Published By: Mumpy Chakraborty

5 best acting performances by singers in a Movie

Musician turned actors who are now ruling the Hollywood

Today musicians are seen acting on music videos quite effortlessly. It has become a part of their grooming process, and every musician has to have a good presence on screen and stage. But some of them have taken this ability to another level and have shown some extraordinary performances on-screen at par with the professional actors. Some well-known professional singers have taken up acting as a serious career option and are now seen in a variety of roles. Here are some of the most outstanding acting performances by musicians who eventually turned actors. 

Justine Timberlake 

One of the most famous voices in the music industry Justine Timberlake has managed to make it big in both the music and film industries.  From Edison to friends with benefits to his best performance to dates in The Social Network, Timberlake has never disappointed his fans in either of the profession. Timberlake played Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network, which is undoubtedly his best performance in a movie. And the movie won several academy awards.

Jamie Fox

Jamie Fox is known for his multi-talents, whether it is signing or comedy or acting, he is master of all. Now considered as the A-listers in Hollywood, the singer turned actor has several music albums in his name in the 2000s, most famous being featuring in Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,”. Fox’s best performance in the film to date being the highest-grossing Quentin Tarantino movie to date, Django Unchained.


This Icelandic native has been releasing albums since she was 11 years old, Bjork has released several iconic records in the 90s and 2000s. But her hidden talent acting was discovered by director Lars Von Trier when she did the movie Dancer In The Dark, a melodrama about a woman with a degenerative eye condition. She was so good in that movie that she even bagged a nomination for the Academy Award for her performance.

Lady Gaga

The queen of melody, Lady Gaga is won the world with her voice before stepping into acting. But when she stepped into acting, it was no looking back. She became one of the most celebrated and talented actresses winning some of the most prestigious awards in acting from Golden Globes to the Academy Awards. Her best acting performance to date has been A Star is Born for which she won two Academy Awards, the best actress in a leading role, and as well as the best original song. 

Jared Leto

 Known for the portrayal of difficult and challenging characters, Jared Leto is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors of this generation. But very few of us know that this amazing actor started his career in the entertainment business as a singer. He was a member of the rock band 30 Seconds To Mars.  But if we compare his performance in both industries, we have to say that he is a much better actor than a singer. His best-ever performance in a movie came in 2013 when he played Rayon, an AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. He got critically acclaimed for his role and won the academy awards for the best supporting role in a movie.