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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

 
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