12 Creators Who Had Brilliant Cameos In Their Own Work

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We all know that movies and shows are full of clever cameos -- celebrity buddies will pop up in each other's movies, or someone stopping by a film set will appear in a scene, or some famous person wants to jump into the spotlight for a sec.

But sometimes the creative force behind the movie -- the writer, the director, or some other visionary genius -- will pop up in one of their creations, and do so in such a clever, meta way that it's an instant Easter egg. For example ...

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