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Posted: Dec 7, 2010 11:47 pm
I nominate Isaac Hayes in "Escape From New York" as The Duke of New York.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:07 am | Edited by: Seamus
Isaac Hayes in...

Truck Turner

Francis Albert Sinatra in...

Man With The Golden Arm
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:05 am
puff daddy get him to the greek

dwight yoakum in that southern retard movie
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:46 am
Henry Rollins in Heat
Anthony Kiedis in Point Break
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 7:10 am
"hey pizza!"
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 7:38 am
Uumm, Dwight Yoakum in Crank???

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 8:16 am
Robert Goulet on 'In The Heat Of The Night'!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 8:26 am
buster poindexter as the cab driver in scrooged.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:25 am
Meatloaf in Spice World
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:27 am
OR Frank Zappa in that Faerie Tale Theatre episode "The Boy Who Left Home to Find out about the Shivers" or whatever the hell it's called
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:31 am
David Bowie in Labyrinthe.

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:45 am
Terry Doyle!!!

and Johnny Cash on Columbo.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:47 am
King Ad-Rock in Lost Angels.
Quite possibly the BEST movie of ALL TIME.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 10:07 am
The Red Headed Stranger
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 10:12 am
Lee Ving in that Who's the Boss? episode "Take a Walk on the Mild Side".

Anybody know if that's Lee Ving as the "Get Some!" door gunner in Full Metal Jacket?
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 10:36 am
Uumm, Dwight Yoakum in Crank???
ummmm, no
retard movie. slingblade

method man the wire

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 10:37 am
Anybody know if that's Lee Ving as the "Get Some!" door gunner in Full Metal Jacket?


Posted: Dec 8, 2010 11:59 am
Lee Ving in
Francis Albert Sinatra in...

In anything...beat me to 'em...

Debbie Harry was pretty hot in Videodrome
David Bowie in The Hunger
Joan Jett in Light of Day...stretching now..
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:01 pm
John Doe in Boogie Nights. Just a small part but he's good.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:13 pm
John Doe in
Road House FTW
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:24 pm
dwight yoakum

" And that goes for cocksuckers and retards!". Gold

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:35 pm
Iggy Pop's cameo in The Color Of Money
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 1:34 pm | Edited by: Seamus
John Doe in Boogie Nights. Just a small part but he's good.

He's pretty killer as sleazy old rocker in a Law in Order episode based on the Whitesnake inferno.

Also, Lee Ving was in the movie Clue.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 1:35 pm | Edited by: jerryd
Dolly Parton in everything!!!

Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit!

Mel Tillis in Cannonball Run!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 3:13 pm
"hey pizza!"

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 3:26 pm
Tom Waits in anything
AdRock and John Doe in Roadside Prophets
Stiv Bators in Polyester
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 3:30 pm
Kenny Rogers in Six Pack!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 5:30 pm
Ron Asheton in "Mosquito"
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 5:45 pm
J. Mascis in Gas, Food, Lodging. Not sure if that was acting though.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:03 pm
Whitesnake inferno

Great White, actually...
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:07 pm
Meatloaf in FightClub.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:11 pm
Meatloaf's best performance was that classic of white trash cinema "Black Dog"
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:16 pm
Sleepy LaBeef in The Exotic Ones
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:19 pm
Whitesnake inferno

Great White, actually...

There's a difference?
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:40 pm
Peter Chris in Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:54 pm
Whoa, cannot believe nobody mentioned The King, me included!

I'd have to go with King Creole, although Roustabout is pretty good, Follow That Dream, Wild in the Country (smoldering w/Tuesday Weld), Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Blue Hawaii, and maybe even as a priest in Change of Habit!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 7:05 pm
James Taylor in Two-Lane Black Top

why did he choose to sing crap instead of a cool career in the movies?

Dennis Wilson ain't bad either in the flick (but not as good)
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 7:23 pm
I don't know if they were any good or not, but I heard that Eddie Murphy guy, who sang "Party All the Time", was in a movie or two.

Apparently, Don Johnson --"Heartbeat" and Bruno himself, Bruce Willis, also dabbled in acting.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:03 pm
gene simmons "runaway"
david bowie "the man who fell to earth", "cat people"
iggy pop "hardware"
lemmy "john wayne bobbit uncut"
tom waits: you name it...
nick cave: "assasination of jesse james", "johnny suede" (ugh)
mark mothersbaugh/devo: "heavy metal"
gibby haynes: "dead man"
seiji guitar wolf/mike maker: "sore losers" (jezuz, would have thought you dorks would have latched onto that way sooner)
screamin jay hawkins: "mystery train" (see above)
ramones: "rock and roll high school" (yes, you fail)
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:14 pm
ramones: "rock and roll high school" (yes, you fail)

-six hours earlier-

"hey pizza!"

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:24 pm
gonna say it....

courtney love, in "the people vs. larry flynt."

say what you will about the lady, she turned in a pretty stellar performance in that one!!!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:26 pm
ya know, she's fine in "man on the moon," too.

also, can't forget the mayor of canada himself, paul spence nee lyle sheraton. FUBAR is one of my favorites!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:32 pm
say what you will about the lady

She's an awful mother and a whore who blows guys to write songs for her.....but yeah she was pretty good in that flick.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:44 pm
oh, and....

Henry Rollins, Flea, Anthony Keidis...in my favorite movie of all time: The Chase, (co-)starring charlie sheen and christie swanson.

how 'bout the all the people in SORE LOSERS?!
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:48 pm
okay, last one...

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:59 pm
here ya go!

