Released in 1978 The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, is a remake of one of Michael Jackson's favourite movies "The Wizard of Oz".
The film has an all blackcast with Diana Ross playing the lead role of Dorothy and Richard Pryor as The Wiz. Michael Jackson plays the Scarecrow.
The Wiz was Michaels first step into the movies and he found he enjoyed the 5 hour make up sessions, 6 days a week, transforming him into the Scarerow and be able to become a different character.
Also features Michael The film does have a soundtrack on which Michael Jackson features on 6 of the tracks.
Michaels performance was praised by the critics.
A short fim of 38 mins released in 1996/97, Ghosts was written by Michael Jackson and Stephen King and directed by Oscar-winner Stan Winston, the world's foremost creator of creatures.
Winston is the man behind characters such as 'The Terminator', the extra-terrestrial monstrosities of 'Aliens' and the amazing dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park'.
Featuring latest special effects, make-up and dance routines, Michael plays a number of characters that look nothing like each other making use of great make-up and special effects.