Worst To Best: Music Stars Turned Movie Stars

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 3rd 2012, 7:44

      I'm pretty sure Oscar-winning Jennifer HUdson should be should be higher up the list than Courtney 'no talent' Love! Wasn't '99 problems...' a Jay-Z ditty?

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    • Seion

      Oct 3rd 2012, 8:07

      How the hell do you forget that Chris Isaak was in quite brilliant, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Shame on you TF

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    • Bandit1

      Oct 3rd 2012, 8:13

      Kris Kristofferon is quite the legend. Has an awesome list of movies (from the 70's "Pat Garrett...", all-time favorite "Convoy", up to today with "Lone Star", "Payback" and "Blade"). I would rate him a lot higher on the list. Abouth his music career: He might never have reached the very top as a singer (even though I think his voice has quite character), but as a songwriter he struck gold (or shall I say: platinum): He wrote "Me and Bobby McGee", "Once More with Feeling" and "Help me make it through the night" ... all huge country/folk hits. Sung by Kris but made famous by others like J. Joplin. Let's not forget the great country-group "Highwaymen" he was part of (with Jennings, Nelson and Cash!!). Nice to see him here on the list....but still WAY underrated, in music and movies. And on the other side: Justin Timberlake. Couldn't care less about his music or movie career. I mean, just watch "Bad Teacher"....it isn't funny, it just shows his extreme narrow limits as an actor. The music I can turn off, but in some movies I have to endure him (because the movie's ok), but I just can't take him serious. Kudos to Meat Loaf! Great guy...good actor. Not takes himself too seriously. Was awesome as Jack Black's Dad in "Tenacious D - Pick of Destiny".

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    • DrewPeacock

      Oct 3rd 2012, 8:30

      Hadouken76 - had to register to point out that Jay-Zed ripped the chorus from Ice T's much funnier/better early 90's "99 Problems" from the "Home Invasion" Album. He should also have been higher up the list.

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    • MisterAmj

      Oct 3rd 2012, 9:59

      Re 29 - "Hasn’t been in a film since the phenomenal 8 Mile." Wasn't Eminem in a cameo role in Funny People?

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    • matthewgoosen

      Oct 3rd 2012, 10:47

      Where in God's name is Jared Leto maan

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    • Kellend11

      Oct 3rd 2012, 13:12

      Okay, I'm just going to be real picky now. With Sting - I would have at least included Lock Stock. Also, again being picky, if Mick Jagger is on there, I was half expecting to see Keith Richards too?

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    • loonytoon

      Oct 3rd 2012, 13:26

      @ matthewgoosen Jared Leto is the other way around, started off working in movies then went into the music industry. Although still think he should count in this list.

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    • thelimopit

      Oct 3rd 2012, 13:41

      Where's Harry Connick Jr on this list? He's been superb in everything I've seen him in, and having Independence Day, Memphis Belle, The Iron Giant and Bug on his roster surely puts him somewhere in here.

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    • Hellothere

      Oct 3rd 2012, 15:36

      Brilliant list. Where's 2Pac, though? Slightly c**p film career, granted, but probably worth at least 40. Nas deserved the number 50 spot for being in Belly. "Doggyworld", as well?! Glad Ice T's origination of '99 Problems' has got some air, though. Jay-Z has made a career of taking other rappers' lyrics wholsale - usually Notorious B.I.G.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 3rd 2012, 16:03

      Thanks for the info DrewPeacock, I'm not much of a rap fan, hence the mistake/

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    • jessehammer

      Oct 3rd 2012, 21:35

      Jesus Tap-Dancin' Christ. I realize this is a British site and all but including Geri Haliwell and not Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys is shameful. He killed it in both 'Lost Angels' and 'Roadside Prophets'. And, oh yeah, sold 20+ million albums.

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    • McSerious

      Oct 3rd 2012, 23:06

      I wouldn't completely write off Luke Goss's acting career just yet. As well as Hellboy 2 and Blade 2 he was in Tekken and Death Race 2... Completely unremarkable films, granted, but he put in a couple solid performances there. I'm not saying he's going to be a star but I wouldn't be surprised to see him make a mark.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Oct 4th 2012, 5:52

      That's not a Bjork lyric... it's just Bjork saying hello

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    • ContriteMatt

      Oct 4th 2012, 10:13

      great list but where is Jared Leto? come on lord of war, requiem for a dream and fight club

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    • Firedragon76

      Oct 4th 2012, 12:09

      Bandit1, I absolutely agree on Kris Kristofferson. He wrote a lot of songs that were hits for other people and everyone knows without realising he wrote them. I find the choice of quote a bit strange too (even though it seems to be meant very commendatory) considering it's from a song that is a eulogy to musicians who have passed away and he is - thank goodness - still alive. And touring btw, I'm looking forward to seeing him again next month.

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    • DrewPeacock

      Oct 4th 2012, 14:35

      Sod all that. What I want to know is where is Matthew Marsden? Yes i know he acted in Corrie first but a marvellous music career in the late 90s/early noughties was followed by starring in such stonking movies as Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Rambo (to be fair, i really enjoyed this). Total Film hang your head in shame for this glaring omission!!

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    • FBYBrown

      Oct 5th 2012, 17:08

      You left out Ice T's performance in New Jack City and Richocet. And what about Ludicis in Crash?

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    • FBYBrown

      Oct 5th 2012, 17:18

      thelimopit: Agree with you on Harry Connick Jr. including his creepy turn in Copycat, and his Law & Order: SVU.

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