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What musician turned actor should have kept their day job?

Asked by jonsblond (43441points) February 26th, 2009 from iPhone

This question was inspired by an earlier question from tinyfaery.

Is there a musician that tried acting and maybe they shouldn’t have?

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17 Answers

elijah's avatar

Mariah Carrey (sp?)
J. Lo

tinyfaery's avatar

I like 3 of Madonna’s movies.

How about Britney or Jessica Simpson. But, then they aren’t that great at their day jobs either.

jonsblond's avatar

@tinyfaery lol

@elijahsuicide I agree with J.Lo with the exception of The Cell.

I think Ice T is a better actor than musician. He’s actually the total package. :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Sting. He did one good movie: Brimstone and Treacle.

Somehow his charisma doesn’t really translate to the big screen, and I don’t know why.

jonsblond's avatar

@aprilsimnel I agree. He just seems to be playing himself. He’ll always be “Sting”.

madcapper's avatar

All of them… besides Will Smith because he actually does a good job.

Mr_M's avatar

Harry Connick Jr.

TaoSan's avatar

John Bon Jovi,

horrible actor.

adreamofautumn's avatar

@elijahsuicide and @jonsblond I am pretty sure J.Lo is actually an actress turned musician not the other way around!

adreamofautumn's avatar

Mariah Carey…she clearly can’t act for anything. Glitter? Seriously?

Mr_M's avatar

Justin Timberlake

marinelife's avatar

Jessica Simpson: one more vote.

purephase's avatar

I seriously have to watch Glitter. I always hear how horrible it is.

jonsblond's avatar

@adreamofautumn J. Lo did appear in a few movies before her debut album in 1999. You are right. She was actually a dancer before acting and singing. I still think she’s a terrible actress! :P

Cruiser's avatar

Rick Springfield….poor guy actually played the weeny local theater here as a headline act this year!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I guess most of them I never watch their movies unless there are real strong legitimate actors/actresses in it. I can say Ice-T, and Ice-Cube did pretty good to me crossing over. I have to remind myself that Ice-T use to be a rapper. Willie Nelson never impressed me. Eminem never impressed me either. There is such a glut of popular personalities invading TV and movies, they scare me to just sticking with legitimate actors/actresses.

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