First Naked Shia, Now Drunk Daniel Radcliffe: Celebrities Who Turned to Music Video

Daniel RadcliffeAfter topping off his decade-long turn as the heroic Harry Potter in 2011’s Deathly Hallows Part 2, Daniel Radcliffe set out to prove himself adept at every conceivable type of performance. He took on horror in The Woman in Black. He mastered comedy on Saturday Night Live. He’ll doubtlessly excel in the Beat Generation drama, Kill Your Darlings, in which Radcliffe embodies iconic writer Allen Ginsberg. All forms of acting covered, he’s now out to conquer the world of music in the impressive new one-take video for Slow Club’s song “Beginners.

Of course, Radcliffe is only the latest actor to get in the music video game. Watch the “Beginners” video, and check below for a list of other big and small screen performers who have taken up partnership with a powerful melody.

Shia LaBeouf in “Fjögur Píanó” by Sigur Rós

Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman in “My Valentine” by Paul McCartney

Kirsten Dunst in “We All Go Back Where We Belong” by R.E.M.

And of course, the classic…

Christopher Walken in “Weapon of Choice” by Fatboy Slim

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.