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10 Horror Directors Who Appeared in Movies They Didn’t Direct


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Canadian director David Cronenberg has a surprisingly large number of credits, as well as several performances that go well beyond the category of ‘cameo.’ With his intelligent look and soft-spoken demeanor, he has played a number of ‘men in suits,’ from a lawyer in Gus Van Sant’s To Die For..

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…to a hospital representative in Extreme Measures

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…to a gas company executive in the Canadian end of the world drama Last Night, seen here:

Cronenberg didn’t entirely escape the cameo world, appearing as a director in the Paul Giamatti film Barney’s Version.

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John Landis grabbed him as well, putting him in the Tom Arnold comedy The Stupids as a Postal Supervisor.

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But his most well-known performances on-screen are his appearances in two iconic horror films which he didn’t make. The first was as the evil Dr. Decker in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, seen below:

Just over a decade later, Cronenberg played another doctor, this time in the Friday the 13th world with Jason X:

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