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41 Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
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Chevy Chase

Video: You Can Call Me Al
Artist: Paul Simon
Year: 1987

Alongside Dire Straits’ cigar-chomping robots in Money For Nothing, Peter Gabriel’s stop-motioned Sledgehammer and that one by Berlin in that aeroplane graveyard, You Can Call Me Al is one of those ‘80s videos everyone remembers. And no wonder: Chevy Chase and Paul Simon’s odd-couple chemistry was the inspiration of SNL’s Lorne Michaels. It was Michaels who pioneered the now-staple gag of having the actor steal the musician’s lines (see also: Ben Stiller/Jack Johnson, Fiona Apple/Zach Galifianakis). The height difference brought extra helpings of silly too, Chase towering over the tiny Simon like some kind of trumpet-playing kraken.

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1 Harold Shand??
What about Bob Hoskins' in Jamie T's 'Sheila'? More

Posted by shitneck on Thursday August 22, 2013, 21:10

2 RE: 26 Great (And Not So Great) Music Video Cameos
How about Elijah Wood in the video to The Apples In Stereo's loorrsten Dunst in Savage Garden's video for I Loved YouLoads of weird cameos from film stars in music videos, I doubt we'll ever exhaust the list! More

Posted by rigsterblaster on Tuesday March 20, 2012, 21:55

3 RE: There are loads of cameos out there
oh right, end of discussion. More

Posted by terlot on Saturday March 17, 2012, 01:19

4 RE: How DARE you forget...............
L: Necroscope6408 How on earth could anyone forget the late, great Freddie Mercury swordfighting with Christopher Lambert in the video for Princes of the Universe by Queen or Rhys Ifans in the excellent video for Oasis' The Importance of Being Idle. Empire, I suggest you compile a top 100 list rather than a very poor 26. Whoever put this together really does not know their "stuff." a nanosoceond - literally BLINK and you would miss him.......pity though More

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5 RE: How DARE you forget...............
Nickelback's Rockstar got a bunch of cameos. More

Posted by Luggen on Saturday April 9, 2011, 12:44

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