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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 05:05:46 AM »

Bill Murray does it at the end of Scrooged, trying to get the audience to sing along.

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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2012, 11:12:35 AM »

Also Macaulay Culkin does it quite a lot in the Home Alone Films.
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« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2012, 10:28:05 PM »

Also Macaulay Culkin does it quite a lot in the Home Alone Films.

That is a staple component of John Hughes movies. Anthony Michael Hall does it in Sixteen Candles, Jon Cryer does it in Pretty in Pink, I think Judd Nelson does it in The Breakfast Club, and Matthew Broderick does it all through Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2012, 12:05:24 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2012, 06:03:59 AM »

and of course

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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2012, 09:24:02 AM »

The Beetles talk to the audiance at the end of Yellow Submarine. 

There's the end fight in Blazing Saddles where it breaks right out of the movie set and continues through movies other people are filming. 

There's also the scene in Gremlins 2 where the Gremlins mess up the film.  Depending on which versions you're watching, they either get John Wayne or Hulk Hogan to threaten the gremlins to get the movie started again. 

In Repossessed, the devil shows off her power by causing the film to break. 
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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »

IMAGINE ME AND YOU has a pretty good one at the very end...Heck turns and smiles to the camera when he realizes the girl on the plane next to him "likes" him.  It's the perfect ending for this character.
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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2012, 12:35:10 PM »

Russ Meyer uses it a lot too. Especially Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra Vixens.
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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2012, 03:08:20 AM »

These aren't exactly fourth wall breaks in the sense of speaking to the audience, but they draw attention to the fact that they are acting.

One of my favourite sketches and fourth wall breaks is from A Bit of Fry and Laurie, where Hugh Laurie looks pointedly at Stephen Fry and says, "I don't know how you're going to finish this (sketch)."

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Another is a what I believe is a Monty Python sketch.  A group of people are on a desert island, and we watch their progress as they run out of food and start to starve.  Then one of them points at the camera and says, 'wait a minute, what's that over there?'  The scene cuts to a wide shot of the group running towards the camera crew that were filming them!  Soon after, they have eaten all the camera crew's food, and you see the camera crew has joined them in starvation.  Then one of the camera crew points directly into the camera and says, 'wait a minute!'  Then there's another wide shot of both groups running towards a second camera crew!  And on it goes...
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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2012, 11:42:58 AM »

The recent Muppets movie was a very good about having these forth wall breaks.  I love the one where they suggest travel by map and cue the Indiana Jones style of traveling.
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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2012, 12:38:57 PM »

     The ROAD pictures had so many of them, you can't count them.

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« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2012, 07:28:29 PM »

Nice thread. without doubt my favourite has to be the guy at the bar at the end of THE BIG LEBOWSKI. love the way they did it, perfect way to end a film

also - just in my opinion - I have to say I found the 4th wall break in FUNNY GAMES to be annoying and unnecessary, kind of like they were trying too hard to be different/original etc...
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« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2012, 07:49:22 PM »

Mr. Benedict's conversation with the audience in Last Action Hero.
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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2012, 09:11:04 PM »

THE BEAST MUST DIE has almost a '5th' wall break, in the sense that the whole film stops and a narrator speaks to you/the audience telling you to try and make your mind up about who the werewolf is, then you get a 30 second countdown, then the film carries on from where it left off..
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