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Video killed the radio stars

Published 27/08/2010 | 05:00

Famous names who did big music vid cameos

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BRUCE WILLIS

Gorillaz, Stylo (2010)

Damon Albarn did a sterling job convincing Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def and a host of others to guest on Plastic Beach. For the dazzling video to accompany the lead single Stylo, Gorillaz enlisted Bruce Willis as an assassin.

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

Fatboy Slim, Weapon of Choice (2001)

In one of the most memorable music videos of all time, Christopher Walken literally brought Norman Cook's music to a whole new level as he danced on the ceiling for Weapon of Choice.

SAMANTHA MORTON

U2, Electrical Storm (2002)

Hilariously, I was introduced to the lovely Samantha Morton by Pete Doherty, of all people, and I didn't twig who she was. She said she was an out-of-work actress. It was only when I turned on MTV the next day that I realised it was that out-of-work actress!

DONALD SUTHERLAND

Kate Bush, Cloudbusting (1985)

Kiefer Sutherland's da played William Reich, the inventor of the cloudbuster, in this marvellous video directed by Terry Gilliam. Oddly, Kate herself played the part of Donald's son!

DANNY DEVITO, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, KATHLEEN TURNER

Billy Ocean, When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1985)

The video for the theme song for The Jewel of the Nile featured these three very famous backing singers lip-synching their way through Billy Ocean's biggest hit.

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