Double threats: Musicians who act

POSTED: 1:56 AM Sep 30 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jun 25 2015

For some singing stars, dominating the music world just wasn't enough. From Frank Sinatra to Rihanna, take a look at musicians who have tried their hands -- with varying success -- at acting.

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In the 1980s, Prince was briefly a bona fide movie star thanks to "Purple Rain," even earning an Oscar for his efforts, albeit for the movie's score rather than his acting. Further attempts at Hollywood glory with "Under the Cherry Moon" and "Graffiti Bridge" fell short though. He even returned to acting in February 2014, playing himself on an episode of the sitcom "New Girl" that aired following the Super Bowl.

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