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DJ Bob Hoskins

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2021, 06:57:02 PM »
Fleetwood Mac were pretty huge, though. I can imagine in those days of cocaine excess that some producer/studio suit thought it'd be a right wheeze getting one of their favourite band in the picture. Mick is the only one of the lads from the Mac I can imagine being game enough to do it, plus his lanky frame gives him some presence to make up for lack of acting ability. 

If it had been the drummer from, say, Husker Du, then it would have been a bit more eyebrow-raising.

I get what you're saying, but The Eagles were also huge and yet I can't help but feel that if they'd cast Don Henley as Kuato in Total Recall, it would have raised my eyebrows too.

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« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2021, 08:54:34 PM »
I get what you're saying, but The Eagles were also huge and yet I can't help but feel that if they'd cast Don Henley as Kuato in Total Recall, it would have raised my eyebrows too.
Fleetwood Mac were still a big deal in 1987, with 'Tango in the Night' selling very well, unlike the long-split Eagles.  And isn't Henley supposed to be an insufferable arsehole with - shall we say - 'murky' elements in his past?

Joe Walsh did turn up for a few seconds in the Blues Brothers, though.

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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2021, 10:17:01 PM »
Critical darling Michaela Coel has something like one line in one of the new Star Wars films. Then she gets blown up (spoiler)

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2021, 10:17:41 PM »
I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but the names that scrolled by during one of the news broadcast's credits in "Anchorman":



Because they were both friends with the producer who popped them in there for a laugh, pre-fame for both of them.

DJ Bob Hoskins

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2021, 10:36:21 PM »
Fleetwood Mac were still a big deal in 1987, with 'Tango in the Night' selling very well, unlike the long-split Eagles.  And isn't Henley supposed to be an insufferable arsehole with - shall we say - 'murky' elements in his past?

That all makes sense, but I still find it an odd bit of casting, as opposed to say, Bowie in Labyrinth, which seems like a natural choice.

As for Henley, I had no idea about his past and I cannot stand The Eagles, but having just read about his 1980 arrest on his Wikipedia page: fucking hell, you’re not wrong.


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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2021, 10:47:49 PM »
I remember more of Glenn Frey’s mid-late eighties acting gigs than anything that Henley ever did.

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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2021, 10:53:25 PM »
Glenn Fey does a decent turn in Miami Vice

mothman

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« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2021, 06:25:19 PM »
Yeah, that seemed to be the high point of his career but it was still a good’un.

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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2021, 06:49:09 PM »
Finally properly watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show the other night, good fun... as has been mentioned on here before, Christopher Biggins plays one of the Transylvanians. Odd to see the On Safari host almost get run over by Meatloaf on his motorbike.

According to IMDb:

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Vincent Price was offered the role of the Criminologist, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. He was interested in the role as he had seen the West End musical and loved it.

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2021, 07:02:00 PM »
I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but the names that scrolled by during one of the news broadcast's credits in "Anchorman":



Because they were both friends with the producer who popped them in there for a laugh, pre-fame for both of them.

I was surprised to see Adam Scott in a fairly substantial role in The Aviator from 2004.

I didn't think Jon Hamm even existed before Mad Men, and a brief look at his Wikipedia more or less confirms that[1].
 1. It also confirms that he was arrested for torturing a pledge in his fraternity, including lighting him on fire and forcing a "hammer claw" around his testicles!

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« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2021, 07:18:08 PM »
Cathal Smyth AKA Chas Smash out of Madness in Plan B's Ill Manors (2012)


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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2021, 07:35:30 PM »
On the subject of musicians making surprising cameos, The Clash turned up for a few blink and you'll miss 'em seconds in The King of Comedy.



https://dangerousminds.net/comments/that_time_the_clash_appeared_in_martin_scorseses_the_king_of_comedy

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Apparently both Scorsese and Robert De Niro were huge Clash fans and saw them during their famous series of seventeen concerts at Bonds International Casino in Times Square during May and June of 1981.

