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Actors & Music Videos

Music videos have been an integral part of the music industry for decades. They not only provide visual representation of the song, but they also have the power to enhance the overall experience of listening to music. Over the years, many actors have taken on the challenge of directing music videos. Here are some notable actors who have successfully directed music videos:

  1. Spike Jonze is a renowned director who has directed several critically acclaimed movies, including "Her," "Being John Malkovich," and "Adaptation." However, he is also known for his work in music videos. He has directed videos for artists like Weezer, Beastie Boys, and Fatboy Slim. One of his most famous music videos is "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim, which features Christopher Walken dancing in a hotel.

  2. David Fincher is another director who has made a name for himself in both the film and music industries. He has directed movies like "The Social Network," "Gone Girl," and "Se7en." Fincher has also directed several music videos, including Madonna's "Vogue," Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," and Nine Inch Nails' "Only."

  3. Spike Lee is a director known for his work on films like "Do the Right Thing," "Malcolm X," and "BlacKkKlansman." He has also directed music videos for artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, and Public Enemy. One of his most famous music videos is for the song "They Don't Care About Us" by Michael Jackson, which was shot in Brazil and addresses issues of police brutality.

  4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is primarily known as an actor, with notable roles in movies like "Inception," "500 Days of Summer," and "The Dark Knight Rises." However, he has also directed several music videos, including ones for the band, The Beatles, and his own musical project, HitRECord. His music video for the song "Bad Reputation" by HitRECord features a wide range of performers and has a playful, DIY feel.

  5. Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson is an actress known for her work in movies like "Lost in Translation," "The Avengers," and "Marriage Story." She has also directed a few music videos, including "Candy" by her own band, The Singles. The video features Johansson and her bandmates performing in a retro-inspired setting.

These actors have proven that they are not only talented in front of the camera, but behind it as well. Their contributions to the music video industry have helped shape the way we experience music today.




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