Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians
Angry Bob in Hardware (1990)
The once and future Stooge co-stars with Dylan McDermott in this futuristic thriller with the following tagline: "The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment." Sold!
Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Tom Waits the dryly poetic musician would no doubt chuckle at watching Tom Waits the actor ham it up in his scenery-chewing turn as a certain count's deranged ex-solicitor in Francis Ford Coppola's high-camp retelling of Stoker's Victorian classic.
Detective DeLongPre in The Player (1992)
It's been awhile since we've seen Robert Altman's inside-Hollywood masterpiece, so we can't remember if Lovett utters a single word as an ominously lurking plainclothes officer, in the dapper Klein singer's first appearance in Altman's latter-period repertory company.
Ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooged (1988)
Not far removed from his Saturday Night Live turn as Buster Poindexter, the New York Dolls singer played the Ghost of Christmas Past as a maniacal/typical New York cab driver, the first of three spirits to spook Bill Murray in this late-'80s gloss on Charles Dickens's holiday tale.