You know the way each time you have performed bar trivia it comes up that Alicia Silverstone as soon as starred in an Aerosmith video? Yeah, effectively, if it comes up, you are welcome for the win. Anyway, she’s removed from the one actor who’s cameoed within the music world. For some actors, it is a begin. And in the event that they did not get their begin performing in a few of our favourite horror motion pictures, then they had been most likely in a music video. Hey, it’s important to get your foot within the door someplace, proper? Then once more, some music movies characteristic cameos from stars who’re already well-known. It is a blended bag, actually. Anyway, let’s take a look at these 41 actors who’ve moonlighted as music video stars.
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Robert Downey Jr.
Earlier than he was Tony Stark of the billion-dollar Avengers franchise, Downey Jr. was directed by Sam Taylor-Wooden (who would later go on to direct Fifty Shades of Gray) within the music video for Elton John’s tune “I Need Love” in 2001.
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Christina Applegate, Eva Longoria, and Christina Milian
It was a packed home on the 2006 set of Jessica Simpson’s music video for “A Public Affair.” The video adopted Simpson and her crew of mates as they made their approach to the roller-rink–crossing paths with Ryan Seacrest, Maria Menounos, and Andy Dick all through the night time. Informal.
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As if the star energy between Rihanna and Eminem on the 2010 video for “Love the Approach You Lie” wasn’t sizzling sufficient, let’s throw 2000’s bombshell Megan Fox into the combination. As a result of, why not. Fox is now romantically linked to Machine Gun Kelly after starring within the music video for his tune “Bloody Valentine” earlier this 12 months.
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The music video for Taylor Swift’s 2019 single “You Have to Calm Down” was a star-studded feast, with cameos by Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Ryan Reynolds, and all of the Queer Eye stars. However it served as a very full-circle second for the Fab 5’s resident meals professional Antoni Porowski, as he auditioned to be in Swift’s “Clean Area” music video again in 2014. He could not have landed the function again then, however now, he is gained over all of our avocado-loving hearts.
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Throughout the top of the “Bennifer” frenzy, J-Lo’s then-boyfriend Ben Affleck made a quick look within the 2002 music video for her tune, “Jenny from the Block.” As a nod to the couple’s tabloid-centric lives, the video was stylized to appear to be it was shot via the prying-eye of a paparazzi digital camera.
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Beyoncé’s Lemonade was a tour de drive for a lot of causes, together with its spectacular roster of movie star cameos. Within the video for “All Night time,” Mrs. Knowles-Carter enlisted actresses Amandla Stenberg and Zendaya for this beautiful shot, in addition to musicians Chloe x Halle and Ibeyi.
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Earlier than she honed her personal musical skills within the live-action adaptation of Magnificence and the Beast, Emma Watson appeared within the video for “Say You Do not Need It” by British band One Night time Solely again in 2010. Emma and frontman George Craig met whereas engaged on a Burberry picture shoot.
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Emma’s Harry Potter costar Daniel Radcliffe has additionally tried his hand at music movies, particularly within the 2012 Gradual Membership clip for “Newcomers.” “We’d recognized Daniel was a fan and located this beautiful cool, however then we met him, obtained to hang around and chat, and now we now have him in our video,” singer Rebecca Taylor advised NME of Daniel’s look. “He made us understand how lazy all of us are with regards to movies!”
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To not be outdone by Harry and Hermione, Ron Weasley aka Rupert Grint has additionally starred in a music video, for Ed Sheeran’s tune “Lego Home.” Within the 2011 clip, Rupert performs Ed, who has in flip dressed up as Ron for Halloween.
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Charli XCX’s 2017 video for “Boys” (which she herself co-directed) incorporates a ton of boys — Cameron Dallas, Jack Antonoff, Khalid, Joe Jonas, Diplo, Joey Bada$$, Wiz Khalifa, Jay Park, and extra — however none shine as a lot as Riz Ahmed, seen right here with the world’s luckiest teddy bear.
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In one among their final movies as a fivesome, One Path enlisted Danny DeVito to play the salty director within the clip for the 4 observe “Steal My Lady.”
