Here’s a guest blog by Josh out of Interestment…
Contrary to what your destroyed and embittered careers advisor screamed into your face – flecks of saliva spattering your cheeks – becoming an actor isn't just a hobby, it's a job.
Just look what happens when non-actors like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston give it a bash ? they ruin films. Completely ruin them.
And yet, while those three were totally rubbish, every once in a while a marvelous young pop star will come along and blow our minds. Here are four great singers/actors?
1. Prince, Purple Rain
2. Eminem, 8 Mile
Stealing ever so slightly from Purple Rain, Eminem goes about proving to the competitive hip hop world that he's got what it takes to win rap battles in small clubs in Detroit. Along the way he gets up to all kinds of mischief with his buddies ? one of whom was the doctor in ER. And he has some mind-blowing sex with Brittany Murphy, who was presumably cast because she looks exactly like a prostitute. The scene at the end where he makes the middle-class rapper look like a ninny is the stuff dreams are made of. Eminem has never been so excellent.
3. Tina Turner, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Before he became drunk with power, Mel Gibson starred in some great films, and this is one of them. Not only does it find the Australian at the top of his game, but it also finds Tina Turner on amazing form as Aunty Entity, a mean-spirited woman who is making hay in the apocalyptic sunshine. Not only does the singer ? whose voice is like a packet of gravel, by the way ? put in the performance of her damn life, but she also provides a moving soundtrack. Excellent.
4. Ice T, New Jack City
You probably know Ice T for his biting rap lyrics, and gangster posturing. But in 1991, he wowed the entire planet by taking the role of a big city cop with street smarts in this tale of drugs and Judd Nelson. Only a few short minutes into the film, and the power of Ice?s acting allowed him to morph effortlessly into the character of Detective Scotty Appleton. Some say that they couldn't tell where Ice ended and Scotty began. Powerful stuff.
This was a guest blog by Josh Burt from Interestment. Hot damn that’s a good website!