Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence,” his rigorous look at the challenge of religious devotion, didn’t get much of an audience, which means that his cameo appearance in the film didn’t get much notice. However, it’s also a pretty well hidden one, coming at the end of an emotionally draining movie where you’re likely not keeping an eye out for an appearance by the director.
However, Twitter user Ian Mantgani (via The Independent) certainly caught Scorsese’s little turn, coming in the final moments of the film, as he plays a European visitor to Japan. Indeed, dressed in old timey garb and wearing a big hat, it’s not a shock that almost everyone missed it.
We don't talk enough about Scorsese's blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the closing chapter of Silence. pic.twitter.com/NsUWJghNtK
— Ian Mantgani (@mant_a_tangi) March 15, 2017
While he might not stick out like Alfred Hitchcock, Scorsese has also made a habit of a frequently appearing in his films, sometimes even if it’s just his voice. Fandor has done a great job of putting together a supercut of his onscreen roles….but even they missed Scorsese in “Silence.” Maybe there’s a few more in the director’s back catalogue waiting to be discovered for the first time…