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Taylor Swift’s “Dangerous Blood” video was famously stacked with cameos by varied squad members, together with Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, and Serayah, seen right here as Dilemma. The 2015 clip was directed by Joseph Kahn, who additionally directed Taylor’s movies for “Clean Area” and “Look What You Made Me Do.”
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The person who ought to be James Bond each starred in and co-directed the 2012 music video for the Mumford & Sons tune “Lover of the Gentle.” Ah, to be that orange juice.
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Former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield appeared in Arcade Hearth’s 2014 video for “We Exist.” In opposition to Me! singer Laura Jane Grace criticized the band for selecting to solid a cisgender actor as a transgender girl, however later stated she felt otherwise after talking to a transgender girl who’d labored on the video.
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The late ’90s was really a golden age of music movies tie-ins, and Britney Spears’s “(You Drive Me) Loopy” is not any exception. The 1999 tune featured within the film Drive Me Loopy starring Adrian Grenier and Melissa Joan Hart, who in fact each appeared within the music video.
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This one’s type of a head scratcher, however go along with it. Oscar winner Halle Berry starred within the 2003 video for Limp Bizkit’s “Behind Blue Eyes,” itself a canopy of the 1971 tune by the Who. The video featured clips from Halle’s film Gothika.
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Again in 2016, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama cut up after six years of courting, however their relationship was without end immortalized in Demi’s 2014 video for “Actually Do not Care.”
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After appearances in motion pictures like 2 Quick 2 Livid and Seven Kilos, Michael Ealy performed Beyoncé’s love curiosity within the 2009 video for “Halo.” He was truly requested to star within the music video for “Irreplaceable” in 2006, however turned it down as a result of he did not wish to be related to the jerk who does Beyoncé incorrect in that tune.
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America’s dad starred in Carly Rae Jepsen’s music video for her 2015 hit “I Actually Like You.” Carly Rae first met Tom on the 2014 marriage ceremony of her supervisor Scooter Braun, who additionally works with Justin Bieber.
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Jay-Z’s 2017 music video for “Moonlight” does not include lots of his precise music, however that is OK as a result of it does include a formidable roster of stars: Issa Rae, Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, and Jerrod Carmichael all seem.
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In 2010, Jake Gyllenhaal appeared within the Vampire Weekend video for “Giving Up the Gun,” which additionally featured Joe Jonas, Lil Jon, and the RZA. (See slide 5 for Charli XCX’s “Boys,” which in flip stars Vampire Weekend members Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij.)
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Ladies star Jemima Kirke performed the Bonnie to Zayn’s Clyde in his 2017 music video for “Nightfall Until Daybreak.” Her Ladies castmates Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet have additionally starred in music movies, with Lena showing in Taylor Swift’s “Dangerous Blood” (see slide 7) and Zosia popping up in Jenny Lewis’s “She’s Not Me.”
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Earlier than she grew to become Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson starred in Justin Timberlake’s video for “What Goes Round…Comes Round.” In 2007, the video gained an MTV VMA for Finest Path.
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In 2013, Anna Kendrick starred within the video for her personal Sizzling 100 hit “Cups (After I’m Gone),” however earlier than that she appeared in LCD Soundsystem’s 2010 music video for “Pow Pow.”
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Maybe taking a cue from his spouse’s star-studded Lemonade, Jay-Z used a number of of his 4:44 movies to showcase quite a lot of main names. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o featured within the clip for “MaNyFaCedGod.”
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Kristen Stewart appeared each as herself and in drag in Jenny Lewis’s 2014 video for “Simply One of many Guys,” which additionally starred Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson.
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Shia LaBeouf starred in Sia’s 2015 video for “Elastic Coronary heart” together with frequent Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler. The video brought about controversy because of the huge age distinction between Shia and Maddie; Sia later apologized to these viewers who had been upset by the clip and stated that Shia and Maddie had been each meant to be enjoying variations of Sia.
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Earlier than she starred in Hitch with Will Smith, Eva Mendes appeared in Will’s music video for the 1998 traditional “Miami.” You possibly can see her driving a convertible whereas mouthing alongside to the lyric, “Bienvenidos a Miami.”
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Yep, it is Jay-Z and 4:44 once more. This time, he obtained Oscar winner Mahershala Ali to play a boxer within the clip for “Adnis,” which additionally stars actor Danny Glover.
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