17 Actors Who Played Themselves in Movies

1. Bill Murray

Known for his cameo appearances, Bill Murray famously played himself in the film “Zombieland” (2009). The scene showcased his humor and self-awareness.


2. John Malkovich

In the movie “Being John Malkovich” (1999), John Malkovich portrayed a fictional version of himself, adding a meta twist to the film’s surreal storyline.


3. Neil Patrick Harris

The actor played a fictionalized version of himself in the “Harold & Kumar” film series, starting with “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” (2004). His portrayal became a comedic highlight of the franchise.


4. Matt Damon

In the comedy “EuroTrip” (2004), Matt Damon surprised audiences with an uncredited cameo as himself, delivering a hilariously self-deprecating performance.


5. Mike Tyson

The former boxing champion played a comical version of himself in “The Hangover” film series. His appearances added a memorable and unexpected element to the comedy.


6. Eminem

In the film “8 Mile” (2002), Eminem portrayed a fictionalized version of himself, drawing from his real-life experiences as a rapper. The role showcased his acting abilities and personal connection to the story.


7. Anna Wintour

The renowned fashion editor played herself in the comedy-drama “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), offering an authentic glimpse into the world of high fashion.


8. Mark Hamill

The iconic Luke Skywalker actor made a surprise appearance as himself in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001), delighting “Star Wars” fans with his self-referential humor.


9. Bob Barker

The legendary game show host appeared as himself in the comedy “Happy Gilmore” (1996), engaging in a memorable on-screen brawl with Adam Sandler’s character.


10. Tom Cruise

In the action-comedy “Tropic Thunder” (2008), Tom Cruise played an unrecognizable and humorous studio executive, showcasing his comedic versatility.


11. Bruce Campbell

The actor played an exaggerated version of himself in the horror-comedy film “My Name is Bruce” (2007), adding a meta twist to the story.


12. Johnny Depp

In the satirical film “21 Jump Street” (2012), Johnny Depp made a surprise cameo appearance as his character from the original “21 Jump Street” television series, which he starred in during the 1980s.


13. Chuck Norris

Known for his tough-guy persona, Chuck Norris played a comical version of himself in the action-comedy film “Dodgeball

A True Underdog Story” (2004), showcasing his sense of humor.


14. Christopher Walken

In the dark comedy “Seven Psychopaths” (2012), Christopher Walken portrayed a fictionalized version of himself, blending reality and fiction in an intriguing way.


15. Al Pacino

The legendary actor played a fictionalized version of himself in the comedy “Jack and Jill” (2011), engaging in humorous interactions with Adam Sandler’s characters.


16. Arnold Schwarzenegger

In the action-comedy “Last Action Hero” (1993), Arnold Schwarzenegger played a heightened version of himself, blurring the lines between reality and fiction.


17. John Legend

The singer and musician appeared as himself in the critically acclaimed musical film “La La Land” (2016), providing a memorable performance and contributing to the film’s overall charm.