Today (January 4th) is Michael Stipe’s birthday, and while the singer is best known for fronting R.E.M., he’s also been involved in a number of projects, particularly when it comes to film. Here’s a sample of some of our favorite Stipe film credits via his IMDb page.
1998 – Velvet Goldmine
Stipe received an Executive Producer credit for this fictitious glam rock romp that starred Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale and Toni Collette.
Velvet Goldmine movie clips: http://j.mp/1J8PYCc BUY THE MOVIE: http://amzn.to/srz1dT Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: In 1984, British newspaper reporter Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) investigates the career of 1970s glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who was heavily influenced in his early years by American rock singer Curt Wild.
1999 – Being John Malkovich
Stipe was a producer on this critically-acclaimed film, which helped nab him an Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Feature – Over $500,000” alongside Spike Jonze, Sandy Stern, Steve Golin and Vincent Landay.
Trailer for Spike Jonze's film starring John Cusack,Cameron Diaz,Catherine Keener,John Malkovich,Orson Bean,Mary Kay Place
1999 – Olive The Other Reindeer
Executively Produced by The Simpsons’ Matt Groening, this delightful holiday special features Stipe in yet another producing roll and as the voice of Schnitzel, Blitzen’s cousin who can’t fly.
Olive, the Other Reindeer is a CGI animated Christmas television special written by Steve Young, and directed by Oscar Moore. The feature was produced by Matt Groening's The Curiosity Company and animated by DNA Productions. Initial release: December 17, 1999 Director: Steven Dean Moore First episode: December 17, 1999
2004 – Saved!
This satire about a teen getting pregnant in the setting of a Christian high school has everything! Patrick Fugit post Almost Famous…Macaulay Culkin and Mandy Moore when they still mattered…EVERYTHING! And you guessed it! Stipe snagged a Producer credit on this film, too!
This is one of my favourite movies! Furthermore, Jena Malone deliveres an excellent performance in the lead role. Subsequently, I have become a fan of her... 🙂 Important notice: I received this trailer from united Artists Films Inc. as part of their official CD-Rom Press Kit.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels. True story.