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    19 Times Actors Played Instruments So Well It Impressed Me, An ~Actual~ Musician

    Ok, so Hugh Grant is basically a virtuoso at this point.

    There are loads of musical movies, but most actors don't know how to play instruments when they get the part.

    As a musician, I can always tell when someone's faking it, but a fair few actors go the distance and actually learn to play.

    Here are 19 actors who went full method for a musical role:

    1. Tom Hiddleston — I Saw The Light, Only Lovers Left Alive

    Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light

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    2. Ryan Gosling — La La Land

    Ryan Gosling as Sebastian in La La Land

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    3. Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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    4. Rachel Weisz — The Brothers Bloom

    Rachel Weisz as Penelope Stamp in The Brothers Bloom

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    5. Hugh Grant — About a Boy, Music And Lyrics, A Very English Scandal

    Hugh Grant as Alex Fletcher in Music And Lyrics

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    6. Nicholas Cage — Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

    Nicholas Cage as Captain Antonio Corelli in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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    7. Bill Murray — Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day

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    8. Robert Downey Jr. — Chaplin

    Robert Downey Jr as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

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    9. Matt Damon and Jude Law — The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Matt Damon as Tom Ripley and Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr Ripley

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    10. Adrien Brody — The Pianist

    Adrien Brody as Władysław Szpilman in The Pianist

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    11. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon — Walk the Line

    Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter in Walk the Line

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    12. Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine and Lady Gaga as Ally in A Star Is Born

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    13. Jamie Foxx — Ray, The Soloist

    Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

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    14. Miles Teller — Whiplash

    Miles Teller playing the drums as Andrew Neiman and J.K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher in Whiplash

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    15. Keira Knightley — Begin Again

    Keira Knightley as Gretta James in Begin Again

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    16. Riz Ahmed — Sound Of Metal

    Riz Ahmed as Ruben in Sound Of Metal

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    17. Taron Egerton — Rocketman

    Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman

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    18. Samuel L. Jackson — Black Snake Moan

    Samuel L. Jackson as Lazarus in Black Snake Moan

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    19. Christopher Walken — A Late Quartet

    Christopher Walken as Peter Mitchell, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Robert Gelbart, Catherine Keener as Juliette Gelbart and Mark Ivanir as Daniel Lerner in A Late Quartet

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    And here's a bonus clip of some Avengers actors playing instruments, because why not:

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    What do you think of these actors' musical stylings? Let us know in the comments!