A selection of the most talented actors who perfectly embodied rock idols on the screen
Some rock stars have lived such intriguing and eventful lives that they have become a source of inspiration for directors. From Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison to Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury The actors brought the stories behind the music to life in cult films! Yes, in 2018 Rami Malek brought to the screen the image of a cult vocalist Queen Freddie Mercury, and next year the actor Taron Egerton wore giant sunglasses to portray Elton John in the film "Rocketman"! But playing the role of a world famous and influential rock idol is a really big responsibility! Sometimes, the future of an actor depends on the result - whether he will prove himself as a true “diamond”, or fail miserably ... Today we will remember the names of those who coped with this task best of all!
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury (Bohemian Rhapsody)
American actor in 2018 Rami Malek led "Bohemian Rhapsody" to success at the box office thanks to the role Freddie Mercury in a biopic about Queen.
Curiously, but was originally approved for this role Sacha Baron Cohen, however, creative differences with the producers forced him to leave the project ...
Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Actor Val Kilmer successfully portrayed the eccentric vocalist The Doors by Jim Morrison in the movie Oliver Stone 1991 of the year.
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles ("Ray")
For his role as Ray Charles in the film "Ray" 2004 American actor and singer Jamie Foxx received the award "Oscar"!
Gary Busey as Buddy Holly ("The Buddy Holly Story")
Gary Busey starred in the film Steve Rash 1978 of the year "The Buddy Holly Story"!
By the way: this was not the only time that Busey appeared in a musical biopic: earlier, in 1976, he played the role Bobby Ritchie in the movie "A Star Is Born"!
Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious ("Sid and Nancy")
In a biopic 1986 of the year "Sid and Nancy" Gary Oldman played the infamous bassist Sex Pistols by Sid Vicious... And he played it just fine!
Interesting fact: future wife Kurt Cobain - Courtney Love appears briefly in the film a few years before she forms the band Hole...
Angela Bassett as Tina Turner ("What Love Can Do")
Charming actress Angela Bassett She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role Tina Turner in the 1993 film "What Love Can Do".
Taron Egerton as Elton John ("Rocketman")
Welsh actor Taron Egerton wore giant sunglasses to portray Elton John in the 2019 film "Rocketman"!
André 3000 (aka André Lauren Benjamin) as Jimi Hendrix ("Jimi Hendrix")
American rapper and actor known for being a member of the hip hop duo Outkast, Andre Benjamin played the cult virtuoso guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the movie of the same name John Ridley 2013 of the year! Unfortunately, the movie didn't have the rights to Hendrix's music...
Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley ("Elvis")
"Elvis" is a television film by John Carpenter based on the life of the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. In general, many films were made about the cult musician, and many actors embodied the image of Elvis on the screen ... Kurt Russell became one of them.
Dakota Fanning as Sheri Carrie ("The Runaways")
Charming Dakota Fanning, known for the cult film saga "Dust", played the scandalous vocalist The Runaways Sheri Carrie in the 2010 film of the same name.
Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett ("The Runaways")
Together with fanning her colleague from "Twilight" played in the film Kristen Stewart: she played the role Joan Jett! And yes: Jett herself was very pleased with the actress chosen to play her role ...
Michael Pitt as Blake ("The Last Days")
In film Gus Van Sant 2005 of the year Michael Pitt played the lead role of Blake, a rock musician and character based on Kurt Cobain…
Interesting fact: the famous American rocker Kim Gordon plays a recording executive in the film!
Sam Riley as Ian Curtis ("Control")
Sam Riley amazing vocal performance Joy Division by Ian Curtis in a film by Anton Corbijn «Control» (2007).
Curiously, Riley is a singer himself! At the beginning of the 2000s, he performed in a group "10,000 Things".
Cate Blanchett as Jude Quinn ("I'm Not There")
Australian actress Cate Blanchett played the male character Jude Quinn in the film "I'm not there"! Jude Quinn was based on Bob Dylan in the mid-sixties...
Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley ("Bubba Ho-Tep")
"Bubba Ho-Tep" is a 2002 American horror comedy film in which Bruce Campbell played the king of rock and roll, fighting an ancient evil!
Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley (Elvis & Nixon)
Michael Shannon also played great Elvis Presley in the 2016 movie "Elvis and Nixon"!
Remarkable, but Shannon a musician in his own right, performing both as a solo artist and with his band Corporal.