With movies teeming with sequels, reboots, and remakes in recent years, it’s been quite common to see famous stars return in iconic roles. The emotion was also in brief and surprising cameos in well-known productions, such as the arrival of Charlie Cox in the role of Daredevil for Spiderman: no way home.
In addition to this, the arachnid movie also featured the presence of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their versions of Spider-Man. However, beyond Marvel and its well-known sequences with big names in the industry, other films also managed to include famous figures in their final cut.
In that sense, SenSacine magazine has compiled a list of the 10 most expensive cameos in film history. The relationship includes Brad Pitt and the fleeting sequence of him in Deadpool 2 and many more. Next, we tell you more details.
Marlon Brando in Superman
Marlon Brando, best known for playing Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather saga (whose theatrical release has already been announced), had a 10-minute cameo in 1978’s Superman, where he played the Kryptonian hero’s father. For his brief presence, added to a percentage of the box office, he received a total of $19 million.
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Brad Pitt in Deadpool 2
In this case, the money received by Brad Pitt is not as scandalous as Brando, but it did not stop being a large sum for the time it appeared. According to the aforementioned medium, the protagonist of World War Z received $1,000 per millisecond as an electrocuted Vanisherwork that only took him 30 minutes.
Charlie Sheen in Scary movie 5
For what was planned as an attempt at a sexual scene, Charlie Sheen was called to share a scene with Lindsay Lohan in Scary movie 5. For a day’s work, the actor received 250,000 dollars.
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Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mark Hamill’s cameo is perhaps one of the most impressive, since it had no lines and was short-lived. Clearly, appearing in one of the highest-grossing franchises in the world played a big factor, and the performer knew that very well. In this way, he got a million dollars.
Sean Connery in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Released in 1991, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves brought together big names in its cast, such as Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman (Professor Snape in the Harry Potter saga). among the cast, Sean Connery was paid $500,000 for his appearance as Richard the Lionheart.
Part of that payment went to charities.
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Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson in The Other Guys
Titled in Latin America as Spare Police, The Other Guys featured Dwayne Johnson. The actor even appeared on the official posters and in the trailer, according to SensaCine. Even so, after some scenes that led to his death in fiction, the former professional wrestler pocketed 9 million dollars.
Hugh Jackman in X-Men: First Class
Unlike previous cases, Hugh Jackman received no money for returning as Wolverine for X-Men: First Class. However, the aforementioned portal explained that Fox made a large donation to the artist’s children’s school to compensate for his screen time. Considering that according to Men’s Health, the actor earned as much as $20 million for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, estimates for a cameo look pretty promising.
Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross: Success at Any Cost
Despite having Kevin Spacey Jonathan Pryce, Alan Arkin and Al Pacino in the cast, the appearance of Alec Baldwin did not go unnoticed and for his scenes, which he shot in three days, he received a sum of $250,000.
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Ving Rhames in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Ving Rhames is not an unknown face in the Mission: Impossible franchise, but his final scene with Tom Cruise, according to the SensaCine report, cost the production about $7.7 million.
Michael Biehn in Alien 3
Although it is not known exactly how much Michael Biehn charged for his cameo in Alien 3, the aforementioned medium commented that the actor asked that the scene of his death in the film be rewritten, for which he would have received double what was initially agreed in his millionaire contract.