cameo role

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07:54 Nov 30, 2008
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Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: cameo role
Definition from The Documentary Site:
A brief but memorable role that usually appears in only a few scenes and with few speaking lines. Prominent actors are typically cast in these parts.

Example sentence(s):
  • For whatever reason, be it a deep-seated desire to act, a lack of a casting budget, or just “if you want something done right, do it yourself”, many directors at some point in their careers have stepped out from behind the camera to act. This is typically in a smaller, cameo role, and often with varying degrees of success: sometimes they’re completely natural and sometimes they bring the film to a screeching halt. And sometimes you’d never even know they were there. Cineleet
  • "Arnold Schwarzenegger will be invited to take a cameo role in a fourth Terminator movie. Producers want the Governor of California to make an appearance in the film. Terminator files
  • Julie played a cameo role in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), playing Madame Rosmerta. BBC Home
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Definition from Ordbog over det danske sprog:
En rolle, der udføres af en skuespiller “som gæst”.

Example sentence(s):
  • Han [Hank Azaria] er blevet nomineret/fået flere Emmy priser for roller som Nat i Mad About You (gæsterolle) og David i Friends (gæsterolle). - Wikipedia  
  • En gæsterolle i komedieserien »30 Rock« bliver til fast arbejde - Webavisen  
  • Chefproduceren på den amerikanske ABC-succes "Ugly Betty" bekræfter nu, at Victoria Beckham har sagt ja til en gæsterolle i serien. - JyllandsPosten  

Ordbogen har "gæste-rolle" med bindestreg, men det ser ud til at være mere normalt uden. Det engelsk/danske "cameo-rolle" bruges også.
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Local time: 04:28
Native speaker of: Danish
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Definition from own experience or research:
En cameo-rolle er en lille prægnant rolle spillet af en kendt person i en film.

Example sentence(s):
  • "Jagoda in the Supermarket", der er instrueret af Dusan Milic og produceret af ingen ringere end Emir Kusturica (der også optræder i en lille cameo-rolle som politichef), pakker nu det hele godt ind i noget, der skal ligne en satirisk farce og - vist nok - skal virke morsomt på en Dario Fo-absurd-måde. - Berlingske Tidende  
  • Poul Thomsen har en cameo-rolle som dyrepasser i filmen "Sprængfarlig Bombe". - wikipedia  

Ordet "gæsterolle" eksisterer også, men synes ofte at referere til gæsteoptræden i TV-serier.
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