Music Stars Gone Hollywood

Hollywood has gained some worthy talent from the music world. From Harry Styles to Lady Gaga to Will Smith, check out our “music stars turned actors” list!

Rihanna, Ocean's 8 (2018)
Known for her music, beauty line, and lingerie line, Rihanna has also tapped into acting in film. She starred in 2018's Ocean's 8, which grossed $297,718,711 globally while in theaters.
Harry Styles, Dunkirk (2017)
Harry Styles made his debut as an actor in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Dunkirk made $526,949,403 in movie tickets sold worldwide.
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers (2019)
Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a JLo, has been in multiple movies including fan-favorites SelenaMaid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, and more. She was the star of 2019's Hustlers, which made $157,563,598 in theaters worldwide.
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Ludacris, The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Ludacris has been in numerous films in the Fast & Furious franchise since 2003. The rapper starred in 2017's The Fate of the Furious, which made $1,236,005,118 in movie tickets sold worldwide.
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born (2018)
Lady Gaga starred in 2018's A Star is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper. A Star is Born connected music and film and received eight Oscar nominations with one win for Best Original Song. A Star is Born grossed $436,188,866 globally.
Will Smith, Bad Boys (1995)
Will Smith started as the MC of hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in the 80s. He then began his acting career in the sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and later starred in films including Bad Boys, which made $141,407,024 in movie tickets sold worldwide.
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Christina Aguilera, Burlesque (2010)
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera starred in Burlesque alongside Cher and used her music talent and dancing abilities in the film. Burlesque grossed $89,519,773 globally.
Nick Jonas, Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Nick Jonas starred in Jumanji: The Next Level with Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and more. Jumanji: The Next Level made $800,059,707 in theaters worldwide.
Beyoncé, Dreamgirls (2006)
Beyonce Knowles at the premiere of Dreamgirls
Besides her amazing musical career, Beyoncé co-starred in Dreamgirls with Jennifer Hudson. She is also known for voice acting Nala in the 2019 live-action movie, The Lion King. Dreamgirls made $155,430,335 in movie tickets sold worldwide.
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Jared Leto, Suicide Squad (2016)
Jared Leto (of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars) played Joker in 2016's Suicide Squad, which grossed $746,846,894 globally. While he got his start on tv, his film career took off right when his band was beginning.
Cher, Moonstruck (1987)
Cher starred in 1987's Moonstruck, which made $80,640,528 domestically in movie tickets sold. Cher has also starred in Burlesque, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and more.
Keith Richards, Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Keith Richards
Keith Richards (of the Rolling Stones) starred in Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End, which made $960,996,492 in movie tickets sold worldwide.
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Mandy Moore, A Walk to Remember (2002)
Mandy Moore is known for her singing career and most recently praised for her role on Emmy award-winning show, This Is Us. Mandy Moore also starred in A Walk to Remember back in 2002. The film made $47,494,916 globally.
Snoop Dogg, Soul Plane (2004)
You may know him for the tracks Drop It Like It's Hot or Gin N Juice, but Snoop Dogg is a rapper and actor. He starred in Soul Plane, Starsky & Hutch, Bones, and more. Soul Plane grossed $14,821,824 globally.
Barbara Streisand, Funny Girl (1968)
Barbara Streisand
Barbara Streisand starred in 1968's Funny Girl, a musical turned movie. It made $52,223,306 in movie tickets sold domestically.
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Justin Timberlake, Friends with Benefits (2011)
Known for *NSYNC and his outstanding solo music career, Justin Timberlake starred in 2011's Friends with Benefits alongside Mila Kunis. Friends with Benefits grossed $149,542,245 globally.
Madonna, Evita (1996)
Often referred to as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna starred in the musical turned movie, Evita, which made $141,047,179 in movie tickets sold worldwide. Madonna won the Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy prize at the 1997 Golden Globe Awards for her role as Evita.
Tim McGraw, The Blind Side (2009)
Country star Tim McGraw starred in 2009's The Blind Side alongside Sandra Bullock. The Blind Side took home the Oscar win for Best Actress at the 2010 Academy Awards and grossed $309,208,309 globally.