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Beyonce has made no secret of the fact that conquering Hollywood is her next objective. But, wise beyond her years, the young performer has decided against trying to take the movie world by storm. Despite the fact she could doubtless land a leading role in any number of big-budget vehicles, she has opted for smaller parts in better films, in order to find her feet.

Her first acting outing was in MTV's Carmen: A Hip-Hopera. The production received a less than favourable reception from critics, but it was widely agreed that its faults did not lie with its leading lady. Next came a light-hearted supporting role opposite Mike Myers in Austin Powers: Goldmember. The part of Foxxy Cleopatra also served to bring "Beyonce the actress" to the attention of a much wider audience.

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