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Happy 65th birthday David Bowie

The thin white diamond spider from Tin Machine turns 65 today, and though he’s somewhat understandably best known for his music, I happen to think he’s quite underrated as an actor. From the title character in The Man Who Fell To Earth to Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and even, yes, Labyrinth, he’s always exhibited a compellingly alien talent in front of the camera. Here, thanks to YouTuber Bodacea1, is a handy two-part compilation of his rather excellent performance as Andy Warhol in Basquiat, Julian Schnabel’s biopic of the tragic New York artist. Enjoy:

*Not sure what happened to Part 3. Never mind!