24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians


Jon Bon Jovi in Pay It Forward

Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, and Kevin Spacey were the A-listers in Pay it Forward, an adaptation of a Catherine Ryan Hyde novel. Hidden down the credits list, however, is a middle-aged Jon Bon Jovi, who plays a role that’s almost a caricature of his musical persona—he plays an alcoholic ex-husband who, despite feigning his recovery, continues to abuse the bottle. We’ll give it to Bon Jovi: He has a sense of humour.