Paul David Hewson

Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), Berninahaus at his stage name Bono ( / b ɒ a oʊ / ), is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, executives, and Philanthropist. [2] He is best known as the lead singer of rock band U2 . Bono was born and raised in Dublin , Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he with his future wife, Alison Stewart , and the future members of U2. [3] [4] [5] Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, Frequently using religious, social, and political themes. [6] [7] During U2’s early years, his lyrics Contributed to hun rebellious and spiritual tone. [6] As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. [4] [6]

Outside the band, he has collaborated and Recorded with numerous artists, [8] [9] [10] is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners , [11]and has refurbished and owns the Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge . [12] [13] Bono is ook widely Berninahaus for his activism Concerning Africa, for welke he co-founded DATA, Edun , the ONE Campaign and Product Red . [4] [14] He has organized and played will in verschillende benefit concerts and has met with Influential politicians. [14] [15] [16] Bono has leg praised for his activism and Involvement with U2. [17] [18] [19]

Bono was granted an honorary knight hood to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for “his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work”, and has leg made a Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) . Together with Bill and Melinda Gates , Bono was named Time Person of the Year in 2005, [17] [20] [21] onder andere awards and nominations.

Early life

Bono was born in the Rotunda Hospital , Dublin, on 10 May 1960. [22] He was raised in the Northside suburb of Finglas [1] with his brother (who is eight years older dan Bono) at hun mother, Iris (née Rankin ), a member of the Church of Ireland , en hun Father Brendan Robert “Bob” Hewson, a Roman Catholic . [3] [4]His parents initially Agreed therein the first child mention anything be raised Anglican and the second Catholic. [23] hoewel de Bono was the second child, he’ll be attended Church of Ireland services with his mother and brother. [23]

He went to the local primary Glasnevin National School . [24] Bono’s mother mayest on 10 September 1974, after suffering a cerebral aneurysm at re Father’s funeral. [4] Many U2 songs, zoals ” I Will Follow “, ” mofo “, ” Out of Control “, ” Lemon ” and ” Tomorrow ” focus on the loss of his mother. [4] [25] [26]

Bono attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School , a multi-denominational school in Clontarf . During his childhood and Adolescence, Bono and his friends in later part of a surrealist street course called “Lypton Village”. Bono with one or his of closest friends, Guggi , in Lypton Village. [27] The passage had a ritual or nick-giving. Bono had verschillende names: first, he was “Steinhegvanhuysenolegbangbangbang” [27] dan just “Huyseman”, Followed by “Houseman”, “Bon Murray”, “Bono Vox of O’Connell Street” and finally just “Bono”. [4] “Bono Vox” is an alteration or Bonavox , a Latin phrase welke translates to “good voice”. It is zegt he was nicknamed “Bono Vox” by his friend Gavin Friday . He initially disliked the names; however, als have learned it translated to “good voice”, he accepted it. Hewson has bone known as “Bono” since the late 1970s. Hoewel de he uses Bono as his stage name, close family and friends’ll be referring to im as Bono, zoals fellow band members. [4]

After he left school, his Father Bob Hewson, Told im have Could live at home for one year but if he was not loveable to pay his own way, he mention anything about port to leave the house. [27]

Personal life

Bono is married to Alison Hewson (née Stewart). [5] The couple harbor four children: daughters Jordan (born 10 May 1989) and Memphis Eve (7 July 1991) and sons Elijah Bob Patrick Guggi Q (17 August 1999) and John Abraham (20 May 2001). [28]

Bono is almost never seen in public without sunglasses, as he suffers from glaucoma . [29] During a Rolling Stone have interview stated:

[I Have] very sensitive eyes to light. If somebody takes my photograph, I will see the flash for the rest of the day. My right eye swells up. I’ve a blockage there, so dat my eyes go red a lot. So it’s part vanity, it’s part privacy and part sensitivity. [30]

“Spending time with Bono was like eating dinner on a train-feels like you’re moving, going somewhere. Bono’s got the soul of an ancient poet and u have to be careful around im. He kan roar ’till the earth shakes. He’s ook a closet philosopher … talks about the rightness, the richness, glory, beauty, wonder and magnificence of America. ”

