Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians
Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias (1989)
For such a tiny frame, Dolly Parton has such a big personality that it's sometimes difficult to call what she does onscreen "acting," but in Steel Magnolias the sarcastic twist she put on her natural ebullience was just about perfect. Funnier still is playwright/actor Sam Shepard as Parton's put-upon husband, "Spud."
JD in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
The "Roxanne" singer did some stretching in a non-yoga way as the father of Nick Moran's card sharp Eddy in Guy Ritchie's Tarantinoesque, nigh-unintelligible heist film.
Verity in Die Another Day (2002)
It's hard to say what's more forgettable, Madonna's title song for Pierce Brosnan's final Bond film, or her brief walk-on role as 007's fencing instructor.