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Top Twenty Musicians Who Decided To Become Actors

A Seriously Random List XXIV / Brian Prisco

Music | November 18, 2008 | Comments ()


Thanks to Der Maus Haus, it’s become increasingly easier for synth-popped out kiddies to think they should be acting, and releasing an album, and then writing books and saturating the marketplace with themselves until their terrible little shelf lives expire like chunky milk. Here’s a list of actors and actresses who have proven that with the right material, it might actually work.

For the purposes of this list, I have left off anyone who hasn’t done more than one or two movies (Kid Rock, Norah Jones), or any roles where people played musicians, cameos, or variations on themselves (B.B. King).

As always, my word is sacrosanct.

20. Jack White
Standout movie: Cold Mountain

19. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Standout movie: Crash

18. Mandy Moore
Standout movie: Saved!

17. Frank Sinatra
Standout movie: The Manchurian Candidate

16. Sting
Standout movie: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

15. Justin Timberlake
Standout movie: Alpha Dog

14. Mark Wahlberg
Standout movie: Fear

13. Ice-T
Standout movie: New Jack City

12. Tina Turner
Standout movie: Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome

11. Ice Cube
Standout movie: Boyz N The Hood

10. Henry Rollins
Standout movie: “The Henry Rollins Show”

9. Donnie Wahlberg
Standout movie: “Band of Brothers”/ “Boomtown”

8. Mos Def
Standout movie: The Woodsman

7. Queen Latifah
Standout movie: Chicago

6. Bette Midler
Standout movie: Ruthless People, Drowning Mona

5. Cher
Standout movie: Moonstruck

4. Will Smith
Standout movie: Six Degrees of Separation

3. David Bowie
Standout movie: Labyrinth

2. Tupac Shakur
Standout movie: Juice

1. Dwight Yoakam
Standout movie: Sling Blade

Deliberate. Discuss. Dork out.







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