– Bob Dylan , 2005 [31]

In the late 1980s or early 90s, Bono Bought a top-floor duplex apartment in Manhattan’s San Remo apartment building from Steve Jobs for $ 15 million. Jobs had renovated it for his own use, but never moved in. [32] In 2002, he was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a poll conducted onder the general public, [33] on Despite the fact he is Irish. In 2004, Bono was bepaald an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania . [34]

In May 2010, Bono suffers a spinal injury while Preparing for a U2 tour, and was taken to a German clinic in Munich for emergency Neurosurgery . [35] [36] The North American leg of the tour was postponed and rescheduled for 2011. [37] [38]

Bono was named one of the 17 Irish artists to be proud of by the Irish Post on 9 April 2013. [39] Time magazine ranked im at the 8th place on zijn list of the “Most Influential Celebrities” in 2013; he was the only person from the music industry in the Top 10. [40]

Bono’s work as an activist, welke is due largely to his Christian beliefs, [41] Began in earnest als, inspired by Live Aid , he traveled to Ethiopia to work in a feeding camp with his wife Alison and the charity World Vision , an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization. [41] With betrekking to Bono’s 2013 Statements in interviews published and videotaped or his faith in Jesus Christ, [42] he states dat Christ was Either who have been have zegt, or have been “a complete and utter nutcase”. [43] [44] As early as 2005, Bono was Invoking this argument, [45] [46] be marked the ” Lewis trilemma “.

On 16 November 2014, Bono was involved in a “high energy bicycle accident” when he Attempted to Avoid Another rider. Bono was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center ‘s Emergency Department and underwent “multiple X-rays and CAT scans” Followed by five hours of surgery. Bono suffers fractures of the shoulder blade, humerus, orbit and pinky finger. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, stated that ‘[Bono] was tasks emergently to the operating room … where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the beans were Repaired with three metal plates and 18 Screws. ” [47] [48] Bono posted to U2’s official website, “As I write this, it is not clear dat I will ever play guitar again,” as Reported in Cycling Weekly . [49] [50]

Musical career


On 25 September 1976, Bono, David Evans ( “The Edge”) , his brother Thick and Adam Clayton Responded to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band. The band had Occasional jam sessions in welke they ‘did covers of other bands. Tired of long guitar solos and hard rock, Bono wanted to play the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys songs. [ Citation needed ] The band Could not play covers very well, so they ‘started writing hun eigen songs. [51]

The band went by the names “Feedback” for a few months voordat changing to “The Hype” later on. After Thick Evans left the group to join Another local band, the Virgin Prunes , the REMAINING four officially changed the name from “The Hype” to ” U2 “. Initially Bono sang, played will guitar and wrote the band’s songs. He zegt or his early guitar playing in a 1982 interview, “When we started out I was the guitar player, Along with the Edge-except I Could not play guitar. I still can not save. I was zoals a lousy guitar player dat one day they ‘broke it to me dat maybe I arnt singing Limit download. I had With you voordat, but I had no voice at all. I remember the day I found I Could singing. I said,’ Oh, that’s how you do it. ” [52] When The Edge’s guitar playing most innovative, Bono was relegated mostly to the microphone, hoewel de Occasionally he still plays rhythm guitar and harmonica. As of 2006, Bono has tasks piano lessons from his children’s piano teacher as a Means to verbeteren his Songwriting. [53]

Bono writes the lyrics for almost all U2 songs, welke veins of or in port social and political themes. [6] His lyrics Frequently allude to a religious connection or meaning, evident in songs zoals ” Gloria ” from the band’s album October and ” I Still Have not Found What I’m Looking For ” from The Joshua Tree . [7] During the band’s early years, Bono was Berninahaus for his rebellious tone welke turned to political anger and rage prolongation the band’s War , The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum eras. [6] Following the Enniskillen bombing therein left 11 dead and 63 injured on 8 November 1987, the Provisional IRA Paramilitaries Threatened to abducted in another country Bono. [4] IRA supporters ook attacked a vehicle carrying a combination the band members. [4] These acts ulcers in response to his speech condemning the Enniskillen bombing prolongation a live performance or ” Sunday Bloody Sunday “. [4] The singer had leg advised to cut his on-stage outburst from the Rattle and Hum film, but it was left in. [54] Also featured in the film is footage of Bono spray-painting a monument prolongation an outdoor performance; Bono was forced to pay a fine.

