A lot of people headed out to the cinema over the holiday weekend and the box office returns prove that most of those people went to go see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and if you did, you saw a hidden cameo from comedian Stephen Colbert. But just because the cameo was in there, it doesn’t mean that you caught it however thanks to Colbert and David Letterman, Colbert brief cameo in the movie has been officially pointed out and revealed.
The cameo takes place in the Laketown spy scene and Colbert is only on screen for the briefest of moments, but if you look closely he’s definitely there.
Still didn’t catch it? Don’t feel bad, it goes by super fast but thankfully we now have a still image from the film that reveals Colbert’s cameo from the brief scene he’s featured in.
Peter Jackson hasn’t shied away from including cameos like this in his movies and he himself hasn’t shied away from appearing in cameo roles in films of other directors he admires and respects. Colbert is a self-proclaimed Lord of the Rings geek so it’s no surprise that he jumped at the chance to appear in the film, even if it was for only a few brief moments.