Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Celebrate David Bowie On Film With 4-Minute Supercut

The Playlist By Ken Guidry | The Playlist April 24, 2014 at 12:42PM

When one initially thinks about David Bowie’s career, it’s likely that the work he’s done as an actor is not the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the man has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a singer-songwriter, which spanned six decades, where he experimented with numerous different genres and has worked alongside legends such as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Queen. He has sold close to 140 million albums worldwide and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s managed to find so much success and yet what’s most remarkable is how he’s always done things on his own terms.
1
The Man Who Fell To Earth

When one initially thinks about David Bowie’s career, it’s likely that the work he’s done as an actor is not the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the man has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a singer-songwriter, which spanned six decades, where he experimented with numerous different genres and has worked alongside legends such as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Queen. He has sold close to 140 million albums worldwide and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s managed to find so much success and yet what’s most remarkable is how he’s always done things on his own terms.

The same can be said about his career as an actor. Davie Bowie’s filmography is as eclectic as his music and, unlike many of his contemporaries, he’s actually received a great amount of acclaim for the work he’s done over the years. To honor his underrated film career, Drew Morton, a film professor from the University of Texas A&M-Texarkana, has recently decided to put together a short compilation of Bowie’s work which showcases the musician’s surprising amount of range as an actor. The multi-hyphenate has also worked with some interesting directors, such as Nicolas Roeg, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Tony Scott, David Lynch, and Julian Schnabel. Plus, who could forget his cameo in “Zoolander”?

It’s a fun four-minute clip and you don’t even have to be a David Bowie fan to enjoy it. There aren’t many other actors who can brag about playing characters such as Andy Warhol, Pontius Pilate, and Nikola Tesla. It’s fascinating to see all the different roles that Bowie has managed to sink his teeth into. Check out the video below.

This article is related to: David Bowie


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates