Hollywood Leading Men in Music Videos

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  • Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Danny Glover, Michael Jackson
  • Terrence Howard, Ashanti
  • Channing Tatum, Ciara
  • Idris Elba
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Don Cheadle
  • Ashanti, Larenz Tate
  • Omar Epps, Blackstreet
  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez

Hollywood Leading Men in Music Videos

There's been a crossover between music videos and Hollywood, most notably since Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (circa 1983). MJ later called on Eddie Murphy for a memorable appearance in "Remember the Time," shot by John Singleton. With a bridge like that laid, there have been plenty more starring roles for some of film's most popular fellas. This Sunday (Mar. 2), the Oscars will celebrate the best that Hollywood had to offer over the past year for their 86th annual celebration. In the meantime, read on check out which of these leading men have also shown up in music videos — sometimes before their careers took off, and sometimes when they were already verified stars. 

(Photos: Courtesy of Island Records; Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group; Courtesy of Murder Inc. Records)

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