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Musicians in Movies

Can you name these singers and rappers based on a pair of movies they have starred in?
Some are more known for acting now
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Last updated: February 18, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 7, 2011
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Movie
Musician
Blue Hawaii | Viva Las Vegas
Elvis Presley
Boogie Nights | The Departed
Mark Wahlberg
Men in Black | Independence Day
Will Smith
Fight Club | The Rocky Horror
Picture Show
Meat Loaf
Friday | Boyz n the Hood
Ice Cube
Starsky & Hutch | Soul Plane
Snoop Dogg
Labyrinth | The Prestige
David Bowie
Guys and Dolls |
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Frank Sinatra
Evita | A League of Their Own
Madonna
Selena | Gigli
Jennifer Lopez
Meet the Fockers | Yentl
Barbra Streisand
Tommy | Mad Max
Beyond Thunderdome
Tina Turner
Movie
Musician
Beaches | The First Wives Club
Bette Midler
The Social Network | Trouble
with the Curve
Justin Timberlake
The Bodyguard | Waiting to Exhale
Whitney Houston
Dreamgirls | Austin Powers
in Goldmember
Beyoncé Knowles
A Star is Born (2018) | House of Gucci
Lady Gaga
Chicago | Bringing Down the House
Queen Latifah
Precious | Glitter
Mariah Carey
Lady Sings the Blues | The Wiz
Diana Ross
Steel Magnolias | 9 to 5
Dolly Parton
Don't Worry Darling | My Policeman
Harry Styles
Moonstruck | Mermaids
Cher
Battleship | Ocean's Eight
Rihanna
57 Comments
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Level 77
Sep 7, 2011
Perhaps you could specify the "original" Ocean's Eleven. All I could think of was George Clooney. Never even considered the 1960 version!
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Level 82
Sep 13, 2013
If George Clooney was famous as a singer and also starred in Guys and Dolls then you might have a point.
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2017
I got stuck on that, too.
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Level 86
Nov 25, 2017
The film came out in 1955. Clooney wasn't born until 1961.
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Level 78
Sep 7, 2011
Why don't they just tell you to put Sinatra...that would even make it easier.
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Level 61
Sep 18, 2011
I second that you should put it's the original film
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Level 51
Aug 17, 2015
I like the challenge. It took me a bit, but I figured it out.
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Level 32
Feb 14, 2013
I put Sinatra for Ocean's Eleven thinking he did a cameo in the retake. Odds are not likely that it's possible though;
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Level 72
Sep 13, 2013
Probably, him being dead at the time and all...
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Level 58
Dec 10, 2016
Ha!
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Level 85
Jan 6, 2017
Thanks to George Lucas, and CGI, being dead is no longer an insurmountable hurdle!
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Level 73
May 26, 2014
A few more for #2: Mick Jagger (Ned Kelly), Al Jolson (Jazz Singer), Neil Diamond (the re-make), anyone from The Blues Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Cliff Richard, Michael Hutchence (Dogs in Space?), Madonna (even though most of her movies were horrible)
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Level 83
Aug 25, 2014
Sting in Dune
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Level 73
Nov 26, 2017
Also Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
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Level 73
Nov 26, 2017
To confuse some people what about Harry Connick Jr - also in Independence Day. You can add Memphis Belle to separate him from Will Smith
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Level 78
Aug 12, 2014
At what point do you cease to be a musician and become ONLY an actor? I'm thinking Wahlberg is DEFINATELY no longer considered a musician. And the same argument can be made for Will Smith, Ice Cube, and Queen Latifah.
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Level 73
Apr 26, 2016
You don't have to hand in your musician card when you pick up your actor card. they can be both, and the people you mentioned built their careers and fame around music before getting into acting. We probably wouldn't know who they were if they weren't musicians
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Level 66
Jul 7, 2017
True, but if they don't do music anymore, I think it's fair to say they aren't really musicians anymore.
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Level 82
Nov 25, 2017
Streisand would definitely rather be thought of as an actress who also sang... even though she was much more famous as a singer. Some of these others you make a good point about. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was a long time ago.
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Level 78
Mar 31, 2023
It's been 9 years since i took this quiz last time and I came down to the comments to type the same thing. Calling Mark Wahlberg a musician at this point is like calling Bruce Willis a musician.
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Level 73
Aug 23, 2014
Sting in "Dune", for example.
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Level 56
Dec 3, 2016
Bee Movie
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Level 34
Aug 23, 2014
Quizmaster, don't listen to all this ridiculous criticism. These are quizzes. They're supposed to be challenging. That's the point. Some people didn't think of the original Ocean's Eleven, and that's you're fault? Please... Also, I love that you put Mark Wahlberg in there. It stumped me for a bit, and then it finally clicked. Just because people don't think of him as a musician anymore doesn't mean you're wrong. People on this site act as if a Quizmaster's job is to make the tests as easy as possible.
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Level 34
Aug 23, 2014
*Your, not you're. Wow, I'm sleep-deprived...
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Level 75
Aug 24, 2014
**You're not your
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Level 78
Aug 24, 2014
Grammar aside, I agree.
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Level 51
Aug 17, 2015
I agree. Well said. (And I had no idea that Mark Wahlberg was a musician. I have no problem with that I just learned something new on this quiz instead of getting another point.)
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2017
Well said. People need to stop whining just because the quiz was hard for them. If it was easy, what would be the point? Learning is good.
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Level 28
Aug 23, 2014
Wahlberg was a bit left field.
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Level 71
Aug 24, 2014
Thanks for this quiz, it was just the right level of difficulty for me to make it fun and challenging. Ignore most of the complaints; I would say that all of the answers could reasonably be considered singers and/or musicians as well as actors/actresses in the films listed. This was well planned. Thanks
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Level 47
Aug 25, 2014
I knew that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac, Elliot Gould, Scott Caan, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin and Carl Reiner, Never stared in Guys and Dolls. This site is meant to challenge you not be like. What color is the red fire truck. But you would still get people that would say "Could you accept Yellow since I have seen a yellow fire truck?". If you don't know something that is ok. That is how the human race as a whole learns. [off the soap box]
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Level 82
Aug 31, 2014
I missed Midler because I was thinking double Ds.
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Level 43
May 16, 2015
How about some people that can actually operate an instrument. Bowie is probably the closest.
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Level 41
Apr 25, 2016
aerosmith in waynes world 2

