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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Dustin Hoffman playing an actor in Tootsie.

And of course Lange, Pollack, Garr, and (?) Murray in the same film. By analogy I suppose you could cite the cast of most any "backstage" movie, such as MORNING GLORY, ALL ABOUT EVE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, DAY FOR NIGHT, FUNNY GIRL, etc. Cate Blanchett won an Oscar for portraying another actor in THE AVIATOR.

Harold Russell won an Oscar (actually two Oscars!) for playing the disabled sailor in THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Other than Michael Caine who played the director, the rest of the cast of Peter Bogdanovitch's film Noises Off (including Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter) played actors trying to put the play on.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Some others:

Gil Hill who was a Detroit cop played Axel Foley(Eddie Murphy)'s boss in the first 2 Beverly Hills Cop movies.

Richard Burton played actor Edwin Booth in The Prince of Players.


Frequently song and dance men Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire played song and dance men in the movies.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Michael Crichton had a non-speaking cameo in The Andromeda Strain as a medical student or doctor.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Our BRUCE KIMMELL played a director in THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL. along with the great songs he wrote for the film.Had to clean then up for certain family members though- [ha-ha]

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Ellen Burstyn as an actress in The Exorcist.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Robert Rodriguez played a commercial director in one episode of Nash Bridges.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Richard Burton played Edwin Booth in PRINCE OF PLAYERS.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

Actor Lawrence Tierney played thugs, gangsters, and killers on the screen but in real life continued his role as Mr. Tough Guy.
Tom

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2014 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Elle MacPherson as a model in The Edge.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2014 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Merv Griffin played a talk show host in THE LONELY GUY and THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2014 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Irvin Kershner played a director in Steven Seagal`s directorial debut On Deadly Ground.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2014 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Shuttle astronaut Mae Jemison played a crew member in one episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Any given film about actors, I guess.

I just saw Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS yesterday, and that would qualify (although I didn't care so much for the film).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I can't believe the crowd at this board hasn't yet recognized Howard Shore as a conductor in King Kong, Lalo Schifrin as a conductor in Red Dragon, etc. razz There must be more I'm forgetting too, though...

Mayim Bialik, who plays neuroscientist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, actually has a doctorate in neuroscience.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Maggie Smith played an Oscar-losing actress in California Suite--and won her second Oscar for it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I can't believe the crowd at this board hasn't yet recognized Howard Shore as a conductor in King Kong, Lalo Schifrin as a conductor in Red Dragon, etc. razz There must be more I'm forgetting too, though...


John Williams as pianist in STACCATO.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Actor Lawrence Tierney played thugs, gangsters, and killers on the screen but in real life continued his role as Mr. Tough Guy.
Tom


Yeah, I don't think anyone on this board can claim they assaulted their mother's boyfriend on the day their mother committed suicide.*

http://www.eddiemuller.com/tierney.html





*But if anyone here did, please tell us your story!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I can't believe the crowd at this board hasn't yet recognized Howard Shore as a conductor in King Kong, Lalo Schifrin as a conductor in Red Dragon, etc. razz There must be more I'm forgetting too, though...

Marc Shaiman as a composer in Broadcast News (two years before he scored his first movie).

Clint Eastwood played a movie director in White Hunter, Black Heart.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Elle MacPherson as a model in The Edge.

Now that you brought it up I'm sure plenty of models played models in films and television. I know Cindy Crawford guest starred on a television show playing a fictional model.

 
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