I enjoyed the various cameos in 2015's The Big Short (which include Margot Robie, Selena Gomez and the late Anthony Bourdain).
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Spielberg in the Blues Brothers was also fun.
Now, Spielberg doesn't have much acting chops, but I'm usually impressed by the acting ability of directors. For instance, John Huston turned out to be a marvellous actor and Pollack was brilliant in Tootsie (mentioned upthread).
Last night I was watching Moneyball (2011) for the third time and Spike Jonze has a brilliantly excruciating role as the husband of Billy Bean's ex. He just kind of revels in the little nuances and it's totally ego-less in terms of being quite happy to play a role designed to be sneered at by the audience.
I suppose directors are ready and willing to play more character-actor type parts, which are usually enjoyable.
Moneyball has quite a few guest roles, including Joe Satriani playing the Star Spangled Anthem before a ball game.
Edited by Peter Martin on 21 August 2019 at 10:25am