Whoever said the music video was dead clearly wasn’t paying attention to the influx of buzzy videos from today’s artists featuring major star power. Shia LaBoeuf took Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video to an unexpected place, Natalie Dormer gave a sexy twist to Hozier’s “Someone New” video, and most recently, Oscar-winner Tom Hanks popped up in Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” video. It got us thinking about some past examples of this trend and we stumbled upon some other music videos featuring familiar faces. You may have forgotten about some of these so allow us to refresh your memory.
1. Wentworth Miller – Mariah Carey’s “Like That” and “We Belong Together”
Before he became a torso-tatted hottie in Prison Break, Wentworth Miller was the star of Mariah’s “Like That” and “We Belong Together” videos. We’d be a runaway bride for him too!
2. Alexander Skarsgard – Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”
Gaga met her current fiancé during a shoot for one of her music videos. Skarsgard, it could have been you!
3. James Van Der Beek – Kesha’s “Blow”
Unicorns, lasers and the Beek. We don’t know why James agreed to do this video but we’re extremely glad he did.
4. Eva Mendes – Will Smith’s “Welcome to Miami”
Before they starred together in Hitch, Eva appeared in Will’s video for “Welcome to Miami.”
5. Jeremy Renner – Pink’s “Trouble”
We totally forgot Jeremy starred as Pink’s love interest in her Wild West-inspired video for “Trouble.”
6. Rupert Grint – Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House”
Two redheads for the price of one!
7. Zach Galifianakis – Fiona Apple’s “Not About Love”
We still find it so random that Zach Galifianakis and Fiona Apple are buds.
8. Scarlett Johansson – Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around Comes Around”
Scarlett played Justin’s hard-to-get love interest in this video, and later co-starred with his wife Jessica Biel in the movie Hitchcock.
9. Channing Tatum – Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs”
Blink and you’ll miss it, but that’s Channing Tatum as a shirtless bartender in the “She Bangs” video. It was one of his first gigs and Ricky Martin was still singing about girls, so you know it’s from a while ago.
10. Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan – Eminem & Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie”
The two stars play a volatile couple in this intense vid.
11. Aaron Paul – Korn’s “Thoughtless”
Yep, that’s future Jesse Pinkman playing a bullied teen in Korn’s “Thoughtless” video.
12. Mischa Barton – Enrique Iglesias’ “Addicted”
Remember the days when Mischa Barton was in the high demand?
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