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Seeing a well-known musician or singer appear in a film is like tasting an old recipe with a newly added ingredient. The flavor can be unexpected and unique. I have yet to see some of the older movies with Frank Sinatra and Cher but I have seen many films with more recent recording artists. I divide them here into a list of main roles and smaller roles, focusing on films from the past three decades. They’re all worth checking out.
Musicians & Singers as Actors – Main roles:
Justin Timberlake: The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network is easily one of the highest regarded films of the 2010s, and JT had a central role in it. He played Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and a man who was crucial to the development of Facebook. Seeing the singer play the role of an intense businessman was an unexpected, yet welcome addition to a movie that already had plenty of positives.
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Ice Cube: Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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