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5 Famous Actors Who You Didn't Expect Could Sing

Keira Knightley 

A renowned actor of recent times, Keira Knightley is someone who has found substantial success in the world of films. However, little do most people know, she had notable success in music as well. Alongside Mark Ruffalo, she starred in the musical film Begin Again, where she sang professionally for the first time. Despite being a debut performance, her innate singing talent combined with charming acting was enough to grant the film several nominations in international film festivals. For the role, she even underwent extensive vocal training and learned guitar.

Jim Carrey

While known for being one of the most iconic comedy actors of all time, Jim Carrey is also known to have an impressive singing voice. Even though he has never professionally pursued music, his performances in Cuban Pete from the film The Mask (1994) and Somebody to Love from the film The Cable Guy (1996) are quite memorable. And of course, the sensational dance-pop song What Is Love? is still recognized by fans, despite Carrey not officially singing it. His random yet much appreciated singing moments in a plethora of films indicate quite the natural singing talent.

Clint Eastwood

Even the fabled actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood can sing, and has an album under his name. Called Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites, the album is exactly what the title indicates. Containing a total of 14 songs all sang by him, the songs have the common Western cowboy theme that Clint Eastwood is known the best for. The classic tunes, composed by the likes of Bob Nolan and Billy Hill, are reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's most famous films. While the album never managed everlasting popularity, it played the hype of the 60s surrounding country music and the ravishing looks of the onscreen cowboy known as Clint Eastwood.

Robert Downey Jr.

Everyone knows Tony Stark is a genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist, but did you know he is a singer as well? The Ironman-actor has several songs under his name, with the most popular one being a rendition of River (1973) by Joni Mitchell. He has also released musical CDs promoting some of his films, and has contributed his voice to a number of movie soundtracks. His debut studio album The Futurist featured ten songs, and was decently successful in the Billboards during its release in 2004. He has also sung Driven to Tears and Every Breath You Take with the famous English musician Sting.

Scarlett Johansson

Another Avengers superstar makes the list! The Black Widow-actor has the looks and the skills to play her part, but when she wants to, she can belt it out as well. Out of everyone in this list, she is the only one who has been a part of an actual band, and comparatively, has the most legitimate musical career. She has released two studio albums; Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up, the latter one with the American singer Pete Yorn. As a lead artist, she has performed in the music videos Falling Down (2008) and Relator (2009). She has also appeared in a number of music videos and has lent voice to many song covers.



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