Elvis Presley's performance in King Creole exemplifies his flexibility as an artist. Michael Curtiz helms the picture, which stars Presley as a young guy in New Orleans who becomes entangled in the underworld of organized crime.
One of the most famous performances in Hollywood history was Barbra Streisand's depiction of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. The film chronicles Brice's meteoric climb to stardom in the early 1900s, and it is based on the corresponding Broadway musical.
The film Moonstruck, in which Cher starred, was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. A widowed Italian-American woman finds love again through her fiancé's long-lost brother in this touching drama.
One of the most critically lauded performances of recent years was Lady Gaga's in A Star is Born. Jackson Maine, a musician, meets Ally, a struggling artist, and falls in love with her in the film.
An Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress went to Jennifer Hudson for her work in Dreamgirls. The film chronicles the meteoric climb to stardom of a female trio in the '60s.
An all-black ensemble performs in Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's The Wiz, a musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Diana Ross plays Dorothy, and Michael Jackson plays the Scarecrow. Although it bombed at the box office, it is now considered a masterpiece among movie buffs.