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Once, people said that Jessica Simpson could become a viable acting proposition. Then people saw Jessica Simpson act in movies like The Master of Disguise, The Love Guru, Employee of the Month among others. And now nobody says that any more.
In Moonwalker, Michael Jackson played himself. Not a version of himself. He actually played himself, but with all the panache of a regional Michael Jackson lookalike competition bronze medal winner. Let us call this the Spice World effect.
Prince can compose, perform, produce, sing and dance like nobody else on earth. He can also act like nobody else on earth. Because everyone else on earth is better at it than him.
Madonna’s famous tenacity has got her to plenty of places in her career but, every time she decides to act, that place tends to be the DVD bargain bin.
Like Eminem, 50 Cent essentially played himself in Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Unlike Eminem, he then made lots of direct-to-DVD filler that people only watch out of self-loathing.
It’s easy to pick on Britney Spears for starring in UK soap Crossroads, but that’s because watching Crossroads was like performing dental surgery on yourself with a tinfoil drill. Her place here is well deserved.
Pete Doherty’s debut acting turn alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg in Confession of a Child of the Century was labelled as “shambling amateurism” by the Guardian’s Catherine Shoard. And that was her being nice.
Admittedly Rihanna wasn’t given an awful lot to do in Battleship, but she still failed hopelessly at it. Your mum,
given the chance, could
grunt at a Transformer more convincingly.
Old rock stars have the choice of buying a trout farm or starring in ill-advised Chesney Hawkes films and the Highlander TV series. Roger Daltrey did both.
She performed in an episode of Sex and the City, had done a cameo in Crank: High Voltage and also acted in Fat Slags. That’s all of Geri Halliwell’s acting career and she was not much able to impress her