Hollywood stars who were once competent musicians
1. Scarlett Johansson
In 2008, the Avengers star released her debut album (Anywhere I Lay My Head), featuring 10 copies of Tom Waits’ songs and an original song composed by herself. In 2015 she founded a band called “The Singles” with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan, and released "Candy" song.
2. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel of "500 Days of Summer" is not only an actress but she is also a folk-rock musician. She once combined with M. Ward to form the She & Him music group in 2006. In the band, Zooey is the main vocalist, playing piano and Ukulele. They released their first album entitled "Volume One" in 2008. She & Him then released 5 more studio albums, including 2 Christmas theme albums.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
"Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. released his first album, "The Futurist" in 2004. Sharing with The New York Times, he said that he was a bit hesitant to release an album when he was acting and after years of writing songs, it has come true.
4. Zoe Kravitz
The star in "Fantastic Beasts", Zoe Kravitz is a member of a band called Lolawolf, playing and composing R & B / Electro-pop music. Zoe Kravitz shared with Rolling Stone magazine in 2014 that with acting, he considered it a job and Lolawolf is what he chose to do when he’s free.
5. Ryan Gosling
A jazz musician in "La La Land" - Ryan Gosling released a 2009 album called "Dead Man's Bones" with the group The Mickey Mouse. The group includes Ryan and his friend Zach Shields. After finding common ground, Ryan and Zach began to launch a musical product. The album features the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir.
6. Robert Pattinson
"Vampire" Robert Pattinson recorded two songs "Never Think" and "Let Me Sign" for “Twilight” movie. In addition, Robert Pattinson also introduced these two songs in the OST of his 2018 comedy "Damsel".
7. Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon is a member of the indie Corporal rock band. In 2010, their album had a song called "Obama", supporting the presidential election then to re-election.
8. Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon formed a band with his brother, Michael - called "The Bacon Brothers". They have released six albums since they started making music in 1995.
9. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves used to play bass guitar for the rock band Dogstar from 1991 to 2002. "Do you know what I hope for?" he told Empire in 1999. "I hope that if they come to me because they see me in a movie and like work, they want to go to the freakshow, that they like music, you know."
10. Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis has released a pop-blues album, entitled "The Return of Bruno" in 1987. In addition, he has released his second album, "If It Doesn't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger" in 1989, and refused to participate in "Ocean's Eleven" movie to record his third album - "Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection", released in 2001.
By: Samantha Martinez