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Singers who also act. (You knew it was coming sometime!)


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Talking about people who do more than just make a cameo appearance as themselves.

Maybe it'll be a different list. Maybe not.

 

Lyle Lovett

Dwight Yoakam

Justin Timberlake

Jimmy Cliff

Ann Magnuson (or does she belong in that first thread?)

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What about rap artists? Will Smith, LL Cool J, Ice T, Ice Cube, eminem (barely), lots o' others.

 

Also, you know what movie Bowie had a great, bit piece in? Into the Night with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum. A great sleeper (more accurately, insomniac) movie directed by John Landis.

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Harry Connick, Jr. (many films), Joe Strummer (Mystery Train), Meatloaf (Rocky Horror Picture Show), David Johansen (Scrooged, etc.,), Corey Glover (Living Colour - Platoon), Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon (Annie Hall), Sting, Roger Daltrey

 

I watched platoon for the first time in a long time last week and just noticed corey glover.

 

forgot how incredible that movie was.

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You know...all singers are actors to a certain extent. Some do it on the silver screen, but all do it on the concert stage.

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good ole' bobby dylan tried this

kris kristofferson, too

 

even mick a coupla times.

 

not sure i would call it

 

CUE JON LOVITZ. ....

 

"ACTINGGGGGG!"

 

Yet there is a legitimate rap turned actor who has done serious work, i just can't seem to recall his name:

 

Ludacris

Ray Charles (in both Blues Brothers AND Ray)

Prince, wait cancel that

Michael/ Diana in The Wiz

Aretha in a buncha stuff

Diana again as Billie Holiday

and I bet billy de lando started out as a singer

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