David Bowie

David Bowie

Highest Rated: 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

Lowest Rated: 22% Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Birthday: Jan 08, 1947

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Hailed by many as the founding father of "glam rock," David Bowie defied rock star conventions and blurred the lines between music and performance art. Embracing the avant-garde, Bowie created futuristic, androgynous characters to represent the music he released in the form of seminal rock albums such as Space Oddity (1969), The Man Who Sold the World (1970), and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972). A musical chameleon, Bowie reinvented his persona with every album and live performance, from the decadent Ziggy Stardust, to the enigmatic Thin White Duke, and helped pioneer several genres of music, including New Wave, industrial, and electronic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's constant reinvention and love of theatrics also influenced artists like Madonna and Lady Gaga, while his enormous talent allowed him to enjoy equal success as an actor, working with filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. Renowned for exploring the fringes of pop music, Bowie carved a successful career out of change, and retained his reputation as an experimental artist as well as a true music icon. After more than a decade of musical silence, marked by health concerns, David Bowie returned with an iconoclastic new album, The Next Day, in 2013, followed by an even more experimental release, Blackstar, released on his 69th birthday, January 8, 2015. Sadly, David Bowie died following an 18-month battle with cancer only two days later, on January 10, 2015, at his home in New York City.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 60% Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Unknown (Voice) $11.4K 2017
No Score Yet 73% Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Phillip Jeffries (Character) - 2014
99% 82% 20 Feet From Stardom Himself (Character) $4.9M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clockwork Orange County: The Rise of West Coast Punk Rock! Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arias With a Twist Unknown (Character) - 2010
36% 23% August Ogilvie (Character) $11.8K 2008
76% 92% The Prestige Nikola Tesla (Character) $53.1M 2006
87% 80% Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Executive Producer - 2006
22% 56% Arthur and the Invisibles Maltazard (Voice) $15.1M 2006
87% 76% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself (Character) $257.3K 2003
No Score Yet 35% The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Interviewee (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 57% Everybody Loves Sunshine Bernie (Character) - 1999
50% 54% Mr. Rice's Secret Mr. Rice (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 41% My West Jack Sikora (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 73% Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Into the Night Executive Producer - 1996
68% 77% Basquiat Andy Warhol (Character) $3M 1996
82% 95% Seven Original Music $100.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Hunter Executive Producer $3.5K 1994
64% 78% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Phillip Jeffries (Character) $4.2M 1992
No Score Yet 76% The Linguini Incident Monte (Character) - 1992
85% 88% The Lovers on the Pont-Neuf Songs $117.6K 1991
78% 38% Absolute Beginners Vendice Partners (Character),
Original Music
$278.9K 1986
85% 82% Bad Blood Original Songs $21.5K 1986
72% 86% Labyrinth Jareth the Goblin King (Character),
Original Music
$11.8M 1986
82% 69% The Falcon and the Snowman Original Music $14.9M 1985
38% 49% Into the Night Colin Morris (Character) - 1985
53% 66% The Hunger John Blaylock (Character) - 1983
82% 79% Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Maj. Jack "Strafer" Celliers (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Snowman Older James (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 37% Just a Gigolo Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski (Character) - 1981
71% 84% Christiane F Himself (Character) - 1981
82% 69% The Man Who Fell to Earth Thomas Jerome Newton (Character) $81.8K 1976
73% 88% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars Himself/Ziggy Stardust (Character) $162.5K 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Phillip Jeffries (archive footage) (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (archive footage) (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 79% Sponge Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storyville Music Performer 2007
88% 87% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1999 1997 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cher Guest 1975

QUOTES FROM David Bowie CHARACTERS

Jareth the Goblin King says: Live without your sunlight, love without your heartbeat

Thomas Jerome Newton says: Ask me

Nathan Bryce says: What?

Thomas Jerome Newton says: The question you've been wanting to ask ever since we first met.

Nathan Bryce says: Are you Lithuanian?

Thomas Jerome Newton says: I come from England.

Nathan Bryce says: Well, that's not so terrible.

Nathan Bryce says: Well I know it's going to be very exciting working with you. I've looked forward to meeting you.

Thomas Jerome Newton says: I've thought about you once or twice.

Jareth says: Everything I've done, I've done for you. I move the stars for no one.

Robert Angier says: which one is my hat

Robert Angier says: Which one is my hat?

Tesla says: they are all your hats Mr Angier

Tesla says: They are all your hat, Mr. Angier.

Jareth says: You remind me of the babe.

Goblin says: What babe?

Jareth says: The babe with the power.

Goblin says: What power?

Jareth says: Power of voodoo.

Goblin says: Who do?

Jareth says: You do.

Jareth says: It's only forever, not long at all.

Jareth says: How you turn my world, you precious thing.

Jareth says: So, the Labyrinth is a piece of cake, is it? Well, let's see how you deal with this little slice...

Jareth says: Tell me Sarah, what do you think of my labyrinth?

Jareth says: Sarah, go back to your room. Play with your toys and your costumes. Forget about the baby.

Jareth says: Your eyes can be so cruel, just as I can be so cruel.

Jareth says: Everything I've done, I've done for you. I move the stars for no one.

Jareth says: I've brought you a gift.

Sarah says: What is it?

Jareth says: It's a crystal. Nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary girl who takes care of a screaming baby.

Jareth says: You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us... forever.

Jareth says: And Hoggle, if she ever kisses you, I'll turn you into a prince.

Hoggle says: Y-you will?

Jareth says: Prince of the land of stench!

Oliver Farnsworth says: More?

Thomas Jerome Newton says: More.

Oliver Farnsworth says: What the hell for?

Tesla says: [to Robert] You're familiar with the phrase, "Man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie. Man's grasp exceeds his NERVE. The only limits on scientific progress are those imposed by society. The first time I to change the world, I was hailed as a visionary. The second time, I was asked politely to retire. The world only tolerates one change at a time. And so, here I am, enjoying my "retirement". Nothing is impossible, Mr. Angier. What you want is simply expensive.

Tesla says: [to Robert] You're familiar with the phrase, 'Man's reach exceeds his grasp'? It's a lie. Man's grasp exceeds his NERVE. The only limits on scientific progress are those imposed by society. The first time I to change the world, I was hailed as a visionary. The second time, I was asked politely to retire. The world only tolerates one change at a time. And so, here I am, enjoying my 'retirement'. Nothing is impossible, Mr. Angier. What you want is simply expensive.

Jareth says: You remind me of the babe.

Goblin says: What babe?

Jareth says: The babe with the power.

Goblin says: What power?

Jareth says: The power of voodoo.

Goblin says: Who do?

Jareth says: You do.

Goblin says: Do what?

Jareth says: Remind me of the babe.

Pontius Pilate says: It doesn't matter how you want to change things, we don't want them changed.

Sarah says: It's not fair...

Jareth says: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

Jareth says: I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.

Jareth says: Turn back, Sarah. Turn back before it's too late.

Sarah says: I can't. Don't you understand I can't?

Jareth says: What a pity.

Jareth says: Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for *you*! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations of me. Isn't that generous?