Cap'n Caveman wrote:
Clint Eastwood was in "Rawhide"
I don't think that qualifies as a "bit" role, since he was the star of that show, which ran for about 8 years.
The first thing that came to mind was Eastwood's role in "Revenge of the Creature". I did not see that movie until I had already seen his spaghetti westerns, so it was more like why is a famous actor appearing in a bit part like that?
For the same reason he was singing--along with Lee Marvin--in "Paint Your Wagon."
Robert Duvall's debut was as Boo Radley in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Important character who appears on screen only in the last scene.
Bill Pullman in "Ruthless People." Actually a funny movie. Think 1980s--totally 1980s.
Brent Spiner had been in a number of things before his recurring role on "Night Court"--but it's that character I recognized him from: "Bob," said with a kind of abrupt drawl.