A great cameo can actually completely redeem an otherwise horrible film (see number three on this list, for instance). I’m not exactly sure what the rules are with regard to cameos, but for my money, the best 1) are a complete surprise; 2) play either against type or lampoon their own celebridentities; and 3) are often completely superfluous to the main plot line.
This, folks, was probably one of the easiest seriously random lists I’ve ever put together, although the real number two spot would probably go to Zombieland. However, it’s still in theaters and though most of you are already familiar with the cameo, I don’t want to run the tiny risk of spoiling it. Plus, it’s not available on YouTube yet.
5. Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers
4. Ben Affleck, Gus Van Sant, Matt Damon in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
3. Matt Damon in Eurotrip
2. Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder
1. Neil Patrick Harris in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle