David Bowie great singer, and very charismatic. Besides his an amazing voice, he has a list of some amazing films to his name.
Bowie plays the lover of Catherine Deneuve, but as he ages she will ultimately get rid of him. So he tries to stop this process by going to a doctor, who is played by Susan Sarandon. Well she’s too late to help him and Catherine throws him up in her attic, where she keeps her old lovers. But Catherine finds love in Susan. Oh did I tell you this is a vampire film. Another role Bowie is known for.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
David Bowie made his unforgettable feature film debut as a visitor from a dying planet who becomes a reclusive multi-millionaire, only to lose himself in decadence, self-destruction and alienation. It’s a combination of sci-fi and human behavior.
Probably one of his most famous roles that everyone knows. He plays the Goblin King. I actually just got the luxury to watch it two days ago, which I’ve probably seen it before but don’t remember. Anyways this film is about a teenage girl who is tired of her stepbrother, so she calls the goblin king to steal him. She didn’t know it was real until he came. So she learns that she has to save him and fights her way through his labyrinth. A fun film to watch with the family.
Everybody Loves Sunshine
Two guys that where criminals in Manchester, choose different paths when they are released from prison. The quiet Ray wants out of the crime life and into the local music scene with his pals, while his brash, partner Terry wants to dominate the city’s criminal community.
The Linguini Incident
A magic-obsessed New York waitress whom is played by Rosanna Arquette is persuaded by a group of characters to help her rob the restaurant where she works. Along the way, she falls in love with the eatery’s bartender whom is played by David Bowie, who just so happens to be looking for someone who will make him a permanent resident of the U.S.
Just a Gigolo
After World I, a war veteran returns to Berlin and learns that he has no future. He doesn’t have any skills beside what he learned from the army. He doesn’t want low menial jobs, so he becomes a gigolo to older rich women; he dances with them at the ballroom. Sounds like a comedy but it’s not, it’s a dramatic film, that’s a chilling look in human life.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Known for the first English film from Nagisa Ohsima. David Bowie plays a POW who is a rebel; he won’t take the cruelty that his captors put him through. Camp Commandant Ryuichi Sakomoto is impressed at his braveness. While these two have their intellect talks and fights, another commandants and prisoner have a relationship. Those two would be the bilingual prisoner Tom Conti and sadistic sergeant, Takeshi Kitano.
Gunslinger’s Revenge (1998)
A western, yep he played in a western. The simple lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife and half-breed son, who narrates the tale, is disrupted when his grandfather, an old gunslinger, shows up on the farm. Although looking to retire, the family is not happy with his return, given his past bad lifestyle and mistreatment of his family.
Next time you listen to his music go find one of his films to enhance your Bowie horizon.