Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman and More Star in (Fake) Dramatic Film Versions of Classic YouTube Videos for Jimmy Kimmel

By March 3, 2014

The conversation about last night’s Academy Awards continues to flow into this afternoon as everyone takes to social media and comment sections across the internet to talk about who should have won (here’s the full list of those who did), who had the best speech (I think it was McConaughey, personally), and to rehash every other detail about the ceremony. (Seriously, John Travolta? Adele Dazeem? WTF?)

But what happened after the ceremony ended was also of note. No, I’m not talking about hookups, parties, or post-Oscars interviews – I’m talking about the fake movie trailers that Jimmy Kimmel releases every year immediately following the Oscars. This year, he gathered an eclectic group of big-name actors to appear in dramatic renderings of popular YouTube videos. To say which ones are parodied would give away some of the jokes, so I’ll just let you check them out below.

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  • John A Casey

    LMFAO! Who dreams this stuff up. Stupid overly creative geniuses. I almost fell out of my chair on the Ameowadeus clip. I can’t stand it!!! McConaughey ran away with for sure!

  • Susan P Graham

    OH DEAR GOD!!!! I am crying here! Those were the funniest things I have ever seen. The David after the dentist clip. This reminds me of the golden days of SNL!

  • Richard R Moore

    Why can’t we have a show of nothing but these clips. I laughed so hard I thought I would pass out. I hope the Academy creates a category for just this kind of thing. Truly hilarious!