24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians


Courtney Love in The People vs. Larry Flynt

It seems like Courtney Love can pull off anything if she tries hard enough. That includes acting: Aside from her excellent work on Sons of Anarchy and Sid and Nancy, her definitive role was co-starring with Woody Harrelson the People vs. Larry Flint. Love’s musical persona is willfully trashy—we mean that in a good way—and perhaps that’s why she excelled in the role of Althea Leasure, a stripper that porn magnate Larry Flynt (Harrelson) became obsessed with. Laugh if you must, but it was a dead-serious role—and Love was nominated for a Golden Globe for her efforts.