25 best movie cameos ever
Any of 39 Alfred Hitchcock films – Alfred Hitchcock (1927 – 1976)
Hitchcock's cameos are infamous – and the director actually had to start putting them earlier in his films so that audiences would concentrate on the plot rather than looking out for his distinctive portly frame. Probably his best-known cameo is his appearance with two small dogs in The Birds – though other films required him to be more inventive. In Lifeboat – set entirely aboard a, er, lifeboat – he appears in a newspaper advert for a fictional weight-loss drug.