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17 Actors You Might Not Know Were Also Musicians

Double threats you never knew existed.

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1. Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields formed the indie group Dead Man's Bones after bonding over their fascination with the Haunted Mansion ride in Disneyland. Gosling performs under the alias "Baby Goose".

2. Rita Wilson

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Aside from TV, film, and theater, Rita Wilson is also a recording artist. She has released two albums.

3. Idris Elba

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Idris Elba is actually both a DJ and a hip-hop soul musician. His DJ moniker is DJ Big Driis.

4. Juliette Lewis

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Juliette Lewis was the lead singer for the rock band Juliette and the Licks until 2009. They reunited for a couple of shows but she decided to go on a solo tour in 2016.

5. Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane is better known for his career as a comedian but he's also a big band/jazz recording artist. He's performed at prominent venues including Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall.

6. Emmy Rossum

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Emmy Rossum is a classically-trained singer. Her performance as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera got her a bunch of offers to record classical music, but she opted to make a pop album.

7. Jason Schwartzman

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Jason Schwartzman was the drummer for the band Phantom Planet before leaving it to pursue his solo project as Coconut Records. He's composed songs for shows like The O.C. and Bored to Death.

8. Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson's music career isn't just an acting bit as the girlfriend in a JT video. She has released two albums and lent her voice for a cover song in the He's Just Not That Into You soundtrack.

10. Toni Colette

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Toni Collette is the frontwoman for the band Toni Collette & the Finish. The group performed many sold-out concerts while touring in Australia.

11. Kevin Bacon

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Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael form a musical duo known as The Bacon Brothers. They've been active since 1995 and have even appeared in an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

12. Kevin Costner

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Kevin Costner is the lead singer in the rock/country band Kevin Costner & Modern West. The band has toured throughout the US and Europe.

14. Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves was the bassist for the group Dogstar until they disbanded in 2002. They performed at several music festivals and once opened for David Bowie at the Hollywood Palladium.

15. Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis enjoyed a moderately successful singing career in the 80s. His single "Under the Boardwalk" peaked at #2 in the UK singles chart.

16. Alison Sudol

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Before she was Queenie in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Alison Sudol was performing as A Fine Frenzy. She had a successful singing career with albums charting in the US, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.

17. Michael Cera

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Michael Cera has been a member of two indie bands, sang backup vocals for Weezer, and gone on a co-headlining tour with Alden Penner. He's also sang backup vocals in the soundtracks for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

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