19 Celebrities Who Starred In Music Videos, From Idris Elba to Kirsten Dunst

It's always cool to see a recognizable face in a music video, and you might be surprised to see just how many celebrities use their talents to star in music videos. Some of the following celebrities were just starting out when they were cast in these videos, while more established stars decided to take on a new acting challenge by performing in them. Check out the list of 19 stars who got musical.

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by Kaitlin Reilly

Mila Kunis

The That 70s Show actress hung out with burlesque dancers and terrifying dog people in Aerosmith’s “Jaded” video.

Courteney Cox

The Cougar Town star rushes on stage during the film concert/music video for Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark.” But no, she wasn’t a random concert goer who got the chance to dance next to The Boss — she was cast for the role in advance.

Alicia Silverstone

Silverstone actually starred in two Aerosmith music videos — “Cryin’” (pictured above) and “Crazy.”

Eva Mendes

Mendes played a hottie in a convertible in Will Smith’s 1997 video for “Miami.”

Melissa Joan Hart & Adrian Grenier

The Drive Me Crazy stars starred in Britney Spears’ video for “(You Drive Me) Crazy” in 1999. Because cross-promotion!

Kim Kardashian

Kanye West put his then-girlfriend (and now wife) Kim Kardashian in his video for “Bound 2.” They makeout on a motorcycle. It’s weird.

Chris Messina & Dianna Agron

Mindy Project star Messina plays the cheating husband of Glee star Agron in Sam Smith’s video for “I’m Not The Only One.”

Candica Accola

The Vampire Diaries star makes an appearance in The Fray’s video for “Love Don’t Die” — and she’s engaged to the guitarist, Joe King.

Joe Jonas

Jonas played squash in the video for Vampire Weekend’s “Giving Up The Gun.”

Scarlett Johansson

Johansson starred as Justin Timberlake’s love interest in the (very sexy) 2007 video for “What Goes Around…”

Alexander Skarsgard

The True Blood star romanced Lady Gaga — and then pushed her off a balcony — in the 2009 video for “Paparazzi.”

Idris Elba

As if Elba needed one more reason that he’s cool, he starred in and directed the Mumford & Sons music video for “Lover of the Light.”

Zach Gilford

The Friday Night Lights star played Taylor Swift’s love interest in her music video for “Ours.” (And no, they didn’t date in real life.)

Megan Fox

Fox played one half of a couple in a dangerous relationship in Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” video.

James van der Beek

The “Beek from the Creek” took down unicorns in Kesha’s bizarre video for “Blow.”

Rebecca Black

Lots of celebrities made an appearance in Katy Perry’s “TGIF” video (including Darren Criss and Kevin McHale from Glee) but the most memorable was YouTube celeb Rebecca Black.

Chelsea Kane

Kane (then known as Chelsea Staub) starred in The Summer Set’s video for their song “Chelsea.” Fitting, considering that the song was inspired by the actress, who used to date band member Brian Dales.

Devon Sawa

The SLC Punk star (he’ll make an appearance in the upcoming sequel) plays a fan obsessed with Eminem in the creepy music video for “Stan.”

Kirsten Dunst

Dunst plays the object of affection in Savage Garden’s music video for “I Knew I Loved You.”