Posted: Dec 8, 2010 10:07 pm
Chris D. - No Way Out (lotsa running + kicked in balls)

Henry Rollins - Anarchy Biker/Brothers whatever show (racist tuffskin)

Lee Ving - Dudes, FlashDance (psycho redneck, himself)

Johnny Ramone - Some sci-fi movie w/ that prettyboy from Buffalo '66 (mission control?)

Tina Turner - Mad Max Thunderdome (bartertown bitch)

Angry Anderson - " " (bartertown bitch's bitch)

Zander Schloss - Repo Man (geek)

Glenn Frey - Miami Vice (cop)

Tito Larriva - Desperado (un vato malo)
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 10:37 pm
Peter Chris in Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park

I loved this movie as a kid. I bought some stupid Kiss dvd package a few years ago, just so I could watch this.
Posted: Dec 8, 2010 11:15 pm
Dwight Yoakum in Panic Room. loved that movie
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 12:46 am
bo diddley in trading places.

lock thread.

Posted: Dec 9, 2010 1:16 am
Dean Martin in Kiss Me Stupid.

Tom Waits acts about as well as he croaks through songs. Shitilly.
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 1:21 am
pffffft... dean martin in oceans 11.

all rat pack rock stars are excluded.
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 4:27 am
Alfred Yankovic - UHF
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 7:27 am
Snoop Dogg in "Bones"

Next to Salo, pretty much my favorite movie of all time!
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 7:42 am | Edited by: jerryd
Can't believe no ones mentioned J-lo in "the cell"

or whitney houston in "the bodygaurd"

what's wrong with you people?

no love for marky mark in "the shooter"???
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 11:32 am
Richard Hell in Desperately Seeking Susan.
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 12:18 pm
all rat pack rock stars are excluded

C'mon ... only Dino had a series --- Matt Helm!
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 2:35 pm
All the rappers in "Krush Groove"
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 4:11 pm
Matt Helm!

Thread closed.
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 4:55 pm
gibby haynes: "dead man"

Good one!!
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 6:34 pm
Billy Redden in Deliverance, although I'm not sure he was a musician or acting. Nevertheless, he was dang fun to have a gander at.

Posted: Dec 9, 2010 6:35 pm
Steve Earle does a good job in "The Wire."
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 6:48 pm
the Pogues in Straight To Hell

actually Straight to Hell is a masterpiece
hard to deny Zander Schloss as the Weiner Boy

and Courtney gives perhaps an even better, certainly more annoying, performance than People vs LF

Strummer was great but not as good as his performance in Mystery Train
Posted: Dec 9, 2010 7:00 pm
Frank Zappa in HEAD.
Posted: Dec 10, 2010 12:20 pm
oh, ferchristsakes ...

John, Paul, George & Ringo in "Hard Day's Night"

Ringo in "Help"
Posted: Dec 10, 2010 12:50 pm
the Pogues in Straight To Hell

shpeakin' of which - if you're in PDX, Alex Cox is presenting Straight to Hell at the Clinton St. Theater tonight and doing a cue-n-ey, after! (12/10). apparently he lives in oregon now.
Posted: Dec 10, 2010 1:04 pm
apparently he lives in oregon now.

He would.
Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1:22 pm
Ice Cube in everything ever.
Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1:27 pm
Tav Falco and Jello Biafra - Highway 61
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 3:01 pm
Tina Turner in THUNDERDOME:)
oh and as the acid queen in Tommy

i liked gibby's small part in "nowhere"

i am not a big fan of Sting as a solo artist but he was pretty rad in Dune as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen!

also Chris Isaac in FWWM as an FBI agent
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 4:02 pm
oooh, agent Chet Desmond!!!
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 4:02 pm
Huey Lewis - Duets.
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 4:04 pm | Edited by: SSSSSSS
Meatloaf in Spice World

I STILL haven't seen Spice World. As of now, my favorite Meatloaf pic might be Pelts.
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 7:50 pm
I always enjoy Nice Cave in Ghosts of the Civil Dead.

TESCO SS have a song with just his lines from the film. Sounds good.
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 9:00 pm
jerry, you're really falling asleep at the wheel

levon helm in a little movie called the COAL MINERS DAUGHTER
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 11:07 pm
Vincent Laguardia Gambini in GoodFellas, Casino, and My Cousin Vinny
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 11:14 pm
William Shatner in Incubus, Go Ask Alice, The Devils Rain, Airplane II, and TJ Hooker
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 8:27 am
Meatloaf in Spice World

Meatloaf and Jools Holland could've used some more screentime in that stinker. Although Jools seemed bored out of his mind, which might have stunk it up even more. The drill instructor/dance instructor was the funniest bit.

The Spice Girls only really shined at the end, that big live number and the end credit gibberish.
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 1:45 pm
Ice Cube

not a musician, sorry. just a guy who used to talk over records.
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 1:58 pm
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 2:00 pm
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 2:08 pm
Michael Jackson/Diane Ross in The Wiz.

Diane in "Lady Sings the Blues" (did she win an oscar?) and "Mahogany" w/Billy Dee Williams
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 3:03 pm
As usual, Donkey wins...
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 3:22 pm
Ricky Nelson as himself.
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 5:38 pm

He's not bad in Quadrophenia either. He doesn't really get to do much but he looks right.
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 6:19 pm
almost the whole cast of the blues brothers.
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 10:33 pm
Cyndi lauper -earth girls are easy!!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 10:35 pm
oops. yea i'm sorry i never should have tried. shes not in that movie. goodbye.
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 10:50 pm
Robert Duvall in Tender Mercies ? he wrote the songs in the flick ... donno if he's much of a musician otherwise ...
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 11:06 pm
Cyndi Lauper has been in 4 episodes of Mad About You, though!
Posted: Dec 18, 2010 1:19 am
madonna in "a league of their own." all-the-way mae is such a babe!
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