The Good, the Bad, the Bogus: When Actors Play Themselves

Jun 11, 2013 Comments

In the comedy This Is the End, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride star as a group of Hollywood friends desperately seeking to survive the apocalyptic end of the world. The movie is filled with a host of familiar faces who play themselves, or at least characters based on their real-life personas. That makes them the inheritors of a rich Hollywood heritage; sometimes the results are good, sometimes bad, and sometimes just plain bogus. Which is which?

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