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Insanely Expensive Celeb Guest Appearances We Still Can’t Believe These Studios Agreed To

Insanely Expensive Celeb Guest Appearances We Still Cant Believe These Studios Agreed To

If you are famous enough, you can make it to the coveted roster of being an actor who managed to bag some of the most insanely expensive celeb guest appearances. These expensive celeb guest appearances cost a fortune for the studio. Were they worth it? Did the actors making such short appearances in the film even make a dent on its box office sales? We will let you guys be the judge of that. These celeb cameos make things hilarious and intriguing at the same time.

Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5 – $250,000

Expensive Celeb Guest Appearances
Scary Movie V

While he is still a figure of controversy today, Charlie Sheen was all the rage back then when Scary Movie 5 came out. The former Two and a Half Men actor appeared for a few short scenes alongside Lindsay Lohan in the fifth spoof comedy movie. Charlie Sheen’s role remains one of the most expensive celeb guest appearances in parody movie history. He was paid close to $250,000 to be roped into the movie. And his scenes were so short that filming for him wrapped up in just one day of the shoot.

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $1 Million

Expensive Celeb Guest Appearances
The Force Awakens

The actor Mark Hamill shot to international fame after he starred as Luke Skywalker in the Star wars original trilogy. While he wasn’t there in the prequel trilogy, Disney and Lucasfilm brought him in for the sequel trilogy. His fees were staggering to say the least. The seasoned film actor only appeared for a few seconds at the very end of The Force Awakens. You would be surprised to know that the guy was paid a Million dollars just for those few moments. seldom do we come across expensive celeb guest appearances that cost this much in a movie.

Sean Connery in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – $1 Million

Expensive Celeb Guest Appearances
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was a 1991 film that had an incredible line up to boast. It had acting heavyweights like Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, and Alan Rickman. Every fan was eagerly waiting to watch this movie back in 1991. The viewers were in for one hell of a surprise when they saw sean Connery in the surprise role of Ricardo Corazón de León. Connery was paid $500,000 for the role, which adjusted to inflation today becomes more than $1 Million. The late James Bond actor donated most of the money he earned from the movie (in one of the 90’s most expensive celeb guest appearances) to charity.

Hugh Jackman in X-Men: First Class – Undisclosed

Costliest Celeb Guest Appearances
X-Men: First Class

Hugh Jackman has a cameo appearance in X-men: First Class, the first of the prequel series of X-men movies. Even though he only appeared for about less than 20 seconds in the film, he agreed to the role based on two conditions. Fox would make a sizeable charitable donation to his children’s school. And he must also be be allowed to be the only character to slur on screen in the movie. Fox agreed to both conditions. The amount Fox donated to Jackman’s children’s school isn’t known but is theorized to be more than a Million at the very least.

Dwayne Johnson in The Other Guys: $9 Million

Big-Budget Celeb Guest Appearances
The Other Guys

The Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell action comedy movie made headlines when the trailer and posters showed the Rock and Samuel L Jackson in it. Fans of the former pro-wrestler were convinced he had a major part in the film. Viewers were in for a major letdown of a twist. In the first few minutes of the film, The Rock’s character jumps off of a building and plunges to his death. Dwayne Johnson earned a hefty $9 Million for his short appearance. That is one of the most insanely expensive celeb guest appearances in Hollywood.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.