Biggest Music Stars who turned out to be great Hollywood actors/actoresses

Posted 2017/09/27 558 0

Big music stars are a sensation globally. Few lucky and hardworking musicians have earned themselves global acceptance of their music. And as if that wasn’t enough, some of the big music stars ventured into movies and they ended up wowing movie fans as well and got tongues wagging at Hollywood. Some of the music stars were starred in the movies because of the persona they created in the music scene whereas others were starred for their acting ingenuity. Some of these rare species of big stars of music who have starred in films(Hollywood) and are making it big in both fields, i.e. Music and movies are mentioned below.

Beyonce Knowles
To start as of is the mellow-voiced former member of Destiny’s Child, an all-girls group. She is probably the most successful member of the group musically and she is a sensation worldwide. Knowles starred in Mike Myers’ film, “Austin Powers in Gold member” first, and later “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”. The rest is history as they say, as she later starred in 2006’s “Dreamgirls” and later on in 2008 “Cadillac Records”, which were both musical films. She has cashed in pretty well at Hollywood, aside from her music where she’s still on top of her game.


Michael Jackson
The late, legendary Michael Jackson starred in Sidney Lumet’s “The Wiz” as Scarecrow. The King of Pop, as he is famously known as, landed in the role several years before his masterpiece “Thriller” was released in 1983. “The Wiz” was actually “The Wizard of Oz” retold in an urban way. The King of Pop later starred in “Captain EO” and ” Moonwalker” where he starred as himself. He would later starred in “Men In Black 2” where he made a great impact despite his brief act.

The Material Girl, as she is famously referred to as, has spilled her awesomeness in music videos into film. She made waves in Hollywood after starring “Evita” in 1996, which ended up winning her the Best Actress Golden Globe. Her prowess in acting led her to later star in various films such as “A League of Their Own”, “Shanghai Surprise”, “Body of Evidence”, “Truth or Dare” among others, where she got us a taste of her heartfelt performances. Going by the success of the films, her royal place at Hollywood is almost guaranteed for years to come.

Going by a real name of Chris Bridges, Ludacris has carved himself a niche in Hollywood after starring in numerous films. Some of them are “Lil’ Pimp”, “Crash” where he played a carjacker, “Max Payne”, “Gamer” among others. However, he starred as well in the famous “2 Fast 2 Furious”, a series of films depicting crime solution and supercars.

Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw, on of the biggest country singers in the world, starred in “Friday Night Lights” in 2004 where he wowed film fans. He later starred in “The Blind Side” as a wealthy businessman, and later on in “Country Strong” as a country singer, a very familiar role to him indeed.


Jennifer Lopez
J-LO has made herself a name in Hollywood, sometimes infamously, for starring in various films. She starred in “Gigli”, “Jersey Girl” of which she was mocked, and later in “Monster-in-Law”, “U-Turn”, “The Cell”, “Out of Sight” and so on and on and she proved she is in Hollywood to stay.

We can go on and on listing the big stars of music who have starred in films(Hollywood) and the list may seem endless. Other music stars such as Eminem, LL Cool J, Deborah Harry, 50 Cent, DMX, Jamie Fox, Harry Connick Jr, Meat Loaf, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, and many others have starred in Hollywood movies. All in all, big music stars could as well have themselves a side hustle in acting.


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