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Movies with musicians-turned-directors

We rate the directorial efforts of Frank Sinatra, Rob Zombie, Fred Durst, and others

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HIGH NOTES
Frank Sinatra, None But the Brave (1965)
Ol’ Blue Eyes helmed this pretty decent WWII pic.
David Byrne, True Stories (1986)
The Talking Heads star’s surreal film stopped making sense. In a good way.
Barbra Streisand, The Prince of Tides (1991)
Babs’ tearjerker earned her a Best Picture Oscar nom.
John Mellencamp, Falling From Grace (1992)
In a semiauto-biographical gem, a country rocker tries to go home again.
Ice Cube, The Players Club (1998)
His strip club research really paid off.
Rob Zombie, Halloween (2007)
The horror series’ ninth film gets its share of scares.
Fred Durst, The Longshots (2008)
The rocker churns out sports-flick clichés.

LOW NOTES
Bob Dylan, Renaldo and Clara (1978)
His songs? Epic. His film debut? Just plain long.
Prince, Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Critics to Prince: Stick 2 music.
Neil Young, Greendale (2003)
A minor-key musical set in a small town.
Madonna, Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Alas, more of the former than the latter.