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Take A Look At Stars Who Portrayed Legendary Singers
This article is about movies that featured the lives of famous entertainers, and also contains a list of famous celebrities, that have portrayed legendary singers in movies. Some of the stellar performances, have landed a few actors and actress a much- deserved Oscar.
Playing A Famous Artist Can Make Or Break A Career In Acting
Demetrius Shipp Jr. As Tupac Shakur
Demetrius Shipp Jr. As Tupac Shakur, is receiving rave reviews for his work in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me. With the right kind of support and insight from people who knew the artist, movies based on the lives of actual artist can do well.
However if the support is not granted the movies can based on the life of an artist will fail to reach the support of dedicated fans.
Zendaya will no longer play Aaliyah, In An Upcoming Lifetime Film This Movie Is All About Timing
Alexandra Shipp Lands The Role As Aaaliyah In The Lifetime Movie
Aaliyah On Star Search (1989)
Aaaliya's Movie Will Take Time
Everyone loves a good movie, especially when depicted by award winning actors and actress. What makes a movie most intriguing, is when the producer and casting agent team up together, to find the perfect match concerning renowned entertainers.
Disney known actress Zendaya, bowed out of the role of famed songstress Aaliyah, in Lifetime’s original movie, about the life of an actress, and R&B artist, whose legacy ended too soon.
The 17-year-old Disney Channel star said Sunday that she pulled out of the project because “production-wise, (it) wasn’t all the way there.”
Aaliyah Dana Haughton, passed away in a plane crash in 2001.
The bestselling book “Aaliyah More Than a Woman”, by former Time Magazine editor Christopher Farley, inspired Lifetime television, to take interest in depicting the singers journey to fame.
Many women and men, enjoy Lifetime T.V., and many Aaliyah fans were excited to hear that this network was set to release a movie, about a beloved singer.
However disappointment set in for many fans, once they learned that Aaliyah’s parents, were not in favor of the movie. Fans felt that the movie could have been better executed with the direction, and consent, of the parents.
In the hit, on screen Selena movie, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez, the parents helped, to make this classic bio movie a success, in memory of their daughter.
Fans only wished, that Aaliyah's parents, could have been given the same- opportunity.
Ms. Shipp is a great actress, yet when it comes to making a movie about a loved one, respect should be given to family members in favor of their consent.
Audiences Enjoy Great Movies Portrayed By Talented Actors & Actress Surrounding The History Of Their Favorite Music Artist.
Take a look at famous celebrities that have portrayed well-known singing artist, some the performances have landed the actor or actress an Oscar.
1. Jamie Foxx "Ray"
Jamie Foxx gift as a skilled pianist prepared him to give a moving performance of the legendary singer Ray Charles. I can remember siting in the movie theater astonished by Jamie's performance of the legendary artist that endured many obstacles to become one of the most renowned performers in the world.
Jamie Foxx Wins Best Actor Oscar® At The 77th Annual Academy Awards®
Jamie Foxx Portrayed The Legendary Singer Ray Charles
Actual Singer Ray Charles
Jamie Foxx Winning Best Actor For "Ray"
2. Sissy Spacek "Coal Miner’s Daughter"
In the movie Coal Miner's Daughter Actress Sissy Spacek gives a riveting performance as she portrayed the life of Country Singing Legend Loretta Lynn.
Sissy Spacek's Performance Landed Her An Oscar at the 53rd Academy Awards® in 1981 For Best Actress
Trailer For Coal Miners Daughter
Actual Singer Loretta Lynn
Sissy Spacek Winning Best Actress For Coal Miners Daughter/ The Loretta Lynn Story
3. Jennifer Lopez, "Selena"
Jennifer Lopez performance of the lovable singing-songwriter artist, and designer Selena, was believable. The Talented cross over artist Selena was murdered at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, the former president of her fan club. On April 12, 1995, two weeks after her death, George W. Bush, governor of Texas at the time, declared her birthday "Selena Day" in Texas.
Lopez's ability to capture Selena's charming sense of humor and heart-warming personality gave her rave reviews as a talented actress and performer.
Jennifer Lopez Portrayed Talented Singing Artist Selena
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom -Selena
Selena's Actual Performance
4. Angela Basset, Tina Turner
Angela Basset's performance of the strong singer Tina Turner, landed her a Academy Award Nomination. The bestselling book entitled, "I Tina" Tina Turner's memoir, inspired the hit movie that portrayed Tina's abusive life story involving her relationship with ex-husband Ike Turner. Laurence John Fishburne III, portrayed the fast talking womanizing role of Mr. Turner, in which his performance also granted him an Academy Award Nomination.
Angela Basset Earned An Academy Award Nomination For Best Actress (What's Love Got To Do With It)
Angela's Basset's Performance As The Legendary Tina Turner
Actual Performance By Ike & Tina Turner
Joaquin Phoenix's Role As Johnny Cash Earned Him An Oscar Nomination
Joaquin Phoenix's Role As Johnny Cash Earned Him An Oscar Nomination And Landed Reese Witherspoon the Oscar® for Best Actress for her performance in "Walk the Line" at the 78th Academy Awards®
Both Both celebrities had to take singing lessons, which enhanced their riveting performances. Reese portrayed Cash's love interest June Carter.
Joaquin Phoenix Nominated For Best Performance By A Actor In A Leading Role, As Johnny Cash
Resse and Joaquin Play June & Cash, In "Walk The Line"
Reese Witherspoon Winning Best Actress For Her Portrayal Of June Carter
The Remarkable Group TLC Had Their Movie Portrayed Through VH1 Entitled CrazySexyCool:
TLC Movie Trailer CrazySexyCool
Beyoncé As Etta James. A riveting performance.
The Frankie Valli Story Is Directed by Clint Eastwood Entitled: Jersey Boys
Frankie Valli-Can't Take My Eyes Off You
The Stars That Play Singing Artist Poll
Which Movie By A Star Did You Like The Best?
The List Of Famous Celebs Portraying Beloved Singing Stars Goes On
Diana Ross Portrayed Blues Singer Billy Holiday Earning An Oscar Nomination. (Lady Sings The Blues)
Larenz Tate Portrayed Singer Frankie Lymon.(Why Do Fools Fall In Love)
Lou Diamond Phillips Portrayed Singer Ritchie Valens, (La Bamba) is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez
Jessica Lange portrayed the Patsy Cline Story,(Sweet Dreams) is a 1985 biographical film