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Not too sure what to think about this one.. I loved Lennys first ablum Let Love Rule on which he plays all the instruments himself and did all the writing (you gotta respect that).. After that he went increasingly downhill as he dissapeared up his own backside :P lol (IMO of coure :))

 

I guess hes got the musical talent.. But can he act? (where as I know Andre 3000 can act)

 

 

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Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in new biopic Gaye was Motown's biggest selling artist in the 1960s

 

Rock singer Lenny Kravitz is to play the 'Prince of Motown', Marvin Gaye in a new biopic to be filmed in 2013, his publicist has confirmed.

 

It will be the first lead role for Kravitz, 48, having performed several supporting roles and cameos in films.

 

Gaye, whose hits included Sexual Healing and Let's Get It On, was shot dead by his father in 1984.

 

Rolling Stone magazine said Kravitz will portray Gaye during his battles with depression and drug addiction.

 

The magazine said the project will be directed by British filmmaker Julien Temple, who has previously made documentaries about the Kinks' singer Ray Davies, Joe Strummer of The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

 

Temple has also directed music videos for the likes of Bill Idol, Blur and Culture Club.

 

Kravitz, who won Grammy Awards in four consecutive years in the best male rock vocal performance category, played the role of Cinna in the film The Hunger Games, released earlier this year.

 

He also had a small part in the 2009 film, Precious and appeared in an episode of US drama, Entourage, alongside Mark Wahlberg.

 

Previous attempts to make a film about Gaye, Motown Records' top-selling solo artist of the 1960s, have failed due to difficulties in obtaining music rights.

 

His number one hit Sexual Healing, which was released in 1982, won him his first two Grammy awards the following year.

 

He was shot dead by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr., following a violent argument between the men in 1984, a day before his 45th birthday.

 

He is one of several influential artists whose lives are being retold for screen audiences.

 

In May, Andre 3000 of hip-hop duo OutKast began filming a biopic about guitar legend Jimi Hendrix during his breakthrough in London in 1966 and '67.

 

And a film about Australian rock star Michael Hutchence, who died 15 years ago, is also in the pipeline -based on a book by the INXS singer's mother and sister.

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I've never seen him act. But his mother was a well-known actress in the U.S..

She was on the show "The Jeffersons", a very popular show that ran for multiple seasons in the '70s. She was a regular on the show, playing a neighbor to George Jefferson. She was married to a white guy on the show, and in "real life".

So he does have it in his blood. Which, of course, means very little.

But, we shall see.

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I've never seen him act. But his mother was a well-known actress in the U.S..

She was that lady?!?!?! Love the Jeffersons. Great, now I have the "moving on up" song stuck in my head.

 

Have you seen the Hunegr Games? He is in it and he was so good I hardly recognized him. Not a big part, but big enough that I took notice after a few scenes and went, "OMG, could it be the hottest black man ever besides Prince?" I mean, for me not to realize it was him...being that I had a poster of him as a pre-teen...

 

Good for him, we will see.

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