24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians


Eminem in 8 Mile

Like his fellow Detroiter 50 Cent, Eminem also starred in a faux biopic. But as a production, 8 Mile was far superior to Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and as hip-hop flicks go, it’s considered a modern classic (and has the Grammys to prove it). Following Jimmy—who clearly is meant to mirror Em, right down to the rap battles—the film tracks a talented MC’s rise from Detroit’s 8 Mile neighbourhood to stardom. And it includes plenty of canon-ready scenes—who, for example, could forget its rendition of “Lose Yourself?”