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All too often, a performer gets it into their head that now they've reach some margin of fame in a band, they can also act! Some make the leap ok like Will Smith, others like Vanilla Ice are best left forgotten.

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Mac Davis The Sting II A 1983 flick with Davis as Jake Hooker, and Jackie Gleason as Fargo Gondorff. - Mickey D.
Mack 10 Cutthroat Alley, Random Acts Of Violence, Thicker Than Water  - Michael Prymula
Madonna Desperatly Seeking Susan, Who's That Girl, Shanghai Surprise, Dick Tracy, Evita, The Next Best Thing, Swept Away She wasn't too bad in "Desperately Seeking Susan", "Dick Tracy", and "Evita". The rest, however (including ones I didn't mention), are nowadays only known for, if anything, being big flops. - christie
Mandy Moore an episode of "Sofia the First", Tangled, TRON: Uprising, Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Disney Infinity Mandy Moore is a better voice actress, according to Behind The Voice Actors, because she sings really good (as the singing voice of Rapunzel). She emails every letter online, with the exception of "I'll be forever yours, love always, RapunzelTangled2016" (as her online screen name which is named after her hugely successful 2010 movie, Tangled, as Rapunzel, the 10th Disney Princess). The Disney Princesses Snow White Cinderella Sleeping Beauty Ariel Belle Jasmine Mia Thermopolis (Amelia Thermopolis later in the film) Giselle Tiana Rapunzel - Brandon Reina
Mandy Moore Because I Said So, Saved, A Walk To Remember, License to Wed A Walk To Remember launched her into prominence in terms of acting, but she had "Cry" and her cover of "Only Hope" in the movie. The songs didn't make it commercially. Her focus shifted from singing to acting. - Rocky Mak
Mandy Moore The TV series "This Is Us" It lasted for five or six years on NBC. - Sheila Oh
Mandy Moore Because I Said So, Saved At least she chooses her roles better than Mariah Carey. - shepop
Manny Pacquiao Anak ng Kumander, Wapakman and Malvar Besides his boxing career as well as his stint at (trying to) sing in the same vein as his contemporary Oscar De La Hoya, Pacquiao also tried his hand at acting in a few films, though none of them were well-received, and the upcoming historical epic "Malvar" was questioned by some for Pacquiao being cast as the titular historical figure Miguel Malvar. - Maryellen Larkin
Mariah Carey Glitter Not well received by critics. - shepop
Marie Serneholt Robots and Herbie: Fully Loaded (Swedish Version) She was feature in the Swedish Verison of the two mention films. One of the characters, Piper from Robots, was done by Amanda Bynes. They both did a pretty good job. - Margaret
Marilyn Manson The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things "You ain't right, kid." He also directed a 30 minute backstage concert video that comes with The Golden Age of Grotesque. :) - tictacs941
Mario Step Up, Freedom Writers, Destination Fame  - Michael Prymula
Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde) War Of The Worlds Eye For An Eye Mark makes a guest appearance in this TV series as a biker whose body is posessed by an alien presence whom eventually gets asassinated by an alien weapon. - Celeste
Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde) Eddie and the Cruisers II Eddie Lives Mark plays Quinn Quinley in the second and final installment of the Eddie and the Crusiers. Eddie and the Cruisers was a 1960s rock band whose lead singer mysteriously disappears. - Celeste
Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde) T and T (TV Series) In the episode Mugshots Mark appears as a rock musician who's accidently caught up in a criminal conspiracy. - Celeste
Mary J. Blige Rock of Ages, Black Nativity, Empire, The Ghost Whisperer Blige held her own well. - Piper
Master P Hot Boyz, No Tomorrow, Lockdown, I'm Bout It, I Got The Hook Up, Dark Blue, Hollywood Homocide,Toxic, Repos,   - Michael Prymula
Maynard James Keenan Bikini Bandits Played the Devil. - All-Starr
McFly Just My Luck Yes, the whole band, as you know, got a role in the film...though their acting as a whole barely scrapes believable, each individual person managed to get away with being convincing at certain points - Cait Sith
Meat Loaf Fight Club His name is Robert Paulson! His name is Robert Paulson! - Brian Kelly
Meat Loaf ( Marvin Aday ) The Rocky Horror Picture Show ; Roadie ; Blacktop : Waynes World Most people think he is a singer who acts sometimes, but he's acted in a lot more movies & TV shows than he has had hit songs. - Michael E Cormier
Meghan Trainor Blue's Clues & You She is the voice of the rainbow from "Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow" - JohnHowarth
Method Man Soul Plane, Garden State, How High, Belly, One-Eight-Seven, Cop Land, My Baby's Daddy, Venom, The Wackness, The Wire, Meet The Spartans,   - Michael Prymula
Michael Hutchence Dogs In Space, Frankenstein Unbound  - Donna W
Michael Jackson The Wiz, Thriller, Bad, Captain EO, Men in Black II  - helena
Michael Jackson Moonwalker, Ghosts In Moonwalker and Ghosts he plays himself - Adam
Mick Jagger Freejack  - Tim Hall
Mick Jagger The Man From Elysian Fields great, understated, nuanced performance! - Belly
Mick Jagger Performance; Freejack; 'The Knights of Prosperity' TV series  - stoned
Mike Patton Firecracker  - Redd
Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana Movie I my opinion, she isn't good at singing or acting. - Travis
Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana, Big Fish  - betty kaye
Mos Def Brown Sugar and 16 Blocks Great acting, especially playing a handicap witness in 16 Blocks - Naisha D
Mos Def (Dante Terrell Smith) Monster's Ball, The Italian Job, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  - ayane
Mya (Harrison) Chicago The R&B diva of "Case of the Ex" and "Lady Marmalade" fame appears as one of the Merry Murderesses in the "Cell Block Tango" segment of the movie version of "Chicago." "I guess you could say we broke up because of artistic differences... he saw himself as alive..." (simulates strangling her lover) "...and I saw him DEAD!" Her character wasn't on for very long but she still did a good job. - Chris
Mystikal 13 Dead Men, Makin Baby, Hot Boyz Let's hope he acts better once he gets out of prison - Michael Prymula

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