If you’re a singer you sing. If you’re an actor you act. Easy, right? But what happens when a musician wants to star in the movie? Well, nothing, really, we’re all human, it’s not a big deal. But, once in a while this switcheroo shows some spectacular results!
Here are the 8 best acting performances by musicians in movies.
1. Eminem, 8 Mile (2002)
8 Mile is like an autobiography of Marshall Mathers and thankfully, it did great. Today Eminem is a big name but back then nobody knew if he could pull off an entire feature movie. Luckily he was more than capable! And the fans got to see the more vulnerable side of their favorite rapper.
2. Jack Black, Jumanji (2017)
I picked Jumanji, just because I think that it’s definitely one of his best movie roles, also it’s a fun little movie, so it’s a win-win. Anyway, in case you didn’t know, Jack Black is a member of the Tenacious D band.
3. Prince, Purple Rain (1984)
Would you be surprised if I told you that “Purple Rain” was a sort of an autobiography of Prince? Probably not, seeing as his most famous song has that exact same name. When he decided to test his acting skills, Prince already had 5 amazing albums in his pocket. Not only was the movie a critical success, Prince also recorded a soundtrack for it, basically, doubling-dipping into this awesomeness.