Duran Duran

Duran Duran was one of the most successful British pop bands of the 1980s, who by 2015 had sold over 100 million records worldwide. Formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, after a number of personnel changes the band ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1977 in Birmingham, UK

Filmography

Music (31)

Man Up 2015 (Movie)

("The Reflex") (Song)

Man Up 2015 (Movie)

("The Reflex") (Song Performer)

The Riot Club 2015 (Movie)

("Wild Boys") (Song Performer)

The Riot Club 2015 (Movie)

("Wild Boys") (Song)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

("Hungry Like The Wolf") (Song Performer)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

("Hungry Like The Wolf") (Song)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

("The Chauffeur") (Song Performer)

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Layer Cake 2005 (Movie)

("Ordinary World") (Song Performer)

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

("Reflex") (Song Performer)

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

("Reflex") (Song)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

("Hungry Like The Wolf") (Song Performer)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

("Hungry Like The Wolf") (Song)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

("Hungry Like the Wolf") (Song Performer)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

("Hungry Like the Wolf") (Song)

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

("Notorious") (Song Performer)

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

("Out of My Mind") (Song Performer)

Threesome 1994 (Movie)

("Make me Smile") (Song Performer)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

("Thank You") (Song Performer)

MTV Rewind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Tequila Sunrise 1988 (Movie)

("Do You Believe in Shame?") (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("Save a Prayer") (Song Performer)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

("A View to a Kill") (Song Performer)

Hot Dog... The Movie 1984 (Movie)

("Hungry Like a Wolf") (Song)

Hot Dog... The Movie 1984 (Movie)

("Hungry Like a Wolf") (Song Performer)

Sposero Simon Le Bon 1984 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Space Riders 1982 (Movie)

("Hungry Like a Wolf") (Song Performer)

Space Riders 1982 (Movie)

("Hungry Like a Wolf") (Song)

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Song
Actor (25)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2005, 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Duran Duran: Unstaged 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Baileys The Set: Duran Duran 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve With Carson Daly 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Independence Day Concert 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

It Came From the 80's 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer Preview '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 3rd Annual International Rock Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three to Get Ready 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

Duran Duran was one of the most successful British pop bands of the 1980s, who by 2015 had sold over 100 million records worldwide. Formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, after a number of personnel changes the band formed its most commercially successful lineup in 1981, which consisted of keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, drummer Roger Taylor, guitarist Andy Taylor and lead singer Simon Le Bon. <i>Duran Duran</i>, the band's self-titled debut album, was released in 1981, and became a huge international success largely based on the hit song "Girls on Film." The video for the song received heavy airplay on MTV, which has launched only a few weeks prior in August of 1981, and made the group overnight superstars. Duran Duran started touring the world in support of their debut album, and soon began earning a large following of intensely devoted fans. The band's second album, 1982's <i>Rio</i>, was an even bigger success, and went on to produce three hit singles: "My Own Way," "Save A Prayer," and "Hungry Like the Wolf." By 1983 Duran Duran had become one of the most popular music acts in Britain, as well as in the United States. The group played to sold out crowds in stadiums across the globe, and were mobbed by legions of screaming female fans everywhere they went - the likes of which had not been seen since Beatlemania in the 1960s. This intense popularity lasted until 1986, when Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor decided to leave the group due to the stress of a non-stop touring schedule, as well as mounting tensions between bandmembers. Duran Duran continued putting out successful albums throughout the remainder of the decade but by the early 90s the group's style of pop music was losing favor with a mainstream public that was becoming obsessed by the heavy guitars and brooding lyrics of grunge bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Duran Duran released four albums in the 1990s, but due to the rise of alternative rock and hip hop, as well as a changing music industry, the band failed to re-capture the huge international success of its mid-80s heyday. Then in 2001 the band's classic lineup reunited for an extensive world tour, and went on to release 2004's <i>Astronaut</i>, which produced the commercially successful single "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise." Andy Taylor left the band once again in 2006, but Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor continued touring and releasing albums throughout the remainder of the 2000s and well into the 2010s. In September of 2015 Duran Duran released their fourteenth studio album "Paper Gods." The album hit number 10 on the Billboard 200 in early October 2015, thus making it the band's highest charting album since 1993's <i>Duran Duran</i>.

Milestones

2015

The band releases its fourteenth studio album "Paper Gods"

2004

The reunited Duran Duran releases "Astronaut"

2001

Duran Duran's core group reunites after 15 years for a world tour

1993

Release of the band's seventh studio album, "Duran Duran," including the hits "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World"

1985

Recorded the themes song to the James Bond film "A View to a Kill"

1984

Recorded "The Reflex," which reached Number 1 in the United States

1982

Released the hit song "Hungry Like the Wolf"

1980

Released their self-titled debut album

Bonus Trivia

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In the mid-1980s, Duran Duran was part of a "Second British Invasion" that was spurred in part by the arrival of MTV.

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Duran Duran's immense popularity in the 1980s rivaled that of Beatlemania in the 1960s. 

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Since its inception in 1978, Duran Duran sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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The band's name was inspired by the villain in Roger Vadim's "Barbarella," played by Milo O'Shea.

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