Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Onion AV Club staff posted a list of their 19 Favorite One-Scene Cameos in cinema. Worth checking out, especially for the YouTube video links of each scene embedded in the article.
My favorite on the list is Dean Stockwell's short appearance in Blue Velvet. His performance of Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" wasn't part of the screenplay and was added on-set, but still gives me chills for it's bizarre creepiness. It's an example of one of those characters with so little screen time that only appears for a few minutes, but could have hours and hours of interesting back story.
I also love Jack Nance's small role in this scene. He's one of those wonderful actors that just didn't do enough during his lifetime...