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Musicians are often seen as poor actors and there are many examples of why this theory has come into effect. One only has to see Mick Jagger in Ned Kelly to realise that what they give a film in star power they often manage to lose it in competence and believability. However, there are some diamonds in the this vast amount of rough- some musicians who have managed to pull off some very good performances that have shocked both critics and audiences alike. These show that there are some musicians who can actually make the leap from the album studio to the movie studio.
Just to be clear this list is done with people that identify mostly as musicians. Therefore Hugh Laurie and Robert Downey Jr do not count as they are actors first and foremost (as good as their albums are).
N.B. This list will no doubt be »
Being a musician and being an actor can have more similarities than one might imagine. In the case of some of these artists, their stage presence and public personas take much of the same gravitas and attention as committing oneself to a scripted part.
Some musicians seem to dip their toes into the rushing streams of cinema in an attempt to capture that parallel challenge. Sinking into the part of a character onscreen has to be nothing but helpful for the artistic minded and performance inclined.
Others seem to be drawn by specific projects, or film directors have sought them out specifically and cleverly because of their well-known persona.
I need to set out some ground rules for how this list is constructed. There are plenty of artists out there that could qualify for discussion of some form of multi-faceted career. However, the people featured here fall under some specific »
- Marshall Granger
2 items from 2013
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