“Knowing that this actually happened to people in real life makes it pretty intense,” says Harry Styles in a new featurette about the tense war film “Dunkirk,” in which he makes his acting debut. He discusses the new film along with his co-stars James D’Arcy and Kenneth Branagh, along with write-director Christopher Nolan. Watch it above, and then check out “Dunkirk” when it opens in theaters on July 21.
Styles is best known for his music. He rose to fame as a member of the British boy band One Direction. They officially went on hiatus in 2016 and since then Styles has been working on his own music, releasing his self-titled solo debut album this past May. The lead single from that album, “Sign of the Times,” peaked at number-four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Styles isn’t the first musician to have a brush with film success, or even potentially the Oscars. From Frank Sinatra to Justin Timberlake, many singers have had successful film careers, and just last year R&B artist Janelle Monae had not one but two breakthrough film roles: in “Hidden Figures,” which was nominated for Best Picture, and “Moonlight,” which won Best Picture.
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