Christopher Walken celebrates his birthday today (March 31), and even though he has a ton of incredible acting credits to his name, one of our favorites still is his appearance in the Fatboy Slim video for "Weapon of Choice."
Of course, seeing popular actors in music videos is nothing new. In honor of Walken's birthday, here are seven other great music videos featuring popular actors
Fatboy Slim – “Weapon Of Choice” (Christopher Walken)
It’s Christopher Walken dancing. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?!
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Marilyn Manson – “KILL4ME” (Johnny Depp)
WARNING: NSFW. Also, you might need a cigarette after watching this one.
Best of Marilyn Manson: https://goo.gl/5Z3C5t Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/iK9UwZ Music video by Marilyn Manson performing KILL4ME. (C) 2017 Marilyn Manson. Under exclusive license to Loma Vista Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc. http://vevo.ly/9vkq63
Stone Temple Pilots – “Sour Girl” (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
We presume Gellar is the “Sour Girl” in question, but nonetheless, the energy Buffy has with Scott Weiland leaps off the screen.
© 2006 WMG Sour Girl (Video)
Tom Petty – “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” (Kim Basinger)
Despite the incredibly creepy premise, Basinger recently said of the video shoot with Petty, “We laughed so hard. I said, ‘Okay I’m going to go for this’ because the director kept saying, ‘You have to play dead. Completely, all your weight. Everything.’ And it worked [Laughs]. But when I slide down the side of him, I just honestly couldn’t keep it together sometimes. So near the end too, it was very eerie, but it was the fun part.”
Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Mary Jane's Last Dance. (C) 1993 Geffen Records
Rolling Stones – “Anybody Seen My Baby” (Angelina Jolie)
This video was released in 1997, one year before Jolie’s breakout role in Gia. Just the way she’s filmed walking in the streets of NYC is just jaw-dropping.
The official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1997 single "Anybody Seen My Baby". The track is the first single from the album Bridges To Babylon, and was composed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, KD Lang and Ben Mink.
Aerosmith – “Jaded” (Mila Kunis)
Alicia Silverstone often gets the most attention when it comes to actors in Aerosmith videos, but never forget about Mila Kunis in “Jaded.” Total babe!
Aerosmith's official music video for 'Jaded'. Click to listen to Aerosmith on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AerosmithSpot?IQid=AeroJaded As featured on The Very Best Of Aerosmith.
Green Day – “Wake Me Up When September Ends” (Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell)
A beautiful, heartbreaking video from Green Day featuring the outstanding Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell. The two actors would later marry and have a son together, however, their marriage only lasted about a year and a half.
"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day from 'American Idiot,' available now. Directed by Samuel Bayer Featuring Jamie Bell & Evan Rachel Wood. Watch the best Green Day official videos here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5150F38E402FACE8 http://www.greenday.com/ http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay http://twitter.com/greenday http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday (subscribe) http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/green-day/id954266
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise” (Everyone you can possibly think of)
Who isn’t in this music video?! Here’s just a list of the actors we noticed: Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Ted Dansen, Rainn Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Amy Poehler, Steve Buscemi, Mary Steenburgen, Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Dunst, Chloë Sevigny, Will Ferrell, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, John C. Reilly, and Jack Black.
The 5 minute video of "Make Some Noise" the first single from Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. For more information visit http://beastieboys.com/, http://twitter.com/beastieboys, or http://facebook.com/beastieboys. Out Now! HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE TWO on Itunes US & UK - http://glnk.it/2n Out Now! HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE TWO on Amazon US & UK - http://glnk.it/2o Music video by Beastie Boys performing Make Some Noise.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles. (She received an A.)