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Live Poll: Singers Who Became Actors

Who is your singer or musician turned actor?


❒ IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls536217426/
❒ IMDb Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/6Owl1g8Pvd0/

 
 
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Barbra Streisand

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Meat Loaf 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001533/

Born: September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: January 20, 2022 (age 74) in USA
  
Actor: Movie (75 credits)
Actor: TV      (27 credits)
  
Biography
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001533/bio

He moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands. 
In 1970, he moved to New York and appeared in 
the Broadway musicals "Hair", "Rockabye Hamlet" and "The Rocky Horror Show," 
and Off Broadway in "Rainbow", "More Than You Deserve", "National Lampoon Show" 
and the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "As You Like it;" 
as well as other productions at the famed New York Public Theatre. 
He made his film debut with a memorable role in the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell";
the record was huge and has sold 50,000,000 copies worldwide 
and is tied with AC/DC for the 2nd best selling record of all time

When Meat Loaf and Steinman got back together in 1993,
they delivered a powerful sequel "Bat Out Of Hell II" 
which went to #1 in the US and UK and 26 other countries.
Bat II has now sold over 22,000,000 copies.

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https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Meat+Loaf

  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_Loaf

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@ACT_1​ 

Added. Thanks!

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@BonaFideBOSS​ 

Maybe you can move Meat Loaf to a higher position in the list. 

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@Jessica​ 

Done.

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@BonaFideBOSS,

For your consideration:

Julie Andrews

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000267/bio

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens, and at age 20, she launched her stage career in a London Palladium production of "Cinderella".

Andrew came to Broadway in 1954 with "The Boy Friend", and became a bona fide star two years later in 1956, in the role of Eliza Doolittle in the unprecedented hit "My Fair Lady". Her star status continued in 1957, when she starred in the TV-production of Cinderella (1957) and through 1960, when she played "Guenevere" in "Camelot". ...

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@dan_dassow​ 

Added. Thanks.

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@BonaFideBOSS​,

Thanks.

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Are we voting for our favorite singer who turned actor or favorite actor who used to be a singer?

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

It is about your favorite actor who used to be (or is also) a singer.

But if you don't have a favorite actor, then you can vote for your favorite singer.

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I would have suggested Jacques Brel, he's one of my all-time favorite singers, not in my Top 10 actors but I think he deserves to be in the list.

Problem is that you have 35 entries already, maybe it would be more in line with the intent of the poll to include those who were known as singers for a substantial amount of time before turning into actors, or at least had major hits.

Since it's not uncommon in show business that one can switch between a musical and an acting career, it's not very uncommon for a singer to become an actor, and vice versa. Less common is a major singing star to become a successful actor (like Lady Gaga or Barbra Streisand...)

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@ElMaruecan82 

This list is largely english centered.  Charles Asnavour (Tirez sur le pianiste) (my second favorite singer behind Ferrat)  would have also deserved to be on this list. I believe Bjork (Dancer in the Dark) would have also been worthy of inclusion.

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

Added Jacques Brel. Thanks.

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@cinephile​ 

Added Charles Asnavour. Thanks.

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@BonaFideBOSS​ 

? ?

The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band 
that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. 

Actor: Movie (52 credits) - 49 are Music Videos
         These should Not be Movies @ 2min | 3min | 4min  ??

Help! (1965)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059260/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059260/reference

1h 32min  Adventure, Comedy  25 Aug 1965 (USA)

John Lennon        ... John (uncredited)
Paul McCartney    ... Paul (uncredited)
George Harrison  ... George (uncredited)
Ringo Starr           ... Ringo (uncredited)
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/reference

1h 27min  Comedy, Musical  07 Jul 1964 (UK) 
Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles,

The Beatles          ... The Beatles 
John Lennon        ... John
Paul McCartney   ... Paul
George Harrison ... George
Ringo Starr          ... Ringo

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John Lennon  (1940–1980)
Actor: Movie (82 credits)  - 77 Music Videos
How I Won the War (1967)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061789/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061789/reference

John Lennon ... Gripweed
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Paul McCartney (1942...)
Actor: Movie (145 credits) - 138 Music Videos
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790809/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790809/reference

Paul McCartney ... Uncle Jack
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George Harrison (1943–2001)
Actor: Movie (73 credits) - 66 Music Videos
Life of Brian (1979)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079470/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079470/reference

George Harrison ... Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited)
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Ringo Starr (1940...)
Actor: Movie (76 credits) - 59 Music Videos
Caveman (1981)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082146/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082146/reference

Ringo Starr ... Atouk

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Was Idris Elba really a singer before his acting career? Huh. How many albums did he publish/produce before he started acting? 

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He was a DJ, but also got into acting early. Perhaps not the best example.

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BonaFide, have you seen Cinephile's suggestions above or is the list settled?

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@Pencho15​ 

The list is ready.

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Congratulations, @BonaFideBOSS!

Singers Who Became Actors

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The title is still a little ambiguous. Do you mean my favourite singer or my favourite singer as an actor?

My favourite singer is Elvis, but my favourite singer as an actor is Will Smith.

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@Brew_Swaine​ 

The poll is asking about your favorite actor who used to be (or is also) a singer. But if you don't have a favorite actor, then you can vote for your favorite singer.

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Didn't know Idris Elba or Fred Armisan were singers