By now you’ve probably heard the awful news that David Bowie, actor and musician extraordinaire, has passed away from cancer at the age of 69.
David was a genuine one of a kind and luckily he left us with a large array of music and films to go back to and remember him by. Thinking back to his performances, you always got a little excited to see him pop up in a movie, whether it was a cameo or lead. There was just something to his presence that ingratiated itself to you, a charisma that was unmatched.
In honor of his passing, these are our 5 favorite performances by David Bowie in film.
05. TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
David Bowie and David Lynch, two of my favorite David’s coming together in one of the greatest series of all time… Twin Peaks. Yes please!
04. THE HUNGER
I’d like to believe if there’s an afterlife, that whatever and wherever it is, David Bowie and Tony Scott are both hanging out there talking about how fun it was to make this movie.
03. THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
“Starman” and this film go hand in hand. He meets us, and indeed blows our mind… in this film. So weird and fun. If the trailer doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will.
02. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, John Lurie, and Harry Dean Stanton all together in a film about Jesus directed by Martin Scorsese… I mean, do I even have to say anything else. Ok, I will. Bowie makes a fantastic Roman.
If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s then you know the amazingness of “Magic Dance” by The Goblin King AKA David Bowie. It’s unforgettable and not just because of the bulge. Take another listen and remember the good times.
RIP David Bowie.
I made a Spotify playlist of some of my favorite Bowie tunes if you’re in the mood. Enjoy.