Friday, August 8, 2008

Frank Sinatra: Voted Best Acting Performance Ever By A Musician

I do have to hand it to Frank Sinatra. He was excellent in From Here To Eternity. His outstanding performance won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar that year. It helped launch his comeback. It seems that participants in a certain poll believe he gave the best acting performance ever by a musician.

From Entertainment and Showbiz:
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

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)



Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

That's amazing. I'm so happy for Frank. I'm very excited about that. I'm thrilled that Nancy's dad would be recognized in such a manner. He so deserves it. It was a fantastic performance.

The King Of Cool said...

Of course, I'm more of a Dean Martin fan, but I can give Frank his props. He did an outstanding job in this movie.

Steve Langton said...

Richly derved for a great performance. Interesting top 10, and I'm delighted by the inclusion of numbers 6, 7 and 8.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, our Dino has been robbed....where is his stellar performance in "Rio Bravo?".....certainly that is the most outstanding performance by a singer....

The King Of Cool said...

Steve: I was surprised by some in the top 10. I agree with you on 6 through 8. I do think Frank deserves it.

DMP: I know what you mean. While it didn't surprise me about Frank, I was hoping that Dino would have cracked the top 10. He was awesome in Rio Bravo. I just don't think he gets the recognition he deserves in his acting career.

JFK Jean said...

Pretty solid list but I don't know about JT in "Alpha Dog".

*Note to self: See "From Here To Eternity"

Keith said...

I know what you mean about JT. I think that's because of what era we live in. I definitely hope you see From Here to Eternity. Great film.