If you think you know your favorite movie stars, think again. You have seen them deliver mind-blowing performances on the big screen. But did you know that some of them also happen to be talented singers who have their own bands? These stars not only impressed us with their acting chops, but also with their impressive singing talent. In fact, they have a huge fan following!
Here are five actors who have not only made their mark on the film industry, but branched out and showcased their talent in the music industry as well. Though they haven’t attained musical superstardom, these stars are definitely happy to create music.
Scarlett Johansson – The Singles
She hypnotized us with her magnetic voice in Spike Jonze’s "Her". This screen goddess recently announced her new band – The Singles. She started the band with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. They released their first single "Candy". And boy, it is sweet!
Ryan Gosling – Dead Man’s Bones
Hey Girl, did you know Ryan can sing too? Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields formed Dead Man’s Bones in 2007. Both Ryan and Zach shared an obsession for ghoulish imagery. And Dead Man’s Bones is a result of their mutual interest. Intriguing!
Zooey Deschanel – She & Him
Zooey is amazing! You just can’t help but fall in love with her. She has charmed the audience since the moment she first appeared on screen. Known for her roles in 500 Days of Summer, Elf and the television show New Girl, Zooey formed her band She & Him in 2006 alongside guitarist M. Ward.
Michael Cera – The Long Goodbye
Formed in the mid-2000s, this band also feature Michael’s Superbad co-star Clark Duke. Last year, Cera released a full-length debut album, True That, through his official Bandcamp page.
Keanu Reeves – Dogstar
Dogstar existed from the ’90s to the early 2000s. Specializing in alt-rock, Dogstar consisted of four members. Reeves was the bass guitarist and back-up vocalist for the band. The band also performed in India at the Zee Cine Awards. Though they are no longer active, we’d love to see Keanu Reeves perform again.