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Ongoing History Daily: Jack White movie appearances

Jack White has always had something of an acting bug. That’s him doing that James Bond theme with Alicia Keyes. That’s him as Elvis Presley in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. That’s him as the musician with Nicole Kidman in Cold Mountain. But can you identify Jack White’s very first on-screen role?

When he was growing up in Detroit, Hollywood came to town to shoot a movie called The Rosary Murders. Some scenes were shot inside a church. At the time–this would be late 1986–both Jack’s parents worked for the diocese and through a series of events, 11-year-old Jack can be seen as one of the alter boys. He doesn’t get a credit, but trust me: he’s there. That’s him.

Yesterday’s Ongoing History Post post had to do with something called “dead wax.”

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