Today we learned that 'Pulp Fiction' mastermind Quentin Tarantino may be considering Lady Gaga for a role in one of his upcoming films. Whether Lady G has what it takes to hold her own in one of Tarantino's blood-soaked thrill rides remains to be seen, but the idea of any pop star transitioning to movie stardom is a divisive issue for film fans.

For every Cher, who took home an Oscar for 'Moonstruck,' there's a Madonna in 'Swept Away,' or a Mariah Carey in 'Glitter,' or a Jessica Simpson in 'Major Movie Star' or 'Employee of the Month' or 'Blonde Ambition' ... You get the idea.

If it seems like the odds are stacked against the 'Born This Way' singer, it's because they are. Pop stars have lined up decades of junkie vanity vehicles, and film-going audiences are far from forgetful. So, before Gaga signs on the dotted line, we've rounded up a few case studies of pop stars who have attempted to make the leap to the silver screen for her to check out and take notes from. You're welcome, Mother Monster.
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