Iggy Pop was a punk star long before expanding his credits to include the silver screen. In fact, his musical history dates back to his teenage years in Ypsilanti, MI, influenced by music from blues to rock. Pop performed as a drummer and then lead singer, and his group, the Stooges would become legendary in the history of punk rock. Also involved in collaborations with the likes of David Bowie and Kate Pierson, Pop's image in entertainment spread to cinema in the 1980s, and not just with his tunes gracing film soundtracks.
In the early '80s, Pop performed voices for the animated Rock & Rule, and composed the score for Repo Man. He played numerous bit parts in feature films, including Coffee and Cigarettes, Sid and Nancy, and Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money starring Tom Cruise and Paul Newman, all in 1986. In addition he played small parts in Cry-Baby and Hardware, also appearing as himself in documentaries like Red, Hot and Blue and Kiss My Blood in the very early '90s. He played the role of Sally Jenko in the 1995 Western, Dead Man, starring Johnny Depp, and appeared as Rat Face that same year in the indie film Tank Girl. In 1996, he played Curve in the sequel to The Crow, City of Angels.