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Special Guests

TCM’s passion for classic movies has earned the respect of the world’s most admired directors, producers, writers and actors. Be sure to visit this site often for details about 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival special guests in the weeks ahead.

The TCM Classic Film Festival has featured appearances by:

Jim Abrahams, Debbie Allen, Allison Anders, Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Gillian Armstrong, Kevin Bacon, John Badham, John Bailey, Diane Baker, Rick Baker, Bob Balaban, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Ned Beatty, Warren Beatty, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Robert Benton, Theodore Bikel, Jacqueline Bissett, Ann Blyth, Peter Bogdanovich, John Boorman, Ernest Borgnine, Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges, James L. Brooks, Mel Brooks, Kevin Brownlow, Geneviève Bujold, Steve Burum, Charles Busch, Dyan Cannon, Mario Cantone, Leslie Caron, John Carpenter, Keith Carradine, Ruth E. Carter, Veronica Cartwright, “Baby Peggy” Diana Serra Cary, Dick Cavett, George Chakiris, Marge Champion, Anne V. Coates, Francis Ford Coppola, Billy Crystal, Alan Cumming, Tony Curtis, Joe Dante, Frank Darabont, Carl Davis, Bruce Dern, Caleb Deschanel, Dana Delany, Danny Devito, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angie Dickinson, Stanley Donen, Illeana Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss, Keir Dullea, Faye Dunaway, Robert Evans, Sally Field, Michael Feinstein, Rhonda Fleming, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, William Friedkin, Betty Garrett, Mitzi Gaynor, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elliot Gould, Topher Grace, Jennifer Grant, Lee Grant, Coleen Gray, Joel Grey, Pam Grier, Peter Guber, Steve Guttenberg, Taylor Hackford, Bill Hader, Molly Haskell, Tippi Hedren, Buck Henry, John Michael Higgins, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Houghton, Marsha Hunt, Tab Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Olivia Hussey, Chris Isaak, James Ivory, Norman Jewison, Quincy Jones, Shirley Jones, Anna Karina, Stacy Keach, Anna Kendrick, Callie Khouri, Susan Kohner, Barbara Kopple, Nancy Kwan, David Ladd, Martin Landau, John Landis, Angela Lansbury, Sherry Lansing, Piper Laurie, George Lazenby, Ruta Lee, Spike Lee, Terry Leonard, Barry Levinson, Jerry Lewis, Christopher Lloyd, Norman Lloyd, Gina Lollabrigida, Sophia Loren, Jon Lovitz, Lulu, A.C. Lyles, Ali MacGraw, Shirley MacLaine, Leonard Maltin, Rob Marshall, Jerry Mathers, Tim Matheson, Marlee Matlin, Albert Maysles, Tom McCarthy, Patty McCormack, Malcolm McDowell, Steve McQueen, Dennis Miller, Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills, Liza Minnelli, Walter Mirisch, Juanita Moore, Rita Moreno, Robert Morse, Mira Nair, Marni Nixon, Kim Novak, France Nuyen, Margaret O’Brien, Maureen O’Hara, Nancy Olson, Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole, Simon Pegg, Ron Perlman, Tyler Perry, Lori Petty, Jim Piddock, Christopher Plummer, Sidney Poitier, Jane Powell, Paula Prentiss, Luise Rainer, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Paul Reiser, Maggie Renzi, Burt Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Richardson, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Fred Roos, Richard Roundtree, Barbara Rush, Kurt Russell, Meg Ryan, Eva Marie Saint, Julian Sands, John Sayles, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese, Jane Seymour, Mark Shaiman, Martin Sheen, Ron Shelton, Richard Sherman, Martin Short, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, John Singleton, Russ Tamblyn, Quentin Tarantino, Joan Tewkesbury, John Toll, Robert Towne, Robert Townsend, Cicely Tyson, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Jon Voight, Max Von Sydow, Robert Wagner, Eli Wallach, Don Was, Adam West, Haskell Wexler, Leonard Whiting, Fred Willard, Esther Williams, John Williams, Debra Winger, Jane Withers, Edgar Wright, Michael York, David Zucker, Jeff Zucker and many others.