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Bono

Highest Rated:   96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
Lowest Rated:   26% The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
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Birthplace:   Dublin, Ireland
The lead singer of politically-charged Irish band U2 since 1977, Bono's involvement with the movies has been mostly musical. Combining music and politics, Bono took part in Bob Geldof's Do They Know It's Christmas (1984) project to combat famine in Africa, and the anti-South African apartheid documentary Sun City - Artists United Against Apartheid (1985). Bono's primary 1980s onscreen appearance, though, was the concert documentary U2: Rattle and Hum (1988). Shot during the apex of the band's success with their hit album The Joshua Tree (1987), U2: Rattle and Hum delved into the band's admiration for rock's pioneers along with presenting performance footage from their Joshua Tree American tour. Since then, Bono (with and without his bandmates) has worked regularly with German director Wim Wenders, contributing songs to the soundtracks of the futurist road movie Until the End of the World (1991), and the Wings of Desire (1987) sequel Faraway, So Close! (1993), and serving as one of the producers, writers, and composers for Million Dollar Hotel (2000). Harking back to the Irish politics that drove their 1983 album War, Bono and U2 contributed a song to In the Name of the Father (1993). Bono also appeared onscreen as himself in Rattle and Hum director Phil Joanou's Entropy (1999) and Wender's aforementioned Million Dollar Hotel. He contributed a song to the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese's 2002 epic Gangs of New York, and appeared regularly in documentaries about various musicians. In 2007 he played Dr. Robert in Julie Taymor's Across the Universe, and that same year U2 made a 3D concert film. He would reteam with Taymor for the ill-fated Broadway Musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark which became allegedly the most expensive production in history before finally opening on Broadway.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
55% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Pavarotti & Friends
  • Actor
2015
86% BB King: The Life of Riley
  • Actor
2014
96% Muscle Shoals
  • Actor
$0.7M 2013
No Score Yet Give Us the Money
  • Actor
2012
55% How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
  • Actor
$12.9k 2012
No Score Yet George Clooney's Irish Roots
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet From The Sky Down
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Biography
  • Actor
2010
80% It Might Get Loud
  • Actor
$1.3M 2009
No Score Yet The Art Of Football
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet U2: The New Recruits: U2 Today
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bono: Big Daddy
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Thank You Billy Graham
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Rebirth of Cool: U2 in the Third Millennium
  • Actor
2008
89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
  • Actor
$0.2M 2007
53% Across the Universe
  • Dr. Robert
$24.4M 2007
93% U2 3D
  • Actor
$10.4M 2007
No Score Yet White Diamond
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Rock Milestones: U2: War
  • Actor
2007
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
  • Actor
$0.9M 2006
No Score Yet The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Pretenders: Greatest Hits
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet U2 - Vertigo 2005: Live From Chicago
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Escape to Canada (Land of the Freer)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 46664: The Event
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Bono: God's Favorite Son
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Roy Orbison: In Dreams
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet A Closer Walk
  • Actor
2003
83% Bukowski: Born into This
  • Himself
$82.2k 2003
No Score Yet U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, Ireland
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies
  • Director
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (U2's Beautiful Day)
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Morrissey
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Elvis Lives
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Being Mick
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet We Know Where You Live
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Eminem - Behind the Mask Unauthorized
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet William Gibson - No Maps for These Territories
  • Actor
2000
26% The Million Dollar Hotel
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet U2: A Rock Crusade - An Unauthorized Story on U2
  • Actor
2000
40% Entropy
  • Himself
1999
No Score Yet In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet U2: PopMart Live from Mexico City
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Thin Lizzy: The Rocker - A Portrait of Philip Lynott
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet U2: Zoo TV: Live from Sydney
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Pixies
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Live Aid
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Sun City - Artists United Against Apartheid
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Do They Know It's Christmas?
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky: Live at Red Rocks
  • Actor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Frontline
1982
  • Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2002
  • 1998

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