Legendary singer David Bowie died Sunday aged 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer.
As the news broke, social media was filled with an outpouring of grief for the music superstar who touched so many lives.
David Bowie didn’t only change the music industry he also reinvented film and television.
The 69-year-old rock legend died after an 18-month battle with cancer on Sunday. As fans remember his incredible life and work, they can take a look back at all the memorable roles he’s played (including just being himself on camera).
While Bowie graced us with his presence many more times than can be included on this list, here are some of the most exceptional moments fans will never forget.
The Prestige, 2006
Bowie played the role of inventor Nikola Tesla, opposite Hugh Jackman.
Bowie played himself in Ricky Gervais’ hilarious British comedy about making it in the entertainment business.
Bowie judged an old-fashioned model walk-off between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in this unforgettable comedy.
The Hunger TV series, 1999-2000
Bowie starred as The Host in this British/Canadian horror series, which explored the dark side of humanity.
Bowie brilliantly portrayed iconic artist Andy Warhol in this critically-acclaimed film.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, 1992
Bowie played the “long lost” Phillip Jeffries in David Lynch’s film adaptation of his cult series.
The Last Temptation of Christ, 1988
Bowie portrayed Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorsese’s classic film.
Bowie played Jareth, the Goblin King, who tries to steal away main character Sarah’s baby brother in order to make her his bride. He also composed all the music for the film.
Absolute Beginners, 1986
Bowie played Vendice Partners in this musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes’ novel about life in late 1950’s London.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, 1983
Bowie played Maj. Jack “Strafer” Celliers, a POW in a Japanese prison camp.
The Hunger, 1983
Bowie plays John Blaylock in this modern vampire cult classic.
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 1980
Bowie performed music from his albums Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes just before his Broadway appearance in The Elephant Man.
Saturday Night Live, 1979
Bowie’s unforgettable puppet performance on Saturday Night Live ended with him pulling a little “something” out of his trousers at the end. It was edited in the final cut, but he seemed proud nonetheless.
Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, 1977
Bowie teamed up with Bing Crosby to sing a medley of “Little Drummer Boy.”
The Man Who Fell To Earth, 1976
Bowie played a humanoid alien on a mission to find water for his dying planet.