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Check out which music stars have made a splash

Shaun Harrison
1 of 16 courtesy Lionsgate


Mary J. Blige's upcoming role in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself is the latest reminder of just how many singers and musicians have given the big screen a try. Click ahead for some of our favorites.
2 of 16 courtesy New Line Cinema

Beyoncé Knowles

Notable Roles: Austin Powers in Goldmember, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records and Obsessed
3 of 16 courtesy Universal Pictures

Justin Timberlake

Notable Roles: Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan and The Love Guru
4 of 16 courtesy DreamWorks

Jennifer Hudson

Notable Roles: Dreamgirls, Sex and the City and The Secret Life of Bees
5 of 16 courtesy 20th Century Fox

Mark Wahlberg

Notable Roles: Boogie Nights, Rock Star, Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, The Departed, The Happening and Max Payne
6 of 16 courtesy Columbia Pictures

Mariah Carey

Notable Role: Glitter
7 of 16 courtesy Touchstone Pictures

David Bowie

Notable Roles: Labyrinth, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and The Prestige
8 of 16 courtesy Fox Searchlight

Queen Latifah

Notable Roles: Set it Off, Mad Money, Chicago, The Secret Life of Bees and Hairspray
9 of 16 Sidney Baldwin/Columbia Tri Star/The Kobal Collection

Courtney Love

Notable Roles: The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon and Trapped
10 of 16 courtesy Columbia Pictures

Will Smith

Notable Roles:Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black, Ali, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness and I Am Legend
11 of 16 courtesy Warner Bros.

Mandy Moore

Notable Roles: The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember, American Dreamz and License to Wed
12 of 16 courtesy Warner Bros.

Jessica Simpson

Notable Roles:: The Dukes of Hazzard and Employee of the Month
13 of 16 MGM/The Kobal Collection

Elvis Presley

Notable Roles::Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, King Creole and Viva Las Vegas
14 of 16 courtesy Paramount

Britney Spears

Notable Role: Crossroads
15 of 16 courtesy Lionsgate

Chris "Ludacris" Bridges"

Notable Roles: Crash, Hustle & Flow, Fred Claus, Rocknrolla, Max Payne, and Gamer
16 of 16 courtesy Hollywood Pictures


Notable Roles: Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, and Evita