Tom Waits is probably our favorite musician who turns up in films from time to time. He has a long list of credits on IMDb—and for good reason. He brings a spark of compassion and romance to every role. Plus his voice—speaking and singing—is second to none. His role in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is just the most recent film he showed his acting chops in.
We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema—we’re Cinebuds.
Listen to the full podcast episode below to hear a discussion on more of our favorite musicians—like Janelle Monáe, David Bowie, Dolly Parton and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def)—who have acted in movies and a discussion on actors—like Steve Martin, Patrick Swayze and more—who have done music in movies.