On Sunday evening David Bowie lost his 18 month long battle with liver cancer and the world lost an icon.

The British-born star could do basically anything from singing, music-writing, act, be a style icon, write poetry, paint – you name it.

To honour a true legend of entertainment we have chosen our five favourite David Bowie movie appearances:

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

In the lead role as humanoid alien, Thomas Jerome Newton, Bowie delivers a compelling performance. His unorthodox beauty makes him striking in the role, which sees an alien setting up a high-tech company to fund his return to his home planet.

Labyrith (1983)

Another role which was made for this eccentric and ahead-of-his-time dresser, was Jareth in the 1983 movie, Labyrith.

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In this role Bowie fully transforms himself into the character of the Goblin King and has some epic fashion moments.

Basquiat (1996)

In this biography about the young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bowie perfectly portrays the role of Andy Warhol. In the movie Bowie dons a white wig and delivers a convincing portrayal of this legendary pop art artist.

Zoolander (2001)

Who can forget the legendary walk-off that takes place between Derek Zoolander and Hansel. Who better to be the judge of such an iconic style moment than Bowie himself.


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The Prestige (2006)

One of David Bowie’s best tricks was that he could completely transform into any character he wished. Not only was he a master of costume and makeup, but he also had an intense talent of committing to a role and completely immersing into a character.

In the 2006 movie The Prestige, Bowie portrays the role of Nikola Tesla who has figured out a way to clone objects.