10/13/2011 01:56 pm ET | Updated Dec 13, 2011

News Anchor Movie Cameos: Rachel Maddow In 'Ides Of March' (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Fans of Rachel Maddow will be glad to know that the MSNBC host is making a cameo in the recently released political drama "Ides of March." Her appearance in the movie, which stars Ryan Gosling as an idealistic campaign staffer for George Clooney's character, is her first cameo, according to IMDB.

Of course, news anchors are no stranger to the silver screen, where they often appear as themselves reporting the news in political and action flicks. Who's made some of the most prominent cameos? Anchors from the "Today" show have been in at least three movies interviewing characters as part of the plot, and Chris Matthews has made at least a whopping seven cameos.

Below, see some of the other news anchors who have taken a break from their desks to make their Hollywood debuts. Tell us in the comments if you think of others and let us know which roles you loved -- and which you didn't.

News anchors in the movies