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24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians

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Debbie Harry in Videodrome

Videodrome was one of Canadian film icon David Cronenberg’s classic films—set in a post-future Toronto, it was a sci-fi film that played on fears about technology, hyper-stimulation, and technology. They were tropes that fit in neatly with post-punk, new wave and no wave bands of the time—whose torch is carried by current bands like Teledrome—so it’s fitting that Cronenberg cast Blondie’s Debbie Harry in the film. H.R. Giger was also creating Harry’s album artwork in the era, further cementing her sci-fi bona fides.