10 stars you totally missed in these music videos
It is not uncommon for celebrities to appear in music videos. More often than not, the celebrity will have a leading role in the video, which not only helps raise their profile, but also provides a wider appeal to the band or musician. Afterwards, some of the greatest music videos of all time featured celebrities. But sometimes famous people appear in music videos and you don’t even realize it.
In some cases, those stars have blinked and you’ll be missing a cameo for savvy celebrity hunters to spot; in others, they were unknown at the time and therefore totally unrecognizable. Read on to find out which 10 stars you totally missed in these video clips.
ten Ben Stiller in Tenacious D’s “Tribute”
Jack Black recently found himself in fashion due to a positive body scene from the 2003 hit Rock school, a movie that was pretty much black living out its rockstar fantasy.
But far from being an on-screen funnyman, Black actually has his own band: Tenacious D. Their 2002 song “Tribute” came with a hilarious music video, and if you really pay attention you can spot Ben. Stiller like a rock-obsessed black-pestered mall customer.
9 Zooey Deschanel in “She Has Problems” by Offspring
Like the kooky Jess Day on the sitcom New girl, Zooey Deschanel was an instigator of the “adorable” woman-child trope. So it makes sense that she appeared in an equally quirky music video, 1998’s “She’s Got Issues” by pop punk group The Offspring.
While Deschanel is famous for her brunette locks, she is largely unrecognizable in this video, sporting a punk red bob.
8 Malcolm McDowell in “Snuff” by Slipknot
English actor Malcolm McDowell and Iowa-based heavy metal band Slipknot aren’t two names you’d expect to say in the same sentence.
But in 2008, the iconic A clockwork orange The star was briefly featured in the masked group’s video for “Snuff,” as a hotel employee.
7 Chloë Sevigny In “Sugar Kane” By Sonic Youth
In the 90s, experimental New York rockers Sonic Youth were the epitome of cool. Likewise, actress Chloë Sevigny was the chic it girl of the time, so it’s only natural that the two would collaborate on a music video.
The 1992 music video for “Sugar Kane” features Sévigny, who is almost unrecognizable with a buzzcut.
6 Riz Ahmed in “Boys” by Charli XCX
While you almost certainly noticed Joe Jonas, Diplo and various other great musicians in British singer Charli XCX’s video “Boys”, there was another A-lister in the blink of an eye and you’ll miss his cameo.
Recently nominated for an Oscar for her much-acclaimed role in Sound of metal, in 2017, actor Riz Ahmed appeared in the video “Boys”. He can be seen cuddling a giant pink teddy bear.
5 Courtney Cox in “Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen
As we all look forward to the Friends reunion, maybe it’s time to think about how the venerable stars of the show gained the superstar status they now enjoy. For Courtney Cox, it all started with a cameo in a music video for none other than The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen.
Sporting cropped hair, Cox played an enthusiastic fan in the 1984 video for “Dancing in the Dark” and she was even invited on stage to dance with Springsteen.
4 Aubrey Plaza in “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” by Father John Misty
Parks and recreation Star Aubrey Plaza is known for his terse, deadpan humor, so she fits in perfectly with hipster musician Father John Misty.
Plaza directs the 2012 video for Misty’s song “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” and she mostly stages her messy acting at a hipster party – eating flowers, putting on face makeup and kissing with bearded guys .
3 Tracy Morgan in “Notorious BIG” by The Notorious BIG
Released posthumously following the tragic and still unresolved death of Biggie Smalls in 1997, the music video for “Notorious BIG” stars SNL and 30 Rock alum Tracy Morgan as security guard.
Although young and unknown at the time, Morgan exhibits his hilarious comedic timing in the video, as he takes on Sean Combs (then known as Puff Daddy), one of The Notorious B’s closest friends. .IG.
2 Georgina Chapman in Pulp’s “Common People”
After divorcing her husband, Harvey Weinstein, a sex offender, fashion designer Georgina Chapman was persona non grata, although she tried to rebuild her luxury brand, Marchesa.
Long before she became synonymous with the disgraced Weinstein, Chapman made an appearance in British indie rockers Pulp’s classic “Common People” video. A very young Chapman can be seen dancing in a blue crop top.
1 Aaron Paul in Korn’s “Thoughtless”
Long before he rose to fame as Jesse Pinkman on breaking Bad, a fresh-faced Aaron Paul appeared in nu-metal band Korn’s “Thoughtless” music video.
Despite looking conventionally good-looking in the video, Paul plays the obligatory “weird kid” who is inexplicably chosen by the high school jocks and ends up getting revenge.
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