02/28/2012 08:43 am ET Updated Apr 29, 2012

Stephen King And Other Movie Cameos By Famous Authors

If you've paid any attention to the Oscar movies this year, you may have noticed that many of them started out as books.

In fact, six of the nine Best Picture nominees were sold on bookshelves before making the move to the silver screen: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "War Horse," "The Descendants," "The Help," "Hugo" and "Moneyball."

Some of those authors like to wink at those in the know by appearing in the movies based on their books. Keep your eyes peeled for these writer cameos the next time you're enjoying one of their movies.

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