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Who's the top musician turned actor of the '80s? The answer is ...



Madonna_shanghaisurprise You probably couldn't sleep last night wondering: Who's the top musician turned actor of the '80s? (Or maybe, like me, you were lamenting the unsatisfying ending of James Spader's Tuff Turf.)

Prince? Nah, not enough roles. Maybe Madonna? No way! Especially after the Shanghai Surprise debacle. Maybe it's David Bowie. Bette Midler's another good pick. And that crazy but sexy chick from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

The moment of truth is at hand. Actually, it's about one hour and 15 minutes from being at hand, because you'll have to list to this week's Stuck in the '80s podcast to get the exact rankings of the best musicians turned actors from our favorite decade.

Good news though: Times film critic Steve Persall will be there to guide us through the list, adding his always expert advice and commentary. And even Sean Daly pops in for Reader Mailbag, Mystery Movie Moment, Name that '80s Tune and our brand new Q&A segment, which could use some serious tweaking.

So grab a drink, settle in and get ready to learn a whole lot about what made these 10 actors so special in the '80s -- aside from the monumental incomes they probably had from milking the general public at the record store and movie theater. Click here to download the show. Or click here to get all our shows for free via iTunes.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:49pm]


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