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Sting, Eminem and Timberlake: musicians who tried their hand at cinema
Sting, Eminem and Timberlake: musicians who tried their hand at cinema
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We are accustomed to seeing them in the spotlights on stage, but they are ready to shine even in the camera lens. Together with the MEGOGO media service, we remember famous musicians who tried their hand at cinema. And some of them have made good acting careers.

Alisha Keys

The nanny diaries

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Having released her debut album in 2001, Alisha Keys quickly gained fame, and every year her popularity only grew. In 2006, when she already had 2 studio albums, 9 Grammy statuettes behind her shoulders, the singer was invited to star in the film The Nanny Diaries. The main character in the film was played by Scarlett Johansson, and Alisha played the role of her best friend, who repeatedly helped her out in various situations. The girls were also accompanied by Chris Evans, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti.

Lenny Kravitz

The Hunger Games

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In the late 90s and early 2000s, only the lazy didn't talk about Lenny Kravitz. Handsome, daring, charismatic, it is not surprising that then the directors snapped him up in their films. In 2009 he starred in the film "Treasure", for which he was nominated for several awards. Thanks to his role in this film, Gary Ross noticed him and invited him to The Hunger Games. And we got the incredible Cinna - the stylist of the main characters Pete and Katniss, who absolutely loved all the viewers. By the way, creating the image of Cinna, Lenny and the director were inspired by the images of Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford.

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Justin Timberlake and other stars who were upset by breakups

Back in the days when Justin Timberlake was on N Sync, his heart was busy. He dated Britney Spears. The tabloids followed the development of the couple's relationship, but, alas, there was no happy ending: Britney left Justin. The breakup was extremely painful for the singer. “Despite the fact that everything is long in the past, I still cringe from the memories of what I went through then. She had tons of opportunities to come back, but she didn't. And I, to admit, did not show the proper initiative, "- said Timberlake in an interview. This is how the hit Cry me a river was born, in which the singer tried to express his feelings and thoughts about that situation. In the end, it was creativity that helped him cope with negative emotions.

Justin Timberlake

Wheel of Wonders

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The filmography of Justin Timberlake is quite extensive, over 20 years of his acting career, he managed to play in 22 films. He has long been perceived as a completely independent actor, and not just a singer who sometimes indulges in acting in films. We want to remember one of his last films - Woody Allen's Wheel of Wonders, where he starred opposite Kate Winslet, James Belushi and Juno Temple. Justin played the role of the rescuer Mickey, who, along with the rest of the heroes, falls into a whirlpool of events: against the background of love twists and turns, bandits come to the city.

Iggy Pop

Crybaby

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Godfather of punk rock and grunge, literally a living legend. His energy, drive, it seems, is enough for absolutely everything: he has 24 studio albums, 28 film roles, he wrote music for 13 video games, and also still continues to perform. In contrast to his daring image in life and on stage in the movie "Crybaby", which became a parody of musical youth comedies, Iggy played a kind uncle, whom you can always come to for advice.

Selena Gomez

A Rainy Day in New York

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Disney starlet Selena Gomez became popular thanks to the Wizards of Waverly Place series. Having good vocal skills, she often recorded songs for various TV shows, which eventually led to a full-fledged musical career. And although now she is known more as a singer, she is very active in films and TV shows, and eminent directors call her in her projects. So she played one of the main roles in Woody Allen's film "A Rainy Day in New York" with Timothy Chalamet.The fans even thought that the couple had an affair, and still do not give up hope that they will be together.

Eminem

8th mile

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It's amazing, but Marshall Bruce Mathers III (aka Eminem) had only one film role in his entire career (we don't count cameo), but what a one! In 2002, the movie "8th Mile" was released, in which Eminem played an aspiring white rapper who is trying to find his way in the world of music at a time of deepening conflict between white and colored populations. The film won him several MTV Music Music Awards, and also gave us the iconic song Lose Yourself, which was awarded an Oscar.

Mick Jagger

The art of robbery

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Another iconic rock musician on our list is The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger. His film list is not as long as Iggy Pop's, but there is something worth paying attention to. Most recently, in 2019, he starred in The Art of Robbery opposite Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland. Mickey plays the role of a sophisticated art dealer who decides to pull off a massive heist with the help of an art critic.

Whitney Houston

Bodyguard

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We could not ignore the film that made Whitney Houston famous throughout the world. And the title track I Will Always Love You was such a huge success that it was nicknamed the hymn of love. Well, if suddenly you have not watched this piercing love story of a bodyguard and a singer who made more than one generation cry, then it's time to take a bucket of ice cream, cover yourself with a blanket and start watching a movie on the MEGOGO media service, especially since the weather is good.

Sting

Lock, Stock, Two Barrels

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Seventeen-time Grammy Award winner, Golden Globe winner, Emmy Award winner - do you feel we're a genius? And we are talking about Sting, whose cult song Shape of my heart occupies a separate place in our hearts. The musician has excellent taste, and he proved it by starring in Guy Ritchie's debut feature film Lock, Stock, Two Barrels. Legend has it that Sting was so inspired by the director's short film that he instantly agreed to a role in the film, and the rest of the actors, seeing that such a famous person was announced in the project, also quickly confirmed themselves.

Jared Leto

Dallas Buyers Club

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Jared Leto turns 50 this year, and it’s impossible to believe: it seems that he knows some secret recipe for youth. In addition to a very successful musical career with Thirty Seconds to Mars, whose new album we still hope to hear someday, Jared has an outstanding acting ability, which in 2014 won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club. Leto played a transvestite who helps the protagonist (Matthew McConaughey) organize a club where HIV-infected people can buy illegal AIDS medicine in order to prolong their life at least for a short time.

The appearance of a famous musician in the cinema always arouses great interest among viewers, and although often this is just a marketing ploy, some of them really know how to play, and it is a pleasure to watch them. Well, you can do this by opening any of the films listed in this selection on MEGOGO.

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