Over the years, cross media artists have shown us the quality of work a double threat can bring to a film. Most commonly, these artists are both musicians and actors (but some do so much more!). In this week’s new film, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, Australian musician-turned-actor Nick Cave stars in a documentary drama about his life as an artist. In celebration of the film’s release, here is a list of some of the most impressive cross media artists.
Known for her distinctive sound, Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 245 million records sold worldwide. She made her film debut in 1968 with FUNNY GIRL, for which she earned her first Academy Award. She is also known for the films HELLO DOLLY, THE WAY WE WERE, YENTL and A STAR IS BORN. These movies equally displayed her acting and singing prowess. As one of the 15 entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award, Barbra is a cross media queen!