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12 musicians who successfully made the jump to acting

INSIDER Logo By Libby Torres of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 25: 
  Many artists have successfully made the transition from music
  to acting. 
  
  Stars like Taylor Swift,
  Harry
  Styles, and Beyoncé have all
  managed to use their careers as popular musicians to nab roles in
  major films. 
  
  But they're not the first ones to make this transition. In
  the past, icons like David Bowie
  also made the jump from music to film.
  
  
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  Making the move from music to acting isn't always easy, but some
  musicians have managed to make the jump.

  Well-known musicians like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have
  successfully transitioned from singers and songwriters into
  actors, too. Styles notably starred in the 2017 film "Dunkirk,"
  and Swift plays the cat Bombalurina in the new adaptation of
  "Cats," which will be released on Friday. 

  Many other musicians have made similarly successful moves to the
  big screen. Take a look at 12 musicians who transitioned into
  actors.

  Anjelica Oswald contributed reporting to an earlier version
  of this post.

Making the move from music to acting isn't always easy, but some musicians have managed to make the jump.

Well-known musicians like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have successfully transitioned from singers and songwriters into actors, too. Styles notably starred in the 2017 film "Dunkirk," and Swift plays the cat Bombalurina in the new adaptation of "Cats," which will be released on Friday.

Many other musicians have made similarly successful moves to the big screen. Take a look at 12 musicians who transitioned into actors.

Anjelica Oswald contributed reporting to an earlier version of this post.

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