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David Bowie Characters

Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 448 voters 8.4k views25 items

List RulesVote for your favorite David Bowie character or performance, which doesn't have to be his best movie.

David Bowie characters list, ranked from best to worst with clips from the movie when available. These David Bowie roles include both movie and television appearances when available. List features items like Jareth, Pontius Pilate and more! The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best David Bowie character?" or "What are the top David Bowie performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest David Bowie performances list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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  • 1
    193
    20

    Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • 2
    205
    26

    Jareth

    Labyrinth
  • 3
    125
    21

    David Bowie

    Zoolander
  • 4
    114
    15

    Thomas Jerome Newton

    The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • 5
    80
    8

    Nikola Tesla

    The Prestige
  • 6
    71
    11

    John Blaylock

    The Hunger
  • 7
    63
    9

    Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • 8
    57
    7

    Andy Warhol

    Basquiat
  • 9
    44
    13

    Screamin' Lord Byron

    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
  • 10
    44
    20

    Monte

    The Linguini Incident
  • 11
    40
    17

    Phillip Jeffries

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • 12
    39
    19

    Lord Royal Highness

    SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis
  • 13
    30
    12

    Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski

    Just a Gigolo
  • 14
    33
    16

    Mr. William Rice

    Mr. Rice's Secret
  • 15
    36
    20

    Pontius Pilate

    The Last Temptation of Christ
  • 16
    24
    6

    The Shark

    Yellowbeard
  • 17
    34
    18

    Vic

    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
  • 18
    34
    19

    Baal

    Baal
  • 19
    26
    15

    Vendice Partners

    Absolute Beginners
  • 20
    24
    12

    Jack Sikora

    Gunslinger's Revenge
  • 21
    22
    13

    Colin Morris

    Into the Night
  • 22
    21
    12

    Bernie

    Everybody Loves Sunshine
  • 23
    21
    14

    Cyrus Ogilvie

    August
  • 24
    19
    15

    Maltazard

    Arthur and the Invisibles
  • 25
    9
    7

    Boz

    Omikron (Nomad Soul)

    David Bowie appeared in and co-wrote music for the video game Omikron: Nomad Soul with Reeves Gabrels in 1998. Many of the songs appear in the studio album 'Hours'.