael Jordan as himself, and covers his brief retirement from basketball, failed attempt at a baseball career, and return to basketball only a short time later. Of course, the bulk of the film is spent on a [[SarcasmMode minor]] bit of creative liberty suggesting he regained his passion for basketball by player-coaching the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes to victory in a high-stakes match against alien slavers, but the parts that focus solely on Jordan play the trope quite straight. For an extra bit of RealitySubtext, the practice he got during the making of the film helped sharpen his skills for the very unretirement depicted in the film's final moments.

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* ''Film/SpaceJam'' stars Michael Jordan UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan as himself, and covers his brief retirement from basketball, failed attempt at a baseball career, and return to basketball only a short time later. Of course, the bulk of the film is spent on a [[SarcasmMode minor]] bit of creative liberty suggesting he regained his passion for basketball by player-coaching the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes to victory in a high-stakes match against alien slavers, but the parts that focus solely on Jordan play the trope quite straight. For an extra bit of RealitySubtext, the practice he got during the making of the film helped sharpen his skills for the very unretirement depicted in the film's final moments.



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* ''Film/HeavenKnowsWhat'': The film is based on the memoir of Arielle Holmes, a former street junkie from New York City. Holmes plays the lead character, Harley Boggs, who represents herself.


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* A number of actors and performers whose lives were featured in the Philippine drama anthology ''Series/MaalaalaMoKaya'' and its rival ''Series/{{Magpakailanman}}'' played themselves, an example being Creator/RyzzaMaeDizon whose life story as a wildcard winner in the ''Series/EatBulaga'' child pageant segment "Little Miss Philippines" was covered.



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* In ''Ride Like a Girl'', Michelle Payne's brother Stevie played himself.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "A Loo to a Kill", DM is playing himself in a film. Penfold gets {{Gender Flip}}ped and is played by Scarlett Johamster.

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* ''Film/{{United 93}}'': several of those involved in the events surrounding the hijacking played themselves, most notably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Sliney Ben Sliney]].

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* ''Film/{{United 93}}'': ''Film/United93'': several of those involved in the events surrounding the hijacking played themselves, most notably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Sliney Ben Sliney]].



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* Rudy Reyes plays himself in ''Series/GenerationKill'', because creators David Simon and Ed Burns [[http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/07/sepinwall_on_tv_generation_kil.html couldn't find an actor who was both beautiful enough and hippie-ish enough]] to handle the mythical creature (David Simon: [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2008/07/generation-kill-get-some-po-lice-that.html "He's like a unicorn!"]]) that is Fruity Rudy.

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* Rudy Reyes plays himself in ''Series/GenerationKill'', because creators David Simon and Ed Burns [[http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/07/sepinwall_on_tv_generation_kil.html couldn't find an actor who was both beautiful enough and hippie-ish enough]] to handle the mythical creature (David Simon: [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2008/07/generation-kill-get-some-po-lice-that.html "He's like a unicorn!"]]) that is Fruity Rudy.




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* Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and Fanny Brice, all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies, play themselves in Florenz Ziegfeld biopic ''Film/TheGreatZiegfeld''.


* Creator/BabeRuth played himself in the Lou Gehrig biopic ''Film/ThePrideOfTheYankees''.

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* Creator/BabeRuth played himself in the Lou Gehrig biopic ''Film/ThePrideOfTheYankees''.''Film/ThePrideOfTheYankees'', as did Bill Dickey, Mark Koenig, Robert Meusel, and sportscaster Bill Stern.


* ''The Jazz Singer'' was based on Al Jolson's life, although originally he wasn't supposed to star in it.

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* ''The Jazz Singer'' was based ''Film/BeyondTheLineOfDuty'' is a 1942 short film meant to boost American morale during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It starts Capt. Hewitt Wheless as himself, recreating his courageous bombing run on Al Jolson's life, although originally he wasn't supposed to star a Japanese troop transport in it.December 1941.



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* ''Film/{{No}}'': Several members of the "No" campaign to unseat UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet appear as themselves, including Patricio Aylwin, who succeeded Pinochet as president of Chile.


* AudieMurphy in ''To Hell and Back''. The film was based on his autobiographical account of the European Theater of World War 2.

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* AudieMurphy Creator/AudieMurphy in ''To Hell and Back''. The film was based on his autobiographical account of the European Theater of World War 2.





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\n* ''Film/KnuteRockneAllAmerican'': RealLife college football coaches Glenn "Pop" Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Howard Jones, and Bill Spaulding appear as themselves in a scene where they join up with Rockne to defend college football from a Congressional inquiry.

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