25 Actors Who Played Music’s Biggest Icons in Biopics
When it comes to tackling the lives of music's biggest icons, biopics shoot for the stars — still, some don't quite make it out of orbit.
Of course, there are valid reasons a biopic might not pan out as planned: Sometimes, it's a matter of bad timing. In other cases, taste comes into question — especially when the subject has recently died. Then, most offensively, there are times when the actor cast is a total mismatch for the role.
Lifetime knows a thing or two about that last part, what with the headache that was 2014’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Still, trainwreck-to-come Britney Ever After might just up the ante on bad biopics.
Check out our gallery of actors who played music icons in biopics. Here, you'll find proof that such a production either sinks or swims based on who's behind the biggest roles.