Glass Onion, the long-awaited sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, features a packed all-star cast. Daniel Craig returns as legendary detective Benoit Blanc and is joined by new characters played by Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Edward Norton and Madelyn Cline. In the film, Norton stars as Miles Bron, a tech billionaire who accompanies his friends on a private island getaway. Things go wrong very quickly.
In addition to the announced cast, “Glass Onion” also features some very funny guest appearances. Ahead, those are all the “Glass Onion” cameos.
The legendary cellist makes a brief appearance at Birdie Jay’s (Kat Hudson) lockdown-breaking party at the beginning of the film. He helps the friends solve the puzzle box sent by Miles.
Hoffman plays Duke Cody’s (Dave Bautista) mother. She also helps unlock the puzzle box (and is way better than everyone else on her tests). The legendary comedian recently starred in both seasons of Only Murders in the Building.
Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Natasha Lyonne
Before Benoit gets the case, he’s spending most of his time in the bath stuck in a lockdown-related depression. On one laptop he’s playing the game Among Us – which was hugely popular in 2020 – and on another he’s zooming in on the friends he’s playing with. these friends? Sondheim, Lansbury, Abdul-Jabbar and Lyonne, all appearing as themselves in the film. The film marks the final film appearances of Sondheim, who died in 2021, and Lansbury, who died in October.
Hawke has a very small cameo appearance in the film as the man who meets the guests at the dock in Greece. He’s giving them all some sort of oral vaccine that protects them from COVID-19.
Joseph Gordon Levitt
Gordon-Levitt is the voice of Miles’ watch. He previously worked with director Rian Johnson on the film Looper.
Williams has one of the funniest cameos on Glass Onion. During the film, Blanc and one of the guests meet for a discussion at the island’s gym. Behind is a giant screen touting a workout program taught by none other than Williams. It looks like a still image for most of their chat — until Williams moves and asks if they need her to guide her at a workout. It seems like Miles is paying the greatest athlete of all time to wait for him all day in case he wants to train. Brilliant.
Grant plays Blanc’s husband. He opens the door to Blanc’s house when a visitor appears with a puzzle box. Unfortunately, we don’t get scenes of the two husbands kissing, but there’s always the sequel.
Renner and Leto do not appear in the film, but they are often mentioned. Miles serves his friends hard kombucha made and sold by Leto (who doesn’t have a hard kombucha brand in real life). Later in the film, Miles offers guests some of Renner’s homemade hot sauce, an appropriate pairing of celebrity food given that Renner did admirably well on a 2021 episode of “Hot Ones.”