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Stan Lee isn't casting himself in these cameos - it's a tradition which started back in 1989 with one of the original TV Hulk spin-off movies, one that has endured ever since. From The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - 1989 He may have a producer credit on the Marvel movies, but his involvement doesn't go any deeper than just being a beloved figurehead - ...


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I don't really know how to prove it definitively, but it seems pretty clear to me that they're not the same guy when you look at the guy from your picture side by side with 2010 Adam Sandler. I guess the most telling part is different head shape, the Dr Who guy has less of an oval shape to his noggin.


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Basically, they were both fans of Shaun of the Dead and knew the director. From an interview on About.com with Edgar Wright: Interviewer: How did you get Cate Blanchett to do that one little cameo? Wright: I'd met her in LA and knew that she was a fan of Shaun of the Dead, so that was kind of a start. The first thing we wrote in Hot Fuzz is the ...


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Stan's appearances are a sort of wink to the screen, an in-joke to those that know who he is. All of the characters that he's appeared as have had no material signifigance to the universe, they're just there for on-screen fluff. There's no need to try and retcon these characters, they're all different characters played by Stan with no real story purpose.


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For the case of X-Men: First Class According to lee's Twitter page, due to the filming taking place to far away he won't have a cameo in it.(Source:marvelousnews.com) For the case of X2: X-Men United Scooper 'Kailem' tells us that Stan Lee was interviewed on the "Filmfreak" radio station when he mentioned he will not have a cameo in X2... ...


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This article from Hollywood contends that it was probably scheduling conflicts (Colbert films his show in NY while The Office originates in Van Nuys, CA). Reporter Michael Arbeiter suggests it is a sure sign your show is running dry when the guest stars don't even show up in person! If you think about it, though, if you wanted to contact someone you knew in ...


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There's no overarching right answer to this. I think there are a few reasons for it: For starters, it's fun. You've mentioned lots of directors in your question who have done it and it's likely they all got a pretty good kick out of it. Think Hitchcock's many roles or Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs, or Pulp Fiction. There's also a tradition argument. Stan Lee,...


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According to this interview with Edgar Wright, there is indeed one surprise cameo in the film - but as of yet the name has not been revealed. OK - having seen the film, there are a couple of 'guest spots' - but if we are talking uncredited cameos then Pierce Brosnan would have to rank up there ;) Rafe Spall is also in there, but I doubt he ranks as a 'big' ...


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Mark Heap from Spaced is in there and I'm pretty sure I saw Julia Deakin too, also from Spaced


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When the first X-men film was made (and with it, some would argue, the birth of the modern age SuperGenre) there was very little to establish a conflict of interest: in fact quite the opposite. Lee was probably very happy that Marvel Characters were being transferred to the big screen. As time has passed, and Movie Studios began to realize how lucrative ...


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Earliest I can think is of is BBC news reader Kenneth Kendall reading the news in 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968:


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Three times. Apart from episode 1.4 of The Night Manager (2016) that you already mentioned, John Le Carré appeared as a Christmas party guest in Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (2011) and as "Commander" in The Little Drummer Girl (1984), though credited as "David Cornwell". This also means that he exclusively acts in TV shows and movies adapted from his own ...



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