Eminem hit the mother lode, acting-wise, when he was asked to basically play a thinly-veiled version of himself in 2002’s '8 Mile,' but perhaps unsurprisingly, he absolutely nailed the role, lending real substance to the story of an ambitious white factory worker from Detroit who overcomes his own insecurities – not to mention the socioeconomic forces that hold him and his friends down – to become a successful rapper. Since then, however, he’s mostly stayed away from fictional roles, opting instead to appear in documentaries, or playing “himself” in movies like 'Funny People' (where he’s very funny).