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Elvis Voted 2nd Best Ever Acting Performance By A Musician

August 01, 2008 | People

Frank Sinatra's acting in 'From Here To Eternity' has been named the 'Best Ever Acting Performance By A Musician'. The music legend's turn in the 1953 movie was labelled the greatest ever acting role by a musician in a poll carried out for getcloser.com. Following Sinatra was Elvis Presley's performance in 'Jailhouse Rock,' reports Contactmusic. Eminem came third for performance in '8 Mile' while Ice Cube's 'Boyz N The Hood' stood fourth. Rounding off the top five was Queen of Pop Madonna's turn in 'Desperately Seeking Susan'.

The top ten 'Acting Performance By Musicians' are:

1 From Here To Eternity - Frank Sinatra
2 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
3 8 Mile - Eminem
4 Boyz N The Hood - Ice Cube
5 Desperately Seeking Susan - Madonna
6 Dancer In the Dark - Bjork
7 Performance - Mick Jagger
8 The Man Who Fell To Earth - David Bowie
9 Purple Rain - Prince
10 Alpha Dog - Justin Timberlake (ANI)

Source:Contact Music
Shakingruud wrote on August 01, 2008
I can live with that!
theoldscudder wrote on August 02, 2008
No Bobby Darin? Any poll that has Madonna is bogus! Happy Elvis came in 2nd.
Steve V wrote on August 02, 2008
I agree Bobby Darin must be on this list. He was nominated for an Oscar for crying out loud! Frank & Elvis at 1 & 2 are good. The rest? Nah. Also Bing should be on it.
Jumpin Jehosaphat wrote on August 02, 2008
I think he should have gotten an Oscar for Kissin Cousins
JerryNodak wrote on August 02, 2008
I prefer Elvis in King Creole over Jailhouse Rock. Madonna? Excuse me. I can't stop laughing.
Linda Kovalcik wrote on August 02, 2008
Haha! Elvis is the best!:)
Steve V wrote on August 02, 2008
I agree with Jerry - Elvis' best acting was in King Creole not JR. Perhaps even Sinatra for Man With The Golden Arm or Manchurian Candidate. He was great in those movies.
theoldscudder wrote on August 02, 2008
I completely forgot abouy Bing. Have to drop the King to 3rd.
Ruthie wrote on August 04, 2008
It's just a poll - another name for an organized stab at opinions. After all, if life was fair & a more balance group of people were polled, Ice Cube would be no where in the universe but Bobby Darin & Harry Connick, JR would be listed after Elvis.
John4126 wrote on August 07, 2008
Ruthie - just cos your narrow mindness cant deal with these results dont mean it aint relevant. Who do you want polled - people over 60?!! Dont be so damn hypocritical!
elvistruth wrote on August 09, 2008
Sinatra is by far not only the best singer-actor, even one of the ten best actors of 20th century. Elvis's a good second, but we can't forget Bing Crosby and Bobby Darin too.
Steve V wrote on August 10, 2008
I just thought of another - Rick Nelson. No slouch as an actor. Rio Bravo was a good film and he held his own with Dino & The Duke. I am not dating myself, but stating what I believe to be true.
Steve V wrote on August 10, 2008
Damn - and what about Dino? Wow, how'd we'd miss him?
CD King wrote on August 12, 2008
Seriously Elvis Presley was a damn good actor. Walter Matthau also says so. ELVIS was superbly briliant in KING CREOLE, FLAMING STAR, FOLLOW THAT DREAM, WILD IN THE COUNTRY and of-couse the Classic JAILHOUSE ROCK. I am a big,big Elvis Movie Fan.