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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Producer Michael Stipe speaks onstage during Logo TV's "Trailblazers" at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Logo TV)

Today (January 4) 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 Official Trailer #1 - (1998) HD

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.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.