Daniel Radcliffe, Olivia Wilde + More: 13 Actors Who Have Been in Music Videos

It's become quite the trend for Hollywood actors to star in music videos. Rock out with DanRad, Olivia Wilde, Zach Galfianakis, and more!
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Daniel Radcliffe, Olivia Wilde + More: 13 Actors Who Have Been in Music Videos

It’s become quite the trend for Hollywood actors to star in music videos. Rock out with DanRad, Olivia Wilde, Zach Galfianakis, and more!

-Lucia Peters

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Hollywood actors appearing in music videos has by no means been a rare occurrence over the years—in fact, many got their start in music videos way back in the day—but is it just us, or has it become quite the trend to appear in music videos once you’re a bonafide star? To examine the evidence, we’ve rounded up our favorite celeb music video appearances from recent years for your perusal. Epic? You tell us! Get ready to rock out!

1. Daniel Radcliffe: Slow Club, “Beginners”

DanRad has done a lot of things in his post-Potter career: He’s fought ghosts in The Woman in Black, he’s gotten his Broadway on in How to Succeed, he’s hosted SNL—and now he’s starred in a moody music video as an angry, pissed-off drunk. Apparently he’s a big Slow Club fan himself, too. Living the dream? Heck yes.

2. Olivia Wilde: Dashboard Confessional, “Stolen”

The gorgeous Olivia Wilde appeared in this Dashboard Confessional video right at the height of her House MD fame. I don’t know where they shot this, but I really want to go there. Don’t you?

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3. James Van Der Beek: Ke$ha, “Blow”

Between this and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, he’s come a long way since Dawson’s Creek!

4. Alexander Skarsgard: Lady Gaga, “Paparazzi”

Haven’t we learned by now exactly how dangerous Eric Northman can be? Seriously, Gaga! You should know better!

Up next: Zack Galifianakis and more!


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