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David Bowie, 1949–2016

Bowie the actor: 12 selected film roles, 1970–2006

Cloud in Pierrot in Turquoise, or The Looking-Glass Murders (Brian Mahoney, 1970). A short record of Bowie’s early work with the Lindsay Kemp mime troupe, captured by Scottish TV.

Thomas Jerome Newton in The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)

Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski in Just a Gigolo (David Hemmings, 1978), with Kim Novak

Baal in Bertholt Brecht’s Baal (directed for TV by Alan Clarke, 1982)

John Blaylock in The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983), with Catherine Deneuve

Major Jack Celliers in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (Nagisa Ôshima, 1983)

Vendice Partners in Absolute Beginners (Julien Temple, 1986)

Jareth in Labyrinth (Him Henson, 1986)

Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)

Phillip Jeffries in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992)

Andy Warhol in Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996)

Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)



Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. His work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but in 1960 the General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the tesla in his honor. Tesla has experienced a resurgence in interest in popular culture since the 1990s.