GLASSJAW, on 03 April 2012 - 01:43 PM, said:
I think he's playing on the technical definition. Isn't a "cameo" technically when a person appears briefly in a movie, playing their real life persona? By that I mean, wouldn't Cam Neely need to be playing Cam Neely in order for it to technically be a cameo? Which isn't the case, because he's Seabass.
From wikipedia: "Originally the phrase "cameo role" referred to a famous person who was playing no character, but him or herself. Like a cameo brooch
—a low-relief carving of a person's head or bust—the actor or celebrity is instantly recognizable. More recently, "cameo" has come to refer to any short appearances, whether as a character or as oneself.
A cameo can establish a character as being important without having much screen time. Examples of such cameos are Sean Connery
in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
, Ted Danson
in Saving Private Ryan
, Hugh Jackman
in X-Men: First Class
, Anthony Hopkins
in Mission: Impossible II
, George Clooney
in The Thin Red Line
, and Megan Fox
in The Dictator
. Jason Robards' uncredited appearance at the opening of "Enemy of the State" was brief but a key element of the plot."
Except for Megan Fox, all the examples of cameo's they give have the person playing a role different from themself. I think the person who replied to me either doesn't know Cam Neely is in the first movie or didn't know who I was talking about(thought I made it pretty obvious). Thats my take anyways.