For some, there is life after boy-band stardom. Pop stars making appearances in movies is hardly a new phenomenon, as cinema has a long history of making movies featuring music's dreamiest boy band heartthrobs. Even though it is rare that boy band actors successfully cross-over to have an actual career in film, here are 11 movies that you forgot featured members of your favorite boy band crushes.
Of course, a few singers-turned-actors will immediately come to mind. Guys like Justin Timberlake of NSYNC and Mark Wahlberg of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch are not just your regular, run of the mill Hollywood actors - they're bona fide A-List celebrities. And Harry Styles, formerly of One Direction, may earn the honor of joining their ranks after having appeared in Chris Nolan’s epic WWII drama, Dunkirk.
From the New Kids on the Block to NSYNC, New Edition, and 98 Degrees, once the screaming teenage girls stopped buying records, these boyz (turned) to men had to look to the silver screen to take another chance at stardom. You may remember some of these roles better than others, but each film certainly played its part in eternally encapsulating the varying talents of notorious boy band stars.