We fall in love with wild Rock Stars when they hypnotize us musically on stage
We fall even more deeply in love when they mesmerize us up on the silver screen. Creative genius is not limited. We list here the most multi-talented badass rock stars who also surprised us as talented movie stars.
With his out of this world talent and personality, rock star David Bowie adapted perfectly into many film roles. Always reinventing himself throughout his career, character development for a movie came easily to him. His film career almost as extensive as his musical one. Early in his career, he starred in “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and later had an unforgettable role in “The Labyrinth“.
Madonna has pushed the boundaries of music and culture. Her unique personality and wild sex appeal have enabled her to crossover to a movie career also. Early on, she starred in the 80s classic “Desperately Seeking Susan“. She went on to star in “Who’s That Girl” and “Evita“. In 2011 she even wrote and directed a film called “W.E.“.
Flea is most famous as the wild and funky bass player in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. However, his badass looks and personality have enabled him to crossover into a film career. His versatility and talent landed him recurring roles in “Back To The Future” – parts II and III. Other films he has starred in, that are reminiscent of is rock star lifestyle, include “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “The Big Lebowski“.
Dark, cool and brooding Tom Waits music career is iconic. It is this exact persona that has enabled him to land roles in many dark and deep films that span decades. He is most famously known in films such as “Down by Law” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus“. He also had unforgettable appearances in “The Outsiders” and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula“.
Wild rock star Courtney Love was iconic in her own right before she married the now late Kurt Cobain. She accredits her crossover into film roles for her cleaning up her life of sex, drugs and partying. She starred famously in “Sid and Nancy“, which portrayed an even wilder punk rock couple than her and Kurt. She followed this with her Golden Globe best actress nominated performance in “The People vs. Larry Flynt“.
Elvis Presley belonged to an era where being a rock star was generally synonymous with movie stardom. But the King of Rock and Roll was also royalty of the silver screen. More often than not, each film he acted in showcased his music. Such films include “Love Me Tender“, “Viva Las Vegas” and “Flaming Star“. In 1956, Elvis claimed that it had always been his ambition to become a good motion picture actor.
As rock stars go, they don’t get more badass than Meat Loaf. This hard rocker has an extensive film career also and is very talented. He was unforgettable in the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show“. He has played cameos in films like “Wayne’s World” and “Spice World“. He played a famous and gruesome death scene in the extremely popular “Fight Club“.
Cher began her career as a famous singer, alongside her then-husband Sonny Bono. She spent most of the 60s and 70s as a cultural icon in the musical world. After her crossover to films, it would be easy to forget it was rock and roll that shot her to the limelight. Most recently she starred in “Burlesque” alongside another rock goddess, Christina Aguilera. However, her most memorable film roles include “Moonstruck“, “Mermaids” and “Tea with Mussolini“.
Badass Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger has also enjoyed an extensive film career. He first hit the silver screen in Australia, playing the infamous bushranger in “Ned Kelly“. In the 90s he appeared as a villain in the science fiction movie “Freejack“. His best work is in the indie film industry. Such films include “The Man from Elysian Fields” and “Bent“.