David Bowie starred in quite a few movies during his career, including Labyrinth, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and Absolute Beginners. Perhaps none is more metatextual, however, than Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth.
You’re good at one thing, you can do anything, right? Plenty of musicians have figured they could transfer their talents from the concert stage to celluloid. It’s all about charisma, right? And what’s the difference between memorizing lines and a few lyrics? Well, Madonna, Prince, and Britney can keep their day jobs to name a few. But many a performer has thrived on the silver screen. Here’s a few of my faves, after the jump.