David Bowie

David Bowie

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 08-01-1947
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Brixton, London, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    David Robert Jones
    Tin Machine

  • Popularity: 3.77
  • Homepage: http://www.davidbowie.com/

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Born and raised in South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity" became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie's style shifted radically towards a sound he characterised as "plastic soul", initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. The following year, he further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low (1977), the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that would come to be known as the "Berlin Trilogy". "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise. After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its parent album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), and "Under Pressure", a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let's Dance, with its title track topping both UK and US charts. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. Bowie also continued acting; his roles included Major Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), the Goblin King Jareth in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos. He stopped concert touring after 2004 and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of liver cancer two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar (2016).

Year Movie Character
1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth as Thomas Jerome Newton
1983 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence as Celliers
1978 Just a Gigolo as Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski
1983 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars as Himself / Ziggy Stardust
1986 Labyrinth as Jareth
1969 Love You Till Tuesday as Himself
1978 David Bowie Live at Beat Club Musikladen as Himself on Keyboard/Vocals
2004 David Bowie: A Reality Tour as Himself
2000 Mr. Rice's Secret as Mr. William Rice
1997 David Bowie Birthday Celebration Live in NYC as Himself
1984 Jazzin' for Blue Jean as Vic / Screaming Lord Byron
1982 Baal as Baal
1996 David Bowie: Rockpalast as himself
1975 Cracked Actor as Himself
1983 David Bowie: Serious Moonlight Montreal
1970 The Looking Glass Murders as Cloud
2006 David Bowie: The Serious Moonlight Tour as Himself
2017 David Bowie: The Last Five Years as Himself (archive footage)
2019 David Bowie: Finding Fame as Himself (archive footage)
2013 David Bowie: Five Years
1996 Basquiat as Andy Warhol
1983 The Hunger as John Blaylock
1985 Live Aid as Self
1991 The Linguini Incident as Monte
2001 The Concert for New York City as Himself
2015 Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under as Himself
2010 The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973
1969 The Image as The Boy
1986 Inside the Labyrinth as Himself
1984 David Bowie: Serious Moonlight as Himself on Lead Vocals / Guitar
2002 David Bowie: Best of Bowie
2007 David Bowie: Glass Spider
1997 David Bowie - 50th Birthday Concert as Himself - Vocals
2006 David Bowie: Under Review 1976-79 as Himself
1990 David Bowie: Sound+Vision – Live at The Tokyo Dome as himself
2000 Bowie at the BBC as Himself
2016 David Bowie: Sound and Vision as Himself
2016 David Bowie: Starman as Himself
1978 David Bowie On Stage as Himself
2012 David Bowie & The Story of Ziggy Stardust as Himself
2016 David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World as Himself (archive footage)
2009 David Bowie: VH1 Storytellers as Himself
2001 Classic Albums: Lou Reed - Transformer as Himself
2003 David Bowie - Sound and Vision as Himself
1970 Pierrot in Turquoise or the Looking Glass Murders as Cloud
2010 David Bowie: Rare and Unseen
1984 Ricochet as Himself
2005 TV Party as Himself
2007 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man as Himself
2009 Krautrock : The Rebirth of Germany as Himself (archive footage)
1983 The Oshima Gang as Interviewee
2018 Glastonbury 2000
1975 Night Lunch
2000 David Bowie: Live at Glastonbury 2000 as Himself
2018 Why Are We Creative?: The Centipede's Dilemma as Himself
1974 Diamond Dogs Demo Video as Himself / Harpie
2015 David Bowie: On the Rock Trail
2012 The Genius of David Bowie as Himself
1973 Life on Mars?
1986 Absolute Beginners as Vendice Partners
1998 Gunslinger's Revenge as Sikora
2011 The Love We Make as Himself
1999 B.U.S.T.E.D as Bernie
1998 Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart as Self
2017 Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story as Himself
1967 NBC television special: The Pursuit of Pleasure
2017 Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda as Jack Celliers (Archive Footage)
2020 Lindsay Dances – Il teatro e la vita secondo Lindsay Kemp
2008 Kings of Glam
1982 The Snowman as Older Boy
1977 Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas as Himself
1983 Group Madness as Himself
2000 The Ten Commandments of Creativity as Himself
2002 Queen - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert 10th Anniversary Documentary
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ as Pontius Pilatus
2002 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch as Himself - Interviewee
1981 Christiane F. as Himself
1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as Himself
2015 Wilde Jahre West-Berlin
1986 Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary as Himself
2004 Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Das Prinzip Dada
2006 The Prestige as Nikola Tesla
1988 Imagine: John Lennon as Himself
2011 Acoustic At The BBC as Himself
1998 A Bing Crosby Christmas as Himself
2010 Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Volume 2 – The Christmas Specials as Himself
1985 Tokyo Melody: A Film about Ryuichi Sakamoto as Celliers (Archive footage)
2014 Soul Boys of the Western World as Self (archive footage)
2000 The Filth and the Fury as Himself (archive footage)
1991 Queen: Greatest Flix II
2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces as Phillip Jeffries
2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek as Himself (archive footage)
2007 David Gilmour: Remember That Night as vocals
2014 Bing Crosby: Rediscovered as Himself
2012 Clockwork Orange County
2007 SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis as Lord Royal Highness
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me as Phillip Jeffries
1996 The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money as Himself
2018 Freddie Mercury: The King of Queen as Himself
2008 August as Cyrus Ogilvie
2015 B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin
2017 Princess Diana: Her Life - Her Death - The Truth as Himself (archive footage)
2019 The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story as Self (archive footage)
1970 The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: Million Sellers
2016 Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels as Self
1985 Into the Night as Colin Morris
1997 Nine Inch Nails: Closure as himself
2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip as Himself
1994 The World of Jim Henson as Jareth (archive footage)
2017 Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock as Self - Musician (archive footage)
2004 Live Aid as Self
1969 The Virgin Soldiers as Soldier
1983 Yellowbeard as The Shark (uncredited)
2019 My Music: A Classic Christmas as Himself (archive footage)
2001 Zoolander as David Bowie
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles as Maltazard (voice)
2005 20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid as Himself
2009 Bandslam as Himself
2007 Journey Through the Labyrinth
2003 Laurel Canyon
2017 Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
2002 David Bowie: Best of Bowie
2007 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
1986 Labyrinth
2017 Sound and Vision
1986 When the Wind Blows
1970 The Looking Glass Murders
2004 David Bowie: A Reality Tour
1983 David Bowie: Serious Moonlight Montreal

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