One of HBO’s most well-liked original series was Entourage. The sitcom, which aired from 2004 to 2011, followed aspiring actor Vincent Chase and his pals as they made their way through Hollywood. These companions included his manager Eric “E” Murphy, his driver Turtle, his half-brother Johnny “Drama” Chase, and his famous agency Ari Gold. Since the series was set in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, several famous people made cameo appearances. Cameo appearances from the worlds of sports, music, television, and film were featured in the series.
The Entourage cast met a lot of well-known people throughout the course of eight seasons and 96 episodes. Which cameos, though, were the best? These were the names that appeared briefly in one or two episodes, as opposed to actors like Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Mandy Moore, and Anna Faris who throughout the course of an arc played fictionalised versions of themselves. These were the cameos that, looking back, stood out at the time and are still significant today.
Gal Gadot’s performance in Entourage is noteworthy because not only is she portraying a character, but she is also appearing before she rose to fame. Years before her appearance as Wonder Woman in the DC Universe, her episode, Amongst Friends, aired in 2009, just a few months after Fast & Furious. She amusingly portrays Vincent Chase, who starred in an Aquaman film, as his date in the Entourage universe, creating a sort of Wonder Woman and Aquaman combination.
James Cameron, who made a recurrent cameo appearance in the show’s second and third seasons as himself, had one of the most notable cameos. Even though he featured in multiple episodes, he was rarely given more than one scene per appearance. The fictitious Aquaman film’s director in the series is Cameron.
Between his 12-year break between Titanic and Avatar, Cameron’s episodes aired from 2005 to 2006. It’s ironic to consider that in 2006, the show need Cameron’s assistance to persuade viewers that an Aquaman movie might bring in $1 billion worldwide.
M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan, the director of Touchstone Pictures, made an appearance as himself in season four as one of Ari’s clients, whom Ari is obliged to stay up and read his most recent script before the next morning because of his movie’s enormous box office potential. In the cameo, Shyamalan is shown filming an American Express commercial in a cemetery, playing off his reputation as a horror director with his friendlier demeanour.
Shyamalan has only experienced one box office failure prior to the episode’s 2007 airing with Lady in the Water. After The Happening, The Last Airbender, and After Earth, one wonders if Ari would have gone to such lengths to try to maintain him as a client so desperately, or if he would have hung around for his new career turnaround with Split, Glass, Old, and the impending A Knock at the Cabin.
Martin Scorsese is without a doubt the most well-known and reputable celebrity that Entourage has ever featured. The renowned director makes an appearance in the season five finale and telephones Vince to give him a part in the impending modern-day New York-set adaptation of The Great Gatsby. There is something fitting about a filmmaker so strongly identified with the city making a cameo on the programme, and he is undoubtedly the most elegant guest star on Entourage, given that the main protagonists of the series are from New York.
Matt Damon enjoys making appearances in movies. In Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Eurotrip, Deadpool 2, Interstellar, and both of the Thor films—Ragnarök and Love and Thunder—he made brief appearances. In Entourage, Damon plays himself, if not a more heightened and intense version of himself, and he is pressing Vince to give money to a charity that helps feed hungry children. One of the series’ high points is when Damon freaks out in the post-credit scene because he plays the entire part straight, which makes it much funny.
Peter Dinklage makes a surprise appearance as himself in The Sundance Kids, the second season episode, years before he became one of the stars of HBO’s Game of Thrones. In fact, Dinklage’s performance in The Station Agent was mentioned earlier in the same season. Knowing that Dinklage would later star in a show that would surpass Entourage in popularity on the same network in just seven years makes it fascinating to look back and see him in Entourage.
In the season one finale, Scarlett Johansson makes a brief appearance as herself. E pulls off the seemingly impossible and actually secures Vince a date with the celebrity in order to show Vince that he can be his manager. Johansson is up for the appearance, even if she practically phones it in (she is never on-screen with the main cast), and it is still a wonderful surprise for the conclusion of the season, even though it is concerning that she is being used as a prop for E to get Vince to prove his worth as a manager.
In season seven, Vincent Chase starts pursuing a new superhero idea called Air-Walker, which is based on a real Stan Lee-created Marvel Comics character. The series features a cameo by Stan Lee, known as the “king of cameos.” Similar to Stan Lee’s Marvel cameos, he only makes an appearance in one scene, but he makes the most of it.
The idea of an Air-Walker movie still appears silly, but considering that the Guardians of the Galaxy movies have introduced aspects of Air-past, Walker’s like as the knowledge that he is from Xandar, this idea does not seem as outlandish as it did in 2010.
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