PRINCE'S MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS
From 'Purple Rain' to 'Batman,' the late music legend made a considerable impact on the silver screen. http://bit.ly/22R6r64
- •'Purple Rain' (1984)Prince won his first and only Academy Award for contributing the namesake track to the 1984 feature film 'Purple Rain.' The movie marked Prince's first lead role in a narrative film, opening at No. 1 at the U.S. box office and grossing $68 million domestically.
- •'Under the Cherry Moon' (1986)Two years after carrying 'Purple Rain' to success with his acting and music, Prince turned his attention toward directing with the feature-length, black-and-white period film 'Under the Cherry Moon' in 1986.
- •'Batman' (1989)The singer famously scored Warner Bros.' first 'Batman' film in 1989. The soundtrack features a collection of late '80s insta-hits, including the funkadelic 'Batdance,' a last-minute replacement that later launched to the top of the charts and scored Prince his fourth No. 1 single.
- •'Graffiti Bridge' (1990)Prince left an indelible mark on 'Graffiti Bridge,' his 1990 sequel to 'Purple Rain.' The pop pioneer wrote, directed, and starred in the rock drama, which rejoins troubled Revolution frontman The Kid as he fights to save his nightclub, Glam Sam.
- •'Pretty Woman' (1990)A Prince song featured in a candid scene between the fierce and lovable Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) and her charismatic corporate suitor Edward Lewis (Richard Gere). After spending their first night together in Edward's hotel, Vivian lounges in a massive bubble bath while belting a rough rendition of the icon's 1986 hit, 'Kiss.
- •'Happy Feet' (2006)Prince earned a Golden Globe and Grammy nomination for contributing the original track 'Song of the Heart' to the soundtrack of the 2006 animated feature 'Happy Feet.'