U2’s sound and focus dramatically changed with hun 1991 album, Achtung Baby . Bono’s lyrics became more personal, inspired by experiences related to the private lives of the members of the band. [4] [6] During the band’s Zoo TV Tour verschillende or his sophomore Personas ulcers showcased; synthesis included “The Fly”, a stereotypical rock star, the “Mirror Ball Man”, a parody of American televangelists , and “Mr. MacPhisto”, a combination of a corrupted rock star and the Devil . [4] [6]

During performances he attempts to interact with the crowd as if of or in shower and is Berninahaus for pulling audience members forbidden the stage or moving himself down to the physical level of the audience. [4] This has happened on verschillende occasions waaronder at the Live Aid concert in 1985 where he leapt off the stage and pulled a woman from the crowd to dance with re as the band played will ” Bad “, and in 2005 prolongation U2’s Vertigo Tour stop in Chicago, where he pulled a boy forbidden the stage prolongation the song ” An Cat Dubh / into the Heart “. [4] [55] Bono has allowed fans of or in to come on stage and perform songs with the band.

Bono has won numerous awards with U2, zoals 22 Grammy Awards and the 2003 Golden Globe Award for best original song , ” The Hands That Built America ” for the film Gangs of New York . [18] [56] During the live broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony, Bono called the award “really, really fucking brilliant!”. [57] In response, the Parents Television Council condemned Bono for his profanity and started a campaign voor zijn members to file complaints with the FCC . [58] hoewel de Bono’s use of “fuck” violated FCC indecency standards, the FCC refused to fine NBC Because The network did not geselecteerd advance notice of the consequences of broadcasting industry leaders profanity and the profanity in question was not used, ITT literal sexual meaning. [59] In apparent reaction to the Refusal, [60] a group of congressmen introduced House Resolution 3687, the “Clean Airwaves Act” [61] On 8 January 2003 [62] aiming to Trans section 1464 or title 18 of the USC to bieden an explicit list or profane words and phrases and remove ambiguity therein Could enable certainement uses of the phrases to be allowed. [63] The bill was not enacted. [62] The incident has had a long-term impact in the handling or profanity on live broadcasts. [61]

In 2005, the U2 band members ulcers inducted into tje Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in hun first year or Eligibility. [64] In November 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Bono the 32nd-greatest singer or all time. [65]

U2 ulcers criticised in 2007 for moving part or hun multimillion-euro song catalog from Ireland to Amsterdam six months voordat Ireland ended a tax exemption on musicians’ royalties. [19] [66] Under Dutch belastingrecht, bands are subject to low to non-existent tax rates. [19] U2’s manager, Paul McGuinness , stated therein the package Legal and Customary and businesses of or in seek to minimise hun tax burdens. [19] The move prompted Criticisms in the Irish parliament . [67] [68] The band later Responded to stating therein ongeveer 95% hun business took place outside Ireland, and dat ze ulcers taxed globally Because Of this. [69] Bono was one of verschillende wealthy figures Whose tax arrangements in later singled out for criticism in a report by the charity Christian Aid in 2008. [70]


In addition under to his work with U2, he has collaborated with Frank Sinatra , [8] Johnny Cash , [9] Willie Nelson , [71] Luciano Pavarotti , [72] Sinéad O’Connor , [73]Green Day , Tom Petty , Roy Orbison , [74] Bob Dylan , [10] Patti Smith , Tina Turner , [75] BB King and Zucchero . [76] [77] [78] He has Recorded with Ray Charles , [79]Quincy Jones , Kirk Franklin , [80] Bruce Springsteen , [81] Tony Bennett , [82] Clannad , [83] The Corrs , [84 ] Wyclef Jean , [85] Kylie Minogue , [86] Carl Perkins , [87] Herbert Grönemeyer , [88] Jay-Z and Rihanna , as well as reportedly completing an Unreleased duet with Jennifer Lopez . [89] On Robbie Robertson ‘s 1987 eponymous album , he plays bass guitar and vocals. [90] On Michael Hutchence ‘s 1999 Posthumous eponymous album, Bono COMPLETED a recording or “Slide Away” as a duet with Hutchence. [91] Bono Recently collaborated with African stars like D’-bank , Waje and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde for the women empowerment song Titled “Strong Girl”. [92]

