Black History Month: Best African-American Film Debuts

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Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard

On the face of it, it may seem like playing a slightly spoiled, diva-ish pop star wouldn't be a huge stretch for Houston, but playing to type isn't always as easy as it looks. When you consider others who have tried to cross over from music to movies — Britney Spears, Mariah Carey — Houston's performance seems downright Oscar worthy.

(Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures)

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