WATCH: Chester Bennington’s Scenes in ‘Saw 3D’ & ‘Crank’

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Getty Chester Bennington in 2012.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide on July 20, also tried his hand at acting. He appeared in three films, Crank, Crank: High Voltage and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. Here’s a look at his roles in these films.


Chester Bennington in CrankChester Bennington(Linkin Park) in Crank2008-12-29T22:04:19.000Z

Bennington appeared in both Crank films with Jason Statham, playing two different roles. In the first, seen above, he has a scene in a hospital pharmacy, where he tells Statham’s Chev Chelios that he can get the kind of adrenaline he needs from an over-the-counter nasal spray. Bennington’s role in that film is listed as “Pharmacy Stoner.” He also had a cameo role in 2009’s Crank: High Voltage as “Hollywood Party Guy.”

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

Saw: The Final Chapter (3/9) Movie CLIP – Garage Trap (2010) HDSaw 3D movie clips: BUY THE MOVIE: Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: CLIP DESCRIPTION: Evan (Chester Bennington) and his skinhead friends face the wrath of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) in an elaborate vehicular torture trap. FILM DESCRIPTION: The Saw series continues with this seventh entry, spearheaded by returning Saw VI director Kevin Greutert. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton also are back to pen the script, which details the exploits of serial killer Jigsaw's surviving victims, who seek counseling from a self-help mentor (Sean Patrick Flanery) whose past as a previous victim figures directly into each one's fate. Cary Elwes returns to the franchise for the first time since his character survived Jigsaw's first cinematic outing in 2004. CREDITS: TM & © Lionsgate (2010) Cast: Tobin Bell, Chester Bennington, Dru Viergever Director: Kevin Greutert Producers: Troy Begnaud, Peter Block, Mark Burg, Jason Constantine, Daniel J. Heffner, Kaleigh Kavanagh, Oren Koules, Stacey Testro, James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Gregg Hoffman Screenwriters: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan WHO ARE WE? The MOVIECLIPS channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips on the web. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MOVIE CHANNELS: MOVIECLIPS: ComingSoon: Indie & Film Festivals: Hero Central: Extras: Classic Trailers: Pop-Up Trailers: Movie News: Movie Games: Fandango: Fandango FrontRunners: HIT US UP: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Tumblr:

Saw is a horror franchise known for pushing the boundaries of what audiences can take. In Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, Bennington played a white skinhead named Evan. Bennington told Kerrang! magazine in 2010 that he was a big fan of the franchise.

“What I love about the Saw films is the incredible brutality,” Bennington said. “This is more than (Halloween killer) Michael Myers stabbing people. This is drawn-out, psychological torture where you have to hurt yourself, but it’s really hard to pretend to be in agony when you’re not feeling any pain.”

Bennington, who was open about his own struggles with injuries and drug abuse, said that he knew what real pain felt like and that helped him in his scene. He also told Kerrang! that the scene made his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, puke.

“Let’s just say that my wife and I have watched all of these movies together, and she was very close to puking when she watched me film my scene. It’s f**king horrible,” he told the magazine in 2010.

Bennington told MTV News that he got the part because Saw producer Mark Burg lived next door to another member of Linkin Park. Bennington told MTV:

“I love the movies, so [I’m] very enthusiastic about it. And so, he was like, ‘This is going to be so great. Chester’s going to be so stoked that you’re my neighbor. He loves the movies.’ And from that conversation, Mark then said, ‘Well, do you think he’d want to be in one of the movies?’ The answer was a ‘F— yeah, are you kidding? I want to do that.’ So that’s how it evolved, and eventually this role came along and kind of fit.”

In an interview with Billboard, Bennington said the other members of Linkin Park made fun of him because he was so enthusiastic about getting the role. “The guys in the band laugh at me because my wife and I are so enthusiastic,” Bennington said.

Chester Bennington – SAW 3D INTERVIEW [HD]Interview of Chester bennington which plays Evan's role in 3D SAW2010-11-19T00:44:26.000Z

Bennington once dreamed of becoming an actor before he decided to switch gears and become a singer.

“When I was younger, I did a lot of theater and was actually training myself to become an actor, taking courses in TV and film,” he told Billboard. “I traveled in a theater group during the summer in between school and performed in different places around the country.”

Bennington’s death was first reported on TMZ. The site reported that he was found hanging by an employee. His family was out of town and he was alone at the time. He is survived by his second wife, Talinda, and his six children. He was 40 years old.