alice cooper in waynes world 1

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Level 73
Apr 26, 2016
How on earth did Tom Waits not make the list? He was in Wristcutters: A Love Story, Seven Psychopaths, Dracula, Coffee and Cigarettes, and about a dozen more. He's the first person I think of when I think of musicians in movies.
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2019
Could add a lot of people to this. Common, Mos Def, Ice T, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Elton John, and many others.
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2017
I honestly forget that Mark Wahlberg was ever known for music.
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Level 73
Nov 25, 2017
One word: Cher.
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Level 45
Nov 25, 2017
Kristofferson, Waits and Cher were the first I expected when I read the quiz title
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Level 72
Aug 16, 2018
And that is the best one word. I can't believe that it has taken this long for someone to mention her. Old girl is still going strong, looking great, and sounding amazing. Mamma Mia.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2023
Added Cher. She was great in Moonstruck.
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Level 77
Nov 25, 2017
Quizmaster: A couple of questions regarding comments. If someone posts a comment which receives responses, then later deletes the original comment, are the responses also deleted? Also, if someone gets kicked off the site (does that even happen?) would all of their comments and user quizzes (even featured ones) also be removed? One more question: What happens if you wake up tomorrow morning and decide this is no longer any fun, I quit. Will the site just disappear or do you have an heir apparent? Just wondering....
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Level ∞
Nov 25, 2017
1) Yes, responses are deleted too 2) No one has ever been kicked off the site. Some people are banned from commenting or creating new quizzes. 3) If I quit, I'll make sure to keep the site going somehow. :)
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Level 66
Dec 29, 2018
Out of curiosity, what did it take for someone to get banned from creating new quizzes?
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2024
cyprus..
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Level 90
Oct 15, 2019
My guess is that he claimed Belgium did nothing wrong.
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Level 89
Mar 10, 2023
...and that Puerto Rico was part of the US! ;)
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Level 82
Jun 1, 2019
Why don't you accept just "Loaf?"
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2023
Loaf will work now for Mr. Loaf.
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Level 47
Sep 23, 2021
Aw how did I not get Meatloaf?! "His name was Robert Paulsen"
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Level 72
Feb 19, 2023
For the peri penultimate one would “Dunkirk” not be a better option?
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Level 85
Feb 20, 2023
Didn't realize he was in that, but at least I've heard of that film, unlike the others.
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Level 91
Feb 20, 2023
Today, I learned that Awkwafina did not, in fact, star in the hit movie "Battleship".
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Level 68
Feb 24, 2023
I didn't realize Bette Midler was a musician first
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Level 56
Mar 11, 2023
For Fight Club, my first thought was Jared Leto, but then I saw RHPS. I don't remember Meat Loaf being in Fight Club, but I figured it out eventually.

If you make another one, Leto is a good option. He's been in some great movies (and some terrible ones, lol)

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Level 66
Mar 11, 2023
The Wiz and Tommy are darstardly misleading clues
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Level 46
Feb 6, 2024
Where's my main man Tom Waits ?!?