Quentin Tarantino is known to regularly appearances in his own films. However, the tradition of directors delivering a cameo in their own movies is a longstanding practice that can trace back to Alfred Hitchcock in the 1950’s. From George Lucas in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith to Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the cameos range from fleeting instances to full-on supporting roles. In a recent supercut put together by Digg, a chronicle of directors making cameos includes some surprising participants that you may have missed while watching the films. Check out the full video above.