With R.E.M. announcing their breakup, the veteran alt rock band from Georgia is releasing their two-disc R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 collection on November 15. Actress Kirsten Dunst stars in one of two videos for the new single off the hits set, “We All Go Back To Where We Belong” (the second video features poet John Giorno). This got us to thinking about other know personalities who’ve appeared in music vids in recent years. Head below to watch R.E.M.’s clip with Kirsten, and to see our roundup of celeb-filled videos.
R.E.M. — “We All Go Back To Where We Belong”
Of course, Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette actress Dunst first got the music video bug 12 years ago when she first appeared in this one:
Savage Garden — “I Knew I Loved You”
Below is a list of some other recent music videos that feature cameos by famous faces. We stuck to the last few years in order to keep this roundup from becoming the length of a novel. But surely we forgot some? Help us out by mentioning others that pop to mind in the comments below!
1. Katy Perry — “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
For the video for her fifth Teenage Dream single, Katy enlisted the star power of some Glee cast members (Darren Criss, Kevin McHale), some ’80s icons (Debbie Gibson, Corey Feldman), a viral video star (Rebecca Black) and a few retro-fave musicians (Kenny G, Hanson). The results: one addictive clip, and her fifth #1 hit on the Hot 100.
2. Beastie Boys — “Make Some Noise”
The veteran NYC rappers’ 2011 MTV VMA Video Of The Year-nominated clip boasts Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride as the Boys themselves in an epic vid that also features the likes of (take a deep breath) Will Arnett, Rainn Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Orlando Bloom, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Jack Black — not to mention Kirsten Dunst!
3. Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi”
In the video for Gaga’s fourth single off her debut album, Alexander Skarsgard plays the untrustworthy, snake-in-the-grass love interest of the our heroine — which, come to think of it, doesn’t sound too different from his role as “Eric” on True Blood. The Swedish actor’s next pop star encounter — the action film Battleship, which also stars Rihanna — hits the silver screen next year.
4. Lady Gaga — “Judas”
Mother Monster cast Norman Reedus, who plays trashy redneck with a heart — maybe —Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, as double-crossing Jesus disciple Judas Iscariot in the clip for her second Born This Way single.
5. Willow Smith — “21st Century Girl”
Who better than Cicely Tyson, the iconic star of such films as Sounder, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Help and Diary Of A Mad Black Woman to play the wise old sage in young poplet Willow’s futuristic video for her second single?
6. Bob Dylan — “When The Deal Goes Down”
Speaking of iconic, Scarlett Johansson never looked so radiant as when she got dolled up in 1950s-era frocks and posed for faux home movie footage in this emotional and beautifully-shot video for Dylan’s Modern Times single.
7. Ke$ha — “Blow”
“Well, well, well — if it isn’t James Van Der Douche.”
8. Eminem feat. Rihanna — “Love The Way You Lie”
The fire and the fury of Em and RiRi’s own respective relationship demons from the past were vividly brought to life by Meghan Fox and Dominic Monaghan in this violent clip, which helped the song secure both its place at #1 on the Hot 100 and wins at the People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Soul Train Music Awards.
What did we forget? Let us know below!