It takes a true artist to realize themselves in fiction. Too few artists are capable of experiencing the revelation, the heart-breaking work of staggering genius, the unbearable weight of massive talent – or you can just, you know, have a complete lack of shame and self-awareness. Either will do. Whatever the situation, some artists revel in playing themselves for the camera. Here are some of the weirdest and most interesting times actors have just played their own selves, because sometimes the weirdest and most interesting role for you to play... is you. 

Especially if that you that you’re playing has superpowers, or is a mildly sympathetic lead role or a background character that no one pays attention to but is still more gorgeous than most people. Either way, sometimes the most interesting role is as the world's best, funniest, or most amazing actor of all time. And who can play that role better than...

Dorothy Gibson in 'Saved from the Titanic'

Actors who played themselves SAVED FROM THE TITANIC Dorothy Gibson An actress and Titanic survivor, Gibson was in this film made about her experience a mere five days after the disaster. CRACKED.COM

Source: Titanic Wiki

Arnold Scharzenegger in 'Last Action Hero'

Actors who played themselves g NO BA FRESH LAST ACTION HERO Woodod Arnold Schwarzenegger This film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger both as an action movie hero... and as his douchebag actor in the real-world. CRACKED.COM

Source: Gizmodo

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Bruce Willis (and Julia Roberts) in 'Ocean's Twelve'

Actors who played themselves OCEAN'S TWELVE Bruce Willis (and Julia Roberts, sort of) Tess bears a striking resemblance to Julia Roberts, which she exploits. She runs into Bruce Willis, played by Bruce Willis. CRACKED.COM

Source: Scene on YouTube

Robert Englund in 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare'

Actors who played themselves WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE Robert Englung Freddy's Englund, Nancy's Heather Langenkamp, and director Wes Craven all play themselves in this film about Freddy Krueger coming to life. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Kiss (and Shannon Tweed) in 'Detroit Rock City'

Actors who played themselves DETROIT ROCK CITY Kiss (and Shannon Tweed?) Kiss appears as themselves in the movie, as does Gene Simmons's wife, Shannon Tweed, playing an unnamed cougar. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Kevi Smith in 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'

Actors who played themselves DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION Kevin Smith Kevin Smith appeared as Kevin Smith - except as single man, to make out with a character on one of his favorite shows. CRACKED.COM

Source: Degrassi Wiki

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