Several famous rock stars have inspired great acting roles. From Kurt Cobain to Jim Morrison to Elvis, Elvis, and more Elvis, actors have brought the stories behind the music to life in iconic films. Several actors who have played rock stars have even been nominated for Academy Awards.
What actors have taken to the stage to play rock stars? In 2018, Rami Malek helped Bohemian Rhapsody dominate at the box office thanks to his portrayal of Queen front man Freddie Mercury. The following year, Rocketman actor Taron Egerton donned his giant sunglasses to portray Elton John in the 2019 film.
Val Kilmer played Doors front man Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's 1991 film The Doors. He later played Elvis Presley (AKA "The Mentor") in True Romance. Other rock stars roles include Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious and Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix.
Which actor do you think made the best rock star? Give the best performances a vote up and let 'em know you'd like an encore.
Date Born: 1959
Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
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In 2018, Rami Malek helped Bohemian Rhapsody dominate at the box office thanks to his portrayal of Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Sacha Baron Cohen was previously set for the role, but he had creative differences with producers and left the project in 2013.
Date Born: 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Angela Bassett was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 film What's Love Got to Do with It.
Date Born: 1958
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
Date Born: 1944
Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America
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