12 Actors & Actresses Who Are Really Good Singers
November 21st, 2012 11:54am EST
A few select actors and actresses are able to do it all, including act and sing. The truly talented are stand outs in Hollywood, demonstrating their vocal skills on and off the big screen.
Anne Hathaway recently wrapped up her new film, a big-screen adaptation of hit stage show Les Miserables, and in December moviegoers will get the chance to hear her musical talents. She has also shown off her commanding theatrical voice on shows such as "Saturday Night Live."
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Gwyneth Paltrow sang in "Duets" and also "Country Strong." She's blonde, beautiful and talented. What a combination!
Johnny Depp didn't know he could sing. When Tim Burton cast him in the film "Sweeney Todd," the usually confidant actor was freaked out. He said in 2007, "I did these demos in my friend's garage studio because I didn't know if I'd be able to hit a note, to be honest, I really didn't. I did that and sent it to Tim and he said we're going to be okay. And then I became a bit more confident."
Nicole Kidman showed off her singing chops in "Moulin Rouge." We bet that performance impressed her country star husband Keith Urban.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane released the standards album "Music Is Better Than Words" in 2011, featuring big band musical numbers from the 1940s and '50s.
"New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel has music in her blood. In addition to acting, she's a singer/songwriter and a member of the band She & Him. She is featured on soundtracks for films including "Elf," "(500) Days Of Summer" and "Your Highness."
Actor Jared Leto is a member of the popular band 30 Seconds to Mars, which was formed in 1998.
Juliette Lewis performs frequently with her rock band Juliette & The Licks.
Bruce Willis has released three solo albums and had several hit songs in the 1980s. His albums have sold over 4 million copies and he occasionally plays with his blues band.
Jada Pinkett Smith had a great time rocking out with her band Wicked Wisdom. Her husband Will Smith, daughter Willow and son Jaden are also musically inclined.
Scarlett Johansson made her music debut in 2008 with an album of Tom Waits covers, entitled "Anywhere I Lay My Head." Last year Johansson sang "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on the album "My Kind of Christmas."
Jamie Foxx won an Oscar award for his performance in the biographic film Ray, but this actor's main passion is music. His most recent music release, Best Night of My Life, became a R&B chart topping hit.
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