Greatest Film Director
(in films of others)

Part 2

Greatest Film Director Cameos (in their own films)
(alphabetical, by film title)
Part 1 | Part 2

Greatest Film Director Cameos (in films of others)
(chronological, by film title)
Part 1 | Part 2

Greatest Film Director Cameos (in films of others)
(chronological - Part 2)
Part 1 | Part 2
Film Title
Description of Appearance
Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love (1981) BIT PART: Robert Altman as a hotel manager
Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Hook (1991)

BIT PART: George Lucas as a Missionary

BIT PART: George Lucas as a Man Kissing on a Bridge

John Landis' Into the Night (1985) CAMEOS: David Cronenberg as Group Supervisor, John Landis as Savak, Paul Mazursky as Bud Herman, Roger Vadim as Monsieur Melville, Lawrence Kasdan as Detective # 2, Jonathan Demme as Federal Agent, Amy Heckerling as Ship's Waitress
John Landis' Spies Like Us (1985) CAMEOS: Joel Coen, Martin Brest and Sam Raimi as drive-in security guards, Frank Oz as a Test Monitor, Terry Gilliam as Dr. Imhaus (pictured), Costa-Gavras as Tadzhik Highway Patrol, and Michael Apted as Ace Tomato Agent
Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (1986)

CAMEO: John Sayles as a Motorcycle Cop

CAMEO: John Waters as a Used Gar Guy (pictured)

James L. Brooks' Broadcast News (1987) SUPPORTING: Albert Brooks as nerdy reporter Aaron Altman smitten with news producer Jane Craig (Oscar-nominated Holly Hunter)
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) SUPPORTING: Martin Scorsese in a fifth dream sequence as Vincent Van Gogh in a painting titled The Crows
The Coen Brothers' Miller's Crossing (1990)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

CAMEO: Sam Raimi as a Snickering Gunman

CAMEO: Sam Raimi as Hudsucker Brainstormer (pictured)

Clive Barker's Nightbreed (1990) SUPPORTING: David Cronenberg as sinister therapist Dr. Decker
Paul Mazursky's Scenes From a Mall (1990) LEAD: Woody Allen as Nick Fifer
Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives (1992)

SUPPORTING: Sydney Pollack as upper middle-class husband Jack

John Landis' Innocent Blood (1992)

Landis had multiple directors appear in this film:

CAMEOS: Dario Argento as a creepy Paramedic, Frank Oz as a Medical Examiner or Pathologist, Michael Ritchie as a Night Watchman, and Sam Raimi as a Roma Meats Man or Butcher

John Landis' Beverly Hills Cop 3: (1994) CAMEOS: George Lucas as a Disappointed Man in an Amusement Park, Martha Coolidge as a Security Woman, Joe Dante as a Jailer, Arthur Hiller as a Bar Patron, Barbet Schroeder as a Man in Porsche, and John Singleton as a Fireman

George Lucas
Steve James' Hoop Dreams (1994) CAMEO: Spike Lee as Himself  
Giuseppe Tornatore's A Pure Formality (1994) SUPPORTING: Roman Polanski as Gerard Depardieu's interrogator - the Inspector
Robert Redford's Quiz Show (1994)

BIT PART: Barry Levinson as Dave Garroway

CAMEO: Martin Scorsese as Martin Rittenhome (pictured)

Rory Kelly's Sleep With Me (1994) BIT PART: Quentin Tarantino as Sid, and his famous lengthy dialogue with Duane (Todd Field) about the homosexual context behind Top Gun (1986)
Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995) CAMEO: Roger Corman as Congressman  
Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995) CAMEO: David Cronenberg as the Man at the Lake who accosted Suzanne Stone Maretto (Nicole Kidman) in her car.
Robert Rodriguez' From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

SUPPORTING: Quentin Tarantino as deranged criminal Richard Gecko

SUPPORTING: George Clooney as brother Seth

James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets (1997) CAMEO: Lawrence Kasdan as Dr. Green  
Don McKellar's Last Night (1998) SUPPORTING: David Cronenberg as Duncan, husband of Sandra (Sandra Oh) and devoted gas company employee
Vincent Ward's What Dreams May Come (1998) BIT PART: German director Werner Herzog as a Face - one of many faces in the Sea of Faces in Hell, claiming to be deceased Dr. Chris Nielsen's (Robin Williams) father
Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999) SUPPORTING: Sydney Pollack as host socialite Victor Ziegler whose naked lady for the party's evening, Mandy (Julienne Davis) experienced an accidental overdose
Albert Brooks' The Muse (1999) BIT PART: Director Martin Scorsese playing Himself as a manic client of the Muse (Sharon Stone)
Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown (1999) BIT PART: John Waters as resort manager Mr. Haynes.
David O. Russell's Three Kings (1999) SUPPORTING: Spike Jonze as Gulf War private Conrad Vig
Wes Craven's Scream 3 (2000) CAMEOS: Roger Corman as a Studio Executive, and Kevin Smith as Silent Bob  
Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks (2000) SUPPORTING: Elaine May as dimwitted Mae Sloane
Patrice Leconte's The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000, Fr.) LEAD: Emir Kusturica as condemned man Neel
Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending (2001) CAMEO: Mark Rydell as obsequious agent Al Hack
Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001) CAMEO: Steven Spielberg hugging David Aames (Tom Cruise) at his birthday party, and telling him "Happy Birthday, you son of a bitch."
Richard Linklater's Waking Life (2001) CAMEO: Steven Soderbergh (as Himself) telling a story about directors Louis Malle and Billy Wilder during a TV interview
Spike Jonze's Adaptation (2002) BIT PART: Curtis Hanson as Susan Orlean's (Meryl Streep) husband  
Jay Roach's Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) CAMEOS: Steven Spielberg (as Himself) and Danny DeVito (as Mini-Me)

Roger Michell's Changing Lanes (2002) BIT PART: Sydney Pollack as Stephen Delano, Gavin Banek's (Ben Affleck) no-nonsense boss
Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal (2002) CAMEO: David Fincher (back to camera) as Film Director, directing Brad Pitt (playing Himself) in a fictional cop action film Rendezvous
Jeff Tremaine's Jackass: The Movie (2002) CAMEO: Spike Jonze as Himself  
James Isaac's Friday the 13th, Jason X (2001)

SUPPORTING: David Cronenberg played the role of Dr. Wimmer, a scientist in charge of the Crystal Lake research project, who died when reanimated Jason Voorhees threw a spear into his midsection.

Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2002) CAMEO: Cameron Crowe as Bus Passenger  
Stuart Baird's Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) CAMEO: Bryan Singer as a Bridge Officer Branson
Don Mancini's Seed of Chucky (2004) CAMEO: John Waters as paparazzo and sleazy tabloid reporter Pete Peters who was killed with acid poured on his head

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