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From James Hetfield To Lemmy: 8 Best Movie Performances By Metal Singers

Rock stars aren’t just for concerts. Here are eight metal singers like James Hetfield and Lemmy Kilmister who have also appeared as actors in movies.

Some metal singers have shown their acting skills from stage to screen. Let’s take a look at eight of these musicians and their projects, from James Hetfield’s serious role to Lemmy Kilmister’s fun cameo.

8. Fred Durst – ‘The Education Of Charlie Banks,’ ‘The Longshots’

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit was both in front of and behind the camera. He directed the films ‘The Education Of Charlie Banks’ and ‘The Longshots.’ Durst also explored acting, appearing in films such as ‘Sorry Haters’ and ‘Population 436.’ He made a brief appearance in ‘Zoolander’ as well.

7. Corey Taylor – ‘Sharknado 4’

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor appeared in ‘Sharknado 4.‘ Taylor portrayed Frankie, a security guard at the Shark World Hotel, as one of the film’s unexpected cameos.

6. Lars Ulrich – ‘Get Him To The Greek’

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich showed his acting talents in the comedy ‘Get Him To The Greek.‘ Playing a version of himself, Ulrich was a character who had a fling with the love interest of the main character, Aldous Snow.

5. Marilyn Manson – ‘Sons Of Anarchy,’ ‘Rise: Blood Hunter’

Marilyn Manson appeared in the television series ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ and the horror film ‘Rise: Blood Hunter.‘ His portrayal of a white supremacist in ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ left a strong impression on the audience. Manson was also cast for ‘Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll,‘ but it was never released.

4. Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Trick or Treat’

The Prince Of Darkness has a series of cameo appearances to his credit, including roles in ‘Little Nicky’ and ‘Goldmember.’ He also lent his voice to ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.’ Among others, his role in the 1986 horror film ‘Trick or Treat‘ stands out as he appeared in the movie with another rock star, Gene Simmons.

3. Maynard James Keenan – ‘Bikini Bandits,’ ‘Crank: High Voltage’

Tool’s frontman Maynard James Keenan appeared in the comedy ‘Bikini Bandits‘ as Satan and in the action-packed ‘Crank: High Voltage‘ alongside Danny Lohner and Chester Bennington. However, his role in the latter was rather small as he had ongoing commitments with Tool at that time.

2. James Hetfield – ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile’

James Hetfield took on a role in the film ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile.’ Portraying officer Bob Hayward, Hetfield played a crucial part in the narrative as the character who first arrested Ted Bundy.

1. Lemmy Kilmister – ‘Airheads’

Lemmy Kilmister is best remembered for his cameo in the comedy ‘Airheads.‘ Kilmister’s appearance added a humorous touch to the film. He also had roles in ‘Return To Nuke Em High’ and a cameo in the film ‘John Wayne Bobbitt Uncut.’

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