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24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians

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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.