The Sign appears in the background during a soccer match.
(Contributed by Yvanne Kennedy)
The Runaways (2010)
Directed by Floria Sigismondi.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Tatum O’Neill.
The Sign looms large in this coming-of-age biopic about 70’s teenage band The Runaways, including a scene where the band hangs out behind the letters of the Sign.
(Contributed by Beth McGroarty, Los Angeles, CA)
Starring Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith, Daniel Campbell.
No movie about star struck teens going to Hollywood would be complete without a mandatory shot of the Sign, and this popular Disney Channel Original Movie is no exception. The landmark also figures large in the promotional Bus Tour mini-films made for the film, as the film’s stars are taken on a special tour of glamorous Hollywood sights.
A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once pure high-school sweetheart has since become a pinup star. He and his girl-crazed best friend decide to take a cross-country road trip to crash a party at the Playboy mansion and win back the girl. The Hollywood Sign has a cameo as the guys near L.A. and are about to pull up to the mansion.
(Contributed by Steven Etzkorn)
Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief (2009)
Starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan.
Directed by Chris Columbus.
A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. The Sign appears towards the end, as the gate to Hades!
(Contributed by Carl Vincent & Shyla Harper)
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen.
Directed by Larry Charles.
Aspiring designer Bruno arrives in Hollywood amid glitz, glamour, and the Hollywood Sign.
(Contributed by Duff Ferguson)
Voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus.
Directed by Byron Howard and Chris Williams.
Bolt arrives in Hollywood and takes in a gorgeous view of the whole city with the Sign prominently in the background. While he stands there, two aspiring Hollywood writer pigeons approach Bolt to pitch a bird-brained script idea for his next movie.
Yes Man (2008)
Starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins.
Directed by Peyton Reed.
Near the end of the movie, where Carl is jogging with Allison and her yoga/jogging/photography group at the Griffith Park Observatory, the Hollywood Sign can be seen setting the stage in the background.
(Contributed by Randall Branam)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Starring Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman.
Directed by Tim Hill.
The Sign has a cameo near the middle of the movie when an establishing shot shows the home where Jason Lee lives with the Chipmunks.
(Contributed by Alyssah Lim)
Nancy Drew (2007)
Starring Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot, Tate Donovan.
Directed by Peyton Reed.
The Sign can be seen in the background (an animated version of this can be seen in the credits).