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Reeve Carney Ready To Capture Jeff Buckley's 'True Essence'

21 December 2012 5:00 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Reeve Carney might sling some Spidey web your way night after night as the star of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” but soon he’s about to take on another larger-than-life character. He’s set to play Jeff Buckley in a big-screen adaptation of the legendary musician’s life.

Carney, a real-life musician himself, recently chatted with MTV News about re-imagining the “Last Goodbye” singer for “Welcome to the Rileys” director Jake Scott. And if Buckley fans are nervous about Carney taking on the part, they shouldn’t be: he has the blessing of Buckley’s mom for the role.

“I mean his mother has been so kind to me saying I spent my whole life preparing for this. In a way, I guess, it’s true in a sense," said Carney. "I mean I first heard about him when I was 16, which was two years after he passed away, »

- Jocelyn Vena

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The Top 50 Music Videos Featuring Movie Stars (20-11)

5 September 2012 5:27 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

20. Robin Williams in Bobby McFerrin's "Don’t Worry, Be Happy"

The video's fine, but we really just wanted to get this earworm stuck in your head again. You're welcome.


19. Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith's "Crazy"

With "Amazing" and "Livin' on the Edge," Alicia Silverstone was already Aerosmith's go-to actress for wild child, "Screw you, Dad" roles. When she was partnered with frontman Steven Tyler's daughter Liv (in her on-screen debut), MTV couldn't play this video enough. The video features what teenage girls normally do for fun middle-aged men assume teenage girls do for fun e.g., engaging in pillow fights, participating in amateur stripper nights and seducing farmboys.


18. Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell in Gnarls Barkley's "Smiley Faces"

Playing off the "Who is Gnarls Barkley?" marketing campaign, Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell play a music historian and A&R man, respectively, delving mockumentary-style into the »

- Jason Newman

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