Friday, June 8, 2012

Singer-turned-Actor Stars; For Reel or For Real?

If you are looking for a multifaceted talent, these singers believe that they can take their singing talent to the new height and become sensational movie stars. Unfortunately, not all singers-turned-actor proved that they conquer movie as well. However, some of them managed their way to movie fame and tag as “versatile actors”.

Here are some lists of singers who turned actors:

Will Smith

He started his career as The Fresh Prince with old Jazz but unfortunately singing is not what he’s looking for. Thanks to the world of acting where he manage to become famous.  He starred at various movies such as Bad Boys, Men in Black, Hitch, Independence Day and many more where he became everyone’s favorite movie star. And not only that, Will Smith got an Oscar Nomination in his movie Ali. A right decision that leads to the right direction, indeed!

Queen Latifah

An American singer, rapper and actress, this is what Dana Elaine Owen famously known as Queen Latifah made of.  She started her movie career in the movies Juice and Jungle Fever and House Party 2. Furthermore, being a versatile singer-turned-actress she earned various awards like a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award and Nominations, an Emmy Award Nomination, an Academy Award Nomination, and a Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Justin Timberlake

A Curly boy from the Mickey Mouse Club, Justin Timberlake started his singing career at a young age and eventually became a member of the most famous boy band “Nsync”. Timberlake made his movie debut in 2006 and starred in movies such as Bad Teacher, The Social Network and Friends with Benefits.

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce first started as the lead singer of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, one of the most famous girl groups next to spice girls before starring in movies like Carmen and Dream Girls, which earned her some nomination such as a Golden Globe Nomination.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez or simply JLo, rose to fame in the late 1990’s as a dancer and singer and she tried her acting potential afterwards.  JLo starred in movies like Anaconda, Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, The Backup Plan, Shall We Dance and many more. She’s also one of the highest paid Latin actresses in Hollywood history.

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