Calvin Harris – singer, songwriter, music producer, DJ, Armani model (yes this happened) and, most recently, ‘actor’ has been added to that extensive, interminable list. Now, there’s no doubt Calvin has had his fair share of screen time already – let us remember he has starred in a number of his own music clips, such as Blame ft. John Newman, I Need Your Love, Open Wide ft. Big Sean, Summer and so many more. There’s nothing stopping this Brit, who has briefly swapped music clips for movie snips making his film debut in the Entourage movie.
Check out Calvin and all the action in the Entourage movie in the official trailer below:
Although music producers and DJs have been spotted in movies before, they’re not all that common. Here are five movies we’ve caught them in:
1. DAFT PUNK – TRON: LEGACY
French duo Daft Punk made a brief cameo appearance in the 2010 Walt Disney movie Tron:Legacy. Their presence can be felt throughout the movie having composed the film score. The duo can be seen in their famous helmets towards the end of the film DJing at the End of Line Party.
2. SKRILLEX – WRECK-IT RALPH
You know the 30th party anniversary scene in Wreck-it Ralph where Ralph is pretty much not welcome? None other than an animated Skrillex is DJing at that party. A digital model of Skrillex was made and sent to him for feedback before appearing in the movie. It’s safe to say he was happy. He also composed the song Big Hunt for the movie.
3. DEADMAU5 – RUNNER RUNNER
Deadmau5 made his film debut in the 2013 flick Runner Runner. Donning his signature mask he can briefly be seen DJing. Two of his tracks also feature in the film, Fn Pig and Strobe.
4.TIESTO AND OTHERS – IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG
If you haven’t seen It’s All Gone Pete Tong, know that it is not about BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, although he does make a cameo. The mockumentary follows the life of a renowned fictional DJ who suddenly goes deaf. Guest appearances include Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox and others. “It’s all gone Pete Tong” stands for “It’s all gone a bit wrong,” a phrase born in Britain in the 80s referring to the real Pete Tong.
5. DJ AM – IRON MAN 2
Two months before his death Adam Goldstein made a cameo for Iron Man 2. Producers decided to keep the scene featuring Adam who appears as himself DJing at Tony Stark’s birthday party. The film was also dedicated in Adam’s memory.