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    #51
    It's hard to be a saint in the city - Bruce Springsteen (Marlon Brando)

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      #52
      Originally posted by adams house cat View Post
      Fred Astaire in "Long Tall Glasses by Leo Sayer.
      Along with Rudolph Valentino.

      Fred Astaire also gets a mention in Just Like Fred Astaire by James. And probably dozens of other tunes.

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        #53
        Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jump Around by House of Pain.

        If Arnold Schwarzenegger can be considered an actor.

        And if Jump Around by House of Pain can be considered a song.

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          #54
          Harpo's Movie Star goes without saying, so let's say it.

          And it leads on to songs mentioning directors ("Ingmar Bergman wasn't there or he just didn't care").

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            #55
            Hayley Mills, in Goodbye Lucille by Prefab Sprout

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              #56
              Originally posted by E10 Rifle View Post
              Hayley Mills, in Goodbye Lucille by Prefab Sprout
              But not Steve McQueen!

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                #57
                "Where Do You Go To My Lovely' also references Zizi Jeanmaire.

                Madonna's "White Heat" opens with a direct lift of James Cagney from the movie of the same name.

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                  #58
                  Not a song but an album title - Dirk Wears White Sox by Adam & The Ants; and Adam dresses up as Clint Eastwood in the Prince Charming video, which also features Diana Dors.

                  Morrissey has sampled actors, such as Cicely Courtneidge on A Queen Is Dead

                  Lennon introduces a song on the rooftop concert (filmed for Let It Be) as by Charles Hawtrey and The Deaf Aids, which makes me think he wasn't taking it seriously.

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                    #59
                    And Steiger and Marlon Brando
                    Standing with their heads bowed on the side
                    Crying like a baby thinking about the time
                    James Dean took that fatal ride, took that ride


                    Van Morrison Wild Children

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                      #60
                      ABC's Love Conquers All namechecks Bogart and Bacall.

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                        #61
                        James Dean also features in Rock On by David Essex. And James Dean by The Eagles.

                        As well as about twenty trillion other tunes.

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                          #62
                          Originally posted by Satchmo Distel View Post
                          Not a song but an album title - Dirk Wears White Sox by Adam & The Ants; and Adam dresses up as Clint Eastwood in the Prince Charming video, which also features Diana Dors.
                          Adam mentions a whole load of them in Hard Men, Tough Blokes, which is far from his finest work, but considering he was between being "mentally closhed" with heavy medication and being sectioned, it's miraculous he came up with anything at all and it has a decent tune.

                          McQueen, Tim Roth
                          Vinnie Jones, you can all fuck off
                          Winstone, Statham
                          Don't get in the way, pal

                          Ooh the hard men
                          Ooh they are the tough blokes

                          Ooh they are the one percenters
                          Ooh they are the one percenters
                          Ooh they are the one percenters
                          Ooh they are the one percenters
                          McQueen, Del Toro
                          B.A. ??

                          Ooh the hard men
                          Ooh they are the tough blokes

                          DeNiro, Van Damme
                          Winstone, Statham
                          Look away, all fuck off
                          Look away now before it kicks off.

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