Even actors need to train their creative outlets. The difference is that well-known actors occasionally manage to turn their interests and side projects into products that are made available to the general public. Actors appear to like experimenting with music the most. There are now actors who were once artists, like Cher, and those who have successful careers in both, like Miley Cyrus or Harry Connick Jr. Here are several musicians that have also tried their hand at acting.
8 Actors you didn’t know were Musicians too
- Keanu Reeves
No, we’re not talking to Wyld Stallyns, the band that Reeves’ Ted Logan in the “Bill and Ted” movies is a part of. You know, the band whose music brings the entire universe together in peace. That standard is too high to hold alt-rock band Dogstar to.
- Russell Crowe
Crowe has acted in several successful movies and has received an Oscar. He starred in “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind,” the two Best Picture winners. While an actor, Crowe has also been a musician for his entire life. He started a group called Roman Antix in the 1980s, which later changed its name to 30 Odd Feet of Grunts. The rock band’s frontman was an Australian.
- Billy Bob Thornton
A few years ago, but not for a good reason, Thornton’s music career attracted a small amount of attention. He became enraged during a radio interview when questions concerning his film career rather than his music were raised.
- Bruce Willis
A certain percentage of individuals are aware of Willis’ music career, largely due to the fun made about them. Before being a well-known movie star, Willis also dabbled with music. He issued the album “The Return of Bruno” in 1987. Bruno’s identity is unknown to us. We do know that he later appeared in the short film “Die Hard” in 1988.
- Joe Pesci
The first thing Pesci did was try his hand at music. He played guitar in a few bands in the 1960s, and he even put out an album called “Little Joey Sure Can Sing!” At the time, he was billed as Joe Ritchie. When Pesci eventually began acting, things were better for him.
- Minnie Driver
Driver became well-known as an actress in 1997 as a result of the success of both “Good Will Hunting” and “Grosse Pointe Blank,” in which she played the love interest of Matt Damon’s brilliant janitor. Her most recent role might have been in the comedy “Speechless,” which you may have watched. With the release of the album “Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket” in 2004, she made her musical debut. In the UK, she scored a few minor hits, but she received somewhat less attention in the US.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
Hewitt tried her hand at music while she wasn’t talking to ghosts or being one of the ’90s’ it girls. She made her musical debut in 1992 with the appropriately named album “Love Songs.” After “Party of Five” became popular, she released a few additional albums. Of course, she also contributed a song to the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” soundtrack.
- Ryan Gosling
Gosling’s experience in “The Mickey Mouse Club” is not the issue here. Additionally, we’re not bringing up “La La Land.” A rock group named Dead Man’s Bones was formed by Gosling and his friend Zach Shields as a result of their common interest in ghosts and the supernatural. Since they only recorded three takes of each song, their 2009 album might be considered an experimental one. Additionally, Gosling contributed songs to the album using the pseudonym of “Baby Goose.”