24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians


Beyoncé in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Sure, the third Austin Powers movie might be a middling retread centred around a character that was well on his way to wearing out his cultural relevance, not to mention his catchphrases—but as an acting debut, Beyoncé acquits herself pretty well as the Pam Grier-tribute character Foxxy Cleopatra. No one’s going to call it a commanding performance, but Beyoncé was easily one of the very few bright spots in what was probably Mike Myers’s worst film to date (this was pre-Love Guru, remember).