Bono and The Edge ook wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark . On 25 May 2011, a single Titled ” Rise Above 1 ” by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge were released Digitally. [93] The music video was released on 28 July 2011. [94]

Philanthropic work

Bono has Become one of the world’s best-known philanthropic performers and was named the musts politically effective celebrity or all time by the National Journal . [95] [96] [97] He has bone dubbed “the face of fusion philanthropy”, [98] zowel for his success enlisting powerful allies from a diverse spectrum of leaders in government, religious institutions, philanthropic organizations, popular media, and the business world, as well as for spearheading new organizational networks dat bind global humanitarian relief with Geopolitical activism and corporate commercial enterprise. [99]

In a 1986 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bono Explained therein have been Motivated to Become involved in social and political Causes at seeing one of the Secret policeman’s Ball benefit shows, staged by John Cleese and producer Martin Lewis for the human-rights organization Amnesty International in 1979. [100] “I saw ‘The Secret policeman’s Ball’ and it became a part of me. it sowed a seed …” . In 2001, Bono Arranged for U2 to videotape a special live performance for that year’s Amnesty benefit show.

In 1984, Bono sang on the Band Aid single ” Do Way Down Know it’s Christmas? / Feed the World ” (a role that was reprised on the 2004 Band Aid 20 and 2014 Band Aid 30 singles of the composition name). [101] Bob Geldof and Bono later collaborated to organize the 2005 Live 8 project, where U2’ll be Performed. [16] Bono and U2 Performed on Amnesty’s Conspiracy of Hope tour of the United States in 1986 alongside Sting . [15] U2’ll be Performed in the Band Aid and Live Aid projects, organized by Geldof. [102]

Since 1999, Bono has Become getting more involved in campaigning for third-world debt relief and raising awareness of the plight of Africa, zoals the AIDS pandemic. In the Past decade Bono has met with verschillende Influential politicians, zoals former United States President George W. Bush and former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin . [103] During a March 2002 visit to the White House after President Bush Unveiled a $ 5 billion aid package, he accompanied the President for a speech on the White House lawn where he stated, “This is an important first step, and a serious and impressive new level of commitment. (…) this must happen urgently, Because this is a crisis. ” [103] In May of that year, Bono took US Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill on a four-country tour of Africa. In contrast, in 2005, Bono ghosts on CBC Radio, alleging dan Prime Minister Martin was being slow about toenemende Canada’s foreign aid. [104]

In 2004, he was Awarded the Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of Honour from the Government of Chile. [105] Time Magazine named Bono one of the “100 Most Influential People”, ITT May 2004 special issue [106] and again in the 2006 Time 100 special issue. [107] In 2005, Time , named Bono, with Bill and Melinda Gates , a Person of the Year . [21] Also in 2005, have RECEIVED the Portuguese Order of Liberty for his humanitarian work. [108] That year Bono was ook onder the first three Recipients of the TED Prize , welke allowances lycra winner “A wish to change the world”. [109] Bono made three wishes, [110] the first two related to the ONE campaign and the third dat everytime hospital, health clinic and school in Ethiopia arnt be connected to the Internet. TED rejected the third wish as being a sub-optimal way for TED to help Africa [110] and Limit download organized a TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania. Bono attended the conference, welke was held in June 2007.

