I'm a little jealous that I didn't think of doing something like this first. The Onion AV Club has a new list entitled "Little more than a cameo: 19 stellar cinematic one-scene wonders." It's a list of great performances by actors who only showed up for one scene, and it's hard to argue with their top choice: Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross. His electrifying diatribe is a masterpiece of profanity, testosterone, and all-out awesomeness, perfectly encapsulating the feel of the movie.

The rest of the Onion's top five includes Ray Charles in The Blues Brothers, Pamela Anderson in Borat, Dean Stockwell in Blue Velvet, and Janeane Garofalo in The Cable Guy. And if you're like the people who have been commenting on the article, you're already wondering: Where the hell is Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction?! As one person pointed out, they could do a separate list just for great Walken cameos, including Pulp Fiction, True Romance, and Annie Hall for starters.

If you scroll down, you'll find Onion writer Nathan Rabin conceding that they "dropped the ball" on Walken, as well as on Alfred Molina in Boogie Nights. I'm glad he said that. I'd much rather think they simply forgot something than that they considered it and didn't think it was worthy.

But who else are they missing? That's the real fun part of these lists, of course. Fire away!
categories Cinematical