They go to 11 -- some of film's best musician characters
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In "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise shows off his 49-year-old abs and gets so overtaken by the rock 'n' roll spirit that his body erupts in Axl Rose-style tremors onstage.
Eddie Murphy, left, with Anika Noni Rose in "Dreamgirls," was one great performer in the film. Another was Jennifer Hudson.
In her big-screen debut, Bette Midler, here with Frederic Forrest, nailed her role in "The Rose" by blooming with charisma.
Christopher Guest's Nigel Tufnel, center, with Harry Shearer, left and Michael McKean, knew exactly how far to turn it up.
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