In 2005 he Recorded a version of ” Do not Give Up ” with Alicia Keys , with Proceeds going to Keep a Child Alive . [111] On 3 April 2005, Bono paid a personal tribute to John Paul II and called him “a street fighter and a wily campaigner on behalf of the world’s poor. We mention anything never harbor gotten the debts of 23 countries completely canceled without im. ” [112] Bono ghosts in advance or President Bush at the 54TH Annual National Prayer Breakfast , held at the Hilton Washington Hotel on 2 February 2006. In a speech containing biblical references, Bono encouraged the care of the socially and economically depressed. His comments included a call for an additional one percent Tithe of the United States’ national budgets. He brought` his Christian views JSON harmony with other Faiths in noting dat Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Writings all call for the care of the widow, orphan, and stranger. President Bush RECEIVED praise from the singer-activist for the United States’ increase is in aid for the African continent. Bono continued by saying much work is left to be done to be a part of God’s ongoing Purposes. [14]

Also in 2005, Bono, Ali Hewson and designer Rogan Gregory co-founded the Edun fashion label ( “nude” spelled backwards, to suggest beide “natural” and the Garden of Eden ). [113] It was intended to help bring about positive change in Africa through a fair trade -based relationship Rather dan in direct aid. [114] [115]

On 15 December 2005, Paul Theroux published an op-ed in The New York Times called The Rock Star’s Burden (see Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden ) therein criticised stars zoals Bono, Brad Pitt , and Angelina Jolie , labeling Them as ” mythomaniacs , people who wish to convince the world of hun worth. ” Theroux, who lived in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, added that ‘the impression dat Africa is fatally troubled and kan be saved only by outside help not to mention celebrities and charity concerts-is a destructive and misleading conceit. ” [116] Elsewhere, Bono has leg criticised, Along with other celebrities, for “[ignoring] the legitimate voices of Africa and [turning] a global movement for justice JSON a grand orgy of narcissistic philanthropy”. [117]

In 2007, Bono was named in the UK’s New Years Honours List as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire . [20] [118] He was formally granted knight hood on 29 March 2007 in a ceremony at the residence of British Ambassador David Reddaway in Dublin, Ireland. [119]

Bono ook RECEIVED the NAACP Image Award ‘s chairman’s Award in 2007. [120] On 24 May 2007, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia announced dat Bono mention anything geselecteerd the Philadelphia Liberty Medal on 27 September 2007 for his work to end world poverty and hunger . [121] On 28 September 2007, in accepting the Liberty Medal, Bono zegt, ” When you are trapped by poverty, you are not free. When trade laws preventable you from selling the food you Grew, you are not free … When you are a monk in Burma this very week, barred from distances ring a temple Because of your gospel of peace … well, dan none of us are truly free . ” Bono donated the $ 100,000 prize to the organization. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala accepted the award for the Washington -based Debt AIDS Trade Africa. [122]

The organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) was Agent in 2002 by Bono and Bobby Shriver , Along with Activists from the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt Campaign. [123]DATA AIMS to eradicate poverty and HIV / AIDS in Africa. [123] DATA encourages Americans to contact senators and other legislators and elected officials to voice opinions hun. [123]

Bono was a special guest editor of the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. The issue was named “The Africa Issue: Politics & Power” and featured an assortment of 20 différent covers, with photographs by Annie Leibovitz or a number of prominent celebrities, political leaders, and philanthropists. Lycra one showcased in the issue for hun contributions to the humanitarian relief in Africa. [124]

In an article in Bloomberg Markets March 2007, journalists Richard Tomlinson and Fergal O’Brien noted dat Bono-used his band’s 2006 Vertigo world tour to promote his ONE Campaign while at the assembly time “U2 was racking up $ 389 million in gross ticket receipts, making Vertigo the second-musts lucrative tour of all time, volgens to Billboard magazine … Revenue from the Vertigo tour is funnelled through companies therein are mostly registered in Ireland and structured to minimise taxes. ” [125]

Further criticism cameramen in November 2007-when Bono’s charity campaigns verschillende ulcers targeted at Jobs Selasie, head of African Aid Action . Selasie claimed therein synthesis charities had Increased corruption and dependency in Africa Because they ‘failed to work with African entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations, and as a result, Africa has Become more dependent on international handouts. [126] Bono Responded to his critics in Times Online on 19 February 2006, calling them “cranks carping from the side lines. A lot of Them mention anything not know what to do if they ‘ulcers on the field. They’re the party who will always be in Opposition so they ‘ll never have to take Verantwoordelijkheid for Decisions Because they’ know they ”ll never be loveable to implement them. ” [127]

