Bono

Bono

  • Highest Rated: 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
  • Birthday: May 10, 1960
  • Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
  • The lead singer of politically-charged Irish band U2 since 1977, Bono's involvement with the movies has been mostly musical. Combining music and politics, Bono took part in Bob Geldof's Do They Know It's Christmas (1984) project to combat famine in Africa, and the anti-South African apartheid documentary Sun City - Artists United Against Apartheid (1985). Bono's primary 1980s onscreen appearance, though, was the concert documentary U2: Rattle and Hum (1988). Shot during the apex of the band's success with their hit album The Joshua Tree (1987), U2: Rattle and Hum delved into the band's admiration for rock's pioneers along with presenting performance footage from their Joshua Tree American tour. Since then, Bono (with and without his bandmates) has worked regularly with German director Wim Wenders, contributing songs to the soundtracks of the futurist road movie Until the End of the World (1991), and the Wings of Desire (1987) sequel Faraway, So Close! (1993), and serving as one of the producers, writers, and composers for Million Dollar Hotel (2000). Harking back to the Irish politics that drove their 1983 album War, Bono and U2 contributed a song to In the Name of the Father (1993). Bono also appeared onscreen as himself in Rattle and Hum director Phil Joanou's Entropy (1999) and Wender's aforementioned Million Dollar Hotel. He contributed a song to the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese's 2002 epic Gangs of New York, and appeared regularly in documentaries about various musicians. In 2007 he played Dr. Robert in Julie Taymor's Across the Universe, and that same year U2 made a 3D concert film. He would reteam with Taymor for the ill-fated Broadway Musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark which became allegedly the most expensive production in history before finally opening on Broadway.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence Actor 2019
No Score Yet Waiting for the Miracle to Come Actor 2019
50% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait Actor $9.2K 2017
No Score Yet Pavarotti & Friends Actor 2015
86% BB King: The Life of Riley Actor 2014
96% Muscle Shoals Actor $0.7M 2013
No Score Yet Give Us the Money Actor 2012
57% How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? Actor $12.9K 2012
No Score Yet George Clooney's Irish Roots Actor 2012
No Score Yet From The Sky Down Actor 2011
No Score Yet Biography Actor 2010
80% It Might Get Loud Actor $1.3M 2009
No Score Yet The Art Of Football Actor 2009
No Score Yet U2: The New Recruits: U2 Today Actor 2009
No Score Yet Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn Actor 2009
No Score Yet Bono: Big Daddy Actor 2009
No Score Yet Thank You Billy Graham Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Rebirth of Cool: U2 in the Third Millennium Actor 2008
89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Actor $0.2M 2007
53% Across the Universe Dr. Robert $24.4M 2007
92% U2 3D Actor $10.4M 2007
No Score Yet White Diamond Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rock Milestones: U2: War Actor 2007
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Actor $0.9M 2006
No Score Yet The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Pretenders: Greatest Hits Actor 2005
No Score Yet U2 - Vertigo 2005: Live From Chicago Actor 2005
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan Actor 2005
No Score Yet Escape to Canada (Land of the Freer) Actor 2005
No Score Yet 46664: The Event Actor 2004
No Score Yet Bono: God's Favorite Son Actor 2004
No Score Yet Roy Orbison: In Dreams Actor 2003
No Score Yet A Closer Walk Actor 2003
84% Bukowski: Born into This Himself $82.2K 2003
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies Director Actor 2002
No Score Yet U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, Ireland Actor 2002
No Score Yet U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (U2's Beautiful Day) Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Morrissey Actor 2002
No Score Yet Elvis Lives Actor 2002
No Score Yet Being Mick Actor 2001
No Score Yet U2: Elevation 2001 Live from Boston Actor 2001
No Score Yet We Know Where You Live Actor 2001
No Score Yet Eminem - Behind the Mask Unauthorized Actor 2001
No Score Yet William Gibson - No Maps for These Territories Actor 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited) 2000
No Score Yet U2: A Rock Crusade - An Unauthorized Story on U2 Actor 2000
40% Entropy Himself 1999
No Score Yet In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story Actor 1999
No Score Yet U2: PopMart Live from Mexico City Actor 1997
No Score Yet Thin Lizzy: The Rocker - A Portrait of Philip Lynott Actor 1995
No Score Yet U2: Zoo TV: Live from Sydney Actor 1993
No Score Yet Pixies Actor 1988
No Score Yet Live Aid Actor 1985
No Score Yet Sun City - Artists United Against Apartheid Actor 1985
No Score Yet Do They Know It's Christmas? Actor 1984
No Score Yet U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky: Live at Red Rocks Actor 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2011
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing Performer
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Frontline
1982
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
  • 1998

QUOTES FROM Bono CHARACTERS

Dr. Robert
We're navigators, we're aviators, eatin' taters, masturbatin' alligators, bombardiers, we got no fears, won't shed no tears, we're pushin' the frontiers of transcendental perception.