Oftentimes, we watch artists make the tricky transition from music to film, but what happens when actors do the opposite? If they can’t sing, rap or play an instrument, chances are your favorite A-lister is playing video vixen or leading man in a music video. While the value of a visual is slim to none today, there is a rich history of silver screen stars collaborating with their musical counterparts.
Keep reading for our favorites.
This video got muy caliente very fast with Jennifer and Enrique’s steamy bedroom make-out.
Angelina Jolie in The Rolling Stone’s “Anybody Seen My Baby?”
Angie and her lips are on full display for these fun visuals.
Folks went ape sh*t over these two’s girl on girl action.
Eddie Murphy and Iman in Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”
If M.J. has to fight for anyone’s love, it’s only right that it be a supermodel’s.
Keanu Reeves in Paula Abdul’s “Rush Rush”
How dreaming was this leading man in the Rebel Without a Cause-inspired video?
Scarlett Johansson in Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around…”
It’s rumored that these two dated during the making of this video. Their chemistry is perfect onscreen.
Meagan Fox in Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”
Megan and her costar–actor Dominic Monaghan–create a cautionary tale for music’s sake.
Christopher Walken in Fat Boy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice”
Legendary actor in a solo non-stop dance party? Yes–it’s as amazing as it seems.
King Bey as someone else’s video girl?! Yes, let’s not forget that this happened once upon a time.
LisaRaye in Ludacris’ “Number One Spot”
LisaRaye was the perfect hip hop “Foxy Cleopatra” alongside Verne Troyer’s “Mini Me.”
Terrence Howard in Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You”
How beautiful does he look in black and white?
Larenz Tate in Ashanti’s “Rain on Me”
We certainly don’t condone domestic violence, but it’s nice to know that Larenz is still fine and a good man in real life.
Gabourey Sidibe in Foster the People’s “Don’t Stop (Colors on the Wall)”
We weren’t expecting that lip lock at the end!
Halle Berry in Limp Bizkit’s “Behind Blue Eyes”
This is by far the oddest onscreen match we’ve ever seen.
Zoe Kravitz in Jay Z’s “I Know”
Trippy and dark–the perfect video treatment for this rising star.
Tristan Wild’s in Jay Z’s “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)”
There are a lot of people in this one, but Tristan’s the cutest.
Naomi Campbell in Michael Jackson’s “In The Closet”
When doesn’t she look good?
Zach Galifianakis in Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
This is the version that didn’t make it on MTV–and it’s hilarious.
Tyra Banks in Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”
She’s on the screen for a split second, but it’s memorable nonetheless.
Drake in Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness”
We love a good ol’ rapper bromance.
Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wooh, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly and a lot of other people in Beastie Boys’ “Fight for Your Right (Revisited)”
It took us a second to realize that these aren’t even the real B-Boys!
Ron Howard, Forest Whitaker, Samuel Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal and a lot of other people in Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It”
Blink and you’ll miss 10+ other A-list cameos.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Kid Cudi’s “Erase Me”
Who knew McLovin’ was such a rockstar?!
Leon in Madonna’s “Like a Prayer”
If this is what Jesus looks like, we’re ready for a one-way ticket to the pearly gates.
Ben Stiller in P. Diddy’s “Bad Boys for Life”
Best. Neighbor. Ever.
Jennifer Lopez in Puff Daddy and Mase’s “Been Around the World”
Diddy and J-Lo’s hot chemistry jumps off the screen during that dance break.
All of Hollywood in Michael Jackson’s “Liberian Girl”
Only MJ could put this much star power in one room.
Jack Black in The Foo Fighter’s “Learn to Fly”
Jack Black is hilariously on the silver screen and the small screen.
Keke Palmer in Ludacris’ “Runaway Love”
What better way to send an important message than with A-list talent like Keke?
Boris Kodjoe in TLC’s “Red Light Special”
It’s always a good day when Boris is shirtless.