Aside from the band going out to bars a few times with the director and actor, it’s mentioned in several Clash biographies—and several about Scorsese, too—that Gangs of New York was originally something he envisioned for the group!

I mean, that would've been awful.

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« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2021, 07:41:18 PM »
And Gérard Depardieu

mothman

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2021, 08:25:06 PM »
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I was surprised to see Adam Scott in a fairly substantial role in The Aviator from 2004.

Not exactly substantial, but he’s at the conn of the Defiant in Star Trek: First Contact in 1996.



… and that’s his twelfth credit acc. to IMDb. With his first being in REM’s “Drive” video in 1992. It’s kinda weird to think of someone who looks quite youthful having a career that goes back thirty years!

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2021, 09:39:42 PM »
I think the biggest shocker for me was watching Blade 2, not knowing anything about it really other than it was a sequel to a film I liked, and seeing Cat from Red Dwarf as some sort of ninja vampire. That was quite the reveal when he took his hood off, though probably not for the reasons intended.

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2021, 10:06:57 PM »
Mick F. went through an acting phase in the late 80s, also played an alien in Star Trek TNG, but under so much prosthetics as to be unrecognisable.

See also Iggy Pop as a Cardassian. Even under heavy make-up, that bone structure is unmistakeable!

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« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2021, 09:16:40 AM »
I think the biggest shocker for me was watching Blade 2, not knowing anything about it really other than it was a sequel to a film I liked, and seeing Cat from Red Dwarf as some sort of ninja vampire. That was quite the reveal when he took his hood off, though probably not for the reasons intended.

That was the surprise? Not one of Bros being the main villain?

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« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2021, 09:24:56 AM »
That was the surprise? Not one of Bros being the main villain?
Never seen Blade 2, but I remember going to watch Hellboy 2 at the cinema and being surprised at the end when Luke Goss' name popped up in the credits (again as the main villain). He was under a fair bit of make-up, if I remember right, hence not noticing it was him.

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2021, 09:44:24 AM »
Not exactly substantial, but he’s at the conn of the Defiant in Star Trek: First Contact in 1996.



… and that’s his twelfth credit acc. to IMDb. With his first being in REM’s “Drive” video in 1992. It’s kinda weird to think of someone who looks quite youthful having a career that goes back thirty years!

When I first saw Party Down, I genuinely thought he was in his mid-late 20s. He was 36 when the first season came out. He just has one of those baby faces.

BeardFaceMan

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2021, 10:02:46 AM »
That was the surprise? Not one of Bros being the main villain?

Yes, because he had always been asking the question of when will he be famous so it was just a matter of time, to see the Cat in a proper Hollywood film was more suprising.

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« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2021, 01:52:23 PM »
Going back to the OP, Garfield Morgan in The Odessa File also jarring

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« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2021, 04:30:52 PM »
Reece Shearsmith as a priest in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

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« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2021, 07:28:48 PM »
Critical darling Michaela Coel has something like one line in one of the new Star Wars films. Then she gets blown up (spoiler)

Fandom.com names her character as "Unidentified female Resistance monitor", so I guess nobody's got round to writing multiple licensed spin-off novels about her yet. Let's check in 5 years though.

mothman

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2021, 08:41:58 PM »
I May Death Star You.

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« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2021, 07:48:26 AM »
Reece Shearsmith as a priest in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Little Simz in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2021, 08:45:26 AM »
Reece Shearsmith as a priest in Venom: Let There Be Carnage


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« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2021, 09:23:58 AM »
Reece Shearsmith as a priest in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Does he do a shit American voice like he did in that Apple TV sci-fi show that I watched one episode of and forgot about?

dead-ced-dead

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2021, 09:27:43 AM »
Does he do a shit American voice like he did in that Apple TV sci-fi show that I watched one episode of and forgot about?

He does, but he has two lines or so, so it's not on for long enough to register.

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Re: A new 'surprized by the appearance of' thread.
« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 05:18:40 PM »
Les the pub landlord from Men Behaving Badly in Hellraiser.

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« Reply #59 on: Today at 10:18:05 AM »
Lou Beale in “Xtro”

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