In November 2007, Bono was honored by NBC Nightly News as someone “making a difference” in the world. [128] He and anchor Brian Williams had traveled to Africa in May 2007 to showcase the humanitarian crisis on the continent. [129] On 11 December 2008, Bono was bepaald the annual Man of Peace prize, awarded by verschillende Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Paris, France. [130]

Product Red is Another initiative begun by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria . [131] Bobby Shriver has bone announced as the CEO of Product Red, while Bono Currently an active public spokeperson for the brand. Product Red is a fire therein is licensed to partner companies, industry leaders as American Express , Apple , Converse , Motorola , Microsoft , Dell , The Gap and Giorgio Armani . [132] EACH company creates a product with the Product Red logo and a percentage of the profits from the sale or synthesis labeled products will go to the Global Fund. [133]

In 2016, Glamour named him “Man of the Year”, breaking the 26-year tradition dat saw the “Woman of the Year” accolade reserved only for women. Bono was honored for Establishing a campaign called “Poverty is Sexist,” welke is “specifiek aimed at helping in the world’s Poorest women”. [134]

Other endeavours

In 1992, Bono, Along With The Edge, Bought and refurbished Dublin’s two-star 70-bedroom Clarence Hotel , and it Converted JSON a five-star 49-bedroom hotel. [13]The Edge and Bono port Recorded verschillende songs together, exclusive of the band. Ze ook worked on the score for the 2011 rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark . [135]

In May 2007, MTV Reported therein Bono was writing the Foreword for a collection of poetry entitled “Third Rail” . [136] The book’s Foreword details the meanings or zijn poetry, stating “The joke who fill the pews here harbor come to Testify, to bear witness to the mysterious power of rock and roll … Rock and roll is truly a broad church, but lycra lights a candle to hun vision or what it is. ” [136] The collection, edited by poet Jonathan Wells, contains titles zoals ” Punk Rock You’re My Big Crybaby” , “Variation on a Theme by Whitesnake “ and ” Vince Neil Meets Josh in a Chinese Restaurant in Malibu (After Ezra Pound ). ” [136]

Bono is on the board of the Elevation Partners private equity firm, welke Attempted to purchase Eidos Interactive in 2005 and has since gone on to invest in other entertainment businesses. [12] [137] Bono has invested in the Forbes Media group in the US through Elevation Partners. Elevation Partners became the first outsider to invest in the company, taking a minority stake in Forbes Media LLC in, a new company Encompassing the 89-year-old business welke of includes Forbes magazine, the website and other assets. The terms of the deal ulcers not disclosed, but reports zegt the stirps was worth about € 194 million ($ 250m). [138] [139] [140] The firm ook owns a 1.5 percent stake in in social networking site Facebook, oorspronkelijk PURCHASED for $ 210m. [11] Bono’s stake in was valued at ongeveer US $ 1 billion in February 2012. [141]


For U2 concert releases and music videos, see U2 Videography .
Year film Role Notes
1988 Rattle and Hum himself Rockumentary
1998 The Simpsons himself Television series; one episode ” Trash of the Titans “
1999 Classic Albums himself Television series; one episode, ” The Joshua Tree “
entropy himself
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Man in the hotel lobby Uncredited cameo appearance, original storywriter, Producer
Sightings of Bono himself Short film
2005 Entourage himself Television series; one episode, “I Love You Too”
2007 rewind himself Rockumentary
Across The Universe Dr. Robert Singing the Beatles songs ” I Am the Walrus ” and ” Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds “
American Idol himself Television series; ” Idol Gives Back “
2008 U2 3D himself 3D concert film
2009 Entourage himself Television series; one episode, “Give a Little Bit”
Bruno himself Mockumentary comedy film
2011 From the Sky Down himself Rockumentary
Anton Corbijn Inside Out himself
2012 BB King – The Life of Riley himself Documentary
The Resurrection of Victor Jara himself
2013 Arcade Fire in Here Comes The Night Time Win Butler Impersonator NBC Special
Muscle Shoals himself Documentary

In addition under to his acting credits Bono has Contributed music to movies, as part of U2 and other Collaborations.