The Top 40 Best and Worst Actors Playing Musicians Before ‘Get On Up’ (Photos)

  • Universal
  • Warner Bros.
  • Universal
  • Fox
  • Weinstein Company
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Warner Bros.
  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Sony/Columbia
  • Orion Pictures
  • Picturehouse
  • Orion Picutres
  • Sony/Columbia
  • Gramercy
  • Apparition
  • Columbia
  • Columbia
  • Warner Bros.
  • TriStar
  • Warner Bros.
  • Dick Clark Productions
  • Vitagraph
  • United Artists
  • Universal
  • TriStar
  • Fox
  • Buena Vista
  • Lions Gate
  • Weinstein Company
  • Xlrator Media
  • MGM
  • Warner Bros.
  • Universal
  • ContentFilm International

In the new James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” Chadwick Boseman follows hundreds of actors who’ve tried the tricky task of playing musicians. Here’s TheWrap’s Top 40, for better and for worse

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In "Jimi: All Is By My Side," John Ridley’s upcoming, unorthodox year-in-the-life Jimi Hendrix story, former Outkast singer Andre Benjamin captures the spacey, dreamy side of a rock icon who lived in a purple haze.