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Even casual fans of Alfred Hitchcock are familiar with the director's cameo appearances in his films, a quirk that began in 1927 with Hitch's fifth film 'The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog' and quickly became one of the director's cinematic trademarks. As the appearances became less and less esoteric, fans of the thriller filmmaker would often make a game out of trying to spot the portly extra, eventually forcing Hitchcock to make his appearance early to avoid any superfluous distractions to the film. Even casual fans of Alfred Hitchcock are familiar with the director's cameo appearances in his films, a quirk that began in 1927 with Hitch's fifth film 'The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog' and quickly became one of the director's cinematic trademarks. As the appearances became less and less esoteric, fans of the thriller filmmaker would often make a game out of trying to spot the portly extra, eventually forcing Hitchcock to make his appearance early to avoid any superfluous distractions to the film.

Throughout his 60-film career, Hitchcock can be spotted in nearly 40 movies, oftentimes as a passerby walking down the street or random face in the crowd visible for a second before disappearing from view. While he often appeared in physical form, circumstances sometimes forced alternative solutions. In 'Lifeboat,' filmed entirely on a boat (thus making a in-person cameo a bit awkward, to say the least), it's Hitchcock that appears in a weight loss ad in a newspaper. The director can also be seen in photographic form in a class reunion photo in 1954's 'Dial M For Murder.'

With the news that Will Smith is considering a remake of 'Suspicion,' Hitchcock's 1941 film starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, we thought it'd be a good time to look back on some of the director's most memorable cameo appearances. Of course, next time you watch a Hitchcock film, feel free to consult this handy list of appearances to play along at home.